Tag: Apple

Apple CEO: 'I'm Proud to Be Gay'

By Albert Lin Apple CEO Tim Cook finally acknowledged an open secret when he came out as a gay man in a first-person piece for Bloomberg Businessweek. “While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now,” he wrote. “So let me be clear: I’m…

Apple's Diversity Data: Better Representation of Blacks, Latinos

By Albert Lin Apple on Tuesday became the latest Silicon Valley technology giant to release its diversity data, and when it comes to Black and Latino employees, the company’s numbers look better than those of Twitter, Yahoo! and Google. Of Apple’s United States employees, 55 percent are whitecomparable to Twitter’s…

Apple CEO Tim Cook Outed by CNBC Anchor

By Julissa Catalan Apple CEO Tim Cook has been outed on live television. While discussing the lack of openly gay CEOs on a live segment of CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, co-host Simon Hobbs referenced the Apple exec in saying: “I think Tim Cook is open about the fact that…

Apple Releases New EmojiStill No Diversity

By Chris Hoenig Want to give someone a middle finger over your phone You’ll soon be able to do that. Eating a hot pepper You’ll soon be able to share that with the world. Are you a Black person who wants to send an emoji representing yourself Still not happening….

Apple to Diversify Its Emojis Following Nationwide Criticism

By Julissa Catalan Via Apple iOS7 On Tuesday, tech giant Apple announced that it will be updating its emoji keyboard to incorporate a more ethnically diverse selection. The announcement came in response to a DoSomething.org petition, established last year, which states: “But of the more than 800 emojis, the only…

Apple's Plan to Improve Its Diversity

By Albert Lin Facing criticism from two major shareholders, Apple recently added language to its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Charter pledging to “actively” pursue women and members of underrepresented groups for its board of directors, according to a report on Bloomberg.com. The exact language reads: “The Committee is committed…