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Topic: Tim Cook

Apple slams BBC report on suppliers, says provided facts were 'clearly missing' from broadcast

12/19/2014, 08:12 am

A corporate memo sent out by Apple executive Jeff Williams reveals that both he and Chief Executive Tim Cook are "deeply offended" by a report that aired on the BBC, alleging poor treatment of workers by an Apple supplier in the Far East.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook gives 'substantial' sum to gay rights initiative

12/18/2014, 06:12 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook, who recently decided to publicly announce he is "proud to be gay," has made a "substantial" donation to a cause promoting gay rights in the U.S. South, including his home state of Alabama.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook wins 'Person of the Year' honor from London's Financial Times

12/11/2014, 12:12 pm

For leading Apple to continued financial success, introducing buzzworthy new product categories, and putting morals over profits, Tim Cook has been named "Person of the Year" by economic-focused newspaper the Financial Times.

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Time's Person of the Year honor goes to 'the Ebola fighters,' not Apple CEO Tim Cook

12/10/2014, 11:12 am

Apple's chief executive was among those spurned by Time Magazine on Wednesday as the publication announced that the 2014 Person of the Year edition will not feature a single person, but instead pay homage to the healthcare workers fighting Ebola in Africa.

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Before Facebook's outrage over Apple's privacy policy, it paid billions for firm with same anti-ads philosophy

12/09/2014, 07:12 pm

After Apple's Tim Cook said users of ad-based services "are the product" rather than the customer, Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg scoffed at the idea as "the most ridiculous concept." However, the WhatsApp messaging service Zuckerberg paid $22 billion to acquire espoused that same "ridiculous" philosophy two years ago.

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Tim Cook meets with Rev. Jesse Jackson to discuss corporate diversity

12/09/2014, 04:12 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson on Monday to talk about a range of topics, including the company's ongoing initiative to create a more diverse tech industry.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook among eight finalists for Time's 2014 Person of the Year

12/08/2014, 02:12 pm

Time revealed on Monday that Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is once again one of its finalists for the magazine's "Person of the Year" award, joining the likes of Alibaba CEO Jack Ma, Russian President Vladmir Putin, pop star Taylor Swift, Ebola caregivers, and protesters in Ferguson, Mo.

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Mark Zuckerberg calls Apple CEO Tim Cook's view on ad-supported business 'ridiculous'

12/05/2014, 02:12 pm

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg had harsh words for those --including Apple CEO Tim Cook --who have called the social network's ad-supported business model bad for consumers, saying that such comments are "ridiculous."

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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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