In case you hadn’t heard, there’s a new book out about Apple by ex-WSJ reporter Yukari Iwatani Kane called Haunted Empire. Kane covered the Apple beat at WSJ for years, and her book deals specifically with how the culture changed between Steve Jobs’ tenure and the succession of Tim Cook as CEO.
Apple 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 ID.
There’s been a considerable amount of discussion around Apple’s potential exploration of the mobile payments space
Since day one of Apple (AAPL) chief Tim Cook’s assuming the company’s helm from the late Steve Jobs in August 2011, the general consensus about his public demeanor is how far removed it is from that of his iconoclastic mentor.
Dear Apple CEO Tim Cook: Your apology was worse than the original crime. In the ultimate sign of arrogance, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) ignored customer preference and dumped Google Maps from the Apple iPhone 5 and iOS 6.
The Apple TV continues to gain traction despite little effort from Apple. On today's financial earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that Apple has sold 20 million Apple TV boxes. By the end of 2013, the company had sold approximately 10 million Apple TV units. The product is clearly on-pace for a killer year even with new offerings from Amazon and Roku. Read More
Cook was asked point blank what sets Apple's tablet strategy apart from Samsung and Microsoft's, and the CEO returned to his favorite theme of coalescence to answer.
"Again, if you look at our North Star, we're focused on making t