Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Tim Cook Is Ridding Apple of Some of Steve Jobs's Evils - Technology - The Atlantic Wire:

While thinking up those best-selling iThings, Jobs made a lot of money for both himself and Apple. But unlike other generous big name tech titans, he wasn't too giving. At least not publicly. The company once had a philanthropy arm, but Jobs closed it after returning as CEO in 1997. And Jobs himself was never on record as giving away any of his $8.3 billion. Less than a month in, Cook announced a charity matching program. Apple matches employee donations to non-profits of up to $10,000 a year, explains Vascellaro, which is a huge contrast to Jobs's tude. "Mr. Jobs said at a company off-site meeting last year that he was opposed to giving money away, according to a person who attended," she writes.