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Tim Cook Reflects on Steve Jobs, Apple Watch Saving Lives, and Politics on The David Rubenstein Show

Bloomberg Television today published a full-length interview between Apple CEO Tim Cook and David Rubenstein, one of three billionaire founders of private equity firm Carlyle Group, following a brief preview last month. The conversation took place at Cook's alma mater Duke University on May 13. Cook reflected on a wide range of topics, including his education and career path, relationship with the late Steve Jobs, the Apple Watch's life-saving capabilities, politics, and social issues such as privacy, immigration, and equality. On the subject of Apple's earnings:Rubenstein: You’ve now been the CEO of Apple since about July of 2011. The earnings are up about 80 percent. So, have you ever thought you can’t do better than this, and maybe you should just say, “well, I’ve done a great job, and now I’m going to do something else with my life?” Cook: We view the stock price and revenue and profits as a result of doing things right on the innovation side, on the creativity side, focusing on the right products, treating customers like they’re jewels, and focusing on the user experience. I didn’t even know the numbers that you just quoted. It’s not even in my orbit, to be honest with you. Rubenstein: When you announce your quarterly earnings, analysts always say, “well they didn’t sell as much of this product as we thought they would,” and so does that bother you? Cook: It did at one time. It doesn’t anymore. We run Apple for the long term. It’s always struck me as bizarre that there’s a fixation on how many units are sold in a 90-day

Tim Cook Says HomePod Experience Will Blow People Away

In an interview today with Bloomberg TV, Apple CEO Tim Cook said customers will be "blown away" by the experience of the HomePod. "I think people are going to love it. I know they are," said Cook. "I think they're going to be blown away by the experience." When questioned about why a customer should choose to purchase the HomePod over the Amazon Echo or Google Home, especially considering it's the most expensive of the three, Cook said Apple's focus was on creating a "breakthrough speaker" that delivers a high-quality audio experience in the home. "What we tried to do is build something that is a breakthrough speaker first," said Cook. "Music is deep in our DNA, dating back to iTunes and iPod. We wanted something that, number one, sounded unbelievable. I think when people listen to it, they're going to be shocked over the quality of the sound." A portion of Apple CEO Tim Cook's interview with Bloomberg TV today Nevertheless, Cook acknowledged that both Apple and customers want a speaker that does more than simply play music. "Of course, it does a lot of other things, right, and all of those are important as well, but we wanted a really high-quality audio experience," said Cook. "There's a lot of things you can do with it," he added. "There's a lot of things that Siri knows how to do from the phone. We'll start with a patch of those as [Apple marketing chief] Phil [Schiller] showed today during the keynote, and then you can bet there's a nice follow-on activity there as well." Cook said Apple has been working on the HomePod for "multiple years," and

Bloomberg TV and DirecTV Debut New Live Streaming Services for iPad

Financial media and data company Bloomberg today launched a new Bloomberg TV+ app for the iPad, offering free, ad-supported live streaming of the financial news channel.- Live TV: Bloomberg Television Live 24-hours a day - Featured videos: The biggest business stories right now prioritized by importance - Last 24 Hours: All the important business stories from the last 24 hours - Exclusive interviews with the most influential people in business, finance and investment - Original content produced for mobile - Bloomberg's critically acclaimed shows on demandBloomberg TV+ also allows users to download video content for offline viewing, view bonus content, set reminders for live shows, and share videos via social media and email. Meanwhile, satellite television provider DirecTV yesterday updated its iPad app to provide free live TV for subscribers. Like several other similar apps from cable companies such as Time Warner, DirecTV customers can only view live TV on their iPads while in their home and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as their DirecTV HD DVR.What's new Turn your iPad into a portable TV and watch your favorite shows in any room of your home. - Quickly scroll through a list of channels available to watch on your iPad with a dedicated “Live TV Streaming” Module. - Get tips in the help section to guide you through features in the app. - Set parental controls to block live TV channels viewed on the iPad. - Change start and end times to add padding to a program when setting a recording.DirecTV is offering an initial batch of over three dozen