Apple CEO Tim Cook and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos are among a group of technology leaders meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House today, with plans to discuss how the government can begin cutting waste and improving services.
The Trump administration believes there is an „economic opportunity“ to save as much as $1 trillion over the next ten years, and is seeking the advice of a group of tech CEOs on the best way to reduce government spending through technology (via Reuters).
Methods looked at by the Trump administration are said to include cutting government information technology costs, reducing government costs through improved IT [...]
The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California has announced that former iOS chief Scott Forstall will sit down with journalist John Markoff on June 20 for a fireside chat about how the iPhone came to be.
Forstall was Apple’s Vice President of iOS from 2007 until 2012 Forstall will be talking publicly about Apple for the first time since he was reportedly ousted from the company in October 2012, following the botched launch of Apple Maps. Forstall has maintained a quiet presence since then, although he did announce he was co-producing the Broadway musical Fun Home in 2015. How did the iPhone come to be? The leader of the iPhone software team Scott Forstall [...]
Apple has announced that former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and Apple’s environmental chief Lisa Jackson will be hosting a „climate optimism“ discussion at its Union Square retail store in San Francisco on Wednesday.
The duo will also share their insight on Earth Day initiatives, Apple’s ongoing commitment to the environment, and ways that people can have an impact on climate and the environment through positive actions.
The free event begins on April 19 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Apple is accepting a limited number of reservations on its website.
Note: Due to the political nature of the discussion regarding [...]
Continuing on his lengthy European tour today, Apple CEO Tim Cook has now stopped in London and had a chat with UK Prime Minister Theresa May. According to a spokesperson for May speaking with Business Insider, the meeting focused on Apple’s continued investment in the United Kingdom amid the recent turmoil surrounding Brexit. Overall, the meeting was said to have been „a very positive and useful discussion.“
„It was a meeting with the prime minister. It was a very positive and useful discussion. Apple have made a recent announcement about their investment in the UK and they had a conversation around that and the importance of government and business [...]