UPDATE: Apple CEO Seeks To Put Personal Mark On CompanyFont size: A | A | A 11:41 PM ET 5/29/12 | Dow Jones -- Apple CEO says company is expanding its philanthropic efforts.
-- Apple CEO says company is 'micro-managing' overtime at China-based factories.
-- Apple CEO says company is going to double down on secrecy in products.
By John Letzing
Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (Dow Jones)--Apple Inc. (AAPL) Chief Executive Tim Cook sought to clarify his image Tuesday as leader of the gadget giant in the wake of his high-profile predecessor Steve Jobs.
Cook, speaking at the D: All Things Digital conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., noted some specific areas where Apple is operating in new ways under his leadership, by expanding its philanthropic efforts and more closely scrutinizing its outsourced manufacturing in China.
But Cook also cited areas where Apple has no plans to change: Staying extremely secretive about new products, and fighting to protect its innovations in court if necessary.
Cook became CEO of Apple in August of last year, when company co-founder Jobs resigned in the midst of a battle with pancreatic cancer. Jobs died a little more than a month later.
Cook would only make passing mention of two of Apple's key Silicon Valley peers, Google Inc. (GOOG) and Facebook Inc. (FB). When he was asked what he thinks of Google's "painting," or innovations, he responded: "I love Apple's painting."
Jobs was known to have taken offense at Google's mobile phone technology, which spawned a series of devices that resemble Apple's iPhone. Apple has been embroiled in patent litigation with companies making phones based on Google's mobile software, including Samsung Electronics Co. (005930.SE).
Cook was also asked about Facebook, the social network which has had a conspicuously small presence on Apple devices despite boasting more than 900 million users.
"I think we can do more with them," Cook said. "They have their way of doing things, but people can say that about us as well."
"They have millions, hundreds of millions of users"
COOK WAS RUBBING HIS HANDS TOGETHER AND DROOLING...
So who is the idiot? The one who shorts, buys puts and does not pay attention to anything at all, except the pretty wave on his screen?