In an interview with retired European Commissioner for Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke about the future of the world s most valuable company at Startup Fest Europe in Amsterdam today.Addressing a question about the possibility of the iPhone maker cutting out mobile carriers and launching its own telecom service, Cook responded:Our expertise doesn t extend to the network.We ll do some things along the way with e-SIMs along the way, but in general, I like the things carriers do.He also shared his belief about how smartwatches will play a big role in our lives in the future to ensure good health as well as a reduced need to glance at our phones and help pay for things – everything the Apple Watch strives to do already:We believe that health is a huge problem in the world, and we d like to contribute to that.I m not saying one device will do all of that, but when you solve such a big problem, it takes several such contributions.It ll be interesting to see if Apple sticks to these maxims in the coming years, or if it will choose to follow Google s lead in developing AI and big data technologies.
Tim Cook speaking at the company's annual developer conference in 2015All primary school children should be taught to code alongside learning the alphabet, according to Apple boss Tim Cook.Cook also told the audience to "never do something strictly for money" and to "stay hungry."Kroes questioned Cook about the app economy, Apple's work with healthcare companies, and his view of startups in Europe.He added that coding is being "absorbed by everything" and universities should form links with companies to help develop the skills throughout a person s education."We believe Health is a huge issue and we think it s ripe for simplicity and a new view," Cook told Kroess.The Watch has previously come under criticism from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who apparently said he didn't like the product.
This morning I attended an interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook at Startup Fest Europe in Amsterdam.Tim Cook said lots of things, which we all already knew, but he also started off with an interesting anecdote, which is cute enough to share with you.Then Neelie showed the audience a photo she took with her iPhone, which was blurry, and even Tim Cook had to admit you couldn t really see it on the screen, which made the story less cool.But I figured I d go home and find that painting real quick.I ended up doing an image search for my photo of off a screen showing the photo:And that s how I found it wasn t a Rembrandt at all.I m pretty sure guys weren t wearing skirts and high heels in that time, and that isn t a letter but an iPhone 6 gold.
That makes new product announcements very exciting, but it also leads to plenty of rumors around the web.CEO Tim Cook, however, recently gave a little insight into the future of Apple, debunking some of the rumors that have been floating around of late.We don t have the network skill.We ll do some things with e-SIMs along the way, but in general, I like the things carriers do.Basically, we probably shouldn t expect to be able to get around using standard mobile carriers any time soon.Cook also talked about the future of the Apple Watch, saying that people s health will be an important aspect of how the Apple Watch develops over time.
Tim Cook, famous for locking horns with the FBI, being a terrifying presence in the boardroom and insisting the Apple Watch is actually quite good, had a rare moment of silliness this week, pretending that he found an old Rembrandt painting with an iPhone on it at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and I got all excited about everything the tale would hold.As European Commissioner for Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes -- also not to be messed with -- who was with him at the time, told The Next Web, At one point Tim rushes over and tells me Come take a look, I found a painting with an iPhone on it!So he takes my arm and shows me a Rembrandt with a person seemingly holding an iPhone… Go on, did you snap it?kroes screenshotKroes then proceeded to show off a really blurry photo of the painting taken with an iPhone, naturally , which Cook, who s not the greatest photographer himself, admitted was a bit shit, and making the audience lose interest.It is in fact a Pieter de Hooch, titled Man Handing a Letter to a Woman in the Entrance Hall of a House .It says so in the title.
Apple CEO Tim Cook sees iPhones everywhere, even in 346-year-old paintings.On Tuesday, during a Start-up Fest event in Amsterdam, former European Commissioner Neelie Kroes asked Cook where and when the iPhone was invented, CNBC reports."You know, I thought I knew until last night.Last night Neelie took me over to look at some Rembrandt and in one of the paintings I was so shocked.There was an iPhone in one of the paintings," Cook explained in jest.The painting in question was not, for the record, a Rembrandt.It was a Pieter de Hooch piece called "Man Hands a Letter to a Woman in a Hall," finished in 1670.And yes, as you can see, that letter does look suspiciously like a cell phone — although personally I think it looks more like the HTC One.NOW WATCH: Sorry Apple fans — the iPhone 7 is going to be boringLoading video...
Did Pieter de Hooch invent the iPhone in 1670?Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, says he saw an iPhone in a 346-year-old painting, contradicting everything we thought we knew about the history of the smartphone.During the interview, Kroes asked Tim where the iPhone was actually invented, to which Tim Cook replied: You know, I thought I knew until last night.The letter does look a bit like an iPhone in fairness.Check out Douris, an Ancient Greek, using an iPad Pro with a Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil, circa 500BC:Ancient Greece was years ahead of CupertinoImpressive stuff.Can you find any other examples of technology being discovered way before we thought it was?
There s a lot of money with a digital label on it – over €20bn, from the European Fund of Strategic Initiatives – possibly the shrewdest investor in the world.The wretched publication you are reading right now once criticised Neelie Kroes for turning Europe into some idiot clog-wearing clone of Silicon Valley.I m not pretending that everything in the EU is rosy.And yes, Google has to pretend to look worried while the European Commission makes a big song and dance about investigating its business practices.After a few years Larry, Sergey and Eric will get a theatrical slap on the wrist from some posturing Frenchman along with a pathetic fine.They ll keep on handing over the dosh.
Common rules for accepting electronic signatures across EU borders enter force on Friday, but technical differences will still make life difficult for users and vendorsAdd in your John Hancock and be on your way.Defining an electronic signature that satisfies the laws of 28 countries is one thing, but creating one that is accepted seamlessly by desktop applications such as Adobe Acrobat Reader and Microsoft Office, and by enterprise applications such as Salesforce, Workday, Microsoft Dynamics CRM or Ariba, is entirely another, according to the consortium.Existing legislation, derived from the 1999 eSignature directive, allows certificates for electronic signatures to be granted to natural persons people and legal persons organizations , and makes little distinction between authenticating the content of a document and expressing consent to that content.However, when the regulation was approved in October 2014, Neelie Kroes, then European Commission vice president, called on incoming Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to make every transaction with the Commission and other EU institutions possible electronically.After that, unless the U.K. government and the European Commission have agreed otherwise, it will not be possible to make legally binding agreements using eIDAS-compliant eSignatures between a U.K. person and an EU person.The others hail from EU member states Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, and Spain, and from neighboring Norway and Switzerland, and include German state printer Bundesdruckerei, Infocert in Italy, and Docapost/Certinomis in France.
The development is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's Vision 2030, a plan to diversify Saudi Arabia's oil-driven economy.In light of this news, the megacity has lost many of its high-profile advisers, including the head of Y Combinator, Sam Altman, and former US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.In the days since Khashoggi went missing on October 2, at least two board members have pulled out of a megacity development backed by $500 billion in investments.Its name, NEOM — a nod to the Arabic terms for "new future" — symbolizes its utopian vision of robot workers and drone taxis.The project is closely tied to the Saudi Arabian government, and particularly to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, whom Khashoggi had criticized in his writing.Turkish officials now claim that the journalist's alleged murder was carried out by 15 Saudi men, including those with high-level government connections.
Unsurprisingly, the accusations hinge on the same practice that helped make Microsoft rich in the first place.