Week in review: How Steve Jobs terrorized Apple employees in the elevator

Here’s our roundup of the week’s top tech business news. First, the most popular stories VentureBeat published in the last seven days:

Why Apple employees avoid getting in the elevator with Steve Jobs — With all of the supernatural success swirling around legendary Apple CEO Steve Jobs as he steps down from the position, it’s easy to forget that he’s human.

Android could hit HP’s TouchPad thanks to Touchdroid project — You may soon be able to run Android on HP’s TouchPad thanks to a group of intrepid hackers.

Foursquare wins major victory with death of Facebook Places — While Facebook was rolling out some changes to its privacy policies this week, the company also quietly announced it was killing off the Foursquare-like Places function inside of its mobile app.

Why HP needs to merge with SAP — HP has had to face tough realities this week. Fortunately, there is a way for it to survive: Embrace the inevitable trend favoring “vertical” companies.

Deus Ex Human Revolution depicts an original sci-fi world — When it comes to science fiction worlds in the video game industry, there are just too many of them. For new video game creators, it’s getting harder to be innovative in the art design.

And here are five more posts we think are important, thought-provoking, fun, or all of the above:

Apple’s Tim Cook has some big shoes to fill — They are the biggest of shoes to fill. Tim Cook is taking over as CEO of Apple.

Markets will punish Apple for the loss of its master magician — With Jobs’ withdrawal, the rap that has always dogged Apple — that its fortunes are too intimately tied to the genius of Jobs – will come to the fore in a major way.

GameStop pulls coupon for free OnLive Deus Ex: Human Revolution copy from physical PC game — Video game retailer GameStop has admitted to removing coupons from boxed PC versions of Deus Ex: Human Revolution for free versions of the game on cloud gaming provider OnLive.

What the !@#$ is marketing automation? — VentureBeat inadvertently stirred up a storm of controversy when we published a guest post about marketing automation.

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