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A roundup of the latest high-tech news from The Associated Press:

  • Apple gives chief operating officer $5M bonus

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) is giving its chief operating officer a $5 million bonus for "outstanding performance" running the company while CEO Steve Jobs was on medical leave.

Timothy Cook will also receive 75,000 restricted stock units scheduled to vest in 2011 and 2012.

Jobs, a pancreatic cancer survivor, was on leave from January through June 2009. He received a liver transplant during that time.

• Disney to shut Zemeckis-run motion-capture studio

LOS ANGELES — To further cut costs at its movie studio, The Walt Disney Co. said Friday that it will shut a San Francisco-area facility used to capture the performance of Jim Carrey for his digitally animated character, Scrooge, in "A Christmas Carol."

The closure of the facility in Marin County, north of San Francisco, will be completed by January and result in the loss of 450 jobs.

The facility was built by ImageMovers Digital, a company co-founded by "A Christmas Carol" director Robert Zemeckis and partially owned by Disney. Motion-capture technology in that facility was used to make the movie; Carrey wore sensors as he acted out scenes, and the data were used to recreate his character on the screen.

Before it closes, the complex will continue to be used by Zemeckis and his team to complete production of "Mars Needs Moms!," a 3-D movie set for release in March 2011.

"Given today’s economic realities, we need to find alternative ways to bring creative content to audiences and IMD no longer fits into our business model," Walt Disney Studios president Alan Bergman said.

In a statement, Zemeckis said he was "incredible proud" of the ImageMovers team and the work it accomplished.

Disney said it hoped to come to a new long-term production deal with Zemeckis and his ImageMovers partners, Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey, including one for a future project called "Yellow Submarine."

• Motorola’s Jha gets $3.77M in 2009, accepts bonus

NEW YORK — After grabbing headlines with a sign-on bonus of more than $100 million, Motorola Inc. co-CEO Sanjay Jha has settled down to a more pedestrian $3.77 million in annual pay.

Motorola revealed Friday in a regulatory filing that Jha received a 2009 salary of $905,769 in 2009, a bonus of $1.2 million and restricted stock worth $1.334 million. The bonus was guaranteed by his employment contract.

Jha and co-CEO Greg Brown both declined their bonuses for 2008, in recognition of the company’s struggles and job cuts, but took them for 2009. They voluntarily cut their 2009 salaries by 25 percent.

Motorola recruited Jha in 2008 as part of a plan to turn around the money-losing cell phone division. The first tangible fruits of his tenure turned up in Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA stores last fall: a family of phones, including the Droid, that run Google Inc.’s Android software.

Jha’s total 2008 pay package was $104.4 million, making him the second-highest paid executive in the country that year, according to calculations by The Associated Press. Only Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon earned more, at $112.5 million.

However, nearly all of Jha’s 2008 pay was in options, and for him to profit from them, Motorola’s stock price has to be above $9.82. The stock started diving soon after he was hired, going below $3 last March. The stock staged a strong recovery last summer, fueled in part by hopes for the new phones, and came tantalizingly close to the exercise price last September. The stock has since retreated, and closed Friday at $7.01.

Brown, who heads the part of the company that makes things like police radios and cable set-top boxes, earned $8.46 million in 2009, down from $24.2 million in 2008, a figure that was also inflated by stock and option awards.

His salary was the same as Jha’s, and his bonus was $836,931. He received $6.4 million in stock and options.

• Adobe CEO 2009 pay package down 68 percent

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Associated Press has found that Adobe Systems CEO’s compensation for fiscal 2009 fell 68 percent, as the recession dampened demand for the company’s software products.

Shantanu Narayen, who also serves as president, received a pay package valued at $5.2 million, down from $16.4 million a year earlier.

Adobe had posted a 56 percent decline in its 2009 earnings, and its revenue dropped 18 percent. It also reduced its work force by about 1,300 employees in the fiscal year ended in November.

The AP’s executive pay calculation, based on a regulatory filing, aims to isolate the value the company’s board placed on the CEO’s total compensation package. The figure includes salary, bonus, incentives, perks and the estimated value of stock options and awards.