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Apple launches App Store development program focusing on UK women

Added 09-27-22 06:11:02am EST - “Tim Cook has launched a new UK-based App Store Foundations Program, saying it's part of addressing the lack of women in technology.” - Appleinsider.com

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Tim Cook has launched a new UK-based App Store Foundations Program, saying it's part of addressing the lack of women in technology.

Apple has previously been praised for its representation of women in its recent events, and simultaneously slammed for how women employees are treated. It has also been part of joint efforts to improve diversity in the industry.

Now Apple has launched a new App Store Foundations Program in the UK, which is specifically intended to support women developers. Speaking to BBC News, Cook said that technology "will not achieve nearly what it could achieve" unless the industry becomes more diverse.

"I think the essence of technology and its effect on humanity depends upon women being at the table," he said. "Technology's a great thing that will accomplish many things, but unless you have diverse views at the table that are working on it, you don't wind up with great solutions."

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