Tag Archives: Tim Cook

Zuckerberg Hits Back At Apple: Just Because Facebook Is Free Doesn’t Mean We Don’t Really Care About You

Business Insider reports: Mark Zuckerberg fired back at Tim Cook after the Apple CEO criticized Facebook amid a burgeoning scandal around the company’s data practicies and its role in political campaigns. Cook said that “privacy to us is a human right” and a “civil liberty,” and ultimately, because Facebook is a free service, the users become the products that are ...

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Apple Set To Become First Trillion-Dollar Company

Reuters reports: Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook quashed concerns recently about muted demand for the iPhone X, saying pre-orders for the 10th anniversary smartphone were “off the charts,” but it might be the company’s market capitalization that needs a bigger graph. Positive reviews for the new device and expectations that many users are on the verge of upgrading from older ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Apple Unveils New $1000 iPhone

Allegedly $1000. The Verge reports: After months of speculation and anticipation, we’re only a few moments away from Apple’s big event where the company is expected to announce the new iPhones, along with updates to the Apple Watch and Apple TV. The spotlight is expected to be firmly on the iPhone X, a new, top-of-the-line model that’s rumored to feature ...

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Apple Donates $2 Million To Fight Nazis

USA Today reports: Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company would donate $2 million to anti-hate groups, releasing a staff memo that rebuked President Trump and others who claim a “moral equivalence” between white supremacists and the protesters who countered them in last week’s deadly Virginia rally. Cook sent a memo to employees Wednesday pledging the donations to the Southern ...

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Apple Ponders Suit Over Trump’s Travel Ban

NBC News reports: Business is anything but usual for some of America’s largest companies, as they question — or blatantly decry — President Trump’s immigration ban. Google, Amazon, Starbucks, and Facebook are just a few of the big names to have stepped forward and denounce Trump’s executive order, which restricts the entry of refugees and citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, ...

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Apple’s Tweet Upstages Tim Cook’s iPhone 7 Reveal

TMZ reports: Apple’s big reveal for iPhone 7 was upstaged thanks to its own Twitter account … where images of the new phone were leaked even before CEO Tim Cook could unveil it. Cook was right in the middle of the iPhone debut presentation from Apple HQ — but hadn’t actually shown the device … when a few tweets went ...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook To Host Fundraiser For Paul Ryan

Via Politico: Apple CEO Tim Cook will host a fundraiser with House Speaker Paul Ryan next week as the iPhone maker tries to strengthen its relationships with key Republicans — despite its decision to pull support for the GOP convention because of its distaste for Donald Trump. Cook will help generate cash for Ryan at a private breakfast on June ...

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Apple Won’t Fund GOP Convention Because Trump

Politico reports: Apple has told Republican leaders it will not provide funding or other support for the party’s 2016 presidential convention, as it’s done in the past, citing Donald Trump’s controversial comments about women, immigrants and minorities. Unlike Facebook, Google and Microsoft, which have all said they will provide some support to the GOP event in Cleveland next month, Apple ...

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CALIFORNIA: FBI Unlocks San Bernardino Terrorist’s iPhone On Their Own, Drops Lawsuit Against Apple

From the Los Angeles Times: Federal officials on Monday dropped their legal fight against Apple after unlocking the iPhone used by an assailant in last year’s San Bernardino terror attack, leaving unsettled a vexing debate over privacy and security amid rapid advances in technology. The move comes a week after Justice Department officials put a sudden hold on their demands ...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Vows To Continue Fight Against Feds: We Have A Responsibility On Privacy [VIDEO]

MacWorld reports: On Monday, Apple chief executive Tim Cook positioned his company’s stance on protecting privacy as a patriotic duty. Cook addressed the ongoing iPhone privacy issue briefly as part of a presentation where Apple is expected to announce an new iPad Pro mini as well as a smaller iPhone. “We built the iPhone for you, our customers,” Cook said. ...

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MORE PANIC: Tech Execs & Top GOP Leaders Meet At Opulent Georgia Resort To Talk #DumpTrump

From the Huffington Post: Billionaires, tech CEOs and top members of the Republican establishment flew to a private island resort off the coast of Georgia this weekend for the American Enterprise Institute’s annual World Forum, according to sources familiar with the secretive gathering. The main topic at the closed-to-the-press confab? How to stop Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Apple CEO Tim ...

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Apple Shareholders Asked To Vote For Corporate Policy On Operating Where Homosexuality Is Illegal

Via press release: At today’s Apple shareholder meeting in Cupertino, California, shareholders will vote on a resolution submitted by the National Center for Public Policy Research, a shareholder, requiring Apple’s management to prepare a report identifying Apple’s criteria for operating in regions with significant human rights violations. Apple operates in 17 nations in which homosexual activity is illegal. In four ...

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Donald Trump Calls For Apple Boycott

Donald Trump today called for a boycott of Apple until the company hands over proprietary security information which will allow the federal government to hack the iPhone of the San Bernardino terrorist. Earlier this week Apple CEO Tim Cook vowed to fight a court order which commands the company to provide that data to the FBI. Today Apple was granted ...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Denounces Federal Court’s Order To Hack iPhone Of San Bernardino Terrorist

Apple CEO Tim Cook today issued a lengthy public letter which forcefully denounces a federal court’s order that his company provide the means to hack the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino terrorists.  The Associated Press reports: Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook says his company will fight a federal magistrate’s order to hack its users in connection with the ...

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: Why I Came Out [VIDEO]

The Atlantic sets up last night’s appearance on The Late Show: Colbert asked Cook about the spate of new movies coming out that are critical of Steve Jobs. “I haven’t seen them, but the Steve I knew was an amazing human being,” Cook replied, dismissing the films and noting that, “I think that a lot of people are trying to ...

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Apple Unveils Mega iPad [VIDEO]

Among the big reveals at today’s Apple event was a supersized 12.9″ iPad. TechCrunch reports: Apple CEO Tim Cook called it “the biggest news for the iPad since the iPad.” With the iPad Pro, you can now run two side-by-side iPad Air apps. The iPad Pro isn’t for everyone — hence the name. But for those who already love their ...

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Apple’s Tim Cook Tops Out’s Power 50 List

Out Magazine today published its ninth annual ranking of the 50 most powerful LGBT people in the United States.  Taking the top spot from last year’s list leader, Ellen DeGeneres, is Apple CEO Tim Cook, who formally came out six months ago. Here is this year’s top ten: 1. Tim Cook 2. Ellen DeGeneres 3. Rachel Maddow 4. Sen. Tammy ...

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Tim Cook: Americans Need To Stand Up Against License To Discriminate Laws

“Men and women have fought and died fighting to protect our country’s founding principles of freedom and equality. We owe it to them, to each other and to our future to continue to fight with our words and our actions to make sure we protect those ideals. The days of segregation and discrimination marked by ‘Whites Only’ signs on shop ...

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ARKANSAS: Senate Approves Anti-Gay License To Discriminate Bill, Gov. Asa Hutchinson Says He Plans To Sign It

Arkansas Online reports: The chamber voted 24-7 to approve House Bill 1228, the Conscience Protection Act, a day after representatives from the Human Rights Campaign spoke out against the bill in Little Rock and called it discriminatory. HB1228’s lead sponsor, state Rep. Bob Ballinger, R-Hindsville, has said the bill will shift Arkansas to a strict scrutiny standard, which makes it ...

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Gold Apple Watch: Starting At $10,000

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