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Apple CEO Tim Cook pushes corporate America toward more open future — Apple CEO Tim Cook says he is not an activist. But by coming forward as the first publicly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company, he will have a profound impact on corporate culture and the gay community's place in it, advocates for gay rights say.

Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly declares he is gay — Posted: 10/30/2014 07:09:51 AM PDT Updated: 10/30/2014 07:12:12 AM PDT CUPERTINO -- Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed his sexuality in an open forum for the first time Thursday, breaking a major barrier as the most prominent American CEO to publicly identify as gay.

Apple education grants benefit two Bay Area schools — Posted: 10/27/2014 02:48:49 PM PDT Updated: 10/27/2014 03:00:07 PM PDT Two Bay Area elementary schools will be showered with iPads and Macs as part of Apple's push to bring its technology to low-income students across the country. Apple announced Monday that it will give technology grants to 114 U.S.

Apple CEO Tim Cook visits China, meets with vice premier — Posted: 10/24/2014 02:50:53 PM PDT Updated: 10/24/2014 02:50:53 PM PDT CUPERTINO -- During a whirlwind trip to China this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook was feted much like a head of state. He met with Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai at the Zhongnanhai, an imperial garden in central Beijing where world powers such as former president George W.

Father of four, James Edward Navarro Jr., killed in San Jose crash — Posted: 10/19/2014 05:46:50 PM PDT Updated: 10/19/2014 06:01:21 PM PDT SAN JOSE -- James Edward Navarro Jr., who died late Friday night in a car accident in San Jose, was a boisterous father of four, according to his family, working the night shift at Whole Foods while dreaming of a career in music.

Q&A: John Sculley, ex-Apple CEO, on his smartphone venture — Posted: 10/17/2014 12:01:00 PM PDT More than two decades after handing over the reins at Apple, John Sculley has yet to slow down. The former Apple CEO has spent the latter part of his career as a prolific investor, helping launch scores of companies in Silicon Valley and beyond.

Apple fights sliding tablet sales with new iPads — Posted: 10/16/2014 02:49:53 PM PDT Updated: 10/16/2014 03:01:04 PM PDT CUPERTINO -- As sales of tablets slide, Apple pushed back Thursday, rolling out new iPads that include a few of customers' favorite features from the ever-popular iPhone.

Apple event: iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 and iMac with Retina display announced — Posted: 10/16/2014 09:42:17 AM PDT Updated: 10/16/2014 11:19:45 AM PDT CUPERTINO -- Apple showed off new iPads on Thursday morning, confirming the release of the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 at an event on the company's campus, while adding new iMacs and a Mac Mini.

Apple event: Crowds gather for expected iPad, Mac debut — Posted: 10/16/2014 09:42:17 AM PDT Updated: 10/16/2014 09:42:21 AM PDT CUPERTINO -- Journalists and analysts swarmed Apple's corporate headquarters Thursday morning for an event roundly predicted to include new iPads and Mac computers.

What to expect at Apple's event: iPads, Macs and a surprise? — Posted: 10/15/2014 03:19:05 PM PDT Updated: 10/15/2014 03:28:00 PM PDT CUPERTINO -- Although Apple has revealed little about what it has in store at an event on its campus Thursday, analysts are roundly predicting that the company will roll out new iPads and Mac computers.
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Oct 30, 2014

By coming out, Apple CEO Tim Cook is pushing corporate America toward a more open future. Our story:…

Oct 30, 2014

@howell4change Hi there, I'm writing a story on Cook's move for the Mercury News. Do you have time for a call? Would love to hear your take.

Oct 30, 2014

RT @AlexShapiroPR: After Our #Uber Exposé, Their #PR Team Tried to Dupe Us via @LAweekly by @sarahfenske #rideshare #PRfail

Oct 30, 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook has become the most prominent member of an extremely small club of U.S. CEO's who are openly gay.…

Oct 30, 2014

Explaining his decision to come out, Apple CEO Tim Cook says he values his privacy but wants to help others.…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @jowens510: Everyone, the Apple CEO is @tim_cook. Feel sorry for @Timcook today.

Oct 30, 2014

Off to a running start this morning. Our early take on Tim Cook's decision to come out.…

Oct 27, 2014

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