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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 · 65 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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...