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Topic: Tim Cook

Tim Cook to shareholders: iPhone 5s & 5c outpace predecessors, Apple bought 23 companies in 16 months

02/28/2014, 03:02 pm

Apple's chief executive Tim Cook sat alone onstage as he presided over the company's annual shareholder meeting, fielding questions and detailing various aspects of his company's business. Among the topics he discussed were sales of the latest iPhone models, Apple's pace of acquisitions, and the growth of Apple TV.

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Apple TV sales topped $1B in 2013, becoming Apple's fastest growing hardware

02/28/2014, 01:02 pm

Sales of the Apple TV are estimated to have grown by 80 percent in 2013, reaching around 10 million units for the calendar year, or some $1 billion worth of set-top boxes sold to end users.

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Tim Cook's early life in small town Alabama profiled by local newspaper

02/24/2014, 10:02 pm

Alabama paper AL.com on Monday published a profile of Apple CEO Tim Cook, offering a peek into the chief executive's formative days in Robertsdale through interviews with teachers, friends and his parents.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook remembers late Steve Jobs 59 years after his birth

02/24/2014, 01:02 pm

Monday would have been the 59th birthday of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs -- a fact recognized by his successor Tim Cook, who posted a pair of quotes from Jobs on his official Twitter account.

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Apple's buybacks exploited stock dips to generate billions in shareholder value

02/18/2014, 06:02 pm

Apple's efforts to take advantage of irrational stock dips in order to buy back its own shares at a discount has transferred billions of dollars from panicked speculators to its long term investors.

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Carl Icahn drops push for more aggressive Apple share buyback

02/10/2014, 09:02 am

Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn on Monday dropped efforts push for Apple to spend the bulk of its considerable sum of cash on its own shares, citing recent stock repurchases by the company as "so close" to fulfilling his original goals.

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ISS recommends against Icahn stock buyback strategy, sides with Apple board

02/09/2014, 08:02 pm

Well-known proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services on Sunday released a report recommending AAPL shareholders vote against a proposal from activist investor Carl Icahn, who wants Apple to repurchase $50 billion worth of stock.

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Cook discusses bigger iPhones, Motorola sale, Android and more in interview

02/07/2014, 09:02 pm

In a wide-ranging interview with The Wall Street Journal, excerpts of which were published on Friday, Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed expanding the iPhone business, Google and Android, emerging markets and innovation.

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Cook says Apple to enter 'new categories' with upcoming devices

02/06/2014, 11:02 pm

In an update to a report published earlier on Thursday, The Wall Street Journal said Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed the company is hard at work on devices any "reasonable" person would consider to be new product categories.

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Apple repurchases $14B of own stock over two weeks after 8% decline

02/06/2014, 08:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed on Thursday that the company has bought back some $14 billion worth of AAPL shares since an earnings call two weeks ago, saying the move is the biggest repurchase on record for such a short period.

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Turkish president wants Apple to invest R&D capital, offers tax incentives

02/04/2014, 10:02 pm

During a high-level meeting on Tuesday, Turkish President Abdullah Gül called for Apple to invest in the state's growing technopark initiative, while CEO Tim Cook confirmed plans for a "unique" flagship Apple Store in Istanbul.

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Tim Cook to visit Turkish president this week, may discuss $4B iPad deal

02/03/2014, 06:02 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook will meet with Turkish President President Abdullah Gül on Tuesday local time, with rumors claiming the topic of discussion will be a potential iPad in education deal worth somewhere between $3 billion and $4 billion.

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Apple joins list of US companies pledging to end hiring discrimination against long-term unemployed

01/31/2014, 09:01 am

Apple is among some of the largest companies in America who have agreed to a new program from President Barack Obama pledging to avoid discrimination against job candidates who have been out of the workforce for an extended period.

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Apple's Tim Cook hints at expanded mobile payment strategy and more for Touch ID

01/27/2014, 06:01 pm

While stopping short of announcing an comprehensively outlined strategy for facilitating mobile payments, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook linked the concept with iPhone 5s' Touch ID system.

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Tim Cook admits iPhone 5c share lower than expected, says demand was 'different than we thought'

01/27/2014, 05:01 pm

Though Apple doesn't break down sales of individual iPhone models, Chief Executive Tim Cook admitted on Monday that sales of the iPhone 5c represented a smaller mix of total handset sales than his company anticipated.

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Apple celebrates 30 years of Mac with live concert at company HQ

01/25/2014, 12:01 am

Capping off a day of festivities celebrating the Mac's 30th anniversary, Apple on Friday held a party at its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., where employees and guests were treated to a live concert performed by OneRepublic.

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Tim Cook will 'absolutely' press Congress for more transparency over surveillance

01/24/2014, 07:01 pm

In a one-on-one interview with ABC News' David Muir, Apple CEO Tim Cook called for the U.S. government to be more open about its surveillance efforts after revealing his company is under a gag order regarding such matters.

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Apple's Tim Cook jokes about secrecy, sapphire glass, and a mythical 'iRing'

01/24/2014, 09:01 am

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook sat down for an interview with ABC News about the 30th anniversary of the Mac, but the conversation naturally delved into other subjects like future products, on which the CEO was unsurprisingly tight-lipped.

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ABC to interview Tim Cook for 30th anniversary of Mac

01/23/2014, 07:01 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook will make a rare television appearance in an interview with David Muir of ABC World News, with one of main topics likely to be the Mac's 30th anniversary.

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Tim Cook makes rare TV appearance to hype Apple-China Mobile deal

01/15/2014, 08:01 am

In an effort to drum up enthusiasm among investors for his company's new agreement with China Mobile, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook participated in a rare TV interview on Wednesday, sharing the spotlight with Xi Guohua, the chairman of the world's largest wireless carrier.

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