180 CEOs With Tim Cook Want to Redefine a Corporation's Purpose

· Andrew Orr · Link

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180 CEOs, including Tim Cook, signed a statement from Business Roundtable to reimagine what a corporation’s purpose is. Instead of (or alongside) maximizing profits for shareholders, there are other important qualities.

Businesses play a vital role in the economy by creating jobs, fostering innovation and providing essential goods and services. Businesses make and sell consumer products; manufacture equipment and vehicles; support the national defense; grow and produce food; provide health care; generate and deliver energy; and offer financial, communications and other services that underpin economic growth.

It’s a nice sentiment, and i hope that these are more than just good PR words.

Apple CEO: Mac Pros Will Continue to Be Made in U.S.

· Bryan Chaffin · News

Apple’s Mac Pro line will continue to be manufactured in the U.S. This, according to CEO Tim Cook, who made the comment in a question about Apple manufacturing during Tuesday’s quarterly conference call with analysts.

Tim Cook Responds to Shooting Near Apple HQ

· Charlotte Henry · News

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Tim Cook expressed his sorrow after a shooting incident at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, not far from Apple’s headquarters.

Lawmakers Want Apple to Turn Privacy Talk into Action

· Andrew Orr · Link

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Although Tim Cook vocally supports privacy laws in the United States, Apple doesn’t actually support many of them.

A number of privacy advocates and U.S. lawmakers — who did not attend the meeting — say Apple has not put enough muscle behind any federal effort to tighten privacy laws. And state lawmakers, who are closest to passing rules to limit data sharing, say Apple is an ally in name only — and in fact has contributed to lobbying efforts that might undermine some new data-protection legislation.

This is something I’ve noticed as well. I think Tim and co should do more to support privacy legislation.

Tim Cook Celebrates Pride Month

· Charlotte Henry · News

Apple employees marching in Pride parade

Apple CEO Tim Cook welcomed the start of Pride Month. tweeting that the courage of those celebrating was “contagious and inspiring.”