Remains of the Day: Creme de la creme

Tim Cook is the CEO of CEOs, Apple is the consumer brand of consumer brands (in Japan), and ebooks are the, uh, books of books. That can only mean that the remainders for Friday, March 30, 2012 are the remainders of remainders.

Top 25 Highest Rated CEOs 2012 (Glassdoor)

For those who said that Tim Cook could never match up to the late Steve Jobs, it seems that Apple employees don’t agree. Cook ranked number one on the Glassdoor’s list of top 25 CEOs. Cook’s 97 percent cumulative approval rating came from a survey of Apple employees asked about the way he was leading the company and, more importantly, whether they’d like to go out back and throw the pigskin around with him.

Apple Picked As Top Consumer Brand In Japan For 1st Time (Nikkei)

Hey, look, Apple’s the number one consumer brand in Japan for the first time, a significant jump from its previous year’s ranking of eleven. I’m sure it’s just because there aren’t a lot of consumer electronics firms in the country, right?

SOPA is all fun and games until NBC rips off Apple’s artwork (The Next Web)

NBC’s latest reality show, Home Transformers, is looking for contestants who…can code? Apparently, a previous version of the show’s website prominently featured Apple’s hammer-and-blueprints Xcode icon. The icon has since been removed, to the disappointment of thousands of Cocoa developers who were just hoping for their shot at stardom.

Google’s Driverless Cars Can Now Fetch Food (New York Times)

Google has apparently taught its driverless cars to navigate a fast food drive-through. Now if they’ll just veg out in front of the TV, those cars will fulfill 90 percent of the activities performed by the average American.

The Gravitational Force in Angry Birds Space (Wired)

Wired science writer Rhett Allain spends way too much time modeling and calculating the gravitational fields in Angry Birds Space, when all we really want to know is what happens if an angry bird collides with the Astronut?

Publishing Industry Has Strong January Revenue Growth In Print Books And Ebooks For All Audiences (Association of American Publishers)

Those electronic books sure are catching on mighty fast, according to the latest figures from the American Association of Publishers. The trade group reported a 49.4 percent increase, year over year, in sales of ebooks for adults and an astounding 475.1 percent increase in sales of children’s and young adult ebooks. The latter is no doubt due to all those parents enticing their kids by telling them it’s an electronic book.

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