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After Steve Jobs died in 2011, a Russian holding company called the West European Financial Union (or ZEFS, in Russian) erected a big, iPhone-shaped memorial statue that told visitors about Jobs' life outside a St. Petersburg college. An innocuous tribute, no? Nothing about the memorial itself was

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Tim Cook has long topped lists as the \"most powerful\" gay person in the world, and today he's publicly addressed his sexuality for the first time. \"Throughout my professional life, I've tried to maintain a basic level of privacy,\" the Apple CEO says in a letter published by Bloomberg Businessweek.

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Tim Cook started out his talk with Gerard Baker, Wall Street Journal's editor-in-chief, at the WSJD Live conference with a very obvious statement: \"The phone is the majority of the company's revenue,\" and it will continue to be for the foreseeable future. Apple doesn't just make money from phone s

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It was the best question pitched to Apple CEO at WSJD's Live conference: Why was the iPod discontinued? Apparently it's a very simple reason: \"We couldn't get the parts any more,\" explained Tim Cook. \"They don't make them any more.\" While the iPod Classic isn't exactly a creaky transistor radio ju

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Whatever you think of Apple's commitment to its user's security as of say... two weeks ago, CEO Tim Cook seems to be following up on his promise to bring more clarity to the company's efforts. Tonight he posted a letter to Apple customers on the company's website, launching a new section focused s

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Get ready to put on your Sunday best, kids -- WWDC 2014 begins in just a few days. The developer conference will begin with its traditional keynote, headlined by CEO Tim Cook and the rest of the executive gang. We'll be liveblogging the event so you can see what we see as it happens, and if you us

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Whatever you think of Apple's products, there's no denying that Tim Cook has played a large role in making them profitable, first as an operations executive and later in running the company. But just what kind of a leader is he? Thanks to an excerpt from Yukari Iwatani Kane's upcoming book Haunt

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Just in case Apple's pricing scheme didn't make things crystal clear, CEO Tim Cook set record straight during today's earnings call: The iPhone 4s is the company's entry level model. The 5c, which was rumored to be tailored for emerging markets and more price-sensitive consumers, is officially App

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After a less than spectacular couple of months for sales in the Greater China area, Tim Cook paid a visit to Beijing to speak with China Mobile chairman Xi Guohua. Apple's CEO was there to \"discuss matters of cooperation,\" according to Reuters, a conversation that no doubt included bringing iPhone

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You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on

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While it may seem far-fetched that Apple would consider following BlackBerry Messenger's footsteps and bring some of its apps to Android, it turns out that such a move isn't out of the question. \"We have no religious issue with porting an Apple app to Android,\" said Cook in response to whether iCl

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Tim Cook's had a lot to say today at D11, from talking about wearables to the next versions of iOS and OS X, and he just gave devs for those software platforms a bit of good news. That's right, folks, Tim Cook has pledged that Apple will open up its APIs more, but \"not to the degree that we put th

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