Dr Robert K Zimmer

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Apple's Jony Ive and Craig Federighi on iOS 7, collaboration, and Tim Cook as a leader

<i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i> recently had the rare opportunity to sit down with three of Apple's top executives: CEO Tim Cook, design chief Jony Ive, and software head Craig Federighi. We've already touched on some of Cook's comments, including his belief that Nokia was foiled by its inability to …

Apple Uses Bluetooth LE To Enable Apple TV ‘Touch To Set Up’ Via iOS 7 Devices

Apple is leveraging the Bluetooth LE technology that it has been building into every iPhone since the iPhone 4S to enable automatic setup of an Apple TV 3G. Just touch a device running iOS 7 to a newer Apple set-top box to have it automatically set up Wi-Fi networks, region settings and Apple Store …

Jeff Bezos Says Amazon Just Getting Started in Tablets, Stays Mum on Phone Plans

Jeff Bezos said there is plenty of work to be done to make tablets better, but is circumspect when it comes to whether Amazon sees room for itself in …

Sold, The App That Sells Your Stuff For You, Arrives On Android

Too<p>lazybusy to handle selling your stuff on eBay or Craigslist, or having a yard sale? Yep, same here. That’s why a startup called Sold, launched earlier this year, had me intrigued. Its big idea is to take the whole e-commerce process out of your hands by pricing your items for you, finding a …

iOS 7: more glitches emerge as fallout continues

The fallout from the launch of iOS 7 shows no sign of abating as more reports of glitches in Apple's new operating system continue to appear online.<p>Some app producers have been plunged into "crisis mode" by the software update after it appeared users were consistently being logged out of their …

Microsoft To Offer Cash For Your iPhone With Trade-In Program

Microsoft really, really, <i>really</i> wants you to ditch Apple products for its own – so much that in addition to the iPad buyback program it launched a few weeks ago, the company will start buying your iPhones for cash beginning this Friday. The program will offer consumers a minimum of $200 for an …

Americans Oppose House GOP’s Obamacare Strategy

Re­pub­lic­ans, take note. Amer­ic­ans might not like Pres­id­ent Obama’s sig­na­ture health care law, but they don’t dis­like the massive pro­gram …

Bill Clinton Defends Ex-Body Man Who Used His Clinton Connections to Get Rich

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Bill Clinton is defending Doug Band, his former low-level aide who became the gatekeeper to the …

Brazilian President Lashes Out Over U.S. Spying

President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil was so angry about reports that the National Security Agency was spying on her and others in her country that she recently called off a high-profile visit to the U.S.<p>The Brazilian leader was still in a fighting mood Tuesday as she used her speech at the United …

Stocks Sell Off Hard On Debt Ceiling Showdown After Rallying On Obama's UN Speech

In an action packed day, U.S. stocks tumbled into the open but quickly rallied in early trading as President Obama took the floor at the United Nations to address the General Assembly to speak of possible diplomatic efforts with Syria and Iran. Investors had already digested a moderate slowdown in …

New baby smell creates 'very strong' bond in mom's brain, study finds

Mmm, you smell so good, I could eat you up! Any parent who has snuggled a newborn baby knows the powerful feelings evoked from smelling that fresh, warm little head. A new study from University of Montreal scientists explains why new baby smell is so delicious.<p>From the moment she first held her …

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Ted Cruz still talking today in Obamacare protest

Senate spending bill on track to pass despite two GOP senators' delay tactics.<p>WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz's marathon talking protest of President Obama's health care law continued Wednesday morning, as the Senate headed toward a procedural vote on a bill that would continue its funding.<p>Cruz began …

Powerful 7.8 earthquake rocks western Pakistan, killing at least 33

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – A powerful earthquake rocked a remote part of western Pakistan on Tuesday, killing more than 30 people, injuring dozens and destroying rudimentary houses in the sparsely populated area, according to officials and local media.<p>Given the remote terrain, officials were bracing for …

Rouhani: Iran ready to work with U.S.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani insisted Tuesday that his country is not a danger to the Middle East or the rest of the world, and that he’s ready to work with the United States “to manage our differences.”<p>“Iran poses absolutely no threat to the world or to the region, in ideals or in actual …