Apple's New 'Blue Sky' Program Gives Select Employees Two Weeks for Side Projects

Posted November 13, 2012 at 12:05am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 6921 views

A new program at Apple dubbed 'Blue Sky' gives select employees two weeks off to work on side projects, according to Jessica Lessin at the Wall Street Journal.

BusinessInsider reports that on today's News Hub video show, Lessin revealed a few details about the program that began earlier this year.

Although it sounds similar to Google's 20% time which lets employees spend 20% of their time on side projects which could help Google in future, Lessin cautioned that it's a "far cry" from what Google does. Apple's program is limited to a small group of employees at the company.

Additionally, she notes that it's further evidence that Apple's culture is changing under the leadership of CEO Tim Cook. Apple is becoming more like a traditional tech company and it's taking steps to try and keep employees around longer.

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russelll - November 13, 2012 at 9:45pm
The key sentence here...

"...taking steps to try and keep employees around longer"

Apple knows they have a problem.
Rick - November 13, 2012 at 4:42pm
Copycats....
Wiseman - November 13, 2012 at 12:29am
Finally iphone 8 may get new looks in 5 more years
prostovanka - November 13, 2012 at 12:48am
Don't know about you, but I'm tired of companies like Samsung & Sony coming out with 1000 different devices like phones, tv's, referegirators each year and all of them are different and when you need work performed on them no one knows your model. It makes sense to keep it simple. Release a few quality items instead of a ton of crap items.
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