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Businessweek"I love being CEO of Apple. I love it. It’s just something I have to, and continue to, adjust to."
WSJ.comChief Executive Tim Cook on the importance of keeping the culture that Steve Jobs created
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...
NYTApple topped the list, with nearly $159 billion. A decade ago, before the iPhone came along, the company was holding about $5.5 billion.
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....
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....
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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;...
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.
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.
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)...
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.
Fortune Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook made a rare public appearance as he touched on three issues close to his heart...
CNBCIt looks like Apple's CEO Tim Cook is going to be hearing a lot more from Carl Icahn.
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.
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.
All Things DLooks like Carl Icahn has bought himself a dinner with Apple CEO Tim Cook.
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.
Pando DailyPopular perception notwithstanding, he’s still the best executive capable of running the company.
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.
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...
QuartzThere’s been plenty of concern lately that the market Apple arguably created—high-end smartphones—is approaching the saturation point.
Business InsiderApple is reportedly in talks to buy PrimeSense, an Israel-based company that specializes in motion control, for about $280 million.
CNBCApple has hired the former chief executive of French luxury group Yves Saint Laurent for "special projects.
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?
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.
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."
Forbes“It’s important to tell our story and that you hear directly from me."
VentureBeatApple CEO Tim Cook testified before a Senate Permanent Subcommitte on Investigations this morning about Apple’s offshore business operations.
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.
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.
PoliticoApple is under so much pressure in Washington over its offshore cash that it’s doing things it almost never does.
BusinessweekThis success will be dependent upon three key factors: managing external forces, a maturing culture of innovation, and leaving Apple’s DNA intact.
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.
ForbesThe problem, I think, is not that Cook is a bad CEO, but that he is not an a******.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
FortuneApple CEO Tim Cook fell sharply in Glassdoor's tech CEO rankings this year, while Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg catapulted to No. 1.
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.
Fortune"If you could buy dollar bills for 80 cents, it's a very good thing to do."
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...
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...
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.
ForbesApple’s public posture about OLED displays and its private actions seem to be at odds.
FortuneApple's CEO didn't bring up the company's most talked-about rumors. And that may be very telling.
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."
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.
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."
Apple InsiderApple CEO Tim Cook didn't share the same views as late company co-founder Steve Jobs in pursuing Samsung legally.
ForbesIf the tide of “cool” public opinion is turning against Apple, that’s a really big problem.
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.
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.
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...
Business InsiderWhether they were born early risers or learned good sleep habits, these people know how to seize the day.
Fox NewsApple expects China to overtake the United States as its biggest market, CEO Tim Cook told a Chinese government news agency.
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.
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.
TimeHe lost to President Obama for Time's Person of the Year.
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.
BusinessweekHe talks about Apple TV, what it's like to be famous, and why he fired Scott Forstall.
Business Insider"I despise politics. There is no room for it in a company."
MacworldThe question “What would Steve have done?” is, fundamentally, the wrong one.
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.
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.
ForbesHe’s made three big mistakes so far in the 13 months since Steve Jobs died. Let’s review them.
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.
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.
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.
VentureBeatTim Cook must be the most speculated-about figure in the world.
Business InsiderWhy is it always the billionaires that get the free stuff?
ForbesSteve Jobs set the bar so ridiculously high that it’s almost unfair to criticize what happens on Cook’s watch.
MarketWatchWhat CEOs from Jobs to Cook to Zuckerberg reveal in apologies.
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...
The RegisterAmazon cites quotes from both Steve Jobs and Tim Cook to show the term "app store" is not owned exclusively by Apple.
MarketWatchApple CEO Tim Cook has made about $390 million on his Apple stock in the 55 weeks since taking over.
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...
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.
IDTAt least for Apple's next chapter in history...
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.
EconomistTim Cook’s first year as the technology giant’s boss has been a success. But the toughest test lies ahead
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.
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.
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:
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."
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.
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...
Business InsiderApple CEO Tim Cook is at Allen & Co's Sun Valley conference.
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.
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.
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:
ForbesHe’s not Steve Jobs. But you know what? No one is.
FortuneForced to telegraph future product plans, despite a promise to double down on secrecy.
You've been there. You've stared at a blank document as you struggled to come up with incredible words of wisdom that will inspire and motivate your employees. So has Scott Moorehead, CEO of The Cellular Connection, the largest Verizon premium wireless retailer in the U.S. "I was sitting in...
Once in a while you meet a leader who stands out--even in a room filled with skilled, experienced, successful people. She isn't just remarkably charismatic. He isn't just remarkably likeable. You can tell, in an instant, they simply think and act and lead differently than most people.
The need for enterprises to innovate has never been more acute. Many established brands are on the ropes. American Airlines was valued at just $5.5 billion at the time it merged with US Airways in 2013. Kodak, a name synonymous with photography for more than a century, retreated into bankruptcy in...
Workplace uncertainty has created a survival of the fittest mentality where people are being forced to look after themselves, with the hopes of finding a leader who can be a mentor they can trust and that guides them rightly.
When journalist Brigid Schulte found herself immersed in one of the most hectic, time-crunched industries, she, like many of her busy coworkers, was feeling overworked and overwhelmed by the demands of her work and home life. “I was just feeling so busy and holding on by my fingernails through...
If you view meetings as a necessary evil to suffer through, you might be missing out on the ideal setting to showcase your leadership skills. As Luann Pendy, vice president of global quality at Medtronic explains, “Meetings are your greatest opportunity to be visible and show your organization...
One of the most heated debates involving innovation revolves around how to best incentivize people to develop and implement new ideas. Research on this issue offers a wide range of conclusions. For example, one recent research report suggested that offering financial incentives only raised the...
Americans sit through some 11 million meetings every day — with the unproductive ones costing companies $37 billion a year. Since we've already looked at the most egregious meeting mistakes, we decided to explore how the most successful executives run effective meetings.
Aspiring junior executives dream of climbing the ladder to gain more authority. Then they can make things happen and create the change that they believe in. Senior executives, on the other hand, are often frustrated by how little power they actually have. The problem is that, while authority can...
Whether you know exactly where you're heading or feel a bit lost," writes Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in "Lean In For Graduates," the latest edition of her popular book, "everyone has this in common: you're all in for big surprises."
"As speakers and presenters in the business world, we use words every day to close deals, gain funding, earn trust, win approval, and further our cause," says Darlene Price, president of Well Said, Inc. and author of "Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results."
The rumor is community colleges are fallback schools because of price or easy, last-minute admissions. But that isn’t exactly the case anymore. Community colleges are now in the business of providing entrepreneurial incubators and coursework and training mid-level managers for advancement.
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From parents to students to teachers to CEOs, is there a demographic category or job function that doesn't feel as if it has too much work to do--and not enough time to do it?
Sir Alex Ferguson had been manager of Manchester United for 27 years and David Gill had racked up a decade as chief executive when the duo stepped down last summer. For manager and chief executive at a football club, read chief executive and chairman at a publicly listed company.
Microsoft and Nokia have jumped through of all the regulatory and financial hoops and ironed out all of the last-minute transactional details. On Friday, Microsoft will officially complete its acquisition of Nokia’s handset group, Microsoft announced in its blog on Monday.
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