Today in Tech: How much did Leo Apotheker walk away with?

September 30, 2011: 3:30 AM ET

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Ousted HP CEO Leo Apotheker will walk away with nearly $10 million.

* Thanks to an 8K HP (HPQ) filed, we now know ousted CEO Leo Apotheker walked away with almost $10 million in payouts and bonuses. Meanwhile, new company head Meg Whitman will earn $1 -- yes, $1 -- a year, joining former Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Google execs Larry Page, Eric Schmidt, and Larry Page, who also received negligible base salaries. (Reuters)

* TechCrunch founder Mike Arrington reflects on the one-year anniversary of the tech blog's acquisition by AOL (AOL). "Public executions of leaders tend to have a severe chilling effect on whoever takes over," he writes. "Arianna Huffington is, without a doubt, the current editor in chief of TechCrunch." (Uncrunched)

* Meanwhile, CrunchFund partner Pat Gallagher chats about the fund and how the recent AOL-TechCrunch kerfuffle affects future deal-flow. (Bloomberg TV via Fortune)

* Will Facebook's long-awaited iPad app and HTML5-based mobile app launch next week? (TechCrunch)

* Twitter's ad sales are expected to hit nearly $140 million this year, up 210% from 2010. And expect revenues to climb higher. According to eMarketer, the social network should rake in some $400 million come 2013. (eMarketer)

* A full video of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos's Kindle keynote from earlier this week. (Geekwire)

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JP Mangalindan
JP Mangalindan
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JP Mangalindan is a San Francisco-based writer at Fortune, covering Silicon Valley. Since joining in 2010, he has written on a wide array of topics, from the turnaround of eBay to the evolution of net neutrality. A graduate of Fordham University, Mangalindan has also written for GQ, Popular Science, and Entertainment Weekly.

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