This is also insanely unbelievable,

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GoogleLogoGoogle Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) has upped the ante in the competition among major e-mail suppliers, which would include, at least, Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) and AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL). Each has tens of millions of users, most of whom have had accounts for so long they do not want to change addresses.

Google has gotten many people to convert to Gmail, though, largely because of a number of attractive new features. One of these is the ability to make free phone calls in the United States and Canada. Google announced it would extend that feature for another year.

Mayur Kamat, product manager for Gmail, said on the Official Gmail Blog:

Many of you call phones from Gmail to easily connect with friends and family. If you’re in the US and Canada, you’ll continue to be able to…

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Obviuosly cook seems to do the right thing, what happens to Apples shares in a year will significantly relate to the result of this compensation slatch

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Apple-storeIn a preliminary proxy statement filing, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) today said that CEO Tim Cook will receive $4.16 million in salary and incentive plan compensation for 2012. That is a far cry from the $378 million Cook received in 2011, the year he took the reins at Apple following the untimely death of Steve Jobs.

The largest portion of Cook’s 2011 compensation package was a stock grant of 1 million units that vested in two parts, one-half in five years and the other half in 10 years.

Shares of Apple have fallen about 27% since reaching an all-time high in September, but the stock is still up 27% for the year to date.

The company’s senior vice president of technologies, Robert Mansfield, will receive a restricted stock grant worth $83.1 million for 2012, and Apple’s other top executives will receive grants of about $66 million. Cook will…

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