Apple has ranked 71st on Glassdoor’s annual list of the best companies to work for in the United States, an improvement over its rank of 84th last year, but the iPhone maker remains far behind a handful of tech rivals.
Facebook and Google are both among the top of the 2019 list, ranking seventh and eighth respectively, followed by Adobe in 30th and Microsoft in 34th. Other tech-related companies that cracked the list include LinkedIn in sixth, Nvidia in 36th, VMware in 51st, T-Mobile in 59th, and HP in 87th.
Beyond tech, notable inclusions are In-N-Out Burger in third, Southwest Airlines in 10th, St. Jude Children’s Hospital in 13th, and FedEx in 85th. [...]
Apple owes $7 billion in royalties to Qualcomm since halting payments because of its ongoing dispute with the mobile chip maker over unfair licensing practices, according to a court hearing on Friday (via Bloomberg).
Apple began withholding the payments through its manufacturers last year, after the tech giant filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm claiming that the chipmaker was charging unfair royalties for „technologies they have nothing to do with.“ However, Qualcomm maintains its technology „is at the heart of every iPhone,“ and that the royalties are entirely valid.
„They’re trying to destroy our business,“ Qualcomm [...]
Apple today launched a new ad campaign focused on the Mac, carrying the tagline „Behind the Mac“ and highlighting a trio of creators who have used Macs to „make something wonderful.“ There are four ads in the series, with the first, set to Daniel Johnston’s „Story of an Artist,“ showing a variety of people using Macs as part of their creative processes.
Three other ads focus on specific Mac users from various disciplines:
– Photographer and disability advocate Bruce Hall, who is legally blind, uses his Mac and iPhone to help „see the things that always felt out of reach.“ Some of Hall’s work is part [...]
Subscription based music service and Apple Music competitor Tidal is months behind on its royalty payments to record labels according to a report from Norwegian news site Dagens Næringsliv that was translated by Music Business Worldwide.
Multiple sources have said that Tidal has not making timely payments to „three major international companies,“ claims confirmed by two Norway-based labels: Propellor Records and its distributor, Phonofile, a company owned by Sony.
Phonofile CEO Sveinung Rindal said that reports of delayed payments are correct, while Propeller Recordings CEO Frithjof Boye Hungnes said the company had not been paid since October. [...]