Tim Cook Meets Virtually With Austrian Chancellor to Discuss Global Health Crisis and EU Digital Capabilities

On Friday, Apple CEO Tim Cook met virtually with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz to discuss the global health crisis, digital infrastructure, and digital capabilities in Austria and the EU, according to a tweet by the Chancellor's official account.


The two also discussed the rapid digitalization of our lives and other current trends in technology.

Cook and Kurz met previously in January 2019 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. That meeting, according to Kurz, was a "unique opportunity to learn about the philosophy behind one of the world's most iconic brands and a good conversation on how we can successfully shape Europe's digital future."

Alongside his meeting with the Austrian Chancellor, Cook also virtually met with German politician Markus Soder to discuss Apple's recent announcement that it will invest more than 1 billion euros in a new European Silicon Design Center in Munich.

Top Rated Comments

FKrois Avatar
40 months ago
It's good to see that even third world countries such as Austria (yes I am also half Austrian) are receiving support when it comes to digitalisation. And yes, we are last in this area. It only took until 2019 for Apple Pay to come to Austria. So it only took one year longer than the implementation in Kazakhstan.

So thx to Apple for helping us, that are digitally last in line.
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Bluetoot- Avatar
40 months ago
That photo looks… off.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ian87w Avatar
40 months ago

It's good to see that even third world countries such as Austria (yes I am also half Austrian) are receiving support when it comes to digitalisation. And yes, we are last in this area. It only took until 2019 for Apple Pay to come to Austria. So it only took one year longer than the implementation in Kazakhstan.

So thx to Apple for helping us, that are digitally last in line.
Oh don't feel bad.
My country Indonesia is the largest country in SE Asia, 4th largest population in the world, but no Apple store (neither offline/online), no Apple pay. So Austria is already a few steps up. ?
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tobiastimpe Avatar
40 months ago

Twitter comments seem to agree it's fake. Wonder why someone in his position would do this, though.
They probably just put a screenshot over the way too glossy screen of the MacBook.
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ghanwani Avatar
40 months ago
Don't follow world politics but this guy is only 34!
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amartinez1660 Avatar
40 months ago

That photo looks… off.
Gonna go offtopic here: totally, the depth of field on the guy being so blurred makes the left edge of the screen look like it is in front of the guy.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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