Tim Cook

Apple has bought Shazam, the music recognition app

Somewhat unusual for Apple: They’re acknowledging the $400 million deal in public<p>The Apple-Shazam deal we told you about Friday? It’s official now. Apple says so.<p>Here is the standard language Apple uses to acknowledge that yes, it has bought a company: “Apple buys smaller technology companie<b>s</b> from …

Technology

If Tim Cook is right about AR, this stock is a buy

"I do think that a significant portion of the population of developed countries, and eventually all countries, will have AR experiences every day, …

Finance

Apple seeks to silence activist shareholders at its annual general meeting

Apple may be very happy to talk environmental issues and human rights when it suits it to do so — but not at its shareholder meetings.<p>According to a new report, Apple is “pushing back” on four activist shareholder proposals to discuss these issues at its annual general meeting (AGM) early in 2018. …

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

iPhone X Availability Is Impressive Ahead of Christmas

Is this because of rapidly improving supply or lower-than-expected demand?<p>With the iPhone X launching more than a month after <b>Apple</b>'s (NASDAQ:AAPL) …

Investing

Apple pushes back against shareholder measures on human rights & greenhouse gases

Apple is reportedly looking to block at least four shareholder proposals ahead of its annual meeting in early 2018, including ones involving human …

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Today in Apple history: iPhone factory deaths spark investigation

<b>December 11, 2013:</b> A Chinese labor rights group calls on Apple to investigate the deaths of several workers at a Shanghai factory run by iPhone manufacturer Pegatron.<p>Most controversially, one of the dead workers is just 15 years old. The underage worker reportedly succumbed to pneumonia after …

Matched

Talent hunt propels sale of concerns | Business

The strength in the market for small- and mid-sized businesses is being driven by companies' interest in finding talented workers.<p>That's the finding …

Alibaba Group

Apple to buy music app Shazam

An announcement could be made as early as Monday<p>Apple is set to buy the popular music recognition app Shazam, it’s been reported.<p>According to</i> …

Apple Music

Editorial: Tax reforms will hurt innovation, kill golden opportunity to improve infrastructure

President Trump and Republicans in Congress cannot seriously believe allowing U.S. companies to bring home hundreds of billions of dollars stashed …

Economics

Woz ‘bit the bullet’ and tried iPhone X. It’s not for him.

Tim Cook personally sent Steve Wozniak an iPhone X, Apple’s flagship handset which has been both a commercial and critical smash hit. Woz’s ringing endorsement? “It works fine, but it’s not what I would want.”<p>Ouch!<p>Woz’s verdict was given to an Australian newspaper, while he is in the country …

Steve Wozniak

Apple's Ive returns to helm of design teams

(Reuters) - Apple Inc Chief Design Officer Jony Ive is returning to day-to-day management of the company's design teams after handing off managerial duties two years ago to focus on other projects, Apple told Reuters on Friday.<p>Ive, who had led Apple's design teams since 1996, was behind many of the …

Jony Ive

Apple could get a staggering $47 billion windfall from the tax bill

Even Tim Cook has explained this won’t boost investment.<p>Richard Waters and Tom Braithwaite at the Financial Times ran the numbers yesterday and found that the Republican tax plan’s largest single winner is going to be Apple, which stands to reap a windfall of about $47 billion. For a sense of …

Politics

Tim Cook 'optimistic' Chinese cyber regulators will allow pulled apps back on iPhone

Apple CEO Tim Cook expressed 'hope' that the communist Chinese government will allow Apple to reinstate certain apps to the tech giant's App Store on …

Patrick Leahy

How Silicon Valley Kowtows To China

By paying homage to the world’s largest internet censor, did the Apple CEO—like Mark Zuckerberg and Donald Trump—cross a line?<p><i>This story was produced by ChinaFile, where it originally appeared.</i><p>In November, the nonprofit watchdog Freedom House called China “the worst abuser of internet freedom” of …

China

Cyber Week in Review: December 8, 2017

This week: Tim Cook in Wuzhen, Iranian and Israeli state-sponsored cyber operations, Section 702 reform, and Russian election interference.<p>Here is a …

International Relations

Jony Ive back in charge of Apple design team

• Jony Ive returns to his role as Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) chief design officer.<br>• Ive stepped away from the daily responsibilities of the job in 2015 to …

Stock Markets

Apple offers day at Beats 1's LA studio in charity auction for MusiCares

Apple's latest charity auction is offering a "one-day internship" at the Los Angeles studio for Beats 1 radio, with proceeds going to benefit …

Steve Wozniak says Tim Cook sent him an iPhone X, compares Steve Jobs to Elon Musk in new interview

<i>Image via @MishManners</i><p>Speaking at the Pivot Summit in Geelong, Victoria today, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak shared a few new tidbits about his experience with the iPhone X so far and his thoughts on Face ID vs. Touch ID. Woz also offered up a few anecdotes about his years working with Steve Jobs. …

Apple

Apple CEO Tim Cook Reveals a Big Problem China Must Overcome

Tim Cook, the chief executive of Apple (AAPL) , said China must sharpen its edge as far as manufacturing innovation and advanced worker skills are …

Tech Industry

IPhone X vs. iPhone 8 durability; Tim Cook keeps talking in China

<b>Does “X” Mark The Spot?:</b> That all depends on what kind of iPhone you are thinking about buying.<p>When the price difference is $300 out of the gate, …

Apple Park

GOP-led House passes concealed carry gun bill

Top StoriesNew Jersey Top StoriesMore>><p>Updated:Wednesday, December 6 2017 4:20 PM EST2017-12-06 21:20:47 GMT<p>Police said a pedestrian was struck and …

New Jersey

Tim Cook Defends His China Remarks While Tencent CEO Gets Aggressive

<i>This article first appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news.</i> <i>Sign up here</i><i>.</i><p>Greetings again from Guangzhou, China, where …

Tech Industry

Apple's Tim Cook: No Point Yelling at China

GUANGZHOU, China—Apple Inc. Chief Executive Tim Cook defended his company’s move to pull hundreds of apps from its China store to comply with Beijing’s demands.<p>Speaking in southern China on Wednesday, Mr. Cook said it was important to not be a bystander in the country, Apple’s second-most important …

Business

As Cook and Pichai leave China, Valley confronts rising internet tyranny in world’s second largest market

It’s been a bad few months for internet freedom in China (and really a bad few decades, but who is counting?). The government brought into force a broad-ranging “cybersecurity law” earlier this year that empowers Beijing to take unilateral control over critical internet infrastructure, while also …

Startups

Business lessons entrepreneurs can learn from Apple’s Tim Cook

When the time came for Tim Cook to build further on Steve Jobs’ legacy, he was well aware of the tight scrutiny he would come under. Yet from the …

Startups (India)

Caption contest: What do you think Tim Cook is showing Canada PM Justin Trudeau on his iPhone X in this image?

As we reported earlier this morning, Tim Cook was in attendance at the Fortune Forum in China this week, defending some of Apple’s actions in the country. Also in attendance was Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who shared the above picture of Tim Cook showing off the iPhone X.<p>We have to ask: …

Apple

Apple's Cook says he sees China's Tencent as a great partner

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Inc's chief executive Tim Cook said on Wednesday he sees Tencent Holdings, China's biggest social network …

China

Facebook named Glassdoor’s ‘best place to work’ as Apple falls 48 places to #84

Glassdoor has announced that this year’s best place to work – based on anonymous employee reviews – is Facebook. Apple fared rather less well, dropping 48 places from last year’s #36 to this year’s #84 …<p>In the ten years Glassdoor has published the rankings, Apple entered the race at #19, peaked at …

Technology

For some reason Tim Cook thinks China will allow VPNs to return to the App Store

This year has seen Apple widely criticized for aiding China’s censorship push by removing VPN apps from its App Store in China. Company CEO Tim Cook painted a rather rosy picture of the situation with comments at the Fortune Forum in Chinese city Guangzhou.<p>“My hope over time is that some of the …

Liu Xiaobo

Alibaba's Ma Says China Benefits From Stability of One Party

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s Jack Ma said China benefits from the stability of its single-party system, contrasting that with the unpredictability of …

China