Eddy Cue Posts

Apple Inc. (AAPL) CEO visits new Austin campus, reports ‘exciting products’ are coming

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO Tim Cook visited the new company campus in Austin, Texas on Thursday at its opening celebration. Cook reiterated product announcements that were made at WWDC earlier this week. Cook also said that “exciting” new products are on the way.

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Apple Inc. (AAPL): 35 billion songs were sold on iTunes this past week

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At the Code Conference this week, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) executives Eddy Cue and Jimmy Iovine revealed some interesting numbers. Cue revealed that Apple crossed 35 billion songs sold this past week. This is up from 25 billion songs that were purchased and downloaded in February of last year. Cue also pointed out that iTunes has around 800 million customers total and 40 million iTunes Radio listeners in the U.S. and Australia. Beats Music is now at around 250,000 subscribers and has hit around 5 million downloads. Conversions from downloads to paid customers would have been higher if Beats Music was using Apple’s in-app purchase technology.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Visits Customers Waiting In Line At The Palo Alto Store

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Apple CEO Tim Cook took some time today to visit customers waiting in line at the Palo Alto University Apple Store.  Apple SVP of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller and Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue are also visiting the Stanford stores.  People that were waiting in line were surprised by the visit and instantly started sending out photos on Instagram and Twitter.  Cook previously visited the Palo Alto location when it re-opened in October of last year.
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Steve Jobs Was Skeptical About iBooks At First

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The late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs needed to be convinced about entering the e-books market by Eddy Cue, senior vice president of internet software and services at Apple.  Cue described how he had to petition for iBookstore during the e-book testimony regarding price fixing this week, according to AllThingsD.
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Apple iTunes Hits 25 Billion Songs Sold

Apple Inc. has hit 25 billion songs sold on iTunes.  The 25 billionth song is called “Monkey Drums” (Goksel Vancin Remix) by Chase Buch.  The song was purchased by Phillip Lüpke from Germany.  Phillip will receive a €10,000 iTunes Gift Card as a reward for downloading the 25 billionth song.
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How Apple’s Acquisition Of Lala Happened

In December 2009, Apple acquired Lala.com.  Lala was a music streaming startup that was founded by Bill Nguyen and was funded partially by Warner Music Group.  Lala’s strength was that when you searched on Google for a song, Lala was one of the first results instead of an iTunes result.  Lala ended up partnering with Google for Google Music Beta.  Apple’s Eddy Cue felt threatened by Lala so a bidding war was starting to heat up.

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Apple Fires The Apple Maps Head Richard Williamson

Many consumers were upset about the performance of Apple Maps when iOS 6 was released.  As a result, Apple Senior Vice President Eddy Cue has fired Richard Williamson according to Bloomberg.

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Eddy Cue Joins Ferrari Board Of Directors

Ferrari has announced that Eddy Cue has joined the board of directors at the company.  Mr. Cue is known for heading up the Apple iTunes Store.  He recently took over the development of iOS Maps and Siri.

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