Tim Cook

Apple CEO

Tim Cook
GENERAL INFORMATION
  • Residence: California, United States
EDUCATION
  • MBA - Duke University
  • BS - Auburn University
COMPANIES
  • Apple

Tim Cook's Bio

Tim Cook was raised in Alabama. Both of his parents were hard workers: his mother a homemaker and his father a shipyard laborer. After graduating high school, Tim Cook stayed in the south to study industrial engineering at Auburn University. He then continued on to receive his MBA from Duke University.

After completing his degrees, Tim Cook worked with companies like Compaq, IBM, and Intelligent Electronics. Most notably, Tim Cook has worked for Apple and Steve Jobs, playing an important part in the company. He has used his intellect and intuition to help steer Apple in the right direction. Because of his actions, Tim Cook was able to increase Apple

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Tim Cook's Freshman Year: The Apple CEO Speaks

Businessweek"I love being CEO of Apple. I love it. It’s just something I have to, and continue to, adjust to."

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Apple After Jobs

WSJ.comChief Executive Tim Cook on the importance of keeping the culture that Steve Jobs created

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Icy Relationship Between Ebay CEO And Icahn Beginning To Thaw

BloombergEBay Chief Executive Officer John Donahoe dined with Icahn and two other colleagues, and discussed the investor’s proposal to split off the e-commerce company’s PayPal payments unit. The settlement got an assist from some other Silicon Valley...

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What Will Tim Cook Do With Apple’s $159B?

NYTApple topped the list, with nearly $159 billion. A decade ago, before the iPhone came along, the company was holding about $5.5 billion.

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New Book Slams Apple CEO Tim Cook

NYTUnder Timothy D. Cook, who took over as chief executive shortly before Steve Jobs died in October 2011, Apple “teeters at the edge of a reckoning,” Ms. Kane writes. Its executives, she adds, “cannot find their own way forward. They are tired....

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10 Things You Didn't Know About Apple's CEO

MashableWhether the company falls off the edge depends in large part on a CEO who remains a mystery to many inside and outside the company. Cook is frequently described in the press with the same few (sometimes contradicting) words: Calm. Meticulous....

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Apple CEO Is Increasingly Flexing His Muscles

TIMETim Cook is getting more comfortable channelling the Steve Jobs’s patented self-righteousness. At the company’s annual shareholders meeting last week, the Apple CEO chafed at a request that Apple commit to not engaging in environmental...

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Icahn Drops Apple Buyback Proposal

BloombergInvestor Carl Icahn dropped his campaign urging Apple Inc. to buy back $50 billion of stock this year, after the company stepped up repurchases and a proxy-advisory firm criticized his efforts as micromanagement. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs resisted...

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Apple Buys Back $14 Billion Of Shares...

ReutersWith the latest round of repurchases, Apple has bought back more than $40 billion of its shares over the past 12 months, which Cook said was a record for any company over a similar span.

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CEO Tim Cook Says Touch ID Was Part Of Thinking

TechCrunchApple CEO Tim Cook actually discussed mobile payments directly on the company’s earnings call today, saying that it’s an area that has “intrigued” the company and that mobile payments actually figured in the company’s thinking around Touch...

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Tim Cook On The NSA

VentureBeatTim Cook wants to put the American people at ease. But unless the government lifts the “gag order” it’s placed on other technology companies, Cook can’t tell us much about the type and amount of data Apple shares with the National Security...

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Davos Absentees Include...

Economic TimesThe annual parade of boldface names at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is always striking. This year's attendees at the meeting, which begins Wednesday, will include Japan's prime minister, Shinzo Abe; the billionaire Bill Gates;...

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Apple CEO Plans To Broaden Alliance...

WSJApple's deal to offer iPhones through China Mobile represents a major coup for its chief executive Tim Cook, who signaled Wednesday the company plans to broaden its alliance with the Chinese carrier to grow in the world's largest smartphone market.

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Tim Cook Docks Himself $4 Million In Pay

CNN MoneyTim Cook gave himself a sizable slap on the wrist this past summer, docking himself $4 million in pay for Apple's underperforming stock price.

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Apple's Tim Cook Promises Big Plans

CNN MoneyIt is already illegal for employers to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, nationality, religion, age, or disability. But a majority of states still don't provide protection to LGBT individuals in the workplace. Apple (AAPL, Fortune 500)...

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Apple CEO Takes A Shot At Alabama During Speech...

CBS Sports Auburn grad and Apple CEO Tim Cook was recently awarded the school's Lifetime Achievement Award, so of course there is going to be an Iron Bowl reference in the acceptance speech.

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Tim Cook Speaks From His Heart

Fortune Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook made a rare public appearance as he touched on three issues close to his heart...

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Icahn Pushed Tim Cook For A $150B Buyback

CNBCIt looks like Apple's CEO Tim Cook is going to be hearing a lot more from Carl Icahn.

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Tim Cook: 'We're Not In The Junk Business'

BusinessweekTo Cook, the mobile industry doesn’t race to the bottom, it splits. One part does indeed go cheap, with commoditized products that compete on little more than price.

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Cook: Apple Will Sell Its 700 Millionth iOS Device In Oct.

Jordan KahnAt Apple’s iPhone event in Cupertino, CEO Tim Cook kicked things off with the usual company updates since last checking in. He also mentioned that Apple will hit 700 million iOS devices sold by next month.

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Carl Icahn To Dine With Tim Cook In September

All Things DLooks like Carl Icahn has bought himself a dinner with Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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Can Tim Cook Really Fill Steve Jobs' Shoes?

ReutersThe man who was handed one of the more daunting tasks in business - filling the shoes of the late Steve Jobs and keeping Apple on top - may himself need a spot of advice.

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It Has Not Been A Good Week To Be Tim Cook

Pando DailyPopular perception notwithstanding, he’s still the best executive capable of running the company.

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Tim Cook And Obama Discuss Tech Surveillance

ZD NetU.S. President Barack Obama met with a number of tech figures Thursday to discuss the future of technology and its role in surveillance.

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Tim Cook's 10 Best Comments From Apple Earnings

ForbesCook, who celebrates this second-anniversary as CEO next month, used the hour-long call to talk about everything from rival tablets, which he says he has no idea what they’re being used for, to the “key focus” Apple has on being part of...

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Tim Cook Is Right. Smartphones Haven’t Peaked

QuartzThere’s been plenty of concern lately that the market Apple arguably created—high-end smartphones—is approaching the saturation point.

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Tim Cook Trying To Buy Motion Control Company

Business InsiderApple is reportedly in talks to buy PrimeSense, an Israel-based company that specializes in motion control, for about $280 million.

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Fashion CEO Will Now Report Directly To Tim Cook

CNBCApple has hired the former chief executive of French luxury group Yves Saint Laurent for "special projects.

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Tim Cook Laughs At Windows 8...

Cult of MacTim Cook points out the obvious: everyone on a Mac upgraded to Mountain Lion within a year, while no one is even bothering with Windows 8. A chart tells a thousand words, huh?

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If He Was Alive, Steve Jobs Would Strangle Tim Cook

The StreetThere's one constant that ties together pretty much every Apple rumor these days. Post-Steve Jobs, the company has turned into the very thing Jobs famously made fun of -- a copycat.

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Apple CEO Cook: More 'Game Changers' Ahead

USA TodayApple CEO Tim Cook stayed true to form during an on stage interview at the All Things D conference here. "We release products when they're ready (and) we believe very much in the elements of surprise."

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5 Ways Tim Cook Stayed Cool Under Fire

Forbes“It’s important to tell our story and that you hear directly from me."

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Tim Cook: We Are The Largest Corporate Taxpayer

VentureBeatApple CEO Tim Cook testified before a Senate Permanent Subcommitte on Investigations this morning about Apple’s offshore business operations.

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Can Tim Cook Tame Washington?

BusinessweekAs a general rule, the tech world doesn’t think highly of Congress or Washington. Nevertheless, Apple (AAPL) Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has agreed to testify before the Senate.

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Tim Cook To Press For Simplified Corporate Tax Laws

USA TodayIn his first testimony before Congress, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday plans to advocate "dramatic simplification" of corporate tax laws when lawmakers consider an overhaul of the tax code.

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With So Much Offshore Cash, Tim Cook Feeling Pressure

PoliticoApple is under so much pressure in Washington over its offshore cash that it’s doing things it almost never does.

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How Tim Cook Can Keep Apple Innovative

BusinessweekThis success will be dependent upon three key factors: managing external forces, a maturing culture of innovation, and leaving Apple’s DNA intact.

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And The Most Influential US Tech CEO Is...

TimeOver the next few weeks, TIME will be highlighting some of the most influential figures in technology, in a series called the TIME Tech 40.

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Two Ways Tim Cook Isn't Like Steve Jobs

ForbesThe problem, I think, is not that Cook is a bad CEO, but that he is not an a******.

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Tim Cook: We've Got Some Surprises Coming

ForbesAs Apple beat Wall Street expectations for its fiscal second quarter, CEO Tim Cook continued to promise a rich array of new products will be coming starting this fall–including new product categories.

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Tim Cook: Why Apple Doesn't Have A 5-Inch iPhone

Business InsiderOn last night's earnings call, CEO Tim Cook was asked if Apple would consider making a 5-inch iPhone. Here's what he said.

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Apple Is Not Doomed And Tim Cook Won't Be Fired

ForbesIt’s getting hard to keep this straight, but Apple, the company, and AAPL, the stock, are not the same thing. You’d think sophisticated people would know better by now, but you’d clearly be wrong.

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Why Tim Cook Is Like Steve Ballmer

YahooBecause of the decline in Apple's stock price, many are calling for CEO Tim Cook to be fired. Something that Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft knows all about.

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Who's Trying To Get Tim Cook Fired?

FortuneWe've been hearing whispers to that effect from disgruntled shareholders for weeks, but now -- two days before Cook is scheduled to report Apple's March quarterly earnings -- they've come to the surface.

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Tim Cook's Apology In China Did Its Job

FortuneTim Cook, the CEO of Apple, sent an apology letter to China that has eased the situation, softening the tense relationship between Apple and the Chinese market.

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Tim Cook Apologizes To China...

VentureBeatTim Cook published a public apology to China today on the company’s website, saying that Apple will improve its iPhone repair policies, explain its warranties better, train service providers more thoroughly, and provide easier consumer access to...

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Ouch...Tim Cook Gets Downgraded

FortuneApple CEO Tim Cook fell sharply in Glassdoor's tech CEO rankings this year, while Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg catapulted to No. 1.

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Tim Cook Ordered To Testify...

LA TimesA federal judge has ruled that Apple's Chief Executive Tim Cook must testify in the U.S. government's e-books antitrust case against the company.

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Buffett To Cook: Buy Back Apple

Fortune"If you could buy dollar bills for 80 cents, it's a very good thing to do."

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Every Time Tim Cook Talks, Apple's Stock Drops

Huffington PostThe last six times that Cook has put himself out there, Apple's stock declined afterwards. It's a streak that dates back to October 2012...

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Wait, Did Tim Cook Actually Make A Joke?

Business InsiderAs the late Apple cofounder's successor in the CEO spot, Cook seems to be cutting loose. Take the way Cook introduced Apple board member Al Gore at the company's annual meeting...

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Apple CEO To Shareholders: I Feel Your Pain

ReutersApple Inc CEO Tim Cook acknowledged on Wednesday that his shareholders were disappointed with a five-month slide of more than 30 percent in the company's share price, but urged a focus on the longer term.

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Tim Cook Hates OLED But Spends Money On It

ForbesApple’s public posture about OLED displays and its private actions seem to be at odds.

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What Tim Cook Didn't Say

FortuneApple's CEO didn't bring up the company's most talked-about rumors. And that may be very telling.

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Apple CEO Calls Einhorn Lawsuit A 'Sideshow'

ReutersApple Inc CEO Tim Cook called David Einhorn's lawsuit against his company a "sideshow" but said on Tuesday the board is carefully considering the star hedge fund manager's proposal to issue preferred stock, calling it "creative."

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Tim Cook To Be Michelle Obama's Guest At SOTU...

Fast CompanyApple CEO Tim Cook is going to be a guest of Michelle Obama at tonight's Presidential State Of The Union address. Cook will be sitting in the First Lady's box.

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Tim Cook Shreds David Einhorn's Plan...

Business InsiderCook is ripping into hedge fund manager David Einhorn, the founder of Greenlight Capital who took aim at Apple's massive cash reserves it has on its balance sheet last week saying it has a "depression era mentality."

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Tim Cook Didn't Want To Sue Samsung - Jobs Did

Apple InsiderApple CEO Tim Cook didn't share the same views as late company co-founder Steve Jobs in pursuing Samsung legally.

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Does Apple Have The Right CEO?

ForbesIf the tide of “cool” public opinion is turning against Apple, that’s a really big problem.

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What Tim Cook Is Telling Apple Employees In Private

9to5 MacTo address the last year and the year ahead, Apple CEO Tim Cook summoned corporate employees to his Cupertino Campus’s De Anza 3 auditorium.

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Tim Cook Tries To Squash iPhone Supply Rumors...

TechCrunchHe prefaced it by saying he doesn’t want to make a habit of addressing rumors, but went on to comment on recent reports that iPad and iPhone part order volumes have been cut owing to weak demand.

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Tim Cook Is About To Get Grilled By A Judge

Venture BeatApple’s Tim Cook will shortly be hearing a question something like that, as Justice Lucy Koh has ordered him to appear in court to give a deposition regarding alleged antitrust violations. Read more at...

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27 Executives Who Wake Up Really Early

Business InsiderWhether they were born early risers or learned good sleep habits, these people know how to seize the day.

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Apple CEO: China Will Overtake US As Biggest Market

Fox NewsApple expects China to overtake the United States as its biggest market, CEO Tim Cook told a Chinese government news agency.

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Tim Cook Is Hanging Out With Chinese Government

VentureBeatLooks like Tim Cook, chief executive of Apple, has made his way back to China. The CEO first made a trip in March, and is now said to be talking with government officials about technology in the country.

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Tim Cook's Pay Drops 99 Percent

ReutersCook, the successor to the late Steve Jobs, was awarded total compensation of $4.17 million in 2012, down from $378 million in 2011, Apple said in a federal filing on Thursday.

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Tim Cook Is The Runner Up...

TimeHe lost to President Obama for Time's Person of the Year.

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Tim Cook: Apple TV Will Change The Living Room

Venture BeatIn the most showy hint yet that Apple is building a television set, Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a new interview that the TV set was a relic from the past and that his company is intensely interested in changing that.

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The Tim Cook Interview Everyone Is Talking About

BusinessweekHe talks about Apple TV, what it's like to be famous, and why he fired Scott Forstall.

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Tim Cook: Why I Fired Scott Forstall

Business Insider"I despise politics. There is no room for it in a company."

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Steve Jobs And The 1927 Yankees

MacworldThe question “What would Steve have done?” is, fundamentally, the wrong one.

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Tim Cook Is Giving Everyone Two-Week Breaks

Business InsiderIt's similar to Google's 20% time, which lets employees spend 20% of their time on side projects that could end up helping Google.

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Tim Cook Just Gave $2.5M To Hurricane Sandy Relief

9 to 5 MacWe just got the above email via an Apple employee from CEO Tim Cook showing the Cupertino company is looking after those on the other coast of the U.S. Apple will donate $2.5 million to the Red Cross to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims.

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Tim Cook Made 3 Big Mistakes

ForbesHe’s made three big mistakes so far in the 13 months since Steve Jobs died. Let’s review them.

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Tech CEOs Warm Up For Holiday Tablet Wars

ReutersThe biggest names in consumer technology, stung by a string of disappointing quarterly results this month, are suiting up for what's shaping to be the fiercest holiday battle in years.

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Tim Cook Totally Ignores Steve Jobs

ForbesYesterday’s Apple announcement shows that Apple is failing to innovate like it did under Jobs. Now, in a departure from Jobs’ era, Apple is simply making incremental improvements to well-engineered products that are not game changers.

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Cook: Apple Sold 100M iPads In Just Over 2 Years

TechCrunchTim Cook told us that Apple has sold over 100M iPads in just 2 and a half years of existence. That’s pretty impressive and it’s about to get bigger.

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Is The Right Cook In Apple's Kitchen?

VentureBeatTim Cook must be the most speculated-about figure in the world.

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Tim Cook Sent Mark Zuckerberg A Free iPhone 5

Business InsiderWhy is it always the billionaires that get the free stuff?

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If Steve Jobs Were Alive, He Would Fire Tim Cook

ForbesSteve Jobs set the bar so ridiculously high that it’s almost unfair to criticize what happens on Cook’s watch.

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Here's How Famous CEOs Apologize

MarketWatchWhat CEOs from Jobs to Cook to Zuckerberg reveal in apologies.

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Tim Cook Apologizes For Those Terrible Apple Maps

TechCrunchApple has finally made a real statement to its customers apologizing about the Maps drama that’s been unfolding over the past few weeks...According to CEO Tim Cook, the company “fell short” on its commitment to bring world-class products to...

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Amazon Uses Steve Jobs To Slap Apple In The Face

The RegisterAmazon cites quotes from both Steve Jobs and Tim Cook to show the term "app store" is not owned exclusively by Apple.

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Apple CEO On Path To First Billion

MarketWatchApple CEO Tim Cook has made about $390 million on his Apple stock in the 55 weeks since taking over.

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Buffett Tops Bloomberg Markets' 50 Most Influential List

BloombergThe ability to move markets or shape ideas and policies. The clout to affect the price of a security or the structure of a deal. These are the attributes that define the people who hold sway in the world of finance -- those who make up Bloomberg...

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Google, Apple CEOs In Patent Talks...

ReutersGoogle CEO Larry Page and Apple CEO Tim Cook have been conducting behind-the-scenes conversations about a range of intellectual property matters, including the ongoing mobile patent disputes between the companies.

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Tim Cook Is Better For Apple Than Steve Jobs

IDTAt least for Apple's next chapter in history...

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Tim Cook Is Reportedly To Blame...

Business InsiderApple's retail stores are still cutting back on hours, changing employee priorities, and it all could be due to a directive from Tim Cook.

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Happy Anniversary, Tim Cook

EconomistTim Cook’s first year as the technology giant’s boss has been a success. But the toughest test lies ahead

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The State Of Apple One Year After Steve Jobs

InfoWorldTim Cook earns a B+ for keeping Apple a light-year ahead of its competition while correcting the errors of his larger-than-life predecessor.

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Judge Urges Apple, Samsung CEOs To Talk Again

CNETHoping for a possible settlement, the judge in the case between the two companies tells their CEOs to call each other before the jury decides.

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Tim Cook Likes These 7 Beautiful Things

Business InsiderA few weeks ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook created an account on The Fancy, a Pinterest-like image sharing site that's backed by Jack Dorsey and other super angels. Here's what he's into:

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Tim Cook Hints At iPhone 5... Or Something

CNETCEO Tim Cook doesn't flatly rule out the possibility of a fall product transition, noting that there's "incredible anticipation out there for a future product."

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Tim Cook Might Be Using A Rival To Pinterest...

Business InsiderThe Fancy is the New York-based Pinterest competitor that is killing it in social commerce. It may now have the most powerful business figure in the world—Apple CEO Tim Cook—signed up as a user.

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So, What’s Tim Cook Up To In Sun Valley?

All Things DCook’s attendance at this gathering of the technology and media superpowers is a rarity for an Apple executive. Company co-founder Steve Jobs rarely accepted his Sun Valley invitation, so Cook’s appearance at the event this year is something of...

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Tim Cook Spotted At The Sun Valley Conference

Business InsiderApple CEO Tim Cook is at Allen & Co's Sun Valley conference.

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They Say He's The Most Social CEO

The Street If you wanted to know who the most "social CEO" is, you have to look no further than San Francisco and Salesforce.com's Marc Benioff.

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Tim Cook's Top Poaches For Apple

Business InsiderAnyone who thought Apple would have trouble attracting top talent without Steve Jobs in charge should just take a look at all the prominent employees the company has poached in recent months.

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More Reasons Tim Cook Is Doing Awesome

Business InsiderBesides the fact that Apple's business has continued to zip along under his watch, there are two other big reasons to admire the new guy:

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First Rate Tim Cook, Not A Second Rate Steve Jobs

ForbesHe’s not Steve Jobs. But you know what? No one is.

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Tim Cook Feels The Wrath Of The Apple Power User

FortuneForced to telegraph future product plans, despite a promise to double down on secrecy.

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Tim Cook Leads By Getting Out Of The Way

MashableHow Cook nailed the Apple keynote.

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