May 24, 2012 |
It's been about nine months since Tim Cook took over as Apple's chief executive after the death of co-founder Steve Jobs. Since then, Apple fans, analysts and critics have all been keeping a close eye on the company, with one particular question in mind: How has the successor to the legendary Jobs made his own mark on Apple? In a lengthy piece at Fortune, Adam Lashinsky aimed to answer that very question. Boiling down the piece into a TL:DR version, it seems Cook is shaking things up by making himself more available than Jobs did, while also...
October 3, 2011 |
This piece is part of this week's On Leadership roundtable exploring Tim Cook's succession of Steve Jobs as CEO of Apple, and how to follow in the footsteps of an icon. It's tough as a new CEO to fix a troubled company suffering under a legacy of misleadership, as Meg Whitman is about to learn at Hewlett-Packard. But it's even tougher to follow in the footsteps of an icon—a leader who didn't just win big with the company, but changed the industry's game. Just ask James Parker, who took over Southwest...
May 31, 2012 |
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs passed away nearly eight months ago, but the dents he left in the tech universe are very clear. Attendees at the annual tech confab All Things Digital took time Wednesday to talk about Jobs's legacy and share personal stories about the technology icon. One gem: Larry Ellison, the chief executive of Oracle, met Jobs because of a peacock. Ellison was Jobs's neighbor in Woodside, Calif., and Jobs's pet bird came into Ellison's yard one day and woke him up. Ellison went...
September 2, 2011 |
As the dust settles in the aftermath of Steve Jobs' resignation announcement, Tim Cook has already started his era at Apple by appointing iTunes leader Eddy Cue to oversee iAds, iCloud and all Apple online stores. Cue's been at Apple for 22 years, and is known as an innovative and influential member of the Apple team. In what appears to be an Apple memo leaked to 9 to 5 Mac, Cook credits Cue with taking a "major role" in creating the Apple online store, the iTunes store and the App Store --- moves that have helped...
February 23, 2010 |
Apple thinks of itself as a mobile device company. In January at the iPad launch event, Steve Jobs noted that " Apple is the largest mobile devices company in the world now. " And responding to a direct question today at a Goldman Sachs conference, liveblogged by the WSJ , COO Tim Cook reiterated: "Yes, you should definitely look at Apple as a mobile-device company. "Cook also pointed out that the majority of Apple's revenues now comes from mobile devices (including laptops)
May 30, 2012 |
Tim Cook was evasive — but frankly evasive — on stage at the 10th All Things Digital conference, where he was asked about upcoming products. According to a live blog of the speech from All Things Digital's Ina Fried, Cook said he has "never been as amazed by all ‘the things I cannot talk about today.' " Cook did promise that there were some incredible products on the way, but didn't elaborate on what those products might be. He also spoke about how Apple will continue to...