All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Tim Cook’

Tim Cook Promises That Apple’s Protecting Your Privacy

Maybe it’s the NSA and the government’s now-public surveillance initiative. Maybe it’s because the company just introduced and new iOS and a new payment solution that requires people to put themselves out there. Maybe it’s Jennifer Lawrence nudes. Whatever it is, Apple CEO Tim Cook has written a letter to Apple users assuring them that their privacy is at the …

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Steve Jobs’ Old Office Hasn’t Been Touched Since His Death

If you are wondering about the amount of reverence the folks at Apple have for late co-founder Steve Jobs, you really shouldn’t be. But to put it bluntly, it’s a lot. Take this little anecdote from Bloomberg’s extensive interview with current CEO Tim Cook: Steve Jobs’s office remains Steve Jobs’s office. After his death in 2011, Tim Cook, his friend …

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Are You Impressed With The Apple Watch?

This week, Apple introduced the world to the Apple Watch. Opinions are mixed as you’d expect. Some think the device marks the turning point for the company as the true beginning of the Tim Cook era, and that the device will be largely successful. Others think it’s a big disappointment or an otherwise unnecessary product destined to fail. What do …

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Tim Cook Called Apple Watch the iWatch, So I Guess You Can Too

Other than hundreds of people giving a man a standing ovation for putting a watch on his wrist, the most shocking thing you possibly witnessed during Tuesday’s big Apple event was the death of the “i”. Death may be a little harsh – there’s still the iPhone and the iPad. But Apple clearly moved away from the i-everything path that …

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Apple’s White, Male CEO Unsatisfied with Company’s White, Maleness

Tech’s diversity problem (both in terms of gender and ethnicity) has been well documented. But in the name of transparency Apple has decided to release its own numbers for scrutiny, following similar moves by other major players. To get straight to the likely unsurprising news, Apple is pretty white and pretty full of dudes. Out of Apple’s 98,000 employees, 70 …

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Apple Excitedly Welcomes Beats ‘To The Family’

Apple’s acquisition of Beats is officially official. The company even put out an extra special landing page welcoming the team to the Apple family. Most of its acquisitions are barely even acknowledged. Welcome to the family—Jimmy, Dre, Luke, Ian and the entire beats team! http://t.co/qECVlXlYQZ — Tim Cook (@tim_cook) August 1, 2014 Apple’s “welcome to the family” message says: Today we …

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Apple Earnings Released, Revenue $37.4 Billion

Apple announced its earnings for its fiscal 2014 Q3 (ended June 28). This includes revenue of $37.4 billion, and net profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share. These are up from $35.3 billion revenue, net profit of $6.9 billion, and $1.07 per diluted share last year. Gross margin was up year-over-year at 39.4 % from 36.9%. International sales, …

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Apple Adds Sue Wagner To Board Of Directors As Bill Campbell Retires

Apple announced on Thursday that Sue Wagner, founding partner and director of BlackRock (not to be confused with politician Sue Ellen Wagner), has been elected to its board of directors as Bill Campbell retires. Campbell is the board’s longest-serving member, and has been a part of it for seventeen years. Apple CEO Tim Cook said, “Sue is a pioneer in …

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Apple Is Buying Beats Because It Has an Assload of Money (Says Funny or Die)

The big rumor in the tech world this week is that Apple is in talks to acquire Beats Electronics, makers of the Beats by Dre headphones and recent launcher of a streaming music service. The news came out of left field, and left many analysts scrambling to figure out just what the hell was going on. Beats is a very …

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Apple Earnings Released: Revenue $45.6 Billion, Net Profit $10.2 Billion

Apple just released its earnings report for its fiscal 2014 second quarter, ended March 29th with revenue of $45.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $10.2 billion. That’s compared to $43.6 billion and net profit of $9.5 billion, respectively for the same period last year. CEO Tim Cook said, “We’re very proud of our quarterly results, especially our strong iPhone …

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Tesla and Apple Rumors Continue to Swirl

On Sunday, the San Francisco Chronicle released an article which has shaken the core of the internet and tech world. According to an anonymous source, Adrian Perica, Apple’s merger and acquisitions chief, and Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, held a secret meeting in Cupertino, CA last spring. Unfortunately, both Apple and Tesla have declined to comment on such a meeting. …

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Kanye Talks ‘His Boy and Sh*t’ Eric Schmidt, ‘Rich As F*ck’ Tim Cook at Concert

If you’re unfamiliar with Kanye West’s Yeezus tour–here’s a quick rundown. It’s an incredible spectacle–really. If I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes, the various reports about it being an incredible spectacle wouldn’t have held water for me. But I did, so they do. Kayne plays for nearly three hours–nearly 30 songs in most cases. There’s a giant mountain, …

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