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Tim Cook made Apple a nicer place to work, but he can still 'skewer you with a sentence'

Presenting plans to Tim Cook during a meeting can apparently be a harrowing experience. In a profile of Apple's top executive, Reuters reports that Cook presides over meetings like a poker player who's considering his opponents: unreadable and silent, at least until it's time to speak up. "He could …


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Apple buys another popular public transit app to build out Maps

As part of a series of mapping startup purchases, Apple has acquired Embark, a popular public transit app that's used in cities across the US. Former <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reporter Jessica Lessin revealed the purchase today, saying that Apple had confirmed the buy but did not give further details. …

Apple, closer to its vision for a TV set, wants ESPN, HBO, Viacom, and others to come along

Years of halting negotiations with cable companies haven’t gotten Apple much closer to its grand vision for television. But a newer strategy of talking directly to content providers seems more promising.<p>Apple is negotiating with production studios and networks to provide content for a television …