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Tim Cook talks shop in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ireland

Tim Cook talks shop in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ireland

In a bit of an unforeseen appearance in the United Arab Emirates, Tim Cook proved this weekend that Apple's expansion plans at the moment include more than just greater China. He was spotted first in Ireland, then at a Virgin Megastore at the Al Wahdi Mall in Abu Dhabi this weekend while photos from earlier today suggest that he's visited a Dubai mall as well. Such visits generally mean Apple is looking very, very closely at where they intend to spread to in the immediate future.

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Apple’s Tim Cook interview on NSA begins with “no back door”

Apple’s Tim Cook interview on NSA begins with “no back door”

Today on the 30th anniversary of the introduction of the Mac computer to the world by Apple, Tim Cook has taken to ABC to speak not only about oddities like Sapphire Crystal, he's come to speak about the NSA as well. After having actually headed to the White House on the 17th of December, 2013, to speak with the President about the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, here Cook suggests that he wishes he could say more.

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Apple Sapphire glass facility confirmed in Austin, tipped for iWatch

Apple Sapphire glass facility confirmed in Austin, tipped for iWatch

This week in celebration of 30 years of Apple's push for Macintosh, Tim Cook spoke with ABC news about several subjects - including, briefly, their investment in USA-based manufacturing facilities. This chat included a reminder that Apple was manufacturing the Mac Pro in Arizona, leading Cook to note their recent investment in Arizona. So-called "sapphire glass" is at the center of this push, and it's quite likely they'll be bringing it to a new product inside this year.

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China Mobile iPhone launch brings Tim Cook in person

China Mobile iPhone launch brings Tim Cook in person

Supposing you were at China Mobile's headquarters store in Beijing on the 16th of January, 2014, you may have been part of the iPhone launch - one that brought Apple CEO Tim Cook to the store to shake hands personally. This launch has been a long time coming, with Apple aiming to move into China for several years and China Mobile being one of the more important steps toward a large spread. Cook visited the headquarters store of China Mobile and helped with distribution - at least for the first few phones.

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Apple’s Tim Cook demands bigger stock risk (and costs himself $4m)

Apple’s Tim Cook demands bigger stock risk (and costs himself $4m)

Apple CEO Tim Cook has pressured the company board on pay, though not the way you might imagine: the chief exec has demanded his salary be more closely linked to Apple's stock price, as a result tumbling by $4m since the company failed to meet its targets. The Apple board had intended to base less than half of Cook's annual stock grants on the CEO performance-based metric it decided to shift to earlier this year. However, according to a preliminary filing with the SEC, Cook himself pushed for a greater chunk of his renumeration to be at risk, arguing that it would "set a leadership example."

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Tim Cook talks new product category during Apple’s earnings call

Tim Cook talks new product category during Apple’s earnings call

Apple is holding its fourth quarter 2013 earnings call this afternoon, and to kick it off, CEO Tim Cook has taken to discussion about new product categories. Unfortunately, he didn't go into details about what those new products would look like, nor even hint at what could be expected, but he did serve up a general timeline on the matter, and we won't have too much longer to wait.

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