Apple’s Tim Cook: The Full D11 Interview

There was a lot to talk about as Apple CEO Tim Cook made his second appearance on the D: All Things Digital stage.
Cook declined many, many opportunities to talk about new products.
But he did give his view on taxes (the current system should be gutted), talked a bit about about acquisitions (the pace is increasing and doing a big one isn’t off the table) and suggested wearable computing is a big deal, even if Google Glass isn’t.
He also dropped a bit of news, announcing the hiring of former EPA chief Lisa Jackson to head Apple’s environmental efforts.

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SNS x Reebok Question Mid “A Shoe About Nothing”

The shoe is expected to land at Reebok Reserve stockists like Packer Shoes as early as May 29.

 

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Andre 3000′s Mother Dies A Day After His 38th Birthday

My condolences go out to Dre,and the entire Benjamin-Hodo family

Hip Hop Enquirer’s Dennis Byron broke the story. Earlier today, Mrs. Sharon Benjamin Hodo, the mother of rap superstar Andre “3000″ Benjamin passed away in her sleep according to a close family member. The cause of death is unknown at this time.

Mrs. Sharon Benjamin, affectionately known as “Ma Benjaman, Ms. B, and Nana,” died at the age of 58 and was a key player in the lives of OutKast during their formative teenage years as they grew into adulthood and served as one of the managers for “her boys” earlier in their career.

Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 With 339,000

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It’s official: Daft Punk’s latest album, “Random Access Memories,” debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 339,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

“Random Access Memories,” released on May 21, gives the veteran electronic/dance duo its best sales week ever and first No. 1. The set also notches the second-largest sales week of the year overall. Only the debut of Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience” logged a larger frame so far in 2013, when it began with 968,000 in March.

Did Daft Punk’s Free Pre-Release Stream Help Sales?

The full top 10 of the new Billboard 200 will be revealed on May 29.

With 339,000 sold, “Random Access Memories” also starts with a more robust sales figure than expected. Industry forecasters had projected a first-week launch of around 300,000, with a chance at hitting 325,000 if the set performed strongly through its first week.

“Random Access Memories” is the act’s fourth studio effort and second top 10 set on the Billboard 200. Daft Punk had previously gone as high as No. 4 with its soundtrack to “TRON: Legacy” in January of 2011. The duo’s highest-charting studio album had been 2001′s “Discovery,” which peaked at No. 44.

Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’ Is New No. 1 in the U.K. with Big Opening Sales

Daft Punk’s last studio set, 2005′s “Human After All,” debuted and peaked at No. 98.

Notably, in one week, “Random Access Memories” has sold more than twice what the total sales are for “Human After All.” The latter has sold just 125,000 to date. Comparably, Daft Punk’s best selling album is “Discovery,” with 796,000.

Further, “Random Access Memories” is the first dance/electronic album to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in more than a year. The last dance/electronic No. 1 was Madonna’s “MDNA” — the set debuted atop the April 14, 2012 chart.

The single “Get Lucky,” featuring Pharrell Williams, leads “Random Access Memories.” The song earned Daft Punk its first top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, so far peaking at No. 10 last week. The track is also the duo’s biggest airplay hit ever, as it climbed 46-29 on the Radio Songs chart last week.