What’s on the menu? Killer Drones, the man who mastered them and another who uses them; 20,000 warcrimes later; the rise of the machines and are we becoming puppets of a wired world. Plus, who is Marty Sullivan? Hint: Ask Tim Cook.
We covered Apple’s fall iPad event here in this live blog, and here’s how it happened.
Angela Ahrendts, CEO of Burberry, is an inspired choice by Apple CEO Tim Cook to run its retail and online businesses. She could become the change that changes Apple and be a future CEO candidate. Or fail spectacularly. Either way it will be fun to watch.
The tech firm will next year have a retail chief for the first time since October 2012, when the less-than-successful John Browett was booted out.
Oh, if we only had a Batphone directly to Tim Cook. Wait, Carl Icahn just might have that. He spoke with Apple’s CEO on Tuesday and like what he’s heard saying the company is very undervalued right now.
Apple CEO Tim Cook, internet visionary Vint Cerf and others met with President Obama behind closed doors Thursday. No one’s talking, but we can bet one topic was PRISM and its negative impact on U.S. cloud businesses.
There aren’t many details on what was discussed, but it’s apparently just one of a series of meetings the Obama administration has held recently with tech industry representatives about privacy and surveillance.
Local news reports say he’s in town to meet with mobile carriers, which would be the second such trip since January, and his third since he became CEO in late 2011.
Bob Mansfield, who has led hardware development at Apple for years, has finally found a way to step back from that role after trying to retire last year. He’ll remain with the company, but is no longer on the executive leadership team.
Short takes for July 24, 2013.