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Apple CEO Tim Cook to be namesake of Alabama anti-discrimination bill

12/04/2014, 12:12 am

Following initial hesitation on the part of Apple, an Alabama state representative is moving forward with plans to name a proposed anti-discrimination bill after CEO Tim Cook after receiving full support from the company this week.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook meets with GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch in Washington

12/03/2014, 02:12 pm

Two of the most powerful leaders in technology and politics got together in the nation's capital earlier this week, as Apple chief Tim Cook met with incoming Senate President pro tempore Orrin Hatch -- a major Silicon Valley supporter --on Tuesday.

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Pennsylvania school district to buy iPads with $291K donation from Apple CEO Tim Cook

12/03/2014, 11:12 am

The board of Pennsylvania's Steel Valley School District has officially voted to use a $291,791 donation from Apple chief Tim Cook --made by Cook in honor of former Apple board member Bill Campbell --to purchase iPads for each of the district's students and train teachers on how to take advantage of the technology.

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Tim Cook makes surprise visit to D.C. Apple Store in support of World AIDS Day

12/01/2014, 11:12 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook and (RED) chief Deborah Dugan visited a Washington, D.C. Apple Store in Georgetown on Monday to show support for World AIDS Day, a global event created to foster awareness about HIV/AIDS.

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Apple earns 100% score on Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index for 13th year in a row

11/19/2014, 12:11 pm

The Human Rights Campaign this week published its annual Corporate Equality Index rankings rating American workplaces on LGBT equality, and Apple once again earned a score of 100 percent, achieving a perfect ranking for the 13th straight year.

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Full video of Tim Cook's WSJD Live conference panel posted online

11/10/2014, 06:11 pm

The Wall Street Journal has released the full version of its interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook filmed at the inaugural WSJD Live conference in October, where topics discussed ranged from Apple Pay to Apple Watch and more.

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Samsung Electronics' heir apparent Lee Jae-yong profiled as silver spoon-fed product of corrupt nepotism with little real experience

11/06/2014, 06:11 am

When Apple's chief executive Tim Cook came out as gay, jokes flew that Samsung might rush to announce it "was even more gay." In reality however, Samsung Electronics is a step further behind Apple, having yet to officially name a successor to its ailing leader Lee Kun-hee, who at 72 remains hospitalized following a heart attack in May.

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Tim Cook's 'rhino skin' tested by a rash of angry flies as Apple investors shrug off concerns

11/03/2014, 10:11 pm

In the days following Tim Cook's statement that he was "proud to be gay," Apple's chief executive has been commended for his openness in a variety of online opinions, but also needled by a pestilent swarm of haters, ranging from Twitter trolls to Russian politicians and businessmen. Apple investors don't seem to care.

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President Bill Clinton, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella & others praise Apple CEO Tim Cook for publicly announcing he is gay

10/30/2014, 01:10 pm

Following the publication of a heartfelt personal letter in which the Apple CEO revealed his sexual orientation publicly for the first time, Tim Cook has been showered with praise from coworkers, competitors, celebrities and more.

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'I'm proud to be gay,' Apple CEO Tim Cook says in open letter supporting equality

10/30/2014, 08:10 am

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook published a letter on Thursday revealing that while it wasn't an "easy choice," he's decided to publicly announce that he is "proud to be gay," and that it has given him perspective on what it means to be a minority.

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Apple's Tim Cook says his home state is 'too slow' on LGBT rights issue, pushes for education reform

10/27/2014, 10:10 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday spoke out on a variety of civil rights issues facing his home state of Alabama and the U.S. at large, comparing slow progress on rights for the LGBT community with the country's long struggle to reach racial and gender equality.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook says privacy talks with Chinese government were 'very open'

10/24/2014, 08:10 am

Tim Cook's tour of China continues with another interview with local media, this time with the Apple CEO telling users in the country that he had "very open" discussions on privacy and security with the Chinese government, following a series of attacks in the country targeting Apple users.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook visits Foxconn iPhone factory on China 'road trip'

10/22/2014, 09:10 pm

As part of what he calls a "road trip" to China, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday tweeted out a photo of himself sitting with a Foxconn worker putting the finishing touches on a new iPhone 6 model.

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Hacks targeting Chinese iCloud users prompt Apple CEO Tim Cook to meet China's vice premier

10/22/2014, 09:10 am

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook has reportedly traveled to Beijing to meet with the vice premier of China to discuss protecting user data, a meeting prompted by recent hacks targeting iCloud users in the country.

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Apple Inc. surprises with massive $17 billion Q4 stock buyback

10/21/2014, 05:10 pm

During its fiscal Q4 ending in September, Apple spent an incredible $17 billion to buy up its own stock, increasingly doing so on its own without outside bankers' assistance. Since the beginning of fiscal 2014, Apple has spent an astounding $45 billion to repurchase its stock from fleeing investors at incredible discounts.

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IBM's first enterprise apps for iPad to launch next month as iPad reaches 90 percent tablet share in U.S education

10/21/2014, 04:10 am

Apple isn't just waiting around for iPad sales to pick up speed. In its earnings conference call with analysts, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook stated the first wave of IBM's Mobile First apps targeting businesses would arrive next month, while separately noting that iPad now accounted for 90 percent of U.S. tablets used in education.

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iPad sales narrowly beat expectations as Tim Cook targets "negative commentary," says market isn't saturated

10/20/2014, 09:10 pm

In today's earnings conference call with analysts, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook explained why he remains "very bullish" about iPads despite the tablet's sales not maintaining the growth rates of iPhones or Macs in every region.

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Notes of interest from Apple's Q4 2014 conference call

10/20/2014, 05:10 pm

Apple blew away market expectations in reporting the results of its fourth fiscal quarter of 2014 on Monday, propelled by a new quarterly record for the iPhone and new all-time record for the Mac. Following the announcement, executives from the company participated in a conference call with analysts and the media, and notes of interest follow.

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Apple's iPhone 6 & 6 Plus off to best start in iPhone history

10/16/2014, 01:10 pm

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are off to a record start, having sold more units in the first month than any other iPhones in Apple's history.

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In response to Icahn, Apple reiterates plans to review share buyback program annually

10/09/2014, 02:10 pm

After activist investor Carl Icahn published a letter Thursday asking Apple to increase its share buyback efforts once again, the company responded with a statement indicating it's in no rush to make any changes.

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