Tom Foremski, a former Financial Times journalist who is now the publisher of the blog SiliconValleyWatcher.com says that while it would be a financial gamble, if any company were prepared to push the ethical technology envelope, it would be Apple.
Yesterday, at an otherwise Apple-standard products announcement, the master of ceremonies was someone who has been out of the spotlight for months: Apple CEO Steve Jobs. We speak to Wired senior editor, Steven Levy, who was at the event.
The public is anticipating the invention of the Apple Tablet, an all-in-one multimedia device. To find out why the tablet has techies revved up, The Takeaway speaks to Sam Grobart of The New York Times and Queena Kim of KPCC Public Radio in Los Angeles.
In December, Apple stunned its followers when it announced that Apple CEO Steve Jobs would not giving his traditional keynote speech. Not only that, Apple announced that after 2009, they will no longer be part of the expo.
In what was a highly anticipated announcement, Apple announced that it would be reducing — or at least stemming the growth — in its cash accounts by doing what most investment experts said they would do: issue a regular dividend and buy back shares. Some of Apple's fans had hoped for a big move, like purchasing a company or unveiling some new product.
Some 37 years after the United States pulled the last of its forces from Vietnam, ending the Vietnam War, the people of Vietnam are clamoring for closer ties to American culture. To do that, though, they need to know English. So in Vietnam, English is king.
Apple made waves with its iPhone 5 unveiling Wednesday — but perhaps not the waves it has at some of its previous launches. Are expectations too high for Apple, or is the company just not delivering like it used to? And, really, does it even matter?
Japan's society has been roiled by the tsunami and disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant. At one credit union, the CEO has decided that it will do its part to help eliminate nuclear power in the country. And he's rewarding his customers who do the same.
It's hard to be an entrepreneur in France these days, what with government regulation and a French attitude that failure is just bad form. So some French entrepreneurs are settling in Silicon Valley and bringing their French style with them.
When Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, publicly revealed that he was gay, it was met largely with support and, frankly, little surprise. Cook hadn't been in the closet, he just hadn't talked about it publicly. But one place where the announcement was panned was Russia, and in response a Russian university took down a memorial that been erected to Apple's founding CEO, Steve Jobs.
Obsessed with work, insensitive, socially detached, and neglectful of family and friends — these may not be the most endearing qualities in a person, but they are just a few of the common characteristics a researcher found when studying some of the world’s most famous and prolific inventors.
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