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Tim Cook D10 interview video highlights available now

Tim Cook D10 interview video highlights available now

This week Tim Cook did what will certainly go down in history as a landmark interview with the folks at All Things D, and today several highlights from this D10 talk are available online. Below what you'll see is a selection of great moments in the talk with the Apple CEO that we've also got covered in individual post form if you're in a reading mode instead. This interview took place between Cook, Kara Swisher, and Walt Mossberg and explored subjects ranging between China and Steve Jobs, convergence and charity, and of course what we'll be seeing this year at WWDC.

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Tim Cook pushes Apple manufacturing in USA at D10

Tim Cook pushes Apple manufacturing in USA at D10

When asked at the All Things D conference by Kara Swisher why Apple does not have its own factories in China, Tim Cook spoke highly of the plants already in place. "We decided a decade ago that there were things Apple could do best and that there were other things that somebody else can do as well or better. Manufacturing was one of those. I think that's still true." Cook's comments come at a time when critics have been relatively silent on manufacturing plants such as Foxconn, while Walk Mossberg continues to question him on the subject.

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Tim Cook reaffirms no future hybrid Apple products

Tim Cook reaffirms no future hybrid Apple products

Speaking this week with Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg of All Things D at the D10 conference in his first-ever interview with the pair, Tim Cook was asked why Microsoft's approach with Windows 8 was wrong. Asked specifically by Mossberg why Microsoft's approach of putting a single operating system on tablets, PCs, and devices that are a hybrid of the two (touchscreen notebooks, for example) is the wrong way to go, Cook took the opportunity (again) to tear the two devices apart in Apple's eyes once more.

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Apple CEO talks sharing: “In this area I want people to copy us”

Apple CEO talks sharing: “In this area I want people to copy us”

When Tim Cook talks sharing, he's not speaking about moving images from one phone to another, he means the opposite of greed, speaking this week at D10 on how Apple will expand its chairity work in the future. "To whom much is given, much is expected" noted Cook, expanding on an employee chairity donation matching program Apple has in place. Cook let it be known that by using a system such as this, Apple can do good without having to form lots of committees and commit undue time where it isn't needed. Cook spoke: "I think we can do even more so we are looking at some things - maybe that is a change."

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Tim Cook talks Steve Jobs at D10

Tim Cook talks Steve Jobs at D10

This week at the All Things D conference Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke about his late friend, mentor, and co-worker Steve Jobs. The talk Cook had with Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg explored many things inside and outside of Apple, but perhaps most importantly he made sure the world knew that he was dedicated to a strong future. When asked how Apple is different with him as CEO, Cook began by saying "I learned a lot from Steve. It was absolutely one of the saddest days of my life when he passed away."

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Apple CEO Tim Cook faces D10, talks Siri flaws

Apple CEO Tim Cook faces D10, talks Siri flaws

Tim Cook took the stage at the D10 conference this evening, and as you might expect when he's facing questions from no-nonsense business types, he was asked to defend the iPhone 4S's personal voice assistant Siri, which has gone from a cool novelty to one of Apple's biggest marketing campaigns of the decade, even though some suggest Siri doesn't have the chops to back it up.

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Apple CEO paves lobbying path on Capitol Hill

Apple CEO paves lobbying path on Capitol Hill

The CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, is said to have met with Congressmen on Capitol Hill last Tuesday that could signal a change in the company's approach to lawmaking access. CNN Money reports that Cook met with several senior Congress officials from both parties, a change in pace from the usual policy for the company. Cook’s visit, however, sends a signal to representatives in Congress that they have access to the CEO if needs be.

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Tim Cook turns down $75m dividend

Tim Cook turns down $75m dividend

Apple certainly isn’t a company that’s hurting for money right now, and the board decided to issue dividends to all employees holding stock back in March. The dividend will be issued at a value of $2.65 per share and is available to those who hold restricted stock units, typically issued to appease employees and keep them with the company for years to come. In an interesting twist, Tim Cook has declined his dividend, turning down $75 million in the process.

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