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  • Facebook is spending millions to keep Mark Zuckerberg alive

    04/28/2016 10:28:34 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 19 replies
    Ny Post ^ | 4/28/16 | Post staff
    Facebook is spending millions to keep Mark Zuckerberg alive At Facebook, security is a top priority — that is, security for CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The social-networking giant spent more than $5 million last year on bodyguards and other measures to protect Zuckerberg and his growing family, according to a regulatory filing. The cost to protect Zuckerberg topped $6.2 million in 2014, up from $3.2 million the previous year, according to the filing. In all, the company has shelled out $14.5 million on security for the CEO over the past three years. Apparently, Zuckerberg presents a much bigger target than rival...
  • Apple CEO Clashes With GOP Senator Over Encryption At Secretive Retreat

    03/08/2016 6:13:41 AM PST · by Cyberman · 35 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 3/7/16 | Matt Fuller
    It was supposed to be a chummy weekend with GOP lawmakers and billionaires. Instead, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) got into it with Apple CEO Tim Cook over his company's refusal to help the FBI hack into iPhones. The exchange, which took place at the American Enterprise Institute's World Forum, left a number of attendees "a little uncomfortable about how hostile Cotton was," a source familiar with the back-and-forth told The Huffington Post on Monday....
  • Apple boss Tim Cook hits back at FBI investigation

    02/25/2016 2:18:02 AM PST · by Nextrush · 26 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/24/2016 | Dave Lee
    Apple boss Tim Cook has hit back at the FBI over the handling of a court order to help unlock the iPhone of San Bernardino killer Syed Rizwan Farook. Mr. Cook told ABC his company first learned of the controversial request when it was reported in the news media. "I don't think that's the way the railroad should be run," he said. "I don't think that something so important to this country should be handled in this way."....... Elsewhere, the New York Times reported that Apple had begun working on an upgrade to its devices which would make it impossible...
  • Apple plays digital privacy hardball with FBI, 'but not with China'

    02/20/2016 3:58:47 PM PST · by dennisw · 38 replies
    /www.france24.com ^ | 02-19-2016-
    Apple was hailed as a champion of digital privacy this week after refusing to help the FBI hack into an iPhone belonging to a suspect in the San Bernardino shooting. But the firm hasn't always been so scrupulous about user data, especially in China. The standoff between the FBI and Apple over the investigation into the San Bernardino shooting, which claimed the lives of 14 people in early December, has divided the United States. While some have argued that the company should, in this particular case, help investigators by bypassing the phone's security system, others have insisted that doing so...
  • Apple Stock Is Headed for $80 or Less in Coming Months, These Charts Reveal

    01/15/2016 2:12:11 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 10 replies
    The Street ^ | January 16, 2016 14:29 UTC | Ken Goldberg
    Apple (AAPL - Get Report) stock will fall to $80 or less in the next few months, according to comprehensive technical analysis. That prediction is based on the same set of analytical tools that yielded this Oct. 2 forecast that Apple shares would rise to the $120 area after hitting an August low of $92.00. The same day that forecast was published, the stock closed at $109. By the end of November, the stock reached the target level and began to roll back down. In that analysis, the decision support engine's algorithms showed that after the stock tested $120, the...
  • Apple's Tim Cook pushes White House to take stand on encryption

    01/13/2016 1:41:32 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    cnet ^ | 1-14-2016 | Katie Collins
    The CEO makes a case for standing against the use of back doors, or intentional security vulnerabilities that let law enforcement poke into your private information. It seems Apple CEO Tim Cook isn't shy about doling out advice to the Obama administration. Cook is reportedly unhappy with the White House's unwillingness to take a stance on encryption, or the scrambling of emails and other messages to keep them private. According to The Intercept, he made his concerns clear to a high-level delegation of officials during a meeting in San Jose, California, last week, asking the administration to issue a statement...
  • Every Major Apple Analyst is Now Predicting a Decline in iPhone Sales

    01/12/2016 6:59:00 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 63 replies
    Business Insider Austrailia ^ | January 13, 2016 02:12 UTC | Jim Edwards
    Piper Jaffrey's Gene Munster, one of the better-known analysts who covers Apple, has joined the ranks of his colleagues and competitors who are predicting a decline in iPhone sales when CEO Tim Cook reports his December quarterly earnings on January 26. Of the seven most recent analyst reports that Business Insider has viewed, all of them now predict an upcoming slump in the number of iPhone units sold. One group, Pacific Crest, all but accused Apple of shading the truth about its sales prospects in a previous earnings call, in a note that said, "Management's confidence now looks highly likely...
  • Surprise, Apple's OS X Comes Out as Most Vulnerable Software of 2015

    01/03/2016 5:58:53 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 92 replies
    Hackread ^ | January 3, 2015 17:01 UTC | Ali Raza
    In a study conducted by CVE Details, the most vulnerable software of the previous year has been identified as Apple’s OS X and the tech-giant is also the company with most bugs. With 2016 coming, people in all sectors have been busy summarizing 2015 with reports and lists of who have been the winners and who have been the losers. The tech experts and security personnel have been at it too, with CVE Details producing a list of most vulnerable software of the past year. Many would have expected the list to be topped by Adobe Flash, for the software...
  • Global Equities' Trip Chowdhry Blasts Apple Management: 'Cook Has Zero Vision/Zero Passion[Trunc]

    01/03/2016 5:49:10 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 16 replies
    Benzinga ^ | January 3, 2015 14:26 UTC | Garrett Cook
    Trip Chowdhry of Global Equities Research pulls no punches in his latest Apple Inc. AAPL 1.92% In a recent note, Chowdhry called for the "completely clueless" Tim Cook to be replaced. He cited a culture of "bozos" at Apple destroying $486 billion in shareholder value under Cook's management. Apple's PE multiple under Steve Jobs was consistently above the S&P 500 PE and above 20X according to Chowdhry. The S&P 500's current 20.5X PE dwarfs the 11.5X PE Apple generated under Tim Cook and Luca Maestri leadership. The lack of reward (positive yearly stock performance) is the market's way of telling...
  • Apple Stock: $123 Billion Of Wealth Destroyed, New Lows Reached

    12/18/2015 12:27:12 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 63 replies
    HNGN ^ | December 18, 2015 20:34 GMT | Peter de Jesus
    The end of the year does not seem to bode well for Apple, as the tech giant's shares continued to drop 0.3 percent in early Tuesday trading. The company's stocks have now dipped below $110 for the first time since October, pushing the company to new financial lows, according to USA Today. The drop in Apple's shares continued from Monday, when the company fell by as much as 3 percent, to $109.79 in early Monday trading. Though the stock recovered for a time, it nevertheless closed down 0.6 percent, to $112.48 by the day's end. With the company's high of...
  • Apple’s new Smart Battery Case extends your iPhone’s life up to 25 hours

    12/08/2015 3:19:47 AM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 94 replies
    PC World (IDG News Service) ^ | December 8, 2015 7:48 UTC | Peter Sayers
    Sure, it's just an iPhone battery case, but what marks this one out from the many others is the manufacturer: Apple. The US$99 iPhone 6s Smart Battery Case is the first sign that Apple is ready to acknowledge that its phones are too thin to contain adequate batteries. The case adds 80 percent to the battery life -- and about 100 percent to the thickness -- of an iPhone 6 or 6s. Unlike most third-party battery add-ons, the back of the case isn't flat, but has a bulge in the middle housing the battery.
  • Apple's Tim Cook to Join Group of Corporate Leaders Tackling Chinese Environmental Problems

    10/19/2015 3:36:39 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 11 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | October 19, 2015 20:50 UTC | Roger Fingas
    Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining the CEO Council for Sustainable Urbanization, a group formed by the Paulson Institute and the China Center for International Economic Exchanges in order to divert the environmental impact of China's urban growth. "Apple is committed to running our global operations on 100 percent renewable energy and we're working hard to reduce emissions throughout our global supply chain," Cook said in prepared statement from the Paulson Institute. "We look forward to participating in the CEO Council's effort to advance China's green transformation and hope to do our part in helping China reach its climate goals."
  • Tim Cook: A back door for the good guys is a back door for the bad guys

    10/04/2015 9:42:18 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 3, 2015 2:05 AM | By Chris Matyszczyk
    Photo credit—CNet: Josh Miller I get the sense that the FBI doesn't entirely appreciate Apple CEO Tim Cook.I get that sense from an interview he gave to NPR on Thursday. In it, he cogently explained Apple's attitude toward security in general and national security in particular.Cook repeated his view that Apple isn't interested in tracking its customers as infinitum from app to app."If you buy something from the App Store, we do know what you bought from the App Store, obviously," he said. "We think customers are fine with that. Many customers want us to recommend an app. But what...
  • Aaron Sorkin Rips Apple's Tim Cook Over 'Steve Jobs' Critique: "You've Got a Lot of Nerve"

    09/26/2015 1:03:12 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    Hollywoord Reporter ^ | 9/25/2015 11:35am PDT | by Alex Ritman
    "If you've got a factory full of children in China assembling phones for 17 cents an hour, you've got a lot of nerve calling someone else opportunistic." Aaron Sorkin has lashed out at Apple CEO Tim Cook's recent assertion that filmmakers were being "opportunistic" in making films about the late tech titan Steve Jobs.Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter during a press junket roundtable for Universal's Danny Boyle-directed Steve Jobs in London, the writer claimed that he and those working at the top of the project had taken pay cuts to get it made."Nobody did this movie to get rich,"...
  • VIDEO: Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus okay, but Apple Pencil and iPad Pro!?

    09/10/2015 11:02:26 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 10, 2015 | Taiwanese Animators
    VIDEO SAN FRANCISCO — Fanboys across the world are gushing after Apple debuted its newest iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus at a press event at the Bill Graham Auditorium in downtown San Fran. "What we have to show you today is really awesome," Tim Cook said. "While they may look familiar, we have changed everything about these new iPhones." Unfortunately, the rest of the event probably had Steve Jobs spinning in his grave. Jobs actually came back to life halfway through to kick the living crap out of Cook for doing the things Apple said it would never do....
  • John Sculley: 'Steve Jobs was misrepresented in popular culture'

    08/31/2015 11:58:02 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | August 31, 2015 | By Rhiannon Williams
    Exclusive: The former Apple chief executive on Steve Jobs, the greatest current technology leaders and why Aaron Sorkin’s Jobs biopic will tell the truth about his and Jobs’ “amazing relationship” Steve Jobs (L) and John Sculley, pictured in 1983 Photo: CAP/NFS It goes without saying that Steve Jobs is perhaps the most famous business leader of the century, if not of all time. The late co-founder of Apple has become a deified figure since his death in 2011 aged 56 from pancreatic cancer, with each new product launch incurring a rash of ‘What Would Steve Do?’ think pieces and endless...
  • You know the stock market is in trouble when Apple's Tim Cook is emailing Jim Cramer

    08/24/2015 6:21:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    The Verge ^ | 08/24/2015 | By Ben Popper
    Stock markets around the world have been posting big losses for the last few days. The route was especially rough this morning, with the DOW Jones at one point falling 1,000 points in less than an hour. At the heart of the current slide is an issue which could impact many tech companies: economic weakness in China. Two weeks ago China's government made an aggressive move to devalue its currency. This followed several weeks of tumult in the Chinese stock market, during which the government had also interceded with force. Taken together, investors saw a Chinese market where growth was flagging. That...
  • Don't Be Apple

    08/22/2015 10:43:19 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 54 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | August 22, 2015 | Jon Evans
    There is so much to admire about Apple. They make superb, beautiful products. Their amazing comeback story is unparalleled in corporate history. Steve Jobs has become something akin to a modern-day patron saint of the tech industry. Tim Cook is, rightly, enormously respected.So why do I think they represent so much of what’s wrong with the tech world?It’s because they have, I think, an almost Shakespearean tragic flaw: their obsession with centralized corporate control of the devices they sell. Apple sells fantastic hardware, and excellent software … and tries to maintain an iron-fisted grip on both, throughout their lifespan. Even...
  • US STOCKS-Wall St. Lower as Apple Slips to 6-month Low

    08/04/2015 1:30:48 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 4, 2015 22:42 UTC | Tanya Agrawal
    Aug 4 (Reuters) - Wall Street fell on Tuesday as Apple's shares remained under pressure, hitting their lowest in more than six months, and investors digested earnings reports from a host of companies. The iPhone maker's shares fell as much as 4.4 percent to $113.25, slipping firmly below their 200-day daily moving average, a key technical level closely watched by traders. The stock was also the biggest drag on the three major U.S. indexes. While there was no clear trigger for the selloff, traders said worries over a slowdown in China and skepticism over demand for iPhone 6s were likely...
  • Psychic Capital: Tech and Silicon Valley Turn to Mystics for Advice

    07/19/2015 1:36:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Jul 15 2015 | Jeremy Lybarger
    The names of the tech workers in this story have been changed.Ten thousand miles from Silicon Valley, in a room near the Black Sea, Yegor Karpenchekov dreams of money. At night, while the rest of Odessa sleeps and cocaine smugglers drift in and out of the port under cover of darkness, Yegor logs onto FaceTime and talks to a 70-year-old woman in San Francisco. Her name is Sally Faubion, and five months ago she recruited Yegor from the freelancer marketplace UpWork to code her apps. She believes "divine intervention" brought them together; for Yegor, it was likely $20 per hour...
  • As (gay) pride soars, Apple adds LGBT featured section to the App Store

    06/27/2015 8:02:40 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 25 replies
    CNet ^ | June 26, 2015 | Anthony Domanico
    Apple has added an LGBT section to its App Store that showcases apps, books, movies, TV shows and podcasts to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots. It's Gay Pride in cities worldwide this month, an event sure to get a big boost of excitement following the US Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide on Friday. And in what some digerati may consider added cause for celebration, Apple has added an LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) section on the App Store that showcases tons of content for the LGBT community. The section, which went live on the App Store...
  • Tim Cook takes Apple down the dark road of censorship

    06/25/2015 11:16:29 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 37 replies
    CiO Magazine ^ | Jun 25, 2015 10:47 AM PT | By Jim Lynch
    A couple of days ago, I wrote about the difficulties Apple would face if it tried to censor the Confederate flag in its online stores. Unfortunately, the company - under Tim Cook's leadership - wasted no time in engaging in reactionary censorship of the Confederate flag in its app store. Touch Arcade and other sites are reporting that Apple has begun a ham-handed purge of the app store. The company has removed games and apps that include the Confederate flag: It's looking like Apple has pulled everything from the App Store that features a Confederate flag, regardless of context. The...
  • Tim Cook on meeting George Wallace as teen: 'It felt wrong, like I was selling a piece of my soul'

    05/17/2015 9:36:42 PM PDT · by boycott · 60 replies
    AL.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | Crystal Bonvillian
    Apple CEO and Alabama native Tim Cook had some choice words on Sunday about meeting former Alabama Gov. George Wallace when he was a teenager. Cook, the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company, spoke of Wallace during a commencement address he gave at George Washington University. According to Business Insider, the Robertsdale native told the graduating class an anecdote about visiting Washington, D.C., as a 16-year-old who had won an essay contest at school. Before leaving for D.C., Cook had the chance to go to Montgomery and meet Wallace, who was notorious for his opposition to racial...
  • The Apple Watch Launch is a Brand-damaging Botch Job

    04/16/2015 10:39:55 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 136 replies
    BetaNews ^ | April 16, 2015 15:20 UTC | Wayne Williams
    It really is amateur hour at Apple. The tech giant’s first major product line launch in years has gone badly wrong, with the original in-store sales date scrapped, and no word of when the Apple Watch will actually go on sale for people to, you know, buy. Sales predictions, and online pre-order numbers look great, but that’s about the only thing that’s good about the launch of the first new product line to come from Apple under Tim Cook’s stewardship. Frankly, everything else associated with the launch has been a balls up from start to finish. Here’s a product that...
  • Apple, Rehabilitate Thyself

    04/07/2015 3:31:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    Just last month, Apple chief executive Tim Cook made headlines when he wrote a piece in The Washington Post, panning Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act as "very dangerous." Apple, Cook wrote, does not believe in discrimination and strives to "do business in a way that is just and fair." This month, the San Francisco Chronicle's Wendy Lee reported, Apple fired some construction workers at Apple Campus 2 in January because they had been convicted of felonies or face felony charges. Just and fair? Hardly. Apple would not respond on the record, but someone familiar with the matter said the Apple...
  • Boycott Iran, Not Indiana

    04/07/2015 10:30:20 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 7, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Hypocrisy: Those boycotting Indiana over gay wedding pizzas have no problem doing business with an Iran that hangs gays, stones women and wants to wipe Jews off the face of the Earth. And the Hoosier State doesn't even want nukes. Righteous, if somewhat selective, indignation is a hallmark of liberals, whether ensconced in Congress or corporate America, currently up in arms over the version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) enacted in Indiana and allegedly giving business owners a license to discriminate against gays. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and potential presidential contender Carly Fiorina punctured Apple CEO Tim Cook's balloon...
  • Leading Conservatives Call on Apple to Pull Out of Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iran [snip]

    04/07/2015 10:03:32 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 20 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 4/7/2015 | John Hawkins
    Last week, I got together with Bruce Carroll from Gay Patriot to write a letter calling on Apple to live up to its publicly stated principles by pulling out of countries that murder their citizens for being gay. After the letter was written, we asked some other conservatives to sign on with us. A full list of signatories follows. Recently, Apple CEO Tim Cook said, “Our message, to people around the country and around the world, is this: Apple is open. Open to everyone, regardless of where they come from, what they look like, how they worship or who they...
  • Left’s Homosexual Campaign: Not About Freedom, But Delegitimization and Annihilation of Christianity

    04/06/2015 9:30:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 6, 2015 | Star Parker
    Columnist George Will points out that Apple’s openly gay CEO, Tim Cook, “... thinks Indiana is a terrible place. (But) He opened marketing and retail operations in Saudi Arabia two months before a man was sentenced to 450 lashes for being gay.” Will was commenting on Cook’s recent Washington Post op-ed protesting Indiana’s new, now amended, Religious Freedom Restoration Act and similar initiatives around the country. Cook has recently been in the United Arab Emirates negotiating on behalf of Apple, where homosexuality is against the law and the penalty is death. Cook’s duplicity is not just in deeds, but also...
  • Carly Fiorina is charging Apple CEO With Hypocrisy (Apple Does Business In Saudi Arabia)

    04/03/2015 10:21:05 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 3, 2015
    Carly Fiorina is charging Apple CEO With Hypocrisy Tim Cook with hypocrisy for voicing opposition to Indiana’s new religious liberty law while quietly doing business with countries with abysmal gay rights records. The former Hewlett-Packard CEO, who is reportedly mulling a bid for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, took umbrage with Mr. Cook’s op-ed earlier this week in which he referred to the passage of religious liberty laws as “something very dangerous,” which allows “people to discriminate against their neighbors.” Former technology executive Carly Fiorina speaks during the Freedom Summit, in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 24, 2015. (Associated Press)...
  • Fiorina blasts Apple CEO's 'hypocrisy' over Indiana law

    04/03/2015 10:07:41 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 3, 2015 | By Mark Hensch
    Former Hewlett-Packard chief Carly Fiorina on Thursday blasted Apple CEO Tim Cook's opposition to Indiana's religious freedom law as "hypocrisy." (Photo on article not shown due to license held by Getty Images) Fiorina, a potential 2016 GOP presidential contender, said Cook had a double standard and cited Apple's operations in other countries with controversial laws about gays and women in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. “When Tim Cook is upset about all the places that he does business because of the way they treat gays and women, he needs to withdraw from 90% of the markets that he’s...
  • (European Commission) Europe's antitrust watchdog sniffs around Apple's music deals

    04/02/2015 3:53:21 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 6 replies
    Cnet ^ | April 2, 2015 | Joan E. Solsman
    The European Commission asks Apple and labels to explain their pacts for the relaunch of Beats Music to see if they're trying to crimp free offerings from streaming rivals like Spotify, a report says. Apple's bid to relaunch its Beats streaming music service is already facing scrutiny. The European Commission has sent questionnaires to several labels and digital music companies about Apple's plans for Beats Music, according to a report in the Financial Times (subscription required). The questionnaires are a first step and don't automatically presage a formal investigation, said the FT, adding that such information gathering is often sparked...
  • The overblown hypocrisy of Tim Cook’s business boycott of Indiana

    04/01/2015 11:25:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    The Week ^ | April 1, 2015 | Shikha Dalmia
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) vowed on Tuesday to “clarify and fix” the state’s new Religious Freedom and Restoration Act, after major corporations threatened to boycott the state. These businesses—and many caterwauling progressives—claim that the law gives religiously inclined business owners a “license to discriminate,” especially against gay customers. But here’s the thing: It would be deeply ironic if these national and multinational companies were able to wield their right to do business with whomever they pleased (in this case, by boycotting Indiana) in a way that took away the same right of Indiana businesses. So what’s to be done?...
  • Tim Cook’s Moral Confusion—and Intolerance

    04/01/2015 6:27:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    CATO INSTITUTE ^ | 04/01/2015 | Roger Pilon
    Few recent battles have seized the nation’s moral compass quite as emotionally as the one going on in Indiana right now, pitting defenders of religious liberty against opponents of discrimination based on sexual orientation. But Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook brings the moral confusion surrounding the battle to a head this morning with his op-ed in the Washington Post. Lumping together both legitimate and illegitimate “religious freedom restoration acts,” he writes, “they go against the very principles our nation was founded on.”Really? Let’s see if that claim stands up. We find those principles in the nation’s founding document, the Declaration...
  • Apple’s Tim Cook is dangerous and a flaming hypocrite

    03/30/2015 1:35:15 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 58 replies
    Red State ^ | 03/30/2015 | By: streiff (Diary)
    Ordinarily I wouldnÂ’t concern myself with what some billionaire far-left oligarch thinks. Usually, they donÂ’t think about much beyond making money and having millions of people they neither know or respect suck up to them. AppleÂ’s Steve Jobs made a career of this type of self-important asshattery. His successor, Tim Cook is no different. Weighing in on the Indiana RFRA law signed by Governor Mike Pence last week, Cook has demonstrated he is not only has distinctly fascistic tendencies (part of the whole billionaire far-left oligarch thing) and scarcely as passing knowledge of the US Constitution and the issue at...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Compares Indiana Law to Jim Crow Laws in Scathing Op-Ed

    03/30/2015 12:19:46 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 66 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 30, 2015 | AFP
    Apple chief Tim Cook slammed what he called a wave of “dangerous” laws in several US states that he said promote discrimination and erode equality, in an editorial published Sunday. Cook — one of the most prominent chief executives to publicly acknowledge his homosexuality — wrote in the Washington Post that so-called “religious freedom” laws passed in several states threaten to undo progress toward greater equality. "There’s something very dangerous happening in states across the country," Cook wrote in the editorial.
  • Apple CEO compares ‘discrimination’ of Indiana law to Jim Crow

    03/30/2015 11:57:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 30, 2015 | Julian Hattem
    So-called “religious freedom” laws in Indiana, Arkansas and other states are merely thiny veiled discrimination that harkens back to the days of segregation, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook. “There’s something very dangerous happening in states across the country,” Cook wrote in a Washington Post op-ed on Monday. “The days of segregation and discrimination marked by ‘Whites Only’ signs on shop doors, water fountains and restrooms must remain deep in our past,” the head of the world’s largest company wrote. “We must never return to any semblance of that time.” The op-ed from Cook, who is gay and grew up...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook on Indiana Bill: 'There's something very dangerous happening' in America

    03/30/2015 8:07:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 245 replies
    There's something very dangerous happening in states across the country. A wave of legislation, introduced in more than two dozen states, would allow people to discriminate against their neighbors. Some, such as the bill enacted in Indiana last week that drew a national outcry and one passed in Arkansas, say individuals can cite their personal religious beliefs to refuse service to a customer or resist a state nondiscrimination law. Others are more transparent in their effort to discriminate. Legislation being considered in Texas would strip the salaries and pensions of clerks who issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples — even...
  • Tim Cook: Apple Will Oppose Bills Like Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law

    03/29/2015 9:23:01 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 267 replies
    NBCNews ^ | March 28, 2015
    Tim Cook: Apple Will Oppose Bills Like Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook on Sunday broadened his criticism of a new law in Indiana, which opponents say could be used to discriminate against gay people, to other states that he says have similar laws. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law Thursday, sparking an outcry from those, including Cook, who say it could be used to protect businesses that refuse to serve gay people. The law's supporters say it will prevent the government from forcing business owners from providing services that go...
  • Apple's Cook joins tech CEOs in blasting Indiana religious freedom law

    03/27/2015 5:18:29 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 139 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 27, 2015 | Reporting by Edwin Chan; Editing by Richard Chang
    (Reuters) - Apple Inc's Tim Cook, one of the most prominent openly gay American CEOs, has joined fellow tech industry chiefs in decrying a controversial Indiana law that opponents say could allow companies to deny services to gay people. Cook, who publicly declared his sexual orientation last year, joined other tech chief executives, including Salesforce.com Inc's Marc Benioff, in blasting the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which could let business and individuals turn away customers by citing "religious freedom." Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the controversial bill into law on Thursday.
  • Tim Cook Says Apple Watch Could Replace Your Car Keys, And That’s Just The Start

    02/27/2015 9:49:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | 02/27/2015 | Darrell Etherington
    Apple CEO Tim Cook is doing a tour in part to help prepare the world for the launch of the Apple Watch, which is likely going to be the start of the show at a special even on Monday March 9 at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. He spoke to The Telegraph about the company’s first smart wearable, and in that interview he talked about what will motivate a purchase decision for the Apple Watch now, and why it’ll only get more attractive as time goes on. Cook told the Telegraph that he suspects an initial driver for...
  • Apple fires anti-gay lobbyist

    02/20/2015 5:32:30 AM PST · by massmike · 43 replies
    cultofmac.com ^ | 02/20/2015 | John Brownlee
    Under openly gay CEO Tim Cook, Apple has done a lot to forward gay rights. A year ago, the company stood up against homophobic legislation going through Arizona and organized a company-wide march in San Francisco’s annual gay pride parade. All in all, Apple’s one of the most gay-friendly companies you can work for. So here’s a shocker for you: When Apple figured out it had accidentally hired someone with a history of anti-gay activities, it quickly severed contact. The hire in question was Jay Love, a former politician Apple hired to lobby on its behalf to the Alabama state...
  • Apple's Tim Cook warns of "dire consequences" of sacrificing privacy for security

    02/13/2015 5:07:05 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 62 replies
    ZD Net ^ | February 13, 2015 -- 19:13 GMT | By Zack Whittaker for Zero Day
    Summary:The Apple boss said people have entrusted the company with their most personal bits of information. "We owe them nothing less than the best protections we can possibly provide." Apple chief executive Tim Cook said that there should not have to be a trade-off between national security and personal privacy. In a speech as part of a cybersecurity summit hosted by The White House at Stanford University, the Apple boss said history has shown that sacrificing rights to privacy can have "dire consequences" on society. "We risk something far more valuable than money. We risk our way of life," he...
  • TIm Cook, Enough Already

    02/12/2015 8:03:51 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/12/15 | Norman Rogers
    TIm Cook is the CEO of Apple. Apple is wildly successful, but we don’t know how much of the credit should go to Cook and how much to the legendary Steve Jobs, who died 3-1/2 years ago. Cook has become a sort of Silicon Valley philosopher, using his platform at Apple to pontificate on this and that. Tim Cook is gay, a point that has been made repeatedly. Apparently he wants to make sure that everyone in the world knows this. My suggestion is that he simply add a caption to his official corporate photo. Then he wouldn’t have to...
  • Tim Cook's Coming Out Is Inspirational. Just Don't Expect More Fortune 500 CEOs to Follow Suit.

    Other than Russia's notorious anti-gay activist Vitaly Milonov calling for a “lifetime ban” on Tim Cook's travels, the reactions to the Apple CEO's coming out Thursday were mostly predictable and tame. Social media was full of praise, as were liberal politicians. Most conservatives kept mum, except for “iPhone-loving” Ted Cruz, who dismissed Cook's orientation as “his personal choice.” And why should there be any hoopla? It's 2014, after all. Same-sex marriage is now legal for a majority of the U.S. population. Coming out isn't the big deal it once was even five years ago, especially for a CEO long rumored...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: “Being Gay Is Among The Greatest Gifts God Has Given Me”

    10/30/2014 7:18:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 146 replies
    Business2Community ^ | 10/30/2014 | By Steph Bazzle
    Apple CEO Tim Cook is speaking out about his sexuality, for the first time openly since he was accidentally outed by a CNBC anchor back in June. He’s coming out publicly to announce that he is proud to be gay, and to speak about the things his sexuality has taught him — and how his coming out may help others. Back in June, a CNBC anchor was discussing the story of John Browne, a former CEO of BP, who left his job after being publicly outed by a tabloid paper. In response, host Simon Hobbs commented that there are many...
  • 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...