AllThingsD.com has just posted the full interview they conducted with Apple CEO Tim Cook at the All Things Digital conference. This is Cook’s first public interview with journalists as the CEO of Apple.
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Ari Emanuel, an American talent agent and co-CEO of William Morris Endeavor (WME), hit the stage at the D: All Things Digital conference. Emanuel is the epitome of Hollywood. He makes his money by consumers purchasing content starring his clients like Larry David and Aaron Sorkin. This means that he dreads Internet piracy, but believes that censoring the Internet through laws like SOPA and PIPA are a terrible idea. While on stage Emanuel contemplated out loud about how using social media to fund some of the content would be a paradigm shift. For example, he got his hands on the new film script for “Friday Night Lights” and though about the possibilities of setting up a crowd-funding initiative through the 1+ million Fans on Facebook for the show. Emanuel is known as being the basis for the character Ari Gold on “Entourage.” On the show, Gold is known for having a short temper and in the video below, you will see the real Ari unleash it on Joshua Topolsky of The Verge when he tried to compare AT&T and Verizon as being the “road” to a house that was robbed. Emanuel told him to sit down and come up with a better example. Check out the video below.
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AllThingsD has been able to take all of their video and audio interviews with Steve Jobs from the D: All Things Digital conference between 2003 and 2010 and make them available for free on iTunes. In the interviews, Jobs candidly answered unrehearsed questions and explained his views on technology. Jobs had also discussed competitors, controversies, and the importance of building products for users. In one of the interviews, he also took the stage with his rival Bill Gates. You can download the video podcasts or the audio podcasts from iTunes now.
Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook was interviewed at the D: All Things Digital conference. For the last few years, Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the same stage. Tim Cook has created some big expectations for the company as he said that they are getting ready to release some “incredible” new products.
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Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher has announced that Apple CEO Tim Cook will be the opening speaker at the 10th D: All Things Digital conference. This will be Cook’s first appearance at D. Cook is carrying on the legacy left by Steve Jobs, whom attended the D conference 6 times in the last decade. Before becoming CEO of Apple, Cook was COO and was responsible for worldwide sales and operations for the company’s supply chain. Cook also oversaw the Macintosh division. Before joining Apple, Cook worked at Compaq and spent 12 years at IBM.
AllThingsD.com co-founder Walt Mossberg has named the Apple iPad the best reviewed device of the year. This does not surprise me because I think Mossberg comes off as a huge Apple fan. He said that Apple has taken a leap “into a new kind of device. There have been many tablets in the past, but not tablets like this that are multi touch control, and have their own body of apps.” Mossberg named high-speed 4G networks in the U.S. as the second best reviewed product for 2010. He named the iPhone 4 and Samsung Galaxy Tab in a tie for third place. The worst reviewed products are the Dell Streak, Google TV, and the TiVo Premiere. [Mossblog]
Ina Fried was one of my most favorite writers at CNET. In Fried’s description on CNET, it said “During her years at CNET News, Ina Fried has changed beats several times, changed genders once, and covered both of the Pirates of Silicon Valley. These days, most of her attention is focused on Microsoft.” Fried will no longer be working at CNET because AllThingsD poached her. She will be covering mobile at AllThingsD going forward. AllThingsD is also announcing several new journalists next week to complement a new conference series called D: Dive Into Mobile. Fried worked at CNET for 10 years and is a graduate of Miami University in Ohio. AllThingsD is a technology blog that is a spin-off from The Wall Street Journal. [AllThingsD]
In the video above, Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg ask newly appointed MySpace CEO Owen Van Natta and newly appointed News Corp. Chief Digital Officer Jonathan Miller some tough questions.
What makes this interview interesting is when Van Natta was asked what makes MySpace’s strengths and weaknesses are. Van Natta said that MySpace’s strength was that it is a lot more open and people on the network are a lot more interested in sharing information. But the reason why some people may be leaving MySpace for alternatives is because of an innovation issue.