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  • Apple to deny Parler app store access

    06/25/2019 2:51:53 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 37 replies ^ | 6-25-19 | John Matze
    Apple contacted me over a week ago via telephone saying that we need to ban “offensive” content off Parler or they will take Parler off the App Store. We flat out refused and now we cannot push updates. Obviously by offensive they mean conservative content. Twitter is exempt from this clause as they generate more hatred then any platform in history.
  • Vanity: Opened up Apple Music and got Black Lives Matter messages and reduced functionality

    06/01/2020 11:04:26 PM PDT · by Stravinsky · 19 replies
    June 2, 2020 | Me
    Opened up Apple Music on my iPhone to find that they've added Black Lives Matter garbage all over it. The radio section has even removed the listing of all the normal radio stations and been replaced by just one station with black artists. I immediately decided to cancel. Yes, I know that they'll still have millions of subscribers, but I think in these times one has to respond to that way. (And here is a tweet from Apple Music from a few hours ago stating that they will be doing this for the day:
  • The Coronavirus task force needs the best management available in America.

    03/23/2020 10:54:14 PM PDT · by JBird77777 · 30 replies
    vanity | Self
    VP Pence's abilities and experience are political, not managerial.  FEMA personnel can't possibly have the experience to run optimally this major, vital operation.   So Pence and the FEMA head should hire the best talent available in America to carry out the task force assignments. Possibly hire someone like Tim Cook to oversee everything. He would take a leave of absence from Apple to do this. Seasoned, experienced teams should be hired in at least these two vital areas. These teams should probably be hired intact from companies such as Apple, Microsoft and 3M. 1. Supply chain/manufacturing team to manage production/procurement...
  • Harvey Weinstein Sent Desperate Emails to Mike Bloomberg, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos

    03/10/2020 6:05:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Newly unsealed court documents put Harvey Weinstein’s Rolodex on full display. The fallen movie mogul - who is now a convicted rapist facing up to 29 years in jail and will be sentenced Wednesday - once tried to save his career by emailing his famous peers, including billionaires, powerful agents and Hollywood titans. In emails, reviewed by Variety on Tuesday afternoon at the New York City criminal courthouse, where roughly 1,000 pages of documents were unsealed, Weinstein wrote to the likes of Michael Bloomberg, Quentin Tarantino, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Apple’s Tim Cook and Eddy Cue. The...
  • Apple CEO Says Chinese Have More Skill Making Their Products Than Americans

    12/31/2015 8:11:22 AM PST · by Lorianne · 152 replies
    China Money Report ^ | 22 December 2015 | D. Collins
    Tim Cook has come out about a real truth of the decline in manufacturing. What he omitted however, is that no one will manufacture in the U.S. unless they absolutely have to due to a 38% corporate tax rate. On 60 Minutes Sunday, Charlie Rose asked Apple CEO Tim Cook about his company’s manufacturing practices in China. Cook said the decision to use Chinese manufacturing has nothing to do with American workers demanding higher wages. He said it was because the Chinese have more skill. “Let me be clear,” Cook told Rose, “China put an enormous focus on manufacturing in...
  • President Trump To Tour Apple Facilities In Austin On Wednesday

    11/20/2019 8:44:04 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 38 replies ^ | November 19, 2019, | ALEX SAMUELS,
    President Donald Trump will head to Austin Wednesday to accompany Apple CEO Tim Cook on a tour of company facilities, a White House official confirmed to The Texas Tribune. According to the official, Trump will tour a new Apple manufacturing plant and tout the company’s recent expansion, which includes the creation of thousands of new jobs. Cook and Trump will join U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Director of the National Economic Council Larry Kudlow, son-in-law Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka Trump on the visit. While on the tour, Trump, Cook and the administration officials will hear from Apple employees about...
  • Trump on Twitter: To Tim: The Button on the IPhone was FAR better than the Swipe!

    10/25/2019 6:51:17 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 44 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 25, 2019 | Donald J. Trump
    To Tim: The Button on the IPhone was FAR better than the Swipe!
  • AOC and Ted Cruz call out Apple for dropping Hong Kong app in joint letter

    10/20/2019 10:07:23 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    The Verge ^ | Oct 18, 2019, 3:45pm EDT | Colin Lecher@colinlecher
    In two letters, a bipartisan group of lawmakers sharply criticized Apple and Blizzard over their recent actions in China. The first, addressed to Apple CEO Tim Cook, expresses “strong concern” over the company’s decision to remove an app used by Hong Kong protesters from its App Store. The app, called HKMap, tracked police presence and was used by pro-democracy activists, but was removed earlier this month after Apple claimed it was being used for criminal activity. The app’s developers said there was no evidence of that, and Apple has been slammed for the move. “Cases like these raise real concern...
  • Some tech CEOs eyed as untrustworthy but certain companies are still favored

    09/23/2019 7:33:12 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    TechRepublic ^ | September 19, 2019, 6:34 AM PST | by Lance Whitney
    Tech moguls Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jeff Bezos all scored on the bottom half of the scale for trustworthiness, according to analysis conducted by global brand consultancy Landor. The CEOs of major tech companies face an interesting and challenging public perception. They can sometimes seem like celebrities, generating a certain buzz and excitement among people. But business scandals and other issues can prompt that same public to see them as untrustworthy. A study by consultancy group Landor looks at some top tech moguls and their companies to learn how consumers view them. . . . Among the tech moguls...
  • Tim Cook: Tech companies need to take responsibility for the 'chaos' they create

    06/16/2019 6:07:53 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/16/19 | Rachel Frazin
    Apple CEO Tim Cook said Sunday in a commencement address at Stanford University that technology companies need to take responsibility for the "chaos" they create. He did not name specific companies in his speech, but referenced several reasons that tech firms, particularly social media platforms, have come under scrutiny in recent months. He also made an apparent reference to embattled health startup Theranos. “Lately it seems this industry is becoming better known for a less noble innovation – the belief you can claim credit without accepting responsibility,” Cook said, according to videos posted online of his speech. “We see it...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Message to 2019 Graduates: ‘My Generation Has Failed You’

    05/20/2019 10:51:40 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 72 replies
    Observer ^ | • 05/20/19 12:17pm | Sissi Cao
    On Saturday, Apple CEO Tim Cook, who was recently acclaimed as an even better leader than the legendary Steve Jobs, carved out a morning from his very busy schedule to deliver a commencement speech for the 2019 graduates of Tulane University in New Orleans. [cut] But as soon as Cook stepped up to the podium on Saturday, his message to Tulane’s graduates became the very opposite of what was expected of him—instead of presenting himself as a role model for the young graduates in the audience, Cook encouraged them to challenge older generations’ successes and to find their own. “In...
  • Apple joins French firms in pledging millions to rebuild Notre Dame after fire

    04/16/2019 10:55:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    CNBC ^ | Published Tue, Apr 16 2019 • 6:20 AM EDT Updated an hour ago | Lucy Handley, Isabel Soisson
    French companies including LÂ’Oreal, LVMH and Kering have pledged millions of euros to help rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after it was severely damaged in a fire Monday night. LVMH added that it would give France access to its creative, architectural and financial experts to assist in the reconstruction. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple tweeted on Tuesday morning that the company will be donating to the rebuilding efforts to help restore Notre Dame as well. ================================================================================== French companies including LÂ’Oreal and luxury groups LVMH and Kering have pledged millions of euros to help rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris...
  • No one asks the top CEOs where they went to college (very good article)

    03/14/2019 9:24:15 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    Chicago ^ | 3/14/2019 | JOE NOCERA
    The perception that only elite schools produce elite leaders needs to die. The No. 1 company in last year’s Fortune 500 was Walmart Inc., with $500 billion in revenue. That would make its chief executive, Douglas McMillon, a pretty important and powerful executive, don’t you think? Can you guess where he went to college? The University of Arkansas. He has an MBA, too. From the University of Tulsa. Second on the list was Exxon Mobil Corp. Its CEO, Darren Woods, went to Texas A&M. Third was Berkshire Hathaway Inc., run by the man many consider the greatest investor who ever...
  • Geologist Accuses Apple of Political Bias in Removing App Countering Climate Alarmism

    03/12/2019 8:32:44 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 23 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 11, 2019 | Kevin Mooney
    Political figures who support the so-called Green New Deal and other proposals to restrict carbon dioxide emissions are up against some “inconvenient facts” that Americans may access immediately through a smartphone application, a geologist and author says. But there’s one big problem. The app, called Inconvenient Facts, is available only to Android users through the Google Play Store. Since March 4, users of Apple’s iPhone no longer can access the app through the tech giant’s App Store. Gregory Wrightstone, a geologist with more than three decades of experience, told The Daily Signal in an interview that he has his own...
  • Trump says he called Apple's CEO 'Tim Apple' to save time...

    03/11/2019 10:44:04 AM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 17 replies
    President Donald Trump was not amused with the jokes about his slip-up when he called Apple's CEO Tim Cook "Tim Apple." "I quickly referred to Tim + Apple as Tim/Apple as an easy way to save time & words," Trump wrote in a tweet Monday defending the phrase. "The Fake News was disparagingly all over this, & it became yet another bad Trump story!"
  • Tim Cook changes Twitter name after Trump calls him 'Tim Apple'

    03/07/2019 1:14:33 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | March 7, 2019 | Theresa Seiger
    Apple CEO Tim Cook added an Apple emoji to his Twitter name Thursday, one day after President Donald Trump called him “Tim Apple” at a meeting at the White House. The gaffe came during a meeting Wednesday with the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, according to The Hill. “You’ve really put a big investment in our country,” Trump said Wednesday. “We really appreciate it very much, Tim Apple.”
  • Apple opens new chapter amid weakening iPhone demand

    01/29/2019 4:33:58 PM PST · by conservative98 · 57 replies ^ | 1/29/19 43 minutes ago | MICHAEL LIEDTKE
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple hoped to offset slowing demand for iPhones by raising the prices of its most important product, but that strategy seems to have backfired after sales sagged during the holiday shopping season.
  • Apple CEO Cook calls for U.S. Congress to pass comprehensive federal privacy legislation

    01/17/2019 10:17:38 PM PST · by blueplum · 11 replies
    MACDailyNews ^ | 17 Jan 2019 | uncredited
    Full title: Apple CEO Cook calls for U.S. Congress to pass comprehensive federal privacy legislation in TIME op-ed “In 2019, it’s time to stand up for the right to privacy—yours, mine, all of ours,” Apple CEO Tim Cook writes in an op-ed for TIME Magazine. “Consumers shouldn’t have to tolerate another year of companies irresponsibly amassing huge user profiles, data breaches that seem out of control and the vanishing ability to control our own digital lives.” “This problem is solvable—it isn’t too big, too challenging or too late.... {snip} ….“We believe the Federal Trade Commission should establish a data-broker clearinghouse,...
  • Trump to Apple: Make the iPhone in the U.S., not China

    01/04/2019 6:24:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 40 replies ^ | 01/04/2019 | Matt Binder
    “Apple is a great company," Trump said during his news conference. "Look, I have to worry about our country. Don't forget, Apple makes the product in China." “I told Tim Cook, who's a friend of mine who I like a lot, make your product in the United States," Trump added. "Build those big beautiful plants that go on for miles. Build those plants in the United States. I'd like that even better. Apple makes its product in China. China is the biggest beneficiary of Apple ... because they build their product mostly in China.” Trump, who is notably an iPhone...
  • ‘Five Eyes’ Nations Quietly Demand Government Access to Encrypted Data (Sept. 4, 2018)

    12/26/2018 6:04:48 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    NYT ^ | Sept. 4, 2018 | David E. Sanger and Sheera Frenkel
    The Trump administration and its closest intelligence partners have quietly warned technology firms that they will demand “lawful access” to all encrypted emails, text messages and voice communications, threatening to compel compliance if the private companies refuse to voluntarily provide the information to the governments. The threat was issued last week by the United States, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, the so-called Five Eyes nations that broadly share intelligence. Collectively, they have been frustrated by the spread of encrypted apps on cellphones and the ability to send encrypted messages through social media and, most prominently, on Apple’s iPhones.The issue...