By Cody Lee on Mar 11, 2014
It would appear that the Flappy Bird saga is still far from over. The game’s creator Dong Nguyen, who pulled the title from iOS and Android at the height of its popularity, says that he is considering returning the game to app stores.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Nguyen talks about a wide range of things, including why he pulled Flappy Bird in the first place, and how it has affected his life. He also says that he has been contemplating bringing the game back… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 1, 2014
When Tim Cook officially took over the CEO position for Steve Jobs in late 2011, he had some major shoes to fill. Jobs wasn’t just chief executive at Apple, he was also its co-founder, savior and visionary. And he was arguably one of the most famous leaders of our generation.
But Cook has done a good job thus far. Apple’s the most profitable company in the world right now, coming off another record-breaking quarter, and it has some big things planned for 2014. So what’s his secret? A new book about Apple post-Jobs attempts to answer just that… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 7, 2014
Apple reported the financial results for its holiday quarter late last month, and for the most part they killed it—the company set records for revenue, iPhone sales, and iPad sales during the 3-month period. But all Wall Street saw was declining growth.
The Cupertino tech giant’s stock dropped 8% that day in after-hours trading, falling from $550 per share to $500, and it has yet to rebound. But Tim Cook says Apple’s taking advantage of the unexpected price drop by going on a major buyback spree… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 7, 2014
“There will be new categories,” Tim Cook told The Wall Street Journal in an interview regarding Apple’s recent buyback of more than $14 billion in stock. “We’re not ready to talk about it, but we’re working on some really great stuff.”
Now, Cook has alluded to Apple getting into new product categories before. But speaking with the Journal, the CEO seems more intent than ever on convincing worried investors that his company has some major things in the pipeline… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 31, 2014
When news hit earlier this week that Google had agreed to sell its Motorola Mobility unit to Lenovo for $2.9 billion, it surprised a lot of people. Not only was the sale price some $10 billion below what Google paid for Motorola 3 years ago, but Lenovo? Where’d that come from?
According to a recent Fortune interview with Lenovo CEO Yuanqing Yan, that was the plan all along. Yan says that his company has been eyeing Motorola since before Google came along , and it has major plans for it. Lenovo wants to become the #1 smartphone-maker in the world… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 26, 2014
Rounding out Apple’s celebration of the Mac’s 30th anniversary on Friday, ABC aired an interview between its own David Muir and CEO Tim Cook. Senior VP Craig Federighi and VP Bud Tribble were also on hand, but Cook did most of the talking.
It was a short discussion, running for less than 5 minutes, and some of it has already been spoiled by preview clips. But for those who haven’t seen it, it’s worth watching, as Cook speaks out about major issues such as the recent NSA surveillance scare… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 24, 2014
We’re still a few hours away from ABC airing David Muir’s interview with Tim Cook, but the network has been leaking tidbits of the discussion all day. Earlier we saw a clip of Cook talking about Apple’s new sapphire plant in Arizona, and now this.
ABC has posted another preview of tonight’s Cook interview. This time the CEO answers questions about Apple’s position on the recent NSA surveillance scandal, saying the Agency would have to “cart us out in a box” to gain access to their servers… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 23, 2014
Continuing with the festivities for the Macintosh’s 30th anniversary, ABC News is set to air an interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook on its World News program with Diane Sawyer tomorrow evening.
Few details are known, except that the interview will be between ABC’s David Muir and Cook, and will air tomorrow at 6:30PM EST. And a preview of the interview will air on Good Morning America… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 23, 2014
In honor of the 30th anniversary of the unveiling of the original Macintosh, which happens to be tomorrow, Macworld has published a lengthy interview with three Apple executives to discuss a wide range of topics regarding the popular computer.
In the discussion, Apple’s SVP of Marketing Phil Schiller, SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi, and VP of Software Technology Bud Tribble talk about where the Mac has been, and where it’s going. And as usual, we’ve posted some highlights… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 2, 2013
September was a big month for Apple and its iTunes team. In addition to running its iTunes Festival—a 30-day long concert with some 60 performances, the company also launched a new streaming music service called iTunes Radio.
And yesterday, the folks over at Entertainment Weekly had the chance to sit down and talk with the man behind it all: Apple’s SVP of software and services Eddy Cue. We’ve posted a few choice excerpts from the interview after the fold… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 25, 2013
It seems like the tech world collectively chuckled and rolled its eyes when it found out that Ashton Kutcher—the stoner star from That 70′s Show and Hollywood’s go-to guy for b-rated romantic comedies—was going to be playing Steve Jobs in a feature film.
But Kutcher has turned more than a few heads with his portrayal of Apple’s co-founder in Open Road Films’ ‘Jobs.’ And looking at this clip of his appearance on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show from last night, he obviously had tremendous respect for the man… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 12, 2013
Last year, the war between Apple and Google reached epic proportions. Not only were the two squaring off in the mobile platform space, and in the courtroom, but Apple actually booted Google’s YouTube and Maps apps off the pre-installed list in iOS.
But things are calming down between the two tech titans, according to Google’s Eric Schmidt. The executive chairman had nothing but nice things to say about the iPad-maker, telling reporters at the Sun Valley retreat that he “has a lot of respect for Apple…” Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 20, 2013
Yesterday morning, Apple announced that an update was available for its Apple TV devices. The new software, which was earmarked as version 5.3, featured a handful of content streaming apps including WatchESPN and HBO GO.
Users have been clamoring for HBO GO to land on Apple’s ATV platform for quite some time, as its been available on iOS for years. So what took it so long? According to HBO’s chief technology officer, it was building the app itself… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 6, 2013
In March of this year, Google announced that it would be shutting down its news aggregation service Google Reader. The news sent the tech world into a frenzy, and spawned a petition with over 100,000 signatures.
So why, if it was so popular, did Google decide to shut Reader down? Initially, it was written off as a ‘spring cleaning’ measure to kill a dying service. But today, a new report offers more details on the reason for its demise… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 2, 2013
It seems like Tim Cook’s been everywhere lately. Two weeks ago the CEO was in Washington D.C. testifying in a Senate hearing on Apple’s offshore tax practices, last week he gave a high-profile interview at the D11 conference, and now this.
Duke has uploaded a number of video clips from a talk Cook gave at its Fuqua School of Business back in April for his 25-year reunion. During the hour-long discussion, he talked about a wide range of topics including what he thinks it takes to foster collaboration in a large company… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 29, 2013
As many of you know, Tim Cook participated in a rare public interview last night at AllThingsD’s D11 conference. Speaking with the site’s Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg, the CEO talked about a number of topics, including Apple’s interest in wearable computers and iOS 7.
We’ve already covered several aspects of the lengthy discussion with a thorough recap, including a few video clips, and a top 15 list of the most interesting points. But for those of you who just can’t get enough of Cook’s comments, the entire interview has just been posted… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 28, 2013
Earlier this evening, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook took the stage at AllThingsD’s D11 conference to talk about all things Apple. Cook rarely does interviews, but he looked like a pro fielding questions from tech veterans Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher.
Over the course of the hour-long talk, the trio discussed a wide range of fascinating topics including iWatch rumors, iOS 7 and Android’s growing marketshare. And as usual, we’ve combed through it all to bring you the 15 most interesting points… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 28, 2013
Tim Cook just kicked off AllThingsD‘s D11 conference with an on-stage interview with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. The conference has become a major event for Apple, with Steve Jobs attending several of them, and Cook now a returning veteran speaker.
And he didn’t disappoint. The CEO was surprisingly candid, answering all kinds of questions from what he thinks of Google Glass, to his thoughts on the state of the TV market. He even confirmed Jony Ive is working on iOS 7. We’ve got a full recap after the break… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 17, 2013
We have reached the end of an era. No, I’m not talking about David Beckham retiring. I’m talking about Paul Otellini stepping down as Intel’s CEO. He was at the company for more than 40 years, and was its chief executive for the better half of the last decade.
As part of his departure proceedings, Otellini sat down for a candid exit interview with The Atlantic. And while the whole thing is worth a read, there’s one part that is particularly interesting: when he talks about how he regrets not landing the iPhone deal… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 30, 2013
Tim Cook spent a good 60 minutes addressing the public last week during Apple’s quarterly earnings call. But those hoping to catch him in a more candid setting will be happy to hear that he has a less formal public appearance coming up next month.
Tech blog AllThingsD announced this afternoon that Cook will be a guest speaker at its annual All Things Digital conference in late May. This will be Cook’s second appearance at the conference, and he’s expected to talk about a wide range of topics… Read More