Early this morning on his first official visit to India, Apple CEO Tim Cook stopped by the famous Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati temple in Mumbai to offer prayers to the elephant god Ganesha.
Ganesha, the most famous Hindu deity, is known as the remover of obstacles and is commonly offered a prayer at the beginning of any new endeavor.
“Steve Jobs,” the upcoming biopic on the late Apple co-founder, is causing tension between Apple CEO Tim Cook and screen writer Aaron Sorkin, the movie’s screenplay writer.
Cook recently asserted that filmmakers are being overtly “opportunistic” creating films based on the life of Jobs while appearing on “Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
What does $200 billion look like when it’s all in one place? Look no further than the picture above (click to enlarge), which features 28 technology executives along with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The photo opportunity arose when Xi, along with a large Chinese delegation, made a stop at Microsoft’s Seattle headquarters for the 8th annual US-China Internet Industry Forum.
Apple pays nearly $700,000 a year just to keep CEO Tim Cook free from harm.
The “security expense,” discovered by Patently Apple, were included in Apple’s “Schedule 14A” report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter this morning to voice his opinion on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of legalizing gay marriage in all 50 states.
Cook is a gay rights activist who has been vocal in his support of marriage equality. After the Supreme Court ruled that gay couples can legally marry in every state in the U.S., Cook tweeted that the ruling “marks a victory for equality, perseverance and love,” while also quoting his predecessor, Apple founder Steve Jobs.
Apple is heavily influential, but it’s also influenced heavily by its global markets.
It wouldn’t be surprising then to hear Apple admit that it greatly considers Chinese taste when developing its products, taking into consideration, for example, China’s color palette preferences.