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  • Apple CEO Pledges $2 Million to SPLC and ADL, Attacks Trump over Charlottesville

    08/21/2017 10:24:27 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 69 replies
    Breibart ^ | 19 Aug 2017 | by LUCAS NOLAN
    Apple CEO Tim Cook announced to employees that he would be donating $1 million each to the SPLC and the ADL and criticised President Donald Trump’s reaction to the recent events in Charlottesville. The Washington Post reports that Apple CEO Tim Cook sent an internal email to all Apple employees outlining his own thoughts on the recent events in Charlottesville,
  • Apple funding left-wing hate group

    08/18/2017 7:56:45 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 24 replies
    Powerline ^ | 8/17/17
    It's totally accurate to call the SPLC a hate group, as documented in the article. Stupid reactionary move by Apple.
  • Hanson: Silicon Valley Billionaires Are the New Robber Barons

    08/17/2017 10:08:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Progressives used to pressure U.S. corporations to cut back on outsourcing and on the tactic of building their products abroad to take advantage of inexpensive foreign workers. During the 2012 election, President Obama attacked Mitt Romney as a potential illiberal “outsourcer in chief” for investing in companies that went overseas in search of cheap labor. Yet most of the computers and smartphones sold by Silicon Valley companies are still being built abroad — to mostly silence from progressive watchdogs. In the case of the cobalt mining that is necessary for the production of lithium-ion batteries in electric cars, thousands of...
  • Apple Donates $1 Million to SPLC, Claims Trump Equated ‘Nazis and Those Who Oppose Them’

    08/17/2017 3:43:24 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 71 replies
    CNS News ^ | 08/17/2017 | Gage Cohen
    In a memo to employees of Apple, Inc., CEO Tim Cook announced that the tech giant would be donating $1 million each to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and Anti-Defamation League (ADL), matching donations by employees “two-for-one,” and allowing iTunes users to directly support “the work of the SPLC.” “I believe Apple has led by example, and we’re going to keep doing that,” said Cook. “We have always welcomed people from every walk of life to our stores around the world and showed them that Apple is inclusive of everyone.” “In the wake of the tragic and repulsive events...
  • Beneath the glow of stock-market records, darkly bearish trends are lurking

    08/07/2017 10:20:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    market watch ^ | Aug 7, 2017 8:07 a.m. ET | Ryan Vlastelica
    Market breadth, a measure of how many stocks are rising versus the number that are dropping, has turned “exceedingly negative,” according to Brad Lamensdorf, a portfolio manager at Ranger Alternative Management. Lamensdorf writes the Lamensdorf Market Timing Report newsletter and runs the AdvisorShares Ranger Equity Bear ETF HDGE, -0.64% an exchange-traded fund that “shorts” stocks, or bets that they will fall. “As the indexes continue to produce a series of higher highs, subsurface conditions are painting an entirely different picture,” Lamensdorf wrote in the latest edition of the newsletter. He noted that the year-to-date advance in equities — the S&P...
  • ‘The Circle’: Tom Hanks Takes a Swing at Liberal Groupthink at Apple and Google

    08/07/2017 10:18:30 AM PDT · by CodeToad · 40 replies
    None | 8-7-2017 | CodeToad
    ‘The Circle’: Tom Hanks Takes a Swing at Liberal Groupthink at Apple and Google Tom Hanks produced the movie The Circle that takes a look at the liberal groupthink of a large Silicon Valley technology company. In any major liberal organization, such as at Apple or Google, the liberal ideology becomes groupthink: Think like they do or be banished. The movie, The Circle, portrays Emma Watson as a new employee who is indoctrinated into the groupthink of a large fictitious company called The Circle. The company has similar appearances as a cross between Apple and Google. Tom Hanks plays the...
  • Since The iPhone Launched, Apple Has Made As Much As Microsoft and Alphabets Combined

    08/06/2017 11:54:53 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Cumulative profits since introduction of iPhone
  • It turns out the iPad was just too expensive after all

    08/02/2017 12:40:44 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 84 replies
    ZDNet ^ | August 2, 2017 | By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
    It seems that people love everything about Apple's tablet -- except the price. One of the biggest complaints I've seen leveled against the iPad is that it was too expensive compared to other tablets, and that the high price was acting as a barrier to sales. Turns out that was true. The iPad is an interesting device. Once seen as possibly the successor to the iPhone, it's one of those devices that burned brightly, but burned itself out very quickly, going from launch to peak sales in under four years, and ever since it's been in steady decline.
  • Apple removes VPN apps from the App Store in China

    07/29/2017 9:50:47 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 52 replies
    Tech Crunch (also reuters and nyt) ^ | 7/29/2017 | Jon Russell (@jonrussell)
    The Chinese government’s crackdown on the internet continues with the news that Apple has removed all major VPN apps, which help internet users overcome the country’s censorship system, from the App Store in China. The move was first noted by ExpressVPN, a provider based outside of China, which said in a blog post “all major VPN apps” including its own had been purged from Apple’s China-based store. The company shared a note from Apple (below) explaining that its app was removed because “it includes content that is illegal in China.”
  • Apple Agreed to pay a One-Time Up-Front 1.7 Billion Euros ($2 Billion) to Nokia for Patent Rights

    07/28/2017 5:39:26 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 7 replies ^ | 07/27/2017 | Nokia
    In today’s financial results, Nokia mentioned that it had increased cash inflow thanks to an “up-front cash payment of approximately EUR 1.7 billion, part of which was recognized in the second quarter 2017 results.” When Nokia announced back in May that it settled all litigation with Apple, they also said that they will update its capital structure optimization program, as one reader pointed out, which means Apple agreed to pay a big one-time amount. We contacted Nokia to confirm if the “up-front cash payment of €1.7 billion ($2 billion) (of which a part was recognized in Q2 results)” is from...
  • Apple Just Posted a Bunch of Work-From-Home Job Opportunities

    07/28/2017 4:05:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Fortune ^ | July 28, 2017 | Chris Morris
    If you've always wanted to work for Apple, but have ambivalent feelings about pants, you might have just found your dream job. Apple has put out the call for more than 60 "At Home" advisors and managers—customer service and support roles that let people work out of their house. "From your own home, you’ll be [people's] human connection to Apple: friendly, thoughtful, and real," the job listing reads. "You’ll answer questions about our products and services, enriching customers’ lives by helping them access the wonder they’ve come to expect from Apple. And every time you save someone’s day, you’ll be...
  • Trump says Apple will build ‘three big plants, beautiful plants’ in the US

    07/25/2017 3:53:32 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 33 replies
    The Verge ^ | July 25, 2017 | by Jacob Kastrenakes
    President Trump says he’s finally gotten somewhere in his years-long crusade to get Apple to build more products in the US. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal today, Trump said that Apple CEO Tim Cook called him and committed to build “three big plants, beautiful plants” in the United States. For now, there’s no detail beyond that. Apple declined to comment to the Journal and hasn’t responded to our own request for comment. If Trump’s statement is correct, that’d be a big investment on Apple’s behalf and a significant change of pace. Right now, Apple only has Mac...
  • Trump said Apple's Tim Cook 'promised' him he'd build three US factories, says report

    07/25/2017 2:22:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 25, 2017 | Anita Balakrishnan
    President Donald Trump told The Wall Street Journal that Apple is moving forward with three big U.S. factories in an interview published on Tuesday. Apple CEO Tim Cook called Trump to share that the iPhone-maker would do more manufacturing domestically, Trump told the Journal. "I spoke to [Mr. Cook], he's promised me three big plants -- big, big, big," Trump reportedly said. Apple has already said that it would start a $1 billion fund to promote advanced manufacturing jobs in the United States. The company was not immediately available to comment on the report and did not comment to The...
  • The billion-dollar palaces of Apple, Facebook and Google

    07/23/2017 2:01:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | July 23, 2017 | Rowan Moore
    From California to London, the tech giants are employing top architects to build spectacular symbols of their immense global power. But they have their critics… We know by now that the internet is a giant playpen, a landscape of toys, distractions and instant gratification, of chirps and squeaks and bright, shiny things – plus, to be sure, ugly, horrid beasties lurking in all the softness – apparently without horizon. Graphics – rounded corners, lower case, Google’s primary colours, Twitter’s birdie, Facebook’s shades of blue – enhance the innocence and infantilism. It is a world, as Jonathan Franzen once said, “so...
  • In 10-years Your IPhone Won't Be A Phone Anymore

    06/25/2017 6:56:33 PM PDT · by · 113 replies
    wsj ^ | June 25, 2017 | Christopher Mims
    It's 2027, and you're walking down the street, confident you'll arrive at your destination even though you don't know where it is. You may not even remember why your device is telling you to go there. There's a voice in your ear giving you turn-by-turn directions and, in between, prepping you for this meeting. Oh, right, you're supposed to be interviewing a dog whisperer for your pet-psychiatry business. You arrive at the coffee shop, look around quizzically, and a woman you don’t recognize approaches. A display only you can see highlights her face and prints her name next to it...
  • iPhone Manufacturer Wants To Create Tens Of Thousands Of US Jobs (Foxconn)

    06/23/2017 10:03:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    KGTV-TV ^ | June 22, 2017 | Casey Mendoza and Grant Suneson
    In a move that will likely make the Trump administration really happy, a major manufacturer is shifting jobs from China to the U.S. Foxconn, the company known for making iPhones and other big-name gadgets, plans to invest $10 billion in a production plant in the U.S — specifically somewhere in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana or Texas. The plant could create up to 50,000 new jobs. President Trump hinted at this deal in June while visiting Wisconsin for his "workforce development" tour. "Just backstage, we were negotiating with a major, major, incredible manufacturer of phones and computers and televisions,"...
  • Op-Ed Happy birthday, iPhone: Ten years later, Steve Jobs' creation owns us

    06/22/2017 4:04:57 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 30 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 22, 2017 | By Virginia Heffernan
    Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds up an iPhone at the MacWorld Conference in San Francisco on Jan. 9, 2007. (Paul Sakuma / Associated Press) Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone in January, 2007, before an adoring congregation, in his signature “Sermon on the Mount” style. On June 29, it became available to the public. Ten years later, the phone has spread like Christianity. There are 1 billion iPhones in use, and the device represents “the pinnacle product of all capitalism,” as Brian Merchant argues in his new book, “The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone.” Merchant calls the...
  • How Microsoft Is Stealing Apple’s Cool Factor

    06/20/2017 11:44:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | June 20, 2017 | Lisa Eadicicco
    "If we're going to be able to create magical experiences with software, then the hardware will be the thing that people buy to go experience that," Microsoft corporate VP of devices Panos Panay told TIME during a recent interview. We were discussing his company's decision to release its first true laptop after years of selling hybrid computers, namely the Surface Laptop, which began shipping on June 15. "And [when] those two things work perfectly together in a seamless way, that brings elegance out," he added. If that approach sounds familiar — using the sleek, shiny allure of new gadgetry as...
  • Apple, Amazon CEOs To White House As Kushner Initiative Gets Underway

    06/19/2017 6:52:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/19/17 | Jonathan Easley
    Apple CEO Tim Cook and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will be among the business leaders at the White House on Monday as the internal think tank led by President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner begins the long process of modernizing the government’s information technology systems. The Trump administration will shift its focus to the tech sector this week as part of an ongoing effort to keep its policy ambitions on the front-burner. Over the past two weeks, the administration’s focus on infrastructure and workforce development were swamped by former FBI director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate and the battle lines...
  • Here’s hoping the iMac Pro learns from the Mac Pro’s mistakes (LINK ONLY - ARStechnica)

    06/08/2017 5:34:59 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 56 replies
    ArsTechnica | 6/6/2017, 8:50 AM | By ANDREW CUNNINGHAM
    Link only due to copyright issues: Here’s hoping the iMac Pro learns from the Mac Pro’s mistakes (LINK ONLY - ARStechnica) iMac Pro iMac Pro internals