Google's I/O developer conference kicks off today in San Francisco, and perhaps as a preview of things to come, The Verge reported yesterday that freemium apps on Google Play now account for 98 percent of worldwide revenue for the Android platform. Curiously, Japan is billed as "the world's biggest spender" on in-app purchases thanks to "addictive mobile games," but here's hoping this trend doesn't absorb the iOS App Store as well. Here's a handful of other tidbits you might have missed on Tuesday...
Angela Ahrendts, Apple's new senior vice president of retail, has only been on the job for a few weeks, but she's wasted no time in establishing herself as one of the company's most noteworthy and visible figures. Just yesterday we relayed the news about her enthusiastic discussion of "new technologies" from Cupertino; today we get a look at first official public appearance at the opening of the new Apple store in Tokyo, Japan.
Since jumping from a CEO position at Burberry to the head of Apple's retail efforts a just over a month ago, Angela Ahrendts has been watching and learning — and is now ready to jumpstart her efforts to grow the company even more.
Well, despite WWDC being just around the corner, the Apple rumor mill hasn't turned up anything spectacularly groundbreaking this week. Hmm, we wonder if Tim Cook's promise to knuckle down on security is paying off. Meanwhile, could the war also be coming to an end with Google? And what's this giant security risk with your iPhone and why didn't Apple reply to the hackers who brought it to their attention? Let's find out what's going on out there.
Former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts has only been at the helm of Apple Retail for three short weeks, but a new report claims the latest veep plans to shake up the future of Cupertino's brick-and-mortar stores in a number of ways.
Former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts is officially now working for Apple as Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores, and according to a filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, the new retail boss racked up a healthy $68 million signing bonus just for joining the team. Naturally, she'll have to wait for those 113,334 restricted stock units to vest over the next four years, but hey, wouldn't we all like to cash in before we actually do any work?
Thursday, May 1 marked the day former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts officially joined the Apple ranks in her new position as Senior Vice President for Retail and Online Stores, and Cupertino celebrated by adding her to the company's executive profiles, sandwiched right between CEO Tim Cook and SVP Eddy Cue. But that's not all that went down yesterday, as we're about to reveal...
Apple's recent gold iPhone 5s partnership with British luxury brand Burberry must have been quite the success, because Cupertino has now managed to hire away the company's CEO for its own retail efforts.