Close to a year ago we posted a report titled "Jonathan Ive: We're at the beginning of a remarkable time." The most interesting moment in the Time's article is when Ive stated that Apple was "… at the beginning of a remarkable ...
John Rudkin's insight:
Remarkable Time? Look forward to a remarkable Century.
Apple CEO Tim Cook donates $100 million to charity Apple's CEO announces that he spent $100 million of Apple's money on charitable giving--something Steve Jobs would not have done. by Dara Kerr @darakerr February 2, 2012 8:17 PM PST comments 66 facebook 2 twitter 4 linkedin 4 googleplus
more more + Apple CEO Tim Cook might just be taking some tips from Bill Gates --last week he announced he donated $100 million to charity, according to The Verge.
Apple CEO Tim Cook Josh Lowensohn/CNET Cook made his announcement during an internal town hall meeting celebrating Apple's successful fourth quarter.
According to The Verge, Cook said $50 million had been donated to Stanford's hospitals, with $25 million for a new main building and $25 million for a new children's hospital. Another $50 million has been donated to Product RED, which is a charity that combats diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.
Apple CEO Tim Cook: Early clues to his leadership Tim Cook: Apple cares about 'every worker' in its supply chain A look at Tim Cook, the man replacing Steve Jobs Since becoming Apple CEO, Cook has differed from his predecessor Steve Jobs on a few issues, including charitable giving. Jobs was not known for philanthropy and had even said he opposed giving away money.
Cook, on the other hand, has started giving his employees big discounts on Apple products and has also instituted a company-wide charitable program that matches donations made by employees up to $10,000 a year.
This comes days after fallout from an investigative article in The New York Times about hazardous working conditions in a Chinese factory that manufactures Apple iPads. Cook responded to the article saying, "We care about every worker in our worldwide supply chain. Any accident is deeply troubling, and any issue with working conditions is cause for concern. Any suggestion that we don't care is patently false and offensive to us."
With Apple Watch quickly approaching its April release month, app developers are giving us a better sense of the wearable's capabilities than the designers at Cupertino. For instance, we know how the watch will work with your car or draw up a to do list. Now its health merits are getting some attention.
John Rudkin's insight:
Thats what I wanted to hear. Diabetes monitoring (For Tony Doyle - you can look up what diabetes is on that internet thing)
The CloudSense Configure Price Quote (CPQ) technology ensures that British Gas call centre staff always have the correct information if a customer calls them to take a field sales proposal further. The CloudSense Anywhere tablet-based app, incorporating CPQ, is being used by British Gas heating sales advisors in the field.
John Rudkin's insight:
Improving customer experience? British Gas choose iPads.
The Genius Hour Design Cycle: A Process For Planning by Nigel Coutts, thelearnersway.net Ed note: Part 1 of this 2-part series can be seen here; note that some of the language has been slightly revised...
Universities are planning to ban students from wearing anything on their wrists during examinations, for fear they may use smartwatches to access the internet and cheat. Apple is preparing to launch its hotly-anticipated smartwatch in April, and one university has already had two incidents where students have been caught referring to other smart watches during an assessment. When Apple announced its device last year, the University of London released a statement warning "Smartwatches may become
[The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)] At WWDC 2014, Apple delivered a bombshell of an announcement when Craig Federighi unveiled Swift, a new high-level programming language positioned to be the future of iOS development. In a broad sense, the underlying goal of Swift is to make ...
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