Cook’s Stanford speech pays homage to Jobs’ legendary address


Steve Jobs delivered his own iconic commencement address in 2005.
Photo: Stanford University

During his stint as Apple CEO, Tim Cook has repeatedly credited his predecessor, Steve Jobs. But he’s also worked to make Apple into a company that doesn’t slavishly follow the path laid out by Jobs. This is most clearly seen by Cook’s doubling down on privacy, and push to embrace social causes such as LGBT rights.

That mixture was on display Sunday, when Cook delivered a commencement speech at Stanford University. In doing so, he paid homage to the legendary June 2005 Stanford address delivered by Steve, while putting his own stamp on things.

Here’s how:

Trump and Tim Cook go face-to-face to talk US trade policy


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Tim Cook and Donald Trump at one of their earlier meetings.
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Apple’s CEO quietly made a visit to the White House today, where Tim Cook met with Pres. Trump to discuss trade and other matters.

The tax Trump is threatening to put on all Apple’s imports from China as part of his ongoing trade war has to have been prominent.


In its first five years, the App Store becomes an unstoppable money machine, paying out $10 billion to app developers.
In its first five years, the App Store becomes an unstoppable money machine.
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Tim Cook talks Facebook versus Sign in with Apple in new interview


Sign in with Apple
"Sign in with Apple" is a new privacy feature in iOS 13.
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Sign in with Apple might be the most underrated feature to come out of the WWDC 2019 keynote. A lot of analysts, including Cult of Mac founder Leander Kahkney, think it’s a big shot at Facebook. The social media giant has become one of the iPhone-maker’s favorite companies to hate on recently, but Apple CEO Tim Cook says the new feature isn’t targeting Facebook.

Apple’s epic WWDC 2019 keynote was the best in years


Nailed it! Craig Federighi onstage during the WWDC 2019 keynote.
That pretty much sums it up.
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WWDC 2019 bug Like a blockbuster movie, Apple’s jaw-dropping WWDC 2019 kickoff served up a boatload of things that make us swoon: fun new features, LOL-worthy jokes, actual soulful moments and unexpected twists.

Perhaps most surprising — in an era of rampant leaks — Apple even delivered a legitimate surprise when it showed off its highly anticipated Mac Pro computer. That monster machine might look a little familiar, but the modular design and audacious specs got the world buzzing. (So did that cringe-inducing $5,999 price tag. That’s the starting price.)

And, like most modern movies, the WWDC 2019 keynote lasted about 15 minutes too long.

Tim Cook donates to memorial fund for beloved Auburn couple


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Cook spoke warmly of Rod Bramblett and wife Paula.
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Tim Cook has donated $25,000 to a family memorial fund for former Auburn college sports broadcaster Rod Bramblett and wife and fellow Auburn employee Paula.

The couple, who are survived by their two children, died in a car crash over the weekend. Their vehicle was hit by a teenaged driver at an intersection.

Apple donates products to New Orleans’ Ellis Marsalis Music Center


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Tim Cook was in town to give a commencement speech at Tulane University.
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After giving his commencement speech for Tulane University on Saturday, Tim Cook visited the nearby Ellis Marsalis Center for Music.

He met with founders Ellis Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr. He also announced that Apple will be donating Apple products to help produce music in EMCM’s studios.

Tim Cook tells graduates what it really means to love your job


Apple CEO Tim Cook
Remember that tired old adage about a job you love not being work? Tim Cook just threw it out the window.
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During a commencement speech at Tulane this morning, Apple CEO Tim Cook gave graduates a new twist on the old adage about finding a job you love. He also talked about Apple’s vision to “move humanity forward.”