Report: Former Apple exec says company’s leaders are spread too thin, structure doesn’t look ‘effective’

A new report from The Information takes a look at some of the changes that Apple’s leadership has undergone over the last few years, the company’s employee growth, and how that’s spread the executive team thinner than ever. Notably, a former Apple executive believes that the current leadership structure “doesn’t look particularly effective.” more… The post Report: […]

Former senior iCloud engineer at Apple explains why he joined education company Clever

Back in April, former iCloud engineer Eric Krugler joined the education company Clever. As detailed in an installment of Making the Grade, Clever is a single sign-on service for K-12 students. This week, Krugler sat down with Clever to talk more about his role. more… The post Former senior iCloud engineer at Apple explains why […]

Latest ‘Apple News Exclusive’ shares excerpt from former First Lady Michelle Obama’s upcoming memoir

In a continued effort to push the Apple News platform, Apple has today published an exclusive story, giving an excerpt from former First Lady Michelle Obama’s upcoming book, Becoming. more… The post Latest ‘Apple News Exclusive’ shares excerpt from former First Lady Michelle Obama’s upcoming memoir appeared first on 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac

Sonos co-founder & former CEO praises HomePod sound quality, but says Spotify support needed

Apple’s HomePod is largely the company’s direct competitor to Sonos. To commemorate its newfound competition, Sonos yesterday released a custom Spotify playlist with a hidden message for Apple. Now, Sonos co-founder and former CEO John MacFarlane has taken to Twitter to share his first impressions of HomePod. MacFarlane was CEO of Sonos until last January. more… […]

Apple hires former Google inventor with background in electric vehicle charging

Another recent Apple hire has been linked to the company’s rumored "Project Titan" automotive initiative, as a report on Thursday uncovered a Google patent application for electric vehicle charging systems co-invented by current Apple employee Kurt Adelberger. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple hires former Microsoft, Amazon executive to head corporate security

As its battle with the FBI continues, Apple has reportedly hired a former Amazon executive to oversee its corporate digital defenses, according to Reuters. George Stathakopoulos was vice president of information security at Amazon for 6 years and was a general manager at Microsoft for 10 years before joining Amazon. At Apple, Stathakopoulos will report to CFO […]

Former GM exec pans rumored ‘Apple Car’ sight unseen, calls it ‘a gigantic money pit’

Despite having no apparent personal knowledge of an Apple-built electric car, former General Motors vice chairman Bob Lutz proclaimed this week that shareholders should be "very upset" that Apple may be eyeing an entrance into the automotive business. AppleInsider – Frontpage News