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  • CNBC Co-Anchor Simon Hobbs Accidentally ‘Outed’ Apple CEO Tim Cook as Gay

    The TV reporter was caught up in a discussion about the rarity of openly gay CEOs when he said, ‘I think Tim Cook is open about the fact he’s gay.’ Simon Hobbs is likely wishing he could press rewind. The CNBC co-anchor spoke too soon during a live segment of "Squawk on the Street" Friday when he accidentally outed Apple CEO Tim Cook. New York Times columnist and CNBC contributor James B. Stewart spoke about his recent column dealing with the "tortured life" former BP chief John Browne led as a closeted gay CEO. "I just found it very, very...
  • Jon Rubinstein as CEO of Apple? What's that about?

    04/07/2014 8:13:36 AM PDT · by harpu · 4 replies
    tech.fortune.cnn.com ^ | 04/07/14 | Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    <p>Global Equities' Chowdhry is obsessed with the idea that Tim Cook must go.</p> <p>For Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster it's Apple television. For Bernstein's Toni Sacconaghi it's Apple's cash hoard. For Global Equities' Trip Chowdhry, it's Jon Rubinstein.</p> <p>Yes, Jon Rubinstein, called the "Podfather" for his role in developing Apple's portable music player.</p>
  • 5 Reasons Apple Looks Like the Next Sony

    03/26/2014 6:44:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Forbes ^ | 03/26/2014 | Kyle Smith
    Apple may be the most valuable company on the planet, but two and a half years into the Tim Cook era, it already looks like a different outfit. Though Cook has brought revenue up 58 percent, and profits up 40 percent, the Steve Jobs-led fervor to innovate seems to be subsiding. Apple is in an industry where it has to keep coming up with daring new breakthroughs, and the famously bland Cook doesn’t seem like the man to deliver them. Revenues in the last fiscal year were up only 9.6 percent, the slowest increase in a decade, and earnings fell...
  • Richard Branson sides with Apple CEO against Climate Change Deniers

    03/10/2014 8:16:05 AM PDT · by dangerdoc · 50 replies
    The Verge ^ | 3/10/14 | Jacob Kastrenakes
    Inspired by Apple CEO Tim Cook, Virgin founder Richard Branson has taken to his blog to say that businesses should begin standing up against climate change deniers. "While Tim told sustainability skeptics to 'get out of our stock,'" Branson writes, "I would urge climate change deniers to get out of our way." Cook's statements came at a recent shareholders meeting, where he soundly shot down a proposal rooted in climate change denial that would have had Apple putting its bottom line above its interests in sustainability. Cook said that those who would prefer Apple do everything purely for profit simply...
  • Apple CEO Blasts Conservatives, Dismisses Profit Motive

    03/04/2014 3:05:40 PM PST · by lowbridge · 85 replies
    http://www.westernjournalism.com ^ | march 3, 2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    While intellectuals without a stake in the entrepreneurial world might be excused for not realizing the full potential of profit, it would only make sense that the head of one of the world’s most successful corporations would be among its fiercest defenders. Unfortunately, recent comments from Apple CEO Tim Cook proved otherwise. During a shareholders’ meeting, Cook reportedly responded to the concerns of investors with an all-out assault on the legitimacy of pursuing profit. The National Center for Public Policy Research, a conservative group of Apple investors, expressed its desire to see the company move away from certain environmental programs that have...
  • Tim Cook advises climate change deniers to get out of Apple stock

    03/02/2014 8:41:12 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 92 replies
    CNET ^ | February 28, 2014 | by Nick Statt
    In his job as Apple CEO, Tim Cook is mostly known for having a demeanor that's in some ways antithetical to that of Steve Jobs. Instead of bombast and bold claims, Cook's soothing Southern-tinged speech and steely temperament have marked him as a man whose head could be nothing but level. That is, unless you're a shareholder who thinks climate change is bogus.
  • Lisa Jackson Hires Lawyer for Email Concealment Fiasco

    08/28/2013 2:01:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    NLPC ^ | August 28, 2013 | Paul Chesser
    In a sign her troubles have undergone a significant expansion, the Washington Free Beaconreported last week that formerEPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has hired a lawyer as new details of her use of private email accounts to conduct official government business were revealed. The agency and its previous head have still breathed easy despite months of inquiries andFreedom of Information Act requests fromChris Horner of theCompetitive Enterprise Institute and American Tradition Institute. Jackson and enviro-crats have been shielded by colleagues’ efforts to block access to records, delay their delivery, or conceal damning information with redactions. Nevertheless the indefatigable Horner has continued...
  • Targeting Apple

    05/23/2013 9:34:42 AM PDT · by National Review · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | May 23, 2013 | National Review
    By The Editors At a Senate committee hearing on Tuesday, federal lawmakers hauled in America’s most successful corporation to investigate why it had so precisely followed the laws those solons have passed.
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook On What's Coming Next: 'We've Got A Lot More Surprises In Store'

    04/24/2013 6:32:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/24/2013 | Ribert Hof
    As Apple mildly beat Wall Street expectations for its fiscal second quarter today, CEO Tim Cook continued to promise a rich array of new products will arrive starting this fall–including not just improvements on existing products but “new product categories.” Cook had a lot to prove in Apple’s just-reported results. Amid a seemingly sparse (or at least murky) product roadmap, increasing competition in smartphones and tablets, and a sudden, serious decline in the personal computer business, worried investors have slashed $285 billion off Apple’s market value in just the past six months. Cook delivered–mostly–with stronger-than-expected iPhone sales in particular, highlighting...
  • Apple CEO (1%er) to sit with Michelle Obama during State of the Union

    02/11/2013 3:39:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    LA Times ^ | 2/11/13 | Chris O'Brien
    Apple CEO Tim Cook will sit with First Lady Michelle Obama during President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday night. It marks the second year in a row the invitation has been extended to the Apple family. Last year, Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, joined Michelle Obama in the coveted spot. During an appearance on CNBC, White House economic advisor Gene Sperling confirmed Cook's participation. "Apple is a great American company, and it stands for our sense of innovation, invention, entrepreneurship, and risk taking and I think that's quite an appropriate person to be...
  • Meet Apple's New Boss, The Most Powerful Gay Man in Silicon Valley

    01/21/2011 1:38:33 PM PST · by Leroy S. Mort · 53 replies
    Gawker.com ^ | Jan 20, 2011 | Ryan Tate
    It looks increasingly like Steve Jobs' reign at Apple is over. If the CEO doesn't return from his third, indefinite medical leave, COO Tim Cook will succeed him, marking a new era not only for Apple but for gay progress. (snip) Cook, a famously quiet and collected person, will find his backstory, both personal and professional, the topic of increasing interest and discussion in the tech community. That new attention is a good thing for a man with a reputation as fearsomely good as Cook's. Cook's rise to his position—he is one of the most powerful corporate executives in the...