Tim Cook, Apple executive:illustration by Joe Cummings

Tim Cook became chief executive of Apple Inc in August 2011, taking over from company co-founder, Steve Jobs.

He was recruited from Compaq in 1998 and given the task of slashing costs. Previously he worked for Intelligent Electronics and IBM.

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CNBC is good a place as any for Cook to update market on Apple, writes Robert Armstrong

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Nimble companies maintain profits as spending habits evolve

Apple: selective disclosure

Company’s bold answer to fear in China is the first step to improving its valuation

Apple leads technology stock recovery

Share price claws back $78bn after opening down 10%

China concerns bring Apple down to earth

Shares hit lowest level since January as other tech stocks suffer

Sky-high expectations weigh on Apple

Valuation falls sharply on lower than expected sales of iPhones

Apple appoints Ive as design chief

UK designer rivals CEO Cook in influence at tech group

Apple iPhone boom as China switches on

World’s most valuable company returns further $70bn to investors

Lunchtime talks from a variety of speakers could get creative juices flowing

America’s female labour force needs a new deal

Having fought anti-gay discrimination, businesses must help women

Jay Z pitches Tidal as friend of artists

Hip-hop star and others sing the same tune on streaming

Corporate backlash hits ‘anti-gay’ bills

States backtrack on new laws as Walmart and GE join critics

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Companies have a new audience

Younger consumers with liberal attitudes are a bigger market than religious conservatives

Indiana governor to ‘fix’ religious bill

Pence to amend law that sparked uproar over discrimination fears

Jeb Bush defends law seen as anti-gay

Apple chief Tim Cook says it will ‘hurt jobs’

Book review: Becoming Steve Jobs

A sympathetic portrait of Steve Jobs seeks to show its subject overcoming youthful excesses

Google starts checks on new mobile apps

Approval process follows complaints about laissez-faire attitude

Apple Watch and strategic ripple effects

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Sleep-dodging CEOs — yawn

Bosses are vying to get up earlier but Satya Nadella bucks the trend

Knock-off Apple Watches on sale in China

Suspiciously affordable versions are already on offer

Luxury is a sideline for the Apple Watch

No other company that I know of offers an upmarket model that is 49 times the basic price

Clock this: Apple unveils Watch details

Five facts about the device revealed at its launch

Apple spotlights apps to woo Watch buyers

Tim Cook details new features at launch of $349-$17,000 device

Crunch time for Apple bulls and bears

Device being launched on Monday has already divided opinion over the company’s prospects

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Apple tests luxury appeal with gold watch

Device with $10.000 price tag could alienate fans or add halo to the brand

Yahoo and NSA chief clash on data privacy

Tech group warns on ‘backdoor’ access to systems by US

Harvard scoops trophies in b-school ‘Oscars’

HBS wins six accolades in the 2015 Case Centre awards

The challenge is balancing the insight and predictions gleaned from medical data with the need to protect patient privacy

Obama in new push over cyber security

‘Significant’ commitments to be unveiled at Silicon Valley summit

Apple says overtime at suppliers rose

Group says it drastically reduces volume of ‘conflict minerals’

Apple first to close day above $700bn

Cook suggests group can grow at speeds more akin to a start-up

How does Apple top a record quarter?

Company now must live up to its own raised expectations

China forecast to buy more iPhones than US

Shifting power balance in smartphone market

Cook stock rewards could exceed $500m

Sharp rise in stock propels value of Apple chief’s incentive scheme

Golden Flannel of the Year Award

Under Tim Cook’s leadership, Apple succumbed to drivel

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World-leading profits might not matter

Person of the Year: Apple CEO Tim Cook

The technology group’s chief executive has faced criticism but he turned things round in 2014

Apple’s Tim Cook coming out is one step

A gay CEO at a more traditional company would be an even bigger landmark

Competition in retail space heats up

Traditional retailers warm to technology as the sci-fi idea of robots helping us choose products becomes reality

‘WireLurker’ virus hits iPhones and iPads

Thousands of Apple customers may be affected as China bears the brunt

A Taylor Swift reply to Spotify

The streaming service badly wants the singer back, but this could perhaps be her reply

Apple Watch set for face off with Swiss

Arrival of smartwatches as a new market segment set to rock Alps