Summary Even in the United States, it's a tough decision for a public figure to be open about being gay, civil rights advocates say. "If hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then its worth the trade-off with my own privacy," Cook said.
Summary Tim Cook 's declaration on Thursday that " I'm proud to be gay " made him the first publicly gay chief executive of a Fortune 500 company. It's one of the most profitable companies in the Fortune 500 and ranks No. 1 on the magazine's annual ranking of the most admired companies.
Summary In his essay coming out as gay, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook criticised an Arizona proposal that would have given private business owners the ability to deny services to gay people on religious grounds. Hobby Lobby Stores, has now surfaced in a dispute between two gay California women and a Hawaii bed and breakfast owner who refused to rent a room to them.
Summary NEW YORK - Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay. The executive said that "being gay has given me a deeper understanding of what it means to be in the minority and provided a window into the challenges that people in other minority groups deal with every day."
Summary BEIJING - Apple chief Tim Cook's announcement of his homosexuality was the top topic on Chinese Internet forums Friday, with many users lauding him as a hero -- and some joking about his declaration. Nonetheless China's web users tend to be youthful and more liberal, and praised Cook for helping to make the world more inclusive.
Summary NEW YORK -- Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pays for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices. The Microsoft Band will work with the company's new Microsoft Health system for consolidating health and fitness data from various gadgets and mobile apps.
Summary "I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," says Apple head honcho Tim Cook in a new essay in Bloomberg Businessweek. Now, Tim, about this here bent iPhone. . . . . . . is "tedious with my heterosexuality," he told Geoff Lloyd of Absolute Radio, after repulsing the latter when he leaned in for a mock-kiss.
Summary Making a major change to its usually staid design philosophy, Hewlett-Packard unveiled an all-in-one PC that seems to take its design cues from Apple. The two most notable features of the device are the overhead projector attached to the monitor, and the 20-inch flexible mat that sits where a keyboard would normally go.
Summary Xiaomi's online-only-flash-sale strategy of selling cheap & feature-rich smartphones has paid off. Xiaomi shipped 17.3 million smartphones in the third quarter of 2014 compared to 5.6 million in the corresponding quarter last year - A growth of whopping 211.3 percent.
Summary Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook on Thursday became the most prominent American corporate leader to come out as gay, saying he was trading his closely guarded privacy for the chance to help move civil rights forward. "What a slap in the face to the Alabama Academy of Honor by such an ungracious recipient," GE123 wrote in comments to a website report by the Alabama Media Group.
Summary Hours after Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly addressed his sexuality for the first time, a St Petersburg politician has called for him to be banned from Russia. According to a translation by Buzzfeed, anti-LGBT campaigner Vitaly Milonov, a member of the Legislative Assembly of St Petersburg, drew on stereotypes of homosexuals to suggest Tim Cook could bring "Aids and gonorrhea" to Russia.
Summary As champagne was sprayed across the visitors' clubhouse late Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium, and the gold-flagged Commissioner's Trophy was passed around the room from one well-soaked player to the next, a common question followed in its wake.
Summary The Butler County Sheriff's Office says William Bently told deputies he head-butted the infant multiple times in the face. The child was taken to a hospital in Middletown, and then transferred to a Dayton hospital. The sheriff's office said Bently was arrested Wednesday and charged with a felony count of endangering children, and a misdemeanor count of domestic violence.
Summary Having a spouse with a record does not disqualify someone from becoming a police officer, Camden County Chief Scott Thomson said this week. The next day, she was hired at the Camden County Police Department, and she patrolled one of the city's southern districts for $43,177 a year.
Summary John Delaney, chief executive of the Football Association of Ireland, accused his Scottish counterparts yesterday of bad manners in the way they have allocated tickets for next month's Euro 2016 qualifier. Delaney, who has been at the helm of the FAI since 2005, was appearing on Dublin radio station Today FM when he was asked to respond to the SFA's confirmation on Wednesday that none of the remaining tickets for the Celtic Park clash could be allocated to Republic of Ireland fans for safety reasons.