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I was hoping for an appropriate political cartoon to share regarding the Apple fiasco from this past week. I was counting on a scene titled “The Big Apple Circus” and the Senators who grilled Tim Cook would be illustrated as clowns asking rhetorical questions about the tax code. Instead I’ll be happy with a Star [...]
Horace Dediu: Next week at AllThingsD’s D11 conference in LA, Apple CEO Tim Cook will be interviewed by Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg. Here are some questions I’m hoping they will ask. Good questions. Not sure Cook would give a straight answer to any of them, though. ?
Which doesn't mean that working at Apple is easy. Or, that working for Tim Cook is easy.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is having a tough week already. Not only was CEO Tim Cook facing some backlash from some senators after testifying on Capitol Hill – in this partisan culture, we have to qualify here that only about half of the senators were negative, while the other half was fairly positive about the testimony [...]
This week it was the turn of Apple’s Chief Executive Tim Cook to sit in the Congressional hot seat. With lights blazing and cameras rolling, a bipartisan lineup of Senators grilled him about the relatively small amount of tax the company pays on its substantial corporate profits. Show More Summary
This week on The CultCast: Apple Chief Tim Cook brings his Southern charm to Washington, hints at an iHologram; we break down the Apple tax debacle and say why their overseas billions are too legit to quit; and Xbox One vs. Apple TV, should Apple be worried? All that and more on this week’s CultCast. [...]Show More Summary
The ever sharp tech analyst has four incisive questions for the Apple CEO ahead of Cook's appearance at next week's D11 conference. (asymco.com)
In our philosophy class today, we will be discussing this existential question: What is the opposite of a Genius Bar? In Jon Stewart's view, it's a group of senators attempting to fawn all over Apple CEO Tim Cook, instead of heating him up next to their goat steak and their veal sausages. Show More Summary
By Calafia Beach Pundit: I can't help but note the media's bias, which is exemplified by a Bloomberg article that implies that Apple (AAPL) has avoided taxes by "shifting income.. to offshore tax havens." Given that Apple has fully complied...Show More Summary
"Who are those people? What is the opposite of a Genius Bar?"
On last night's Daily Show, host Jon Stewart took time to make fun the United States Senate, as well as Apple, over the testimony given by CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday with regard's to Apple's tax practices. Stewart took Senators to taskShow More Summary
By Jason Schwarz: Even Tim Cook's harshest critics have been quick to salute the Apple (AAPL) CEO for the leadership he exhibited this week in Washington. Throughout the tax hearing Cook came across as the smartest in the room; his resolve was unshaken and his toughness was even applauded by Senator John McCain. Show More Summary
Apple confirmed Thursday that the keynote address for WWDC 2013 will take place on June 10th, as the conference begins that morning at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. Tim Cook will commence WWDC 2013 by presenting the keynote address, sources confirm. In past years, Apple hasn’t been forthcoming about what announcements will be [...]
As we reported previously, Tim Cook and two other Apple executives appeared before Congress earlier this week to discuss Apple's tax practices. The focus of the hearing centered on how Apple manages to keep the bulk of its foreign earned...Show More Summary
On the Daily Show last night, Jon Stewart covered, in typically hilarious fashion, Apple's recent trip to Washington D.C. to defend its tax practices. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political...Show More Summary
Philip Elmer-DeWitt: But what will be remembered about Nocera’s latest Apple column is hat he called Tim Cook a liar — accusing him of telling, under oath, a “whopper” and a “flat-out lie.” Nocera implies, but doesn’t actually say, that he makes those charges after watching Cook’s testimony. I watched Cook’s testimony — twice. Show More Summary
Tim Cook survived his grilling during his appearance before the U.S. Senate Sub-Committee Hearing to Examine Offshore Profit Shifting and Tax Avoidance by Apple Inc. Even though some of the senators still aren’t happy with Apple’s international tax practices, a solution to the problem wasn’t given. Not one to pass up the opportunity to make fun [...]Show More Summary
You can’t help but laugh at Stewart’s ribbing of the senators questioning but it is pretty clear Apple is pushing for simplicity and is only jumping through the loopholes because they are there. In other news, Apple is doubling it’s lobbying spending. The company spent about $2 million on lobbying last year, up from $180,000 […]
Today's New York Times contains a tale of two hearings: The fairly friendly dressing down of Apple CEO Tim Cook for his company's efforts to pay billions less in taxes by moving and keeping profits overseas vs. the hostile interrogation...Show More Summary