• Apple's Tim Cook and Eddy Cue Invited to 2014 Sun Valley Conference

    Investment bank Allen & Co. has extended an invitation for Apple CEO Tim Cook and services executive, Eddy Cue, to attend the bank’s annual conference in Sun Valley, Idaho alongside a number of other technology and business luminaries. It’s not clear whether Cook and Cue plan to attend, but they have received invitations according to a copy of the guest list published by Re/Code. It would be Cook’s third appearance at the retreat and the second by Cue, who has become an increasingly prominent executive at Apple as Cook has gradually reshaped the company following his ascension in 2011.

    For those of you who don’t know, the Sun Valley conference is an annual one-week affair at which powerful executives and cultural icons are invited to participate in panels on politics, business, and other issues of the day while conferring socially over meals and drinks. The conference’s networking opportunities are thought to have been responsible for a number of major business deals in recent years.

    Specifically, many believe that megadeals including Time Warner’s sale to America Online, Dow Jones & Co.’s acquisition by News Corp., and Comcast’s takeover of NBC Universal were hatched or sealed in Idaho. Joining Cook and Cue on the guest list are fellow Silicon Valley executives Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Jack Dorsey of Square, Dropbox founder Drew Houston, and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, among others. This may possibly set the stage for some dinnertime chats as the two companies work to resolve a number of legal disputes around the world.

    Source: Re/Code
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple's Tim Cook and Eddy Cue Invited to 2014 Sun Valley Conference started by Akshay Masand View original post
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