Apple has pledged to donate $1 million to fire relief efforts in Northern California, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.
In addition to donating $1 million, Apple will also match employee donations two-for-one.
Image via the SF Chronicle Tim Cook on Tuesday said Apple would donate to relief efforts, but at the time, he did not specify a dollar amount.
Our thoughts are with our Bay Area friends & neighbors affected by wildfires. Please stay safe! Apple is donating to aid relief efforts.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) October 10, 2017
There are several fires raging in Napa, Sonoma, and Santa Rosa, [...]
An opera exploring the life of the late Steve Jobs has won the financial backing of opera companies in San Francisco and Seattle, ensuring the musical production will be shown in the Apple co-founder’s home state of California (via CBS SF Local).
The partnerships were announced on Tuesday, ahead of the premiere of „The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs“ this July at the Sante Fe Opera’s open-air summer stage, in the foothills of New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
The opera is a „deeply layered, moving portrayal of a man grappling with the complex priorities of life, family and work,“ according to San Francisco opera [...]
Apple has asked the California DMV to alter the rules that require it to publish detailed public reports about the success of Apple’s self-driving car tests, according to papers shared by the DMV. If the DMV complies with Apple’s request, less information would be included in the reports. [PDF]
In a letter, Apple says it is „investing heavily in the study of machine learning and automation, and goes on to say the company is „excited“ about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation.
One of the SUVs Apple is using to test its autonomous driving software, courtesy of Bloomberg The company then proposes [...]
Apple has been granted a permit that enables it to test autonomous vehicles on public roads in the state of California, according to the California DMV website (via Business Insider).
Apple was added to the list of permit holders that are allowed to participate in the Autonomous Vehicle Tester Program in California on Friday, joining companies like Google, Tesla, BMW, Honda, Ford, Nissan, and more.
Obtaining a permit for autonomous vehicle testing requires multiple steps, including outlining details for each specific vehicle being tested, suggesting Apple may have some sort of test vehicle that’s road ready. Whether Apple will actually begin testing a [...]