The times they are a-changin' at Apple (AAPL). Borrowing a page from Google and others, Tim Cook...

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor

The times they are a-changin' at Apple (AAPL). Borrowing a page from Google and others, Tim Cook has given select employees the freedom to "spend a few weeks on a pet engineering project," the WSJ reports. Cook has also signed off on employee discounts for Apple products, and reportedly signaled he's open to employee sabbaticals. Profiles of Apple in the Tim Cook era (I, II) have already mentioned the company's culture has become more relaxed and "normal," for better and/or worse.