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Jony Ive in Conversation with Vanity Fair’s Graydon Carter

Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter and Apple’s senior vice president of design, Jonathan Ive, sat down for a wide-ranging discussion at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in San Francisco. Ive spoke candidly about what he learned from late Apple founder and C.E.O. Steve Jobs, how he feels about competitors whose products border on “theft,” and his own development as …

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Tim Cook: I’m proud to be gay

Apple’s chief executive publicly confirmed that he is gay in an essay published by Bloomberg Businessweek. The 53-year-old wrote he was inspired by Dr Martin Luther King to set aside his desire for privacy to do “something more important.” Cook said he hopes to support and inspire others by coming out. While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t …

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Tim Cook at Auburn University: “Cross-burning was a Symbol of Ignorance”

Apple CEO Tim Cook isn’t known for talking much about himself, but in a speech this week, he talked about some of the early childhood experiences that shape his passions around fighting for human rights and equality. “Growing up in Alabama in the 1960s, I saw the devastating impacts of discrimination,” Cook said, accepting a lifetime achievement award from Auburn …

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Jony Ive and Marc Newson at Charlie Rose

Marc Newson, Jony Ive, and Charlie Rose

Jony Ive, Senior Vice President of Design at Apple and industrial designer Marc Newson discuss their (Red) collaboration at Sotheby’s. Simplicity is refining and being able to define the very essence of what something does, and therefore you understand what it is and you understand what it does….but simplicity for us, it’s not just the absence of clutter, it’s not …

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Blue Box – Why Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak hacked the phone network

Before Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs built Apple in the 1970s, they were phone phreaks. YouTube-Link In his famous interview with Bob Cringley for PBS TV series “Thriumpf of the nerds”, Steve Jobs said: We read about (…) the story Esquire magazine about this guy named “Captain Crunch”, who could supposedly make free telephone calls. You heard about this, I’m sure. And …

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