It’s Friday, Austin! Check out some of the tech headlines we’re following this morning:
Apple CEO Tim Cook: $1 trillion value isn’t what drives us
In a memo to Apple staff, CEO Tim Cook reminded his employees that the news of the computer company’s massive success isn’t what drives them.
Here’s part of the memo obtained by Buzzfeed News:
“Today Apple passed a significant milestone. At our closing share price of $207.39, the stock market now values Apple at more than $1 trillion. While we have much to be proud of in this achievement, it’s not the most important measure of our success. Financial returns are simply the result of Apple’s innovation, putting our products and customers first, and always staying true to our values.”
Google lifting ban on addiction center ads
Google is slowly lifting its ban on addiction-related keywords and phrases.
The comapny’s ban came after a report in January found that shady companies that advertise online funneled patients suffering from addiction into expensive private clinics. The report led Google to temporarily halt advertisements worldwide.
Now, a small group of providers vetted by a third party will be allowed to appear in search results, according to Tech Crunch.
ICYMI: Survey says Whole Foods customers have liked changes since Amazon’s takeover -- but have they been enough?
A new survey released by market research firm Morgan Stanley found that Whole Foods customers have had a better overall experience since Amazon took over last fall, 512Tech’s Sebastian Herrera reports.
Out of almost 3,000 adults that Morgan Stanley surveyed online in May, the top change observed at Whole Foods during the past six months was better quality of products, followed by lower prices.
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