Apple CEO Tim Cook and iTunes Chief Eddy Cue Attend Sun Valley Media Retreat

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    Apple CEO Tim Cook and iTunes Chief Eddy Cue this week attended the Allen & Co. Sun Valley media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, as they have done for the last several years.

    Many well known tech and media moguls attend the Sun Valley event, which is essentially a retreat and is invitation only, but meetings and discussions at the conference are kept under wraps so it's unlikely we'll hear details on anything that goes on. In years past, Cook and Cue have kept a low profile during the week long event.

    Described as a "summer camp for billionaires," the conference includes activities like rafting, cycling, and golf, and because it brings so many major media executives together in one place, it's been credited as the catalyst for major deals like the AOL and Time Warner merger, Walt Disney's acquisition of ABC, Google's purchase of YouTube, and Jeff Bezos' acquisition of The Washington Post.

    Apple has been taking a more direct approach to media in recent months with its ever-growing interest in original content, so it's no surprise to see Cook and Cue at the event once again.

    Other notable 2017 attendees include Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Jared and Ivanka Trump, DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, Twitter COO Anthony Noto, 21st Century Fox Chairman Rupert Murdoch, CBS Chairman Les Moonves, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.

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    Pls stop making "Planet of the Apps" and bring Amazon Video to the Apple TV already
     
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    Tim's Apple Watch seems to be working pretty well, he looks like he's in pretty good shape for a man of his years.
     
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    Sounds great, until you see who else is on the guest list.
     
  7. Bacillus, Jul 13, 2017
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    Euhh, Eddy and major deals...?
    Then these must be either restaurative or really secretive (=usual facade for non-existent)
    Anyway, there seems enough bozodom & ambient energy of the mere testosteroneous kind in place to save Obamacare for the Nation (or either the other way around...)
    Suggestion: Office of the Apes, a real-life soap in 200 sessions about the Trump character in the Whitehouse (narrated and edited by E. Cue)
    A particularly useful summit, I assume ;)
     
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    Apple CEO Tim Cook and iTunes Chief Eddy Cue leaving Apple---one can hope!
     
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    I think Eddy is the second most important exec at Apple these days!
     
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    Now that SJ's gone I guess that its time to forget about work and just play, play, play.
     
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    When is Eddy going to get the boot? Pushing Apple into original content is nuts. He’s going to waste a fortune on content no one wants to watch.
     
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    I would pay to watch Rupert Murdoch rafting!
     
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    He'd have better luck bringing Eddie Munster.
     
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    For years, Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu have all been developing their burgeoning streaming video businesses. Come to think of it, even old-world companies like HBO have begun to figure it out.

    Meanwhile Apple has a "growing interest."

    Nice job Eddy Cue!
     
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    Yeah but some people will watch it, and that's all they'll need. Their userbase is huge


    I still like Amazon putting themselves in new industries over Apple though. Amazon seems to have their **** together every step of the way. Apple is more of the "me too" company now*

    *see Apple TV, Apple Music, HomePod
     
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    Um, Steve Jobs attended this event. Leaders of Google, Amazon, Microsoft attend this event. Are they forgetting about work too?
     
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    You have any stats on planet of the apps? Do you really think original content is the best strategy for Apple?
     
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    Yes, beating Tesla makes for busy days...
     
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    Isn't that a Peter Principle? Stick to your knitting.
     
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    Steve fried the Music Labels while changing the world with new appliances.
    Tim and Eddy maintain the world while being fried by Amazon
     
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    Maybe he is vegan as well
     
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    Pretty sure that's up to Amazon, not Apple. And it is coming to Apple TV ... finally.
     
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    Ah, let me guess.
    Eddy's big deal is making himself popular by giving away free AirPods
     
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    Wow. The Eddy Cue and Tim Cook comments are ridiculous. Making snide comments about two individuals nobody has ever met and yet so easy to throw insults over the Internet, isn't it?
     
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    I can fully comment on his dancing skills, though.
     

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