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  • 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 Business.com ^ | 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
    apnews.com ^ | 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
    mashable.com ^ | 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...
  • Once The QE Cloak Was Removed Silicon Valley Seems To Have A Lot Of Naked Emperors Parading Around

    12/23/2018 11:46:33 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    MarkStCyr.com ^ | December 23, 2018 | Mark St.Cyr
    If there has been one meme that defines much of 2018 I would have to say it’s been the emergence of what I call the “Celebrity CEO.” And nowhere has this phenom been taken to 11 than what we’ve experienced from Silicon Valley. However, what takes it up another notch is just how overarching and politically driven this group decided they were to become via anointing themselves by decree, using their platforms and products as a cudgel against any and all that did not adhere to their viewpoints of right and wrong. Regardless if it would pass the standards of...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook says tech needs to take a moral stand against hate speech

    12/05/2018 9:14:08 AM PST · by lowbridge · 98 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | December 4, 2018 | Alyssa Newcomb
    Technology companies must take a moral stand against hate speech, said Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday during a speech at the Anti-Defamation League. “I sometimes say that I worry less about computers that think like people and more about people that think like computers, without values or compassion, without concern for consequences,” Cook said, as he accepted the Anti-Defamation League’s first-ever “Courage Against Hate” awardon Monday night, an honor that will be given each year to a business leader who champions equality. The Apple CEO had a message for anyone trying to push hate, division or violence: “You have no...
  • Tolerance, well not really

    10/28/2018 6:30:49 PM PDT · by pfflier · 43 replies
    Vanity
    Today my wife and I were sitting in close proximity to three gay men discussing President Trump. They were all over the place about the attempts to impeach him and were holding out hope that his business dealings would be found to conflict with his official duties. While they hoped that would result in his impeachment, they certainly didn't know what the succession to office entailed. They didn't know who would replace him under the 25th amendment but I got the impression they assumed there would be a special election.The conversation then took a remarkable turn when they conceded that...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: Being gay is God's greatest gift to me

    10/25/2018 9:47:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/25/2018
    Four years ago, Tim Cook became the first CEO of a major company to come out as gay. He says he's happy about that distinction — and his decision. "I'm very proud of it," the Apple (AAPL) CEO told Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday in an exclusive interview for her program on CNN International and PBS. Being gay is "God's greatest gift to me," he said. Cook came out on October 30, 2014. His sexual orientation had been widely rumored beforehand though he had not confirmed it publicly. "I was public because I started to receive stories from kids who read...
  • Apple CEO backs privacy laws, warns data being ‘weaponized’

    10/24/2018 8:53:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 24, 2018 11:27 AM EDT | Kelvin Chan
    The head of Apple on Wednesday endorsed tough privacy laws for both Europe and the U.S. and renewed the technology giant’s commitment to protecting personal data, which he warned was being “weaponized” against users. Speaking at an international conference on data privacy, Apple CEO Tim Cook applauded European Union authorities for bringing in a strict new data privacy law in May and said the iPhone maker supports a U.S. federal privacy law . Cook’s speech, along with video comments from Google and Facebook top bosses, in the European Union’s home base in Brussels, underscores how the U.S. tech giants are...
  • Apple's Tim Cook demands Chinese spy chip story to be retracted by Bloomberg

    10/19/2018 8:30:42 PM PDT · by cba123 · 66 replies
    MSN News ^ | 8 hrs ago | Christopher Carbone
    Apple CEO Tim Cook has upped the ante in its denial of an investigative report claiming a Chinese spy chip was embedded into the tech giant's servers, telling BuzzFeed News that Bloomberg must retract the story--"This did not happen. There's no truth to this." "I was involved in our response to this story from the beginning," Cook said according to Buzzfeed. "I personally talked to the Bloomberg reporters along with Bruce Sewell who was then our general counsel. We were very clear with them that this did not happen, and answered all their questions. ... Each time they brought this...
  • Tim Cook worries that humanity is “being drained out of music”

    08/08/2018 9:29:00 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 66 replies
    fastcompany ^ | 8/8/2018 | BY MARK SULLIVAN
    Fast Company’s former editor and good friend Bob Safian recently returned to contribute a profile on Spotify founder Daniel Ek, in which they discussed his views on music distribution and curation. For a contrasting viewpoint, Safian also talked to Apple CEO Tim Cook about the way he and his company view music. Here’s what Cook said: “I couldn’t make it through a workout without music,” Cook says. “Music inspires, it motivates. It’s also the thing at night that helps quiet me. I think it’s better than any medicine.” Apple Music relies mainly on human curation to suggest music to users,...
  • Apple CEO intends to keep speaking out on social issues

    06/26/2018 7:19:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 25, 2018 10:16 PM EDT | Michael Liedtke
    Apple CEO Tim Cook intends to continue lambasting U.S. immigration policies and other issues that trouble him to avoid falling into an “appalling silence.” Cook outlined his views on when CEOs should protest government policies during a Monday evening appearance at a business conference hosted by Fortune magazine.. His remarks came a week after he condemned the Trump administration’s since-reversed practice of separating children from parents accused of crossing the U.S. border illegally in an interview with The Irish Times. If he had dodged the politically charged subject, Cook said he would have been cast into “the appalling silence of...
  • In China Trade War, Apple Worries It Will Be Collateral Damage

    06/21/2018 8:27:59 PM PDT · by cba123 · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 18, 2018 | By Jack Nicas and Paul Mozur
    SAN FRANCISCO — Apple’s chief executive, Timothy D. Cook, may be the leader of the world’s most valuable public company, but lately he has had to act a lot like the tech industry’s top diplomat. Last month he visited the Oval Office to warn President Trump that tough talk on China could threaten Apple’s position in the country. In March, at a major summit meeting in Beijing, he called for “calmer heads” to prevail between the world’s two most powerful countries. (please see link, for full article)
  • iPhone X Made 5x the Profit of 600 Android OEMs Combined

    04/18/2018 11:54:17 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 51 replies
    iDropNews ^ | April 17, 2018 | By Mike Peterson
    image Tom's Guide Apple remained the most profitable smartphone brand through the fourth quarter of 2017, according to a new market research report. The Cupertino tech giant managed to capture 86 percent of the total smartphone market profits Q4 2017, even though the premium handset segment didn’t grow as expected, according to a new report by Counterpoint Research (via CNBC). Additionally, the iPhone X accounted for 21 percent of total revenue and 35 percent total of the profits made by the entire industry in the fourth quarter — allowing Apple to grow about 1 percent, year-over-year. That’s despite the fact...
  • Mark Zuckerberg Loses Support from Tech Elite: ‘Facebook Is the New Cigarettes’

    04/03/2018 12:25:26 PM PDT · by davikkm · 54 replies
    breitbart ^ | LUCAS NOLAN
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly losing support amongst his peers in Silicon Valley following Facebook’s latest user data scandal. Bloomberg reports that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been left with few defenders in Silicon Valley following his company’s latest user data scandal. Amongst Zuckerberg’s biggest critics in the tech industry is Apple CEO Tim Cook, Tesla’s Elon Musk and Salesforce.com’s Marc Benioff, while many other Silicon Valley firms have fallen silent in the wake of the Facebook user data scandal, a stark contrast to how tech firms usually react when one of their own is attacked. When other major...
  • Apple's Tim Cook Rebukes Zuckerberg Over Facebook's Business Model

    03/28/2018 2:59:53 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 03/28/18 | Julia Carrie Wong
    CEO criticizes monetization of customers’ personal information Cook says the time for self-regulation is past Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, issued a harsh rebuke of Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook’s business model on Wednesday, saying that detailed profiles of individuals compiled by internet platforms should not exist. Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you Dylan Curran Read more “We could make a ton of money if we monetized our customers, if our customers were our product,” Cook said in an interview with Recode and MSNBC that will air on 6 April. “We’ve elected not...