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  • Apple is named the biggest corporate tax avoider in the US after booking $218 BILLION

    10/04/2016 5:25:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/4/2016 | KEITH GLADDIS
    Apple has been named as the biggest corporate tax avoider in the United States after booking $218.55 billion (£171.6 billion) of profit offshore last year. The tech giant was able to save $65.08 billion (£51.1 billion) that it should have paid in tax thanks to its convoluted arrangements. The report revealed that last year three quarters of the Fortune 500 companies use subsidiaries in offshore tax havens where they sent a total of $2.42 trillion (£1.9 trillion) of income. In the US alone this amounted to $715.62 billion (£561.9 billion) in tax which they avoided paying. The report of said...
  • All Your Technology Are Belong To Us

    06/11/2016 5:10:24 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 21 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-11-2016 | MOTUS
    Nancy Pelosi joins the ranks of Al Gore, who invented the Internet, Elizabeth ď'there-is-nobody-in-this-country-who-got-rich-on-their-ownĒ Warren and Barry ďyou-didnít-build-that-yourselfĒ Obama. She is now officially one of the illuminati who knows for sure that only the Government invents stuff (thanks to your individual involuntary contributions to the Federal Treasury).See this iPhone? ďFederal research invented it.Ē Not to denigrate Steve Jobs role she noted that he ďdid a good idea designing it and putting it together.Ē† So, got that, Steve Jobs? You ďdid a good ideaĒ butt† ďall your technology are belong to us.ĒPosted from: Michelle Obamaís Mirror
  • Global Equities' Trip Chowdhry Blasts Apple Management: 'Cook Has Zero Vision/Zero Passion[Trunc]

    01/03/2016 5:49:10 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 16 replies
    Benzinga ^ | January 3, 2015 14:26 UTC | Garrett Cook
    Trip Chowdhry of Global Equities Research pulls no punches in his latest Apple Inc. AAPL 1.92% In a recent note, Chowdhry called for the "completely clueless" Tim Cook to be replaced. He cited a culture of "bozos" at Apple destroying $486 billion in shareholder value under Cook's management. Apple's PE multiple under Steve Jobs was consistently above the S&P 500 PE and above 20X according to Chowdhry. The S&P 500's current 20.5X PE dwarfs the 11.5X PE Apple generated under Tim Cook and Luca Maestri leadership. The lack of reward (positive yearly stock performance) is the market's way of telling...
  • A Tragic Decision That May Have Cost Steve Jobs His Life?

    12/14/2015 10:07:08 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 74 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 11, 2011 | Mercola
    Internationally renowned natural health physician Dr. Joseph Mercola and Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez talks about cancer causes, treatment and prevention. (Part 1 of 7)
  • Review: 'Steve Jobs' Is An Electrifying Interpretive Dance Of Abstract Biographical Cinema

    10/07/2015 11:19:34 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 7, 2015 | Scott Mendelson ,CONTRIBUTOR
    The Review: Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkinís Steve Jobs is a lightning bolt of pure cinematic energy. Rather than lay out the complete career and/or life of its protagonist, the three-part film distils an essence, an interpretation from three pivotal moments, offering key snapshots that race along on a quickened pace and a propulsive moment that rarely lets up. Yes, itís Aaron Sorkin doing Aaron Sorkin to the point of near self-parody, but the cocktail works. Filled with superb performances and lively exchanges with the hindsight of history in a bottle, Steve Jobs is genuinely electrifying entertainment that never lets...
  • New Steve Jobs biopic is a travesty says exóCold, Ruthless, Obsessive? No, he was FAR worse

    10/04/2015 4:20:55 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 44 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 4, 2015 | By CHRISANN BRENNAN
    Fans of the iPhone and the iPad have long seen the late Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, as a messianic figure, whose drive and vision turned computers from clunky business machines into the epitome of cool. Danny Boyle's new biopic, starring Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet, will further burnish his remarkable reputation when it premiers next month. But one woman has a different and more traumatic view: Jobs's high school sweetheart Chrisann Brennan. She lived with Jobs and was an early Apple employee, only for the relationship to fall apart amid wild recriminations when she became pregnant with his...
  • How Steve Jobs Fleeced Carly Fiorina

    10/01/2015 4:31:04 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 28 replies
    Backchannel ^ | October 1, 2015 | Steven Levy
    ... Steve Jobs and Carly Fiorina made a deal where HP could slap its name on Appleís wildly successful product. Nonetheless, HP still managed to botch things. ... If it were a straight deal for HP to include Appleís software, the fee might have been hundreds of millions of dollars. (Around that time, software companies were paying huge sums to have their products or services preinstalled, since people seldom deleted them and often used the default choices.) Even better, preinstalling iTunes was a way for Apple to stifle Microsoftís competitor to the iTunes Music Store. As an Apple leader at...
  • Aaron Sorkin Rips Apple's Tim Cook Over 'Steve Jobs' Critique: "You've Got a Lot of Nerve"

    09/26/2015 1:03:12 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    Hollywoord Reporter ^ | 9/25/2015 11:35am PDT | by Alex Ritman
    "If you've got a factory full of children in China assembling phones for 17 cents an hour, you've got a lot of nerve calling someone else opportunistic." Aaron Sorkin has lashed out at Apple CEO Tim Cook's recent assertion that filmmakers were being "opportunistic" in making films about the late tech titan Steve Jobs.Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter during a press junket roundtable for Universal's Danny Boyle-directed Steve Jobs in London, the writer claimed that he and those working at the top of the project had taken pay cuts to get it made."Nobody did this movie to get rich,"...
  • VIDEO: Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus okay, but Apple Pencil and iPad Pro!?

    09/10/2015 11:02:26 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 10, 2015 | Taiwanese Animators
    VIDEO SAN FRANCISCO ó Fanboys across the world are gushing after Apple debuted its newest iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus at a press event at the Bill Graham Auditorium in downtown San Fran. "What we have to show you today is really awesome," Tim Cook said. "While they may look familiar, we have changed everything about these new iPhones." Unfortunately, the rest of the event probably had Steve Jobs spinning in his grave. Jobs actually came back to life halfway through to kick the living crap out of Cook for doing the things Apple said it would never do....
  • John Sculley: 'Steve Jobs was misrepresented in popular culture'

    08/31/2015 11:58:02 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | August 31, 2015 | By Rhiannon Williams
    Exclusive: The former Apple chief executive on Steve Jobs, the greatest current technology leaders and why Aaron Sorkin¬ís Jobs biopic will tell the truth about his and Jobs¬í ¬ďamazing relationship¬Ē Steve Jobs (L) and John Sculley, pictured in 1983 Photo: CAP/NFS It goes without saying that Steve Jobs is perhaps the most famous business leader of the century, if not of all time. The late co-founder of Apple has become a deified figure since his death in 2011 aged 56 from pancreatic cancer, with each new product launch incurring a rash of ‚ÄėWhat Would Steve Do?‚Äô think pieces and endless...
  • The Donald Phenomenon ó Part II

    08/04/2015 10:10:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/4/15 | Ed Wood
    Donald Trumpís burst upon the political scene has caused the most excitement in Washington since stripper Fannie Foxe, the girlfriend of House Ways and Committee Chairman, Wilbur Mills (D-AR), jumped from his limo into the Potomac River tidal basin at 2 AM to escape incarceration by the Capitol Police. But in an effort to better understand presidential candidate Trump, I turned to his autobiography, TRUMP Ė The Art of the Deal. In Part I of The Donald Phenomenon, we learned that ďThe DonaldĒ is brash, dedicated, determined, and isnít easily deterred from seeking his objectives. Hillary and friends are saying...
  • Psychic Capital: Tech and Silicon Valley Turn to Mystics for Advice

    07/19/2015 1:36:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Jul 15 2015 | Jeremy Lybarger
    The names of the tech workers in this story have been changed.Ten thousand miles from Silicon Valley, in a room near the Black Sea, Yegor Karpenchekov dreams of money. At night, while the rest of Odessa sleeps and cocaine smugglers drift in and out of the port under cover of darkness, Yegor logs onto FaceTime and talks to a 70-year-old woman in San Francisco. Her name is Sally Faubion, and five months ago she recruited Yegor from the freelancer marketplace UpWork to code her apps. She believes "divine intervention" brought them together; for Yegor, it was likely $20 per hour...
  • WATCH: Dramatic New Trailer for "Steve Jobs" Biopic

    07/01/2015 3:57:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 7/1 | Tamara Palmer
    A new trailer for the forthcoming Steve Jobs biopic reveals dramatic family and business conflicts. Jobs, portrayed by Michael Fassbender, is seen throughout the trailer dealing with recognizing and building a relationship with his daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs. Writer Aaron Sorkin told The Verge that Jobs' daughter, who consulted with him on the script, is the heroine of the film. The Danny Boyle-directed flim Ė called simply ďSteve JobsĒ Ė is scheduled to debut in theaters on October 9.
  • Apple iCult spurns Steve Jobs values: Ex-employee reveals 'toxic culture' at headquarters

    04/09/2015 11:48:50 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 42 replies
    international Business Times ^ | April 9, 2015 13:53 BST | By Anthony Cuthbertson
    Apple has been accused by a former employee of going against Steve Jobs' core values through a "soul-limiting entrenched dogma" that operates on a "toxic culture of manipulation, intimidation, threats and politics." The criticism of the Cupertino company comes from ex-employee Ben Farrell in a blogpost detailing his experiences working as a customer service manager for the past two years. "I am no longer part of the collective iCult machine whose dirty, worn-out, greasy and naive internal mechanisms of bullying, harassment and mind-games push out shiny and polished iPhones every year. It is ironic that one of the world's largest...
  • How Apple wants to remake the classroom

    01/24/2015 2:47:33 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 23 replies
    Tech Republic ^ | January 23, 2015, 2:44 AM PST | By Nick Heath
    Apple's VP of education on how ingenuity, online services and deformed frogs helped his son win his science fair and why that matters for our schools. "Steve Jobs saw technology as an amplifier for our intellect" recalls John Couch, who first met Jobs in the early days of Apple. Apple's vice-president of education remembers the then 20-year-old Apple co-founder comparing computing to a bicycle, referencing its power to augment humans' natural abilities. As someone who exposed his children to computers from an early age, Couch claims to have witnessed this multiplier effect firsthand. Jobs gave an Apple II to Couch's...
  • 5 things Steve Jobs said Apple would never do - and Apple is doing

    01/19/2015 11:18:56 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 160 replies
    Money/CNN ^ | 1/19/15 | David Goldman
    Go to the link for details, but herein I break it down for ya bruvva Introducing styluses Small iPads Large screen iPhones Lifelike-looking software/icons ("skeuomorphism") Restoring philanthropy
  • Hollywood producer attacks Angelina Jolie as 'spoiled brat with rampaging ego'

    12/12/2014 8:15:40 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10 Dec 2014 | Nick Allen
    Hollywood producer attacks Angelina Jolie as 'spoiled brat with rampaging ego' In embarrassing emails leaked by Sony hackers Scott Rudin, producer of The Social Network and The Queen, claims the star's planned remake of Cleopatra will be an "ego bath" By Nick Allen, Los Angeles 8:14PM GMT 10 Dec 2014 An Oscar-winning Hollywood producer reportedly attacked Angelina Jolie as a "spoiled brat with a rampaging ego" in leaked emails. Scott Rudin, who produced films including The Social Network, Notes on a Scandal, Moneyball, and The Queen, made the comments in what appear to be a series of angry exchanges with...
  • Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent

    09/16/2014 1:53:03 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | 09/10/14 | NICK BILTON
    ďSo, your kids must love the iPad?Ē I asked Mr. Jobs, trying to change the subject. The companyís first tablet was just hitting the shelves. ďThey havenít used it,Ē he told me. ďWe limit how much technology our kids use at home.Ē Iím sure I responded with a gasp and dumbfounded silence. I had imagined the Jobsís household was like a nerdís paradise: that the walls were giant touch screens, the dining table was made from tiles of iPads and that iPods were handed out to guests like chocolates on a pillow. Nope, Mr. Jobs told me, not even close....
  • This Guy Ate Pizza Every Day For 25 Years, And Lived To Tell The Tale

    07/19/2014 5:26:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Esquire ^ | July 16, 2014 | Megan Friedman
    Here's what he (and we) have learned from his oddball diet.As the saying goes, pizza is like sex. Even if itís bad, itís still pizza. And just like sex, there are people out there addicted to pizza. Meet Dan Janssen, a Maryland man who has gained a minor level of fame for eating pizza every day for 25 years. In a mini-documentary produced by Vice, Janssen talks about the repercussions of his oddball diet. Here are five key lessons. Pizza obsession is deeper than just a food preference. Janssen says his picky diet likely stems from a few traumatic experiences...
  • Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

    Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable". Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts stem cells into producing new white blood cells, which fight off infection. Scientists at the University of Southern California say the discovery could be particularly beneficial for people suffering from damaged immune systems, such as cancer patients on chemotherapy. It could also help the elderly whose immune system becomes less effective as they age, making it...
  • Tech Firms May Find No-Poaching Pacts Costly

    04/08/2014 9:03:55 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 23 replies
    NYT via Yahoo! Finance ^ | Tue, Apr 8, 2014 | ANDREW ROSS SORKIN
    It is the talk of the Valley. A high-stakes negotiation is taking place in Silicon Valley among some of the biggest names in the industry ó Apple and Google among them ó over accusations that they were involved in a collusion to prevent their employees from being hired at rival companies. The employees filed a class-action suit, contending that the illegal hiring practices cost employees $9 billion in lost wages. Now the companies are locked in mediation sessions, hoping to settle the case in the next several weeks. The question being whispered all over town now is how much will...
  • Steve Jobs biopic pops up on Netflix

    03/31/2014 12:40:23 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 8 replies
    CNET ^ | Monday, March 31, 2014 | Rich Trenholm
    Love him or hate him, there's no doubt Steve Jobs was a fascinating, complex and contradictory figure. Two years on from his untimely death, you can now watch biopic Jobs on Netflix in the US. Ashton Kutcher dons the black turtle-neck in a dramatisation spanning Jobs' early life as a college drop-out in the 1970s to the launch of the iPod in 2001, taking in the period he left to start a rival firm and his eventual triumphant return. Director Joshua Michael Stern isn't afraid to portray the uncompromising Apple co-founder in an unsympathetic light, but moves too briskly through...
  • Apple Engineer Recalls the iPhone's Birth

    03/26/2014 2:47:35 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 33 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | Daisuke Wakabayashi
    Jobs's Ultimatum: Lay Out a Vision Fast or Lose the Project In February 2005, Apple Inc.'s then chief executive, Steve Jobs, gave senior software engineer Greg Christie an ultimatum. Mr. Christie's team had been struggling for months to lay out the software vision for what would become the iPhone as well as how the parts would work together. Now, Mr. Jobs said the team had two weeks or he would assign the project to another group. "Steve had pretty much had it," said Mr. Christie, who still heads Apple's user-interface team. "He wanted bigger ideas and bigger concepts." Mr. Christie's...
  • How Steve Jobs Blew Up the Rules of Branding

    03/25/2014 8:23:11 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 29 replies
    Entrepreneur ^ | Tuesday, March 25. 2014 | Jonathan Salem Basking
    Apple blew up the rules of branding because Jobs simply didn't recognize them. He didn't follow the approved checklist, and he never did what he was supposed to do. He knew that someone else's success wouldn't be his own, not because of his ego, but because it's a fact that imitating others has never resulted in great successes. He left it to Apple's competitors to produce lame, unsold computers with colorful lids, knockoff ads that inadvertently made Apple look better and a world of smartphones and tablets that look like iPhones and iPads. In doing so, Apple focused on doing...
  • What I Learned Negotiating With Steve Jobs [Heidi Roizen]

    03/23/2014 11:13:39 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 58 replies
    Heidi Roizen's Blog ^ | Saturday, March 22, 2014 | Heidi Roizen
    Fresh out of Stanford Business School, I started a software company, T/Maker, with my brother Peter. He was the software architect and I was, well, everything else. Our little company was among the first to ship software for the Macintosh, and we developed a positive reputation among the members of the nascent developer community, which led us to expanding our business by publishing software for other independent developers. Two of our developers, Randy Adams and William Parkhurst, went to work for Steve Jobs at his new company, NeXT, and thatís how I ended up head to head with Steve Jobs....
  • New book says Apple's best days are behind it

    03/19/2014 7:40:51 AM PDT · by harpu · 19 replies ^ | 03/18/14 | Patrick May
    Apple is not going to like this new book about Apple. The title -- "Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs" -- pretty much says it all. While author Yukari Iwatani Kane does say on page 336 of her 338-page book that "it's not too late for Apple to dazzle the world again," by that point she's made her conclusion clear -- Apple's long slide began the day Jobs died. Without him," the former Wall Street Journal reporter wrote in her book, which hit stores Tuesday, "everything changed. The dilemmas multiply and deepen. Solutions slip further out of reach." "Haunted Empire:...
  • Why Steve Jobsí Computer Paradigm Shift Prediction Panned Out, and What it Means for the Market

    03/08/2014 12:36:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Wiglaf Journal ^ | March 6, 2014 | David Dalka, New Media Editor
    <p>Traditional hard drive manufacturers are currently going through a paradigm shiftóone where new solid-state hard drives, known as SSD, are taking market share and slowly eliminating traditional hard drives. SSD hard drives of one terabyte or more are slowly becoming affordable to the masses.</p>
  • Rasmussen: To See Where Country is Heading, Ignore Washington

    08/06/2013 9:52:29 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 21 replies
    August 5, 2013 12:14 pm | Scott Rasmussen
    It's no secret that both political parties are struggling to connect with voters. Strategists dream up marketing plans to increase their party's appeal to this constituency or that group. Sometimes they work, and sometimes they don't. But they never establish a deep and lasting connection with voters. That's because most of what the parties talk about is yesterday's news and is largely irrelevant to the realities of the 21st century. Consider the top issue before the nation -- the economy. President Obama wants to raise taxes and increase government spending to boost the economy and create jobs. Republicans disagree. Voters...
  • Vintage Apple computer auctioned off for $668,000

    05/25/2013 10:32:55 AM PDT · by oxcart · 42 replies
    BERLIN (AP) -- An auctioneer says one of Apple's first computers - a functioning 1976 model - has been sold for a record 516,000 euros ($668,000). German auction house Breker said Saturday an Asian client, who asked not to be named, bought the so-called Apple 1, which the tech company's founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built in a family garage. Breker claims it is one of only six known remaining functioning models in the world. Breker already sold one last year for 492,000 euros. It says the computer bears Wozniak's signature. An old business transaction letter from the late...
  • Steve Jobs ordered Apple ads off Fox News

    05/07/2013 9:47:25 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 84 replies
    NetworkWorld ^ | 5/6/13 | Paul McNamara
    Add another one to the man's list of prudent business decisions. As relates to his previously documented loathing of Fox News, it's now known that the late Steve Jobs backed up his harsh words by wisely withholding Apple's advertising dollars, according to an upcoming book about the 2012 presidential campaign. The book's author, Jonathan Alter, a Bloomberg political columnist and contributor to MSNBC, tells of Jobs "personally ordering that Apple ads be removed from Fox News," according to a blog post in the New York Times over the weekend. Alter's book, "The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies," is scheduled...
  • What the GOP could learn from Steve Jobs

    03/20/2013 2:45:17 PM PDT · by codiasllc · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 20, 2013 | Cody M. Brown
    Jobs began rebuilding Apple not by focusing on products, suppliers, or market shares, but by asking a simple question: ďWho is Apple and what do we stand for?Ē
  • Steve Jobs Memorial Unveiled in Russia

    01/09/2013 9:19:59 AM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 1/9/13
    MOSCOW, January 9 (RIA Novosti) Ė A memorial to world renowned tech innovator and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was unveiled in St. Petersburg on Wednesday. The monument, a giant replica of a black, late model iPhone with a screen that displays a photo and video slideshow of Jobsí life, is located in the courtyard of the St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics. On the back, the monument features a QR code which observers can scan before being directed to a website commemorating the Apple co-founder
  • Seriously, Apple Is Doomed

    11/12/2012 6:36:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Daring Fireball ^ | 11/10/2012 | JOHN GRUBER
    Dan Crow, another former Apple employee from the 1990s, also says Apple has shown itself to be doomed without Steve Jobs, in a piece for The Guardian headlined ‚ÄúWe‚Äôve Passed Peak Apple‚ÄĚ: Why do I think Apple has passed its peak? There are a number of signs. The most visible recent one is the Maps debacle. Replacing Google Maps with an obviously inferior experience shows how much Apple has changed. Apple‚Äôs success had been all about offering users the best possible experience; suddenly it is willing to give users a clearly worse experience to further its corporate interests - in...
  • Idiots Offer Hope, Change, Blame, Revenge- and Self Government

    11/03/2012 4:51:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | Novemer 3, 2012 | John Ransom
    Weíre fortunate in this country. Anyone can be born in a log cabin, or a condo in Hawaii, and grow up to become an idiot. Now before I get hot and bothered emails from people saying things like ďI take offense to your language. My sonís an idiot. How do you think this makes me feel?Ē or this one from ďMOĒ: ďI married an idiot. And we struggle every day because his disability,Ē please understand that I donít discriminate against idiots. No, not at all; I have voted for plenty of them.† †††††Because we are also a tad unfortunate in...
  • Is Apple starting to unravel without Steve Jobs?

    11/02/2012 7:04:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 11/02/2012 | Therese Poletti
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) ó Apple Inc.ís shares are now down nearly 15% since they briefly passed the $700 mark in mid-September. The decline began shortly after Appleís new Maps app started to get panned by reviewers following the launch of the iPhone 5 on Sept. 21. Jean-Louis Gassťe, a former Apple executive and venture capitalist, wrote in his blog barely a week later that the company lost nearly $30 billion in market value after the ďMaps fracasĒ and subsequent apology to customers by Chief Executive Tim Cook. Read more on Gassťeís blog. The shares continued their slide through October. The...
  • Dagny Taggart Goes to War

    10/15/2012 3:58:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | October 15, 2012 | Katie Kieffer
    Dagny Taggart is not just the entrepreneurial heroine of Ayn Randís magnum opus novel, Atlas Shrugged. She is the inspiration of real women everywhere who are taking up her shield and fighting her battle for freedom using the weapons of entrepreneurship, education and free speech. The media continually talks about the ďwar on women.Ē What the media never admits is that the government is waging a war against women through unjust force. The governmentís ďweaponsĒ include: domestic drones that violate womenís private property rights; unconstitutional taxes and regulations that make it nearly impossible for women to achieve their dreams; healthcare...
  • One Year Ago Today - October 5, 2011 - A Depressing News Day

    10/05/2012 5:29:45 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 7 replies
    It was one year ago today that we learned of the death of Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs...and also we learned that Sarah Palin decided not to run for president. The death of Steve Jobs was shocking but not that unexpected. It was only a few weeks earlier that Drudge posted a horrifying photo of a very gaunt Steve Jobs being helped out of a car in what looked like a paper hospital gown. I thought posting the photo was in bad taste and Drudge quickly pulled it. Still, it was rather sad that all the billions of dollars...
  • For Those Who Want to Lead, Read

    08/20/2012 7:01:25 AM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 24 replies
    Harvard Business Review ^ | 15AUG12 | John Coleman
    When David Petraeus visited the Harvard Kennedy School in 2009, one of the meetings he requested was with author Doris Kearns Goodwin. Petraeus, who holds a PhD in International Relations from Princeton, is a fan of Team of Rivals and wanted time to speak to the famed historian about her work. Apparently, the great general (and current CIA Director) is something of a bibliophile. He's increasingly an outlier. Even as global literacy rates are high (84%), people are reading less and less deeply. The National Endowment for the Arts (PDF) has found that "[r]eading has declined among every group of...
  • Calif. Clown Caught With IPad Stolen From Steve Jobs' Home

    08/20/2012 12:05:45 PM PDT · by caldera599 · 5 replies ^ | 8/20/2012 | Garance Burke
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ó Families waiting for San Francisco's cable cars on a recent morning couldn't help but notice Kenny the Clown, who wore a curly rainbow wig as he twisted brightly colored balloons into animal shapes for visitors, blasting Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" from an iPad at his feet. Little did the clown know that the tablet doubling as his stereo would turn out to have been stolen from the home of the late Steve Jobs. "The thing that is embarrassing to me is I'm a huge fan of Steve Jobs," said Kenneth Kahn, 47, a professional entertainer who...
  • Clown Unknowingly Had Steve Jobs' Stolen iPad

    08/17/2012 12:45:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Fri., Aug. 17 2012 | Suzanne Stathatos
    If you weren't already freaked out by clowns, you may be now. Kenneth Kahn, aka Kenny the Clown, a Fisherman's Warf icon and onetime aspiring mayor, is in trouble with the cops once more. But this time, it's not for his alleged Ed Jew antics or for juggling fire on a skateboard. No, this time, Kenny was caught with Steve Jobs' stolen iPad. Kahn said he didn't know the iPad had belonged to Apple's late co-founder. He thought it was just a gift from a friend, 35-year-old Kariem McFarlin of Alameda, according to media outlets. McFarlin was arrested Aug. 2...
  • Steve Wozniak: Microsoft's Surface Tablet Is Like Something Steve Jobs Would've Built

    07/09/2012 2:27:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/09/2012 | Steve Kovach
    Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak recently spoke at the Entel Summit in Chile where he was asked about everything from the Megaupload scandal to Microsoft's new Surface Tablet. Wozniak is known for trying non-Apple products, and he's not shy about criticizing the company he helped start. Wozniak's assessment of the Surface tablet? He says it's as if Steve Jobs came back reincarnated at Microsoft to develop a beautiful device. Skip to 2:30 to hear Woz's thoughts on Microsoft Surface, Windows Phone, and Google Glass. We found this video on iDB: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO
  • How Steve Jobs Jobbed The Left

    06/04/2012 8:52:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | June 4, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    How do you become a business titan that treats employees like garbage, creates products intended to be monopolies, charges excessive prices that result in outrageous profits, practices significant tax avoidance, and yet not get pilloried (on the contrary, become deified) by the anti-business media? Itís simple; you are Steve Jobs and you are just too cool to criticize. Thereís no doubt that Steve Jobs was a major player in the development of the personal computer, transformed the animation business, and developed products in the last decade of his life that changed our culture and society. His finest quality was the...
  • Political comedy: Xi will be the new leader of China

    02/13/2012 1:48:04 PM PST · by Jiyimobuqu · 2 replies ^ | 2/13/2012 | Jiyimobuqu
    .... Barack: Now tell me who won the Maine caucus? Bill: Mitt. Barack: Meat? I thought Maine is famous for its lobster. Bill: Yes. Barack: Then who won? Bill: Mitt. Barack: I hate meat. Lobster is juicier and more delicious. So tell me who won the Maine caucus? ..... This is part of a political comedy I have written. You can watch it on youtube: or visit:
  • FBIís Steve Jobs file: He will Ďdistort reality ... to achieve his goalsí

    02/09/2012 5:29:55 PM PST · by maggief · 52 replies
    WaPo ^ | February 9, 2012 | Hayley Tsukayama
    Steve Jobs, being considered in 1991 for an appointment under President George H.W. Bush, underwent a thorough background investigation by the FBI, according to newly released files from the agency. The FBI amassed a lengthy and often unflattering file on Appleís co-founder, with more than 30 interviews of friends, neighbors, family, former business associates and Jobs, that revealed his early drug use and concerns that the then-head of NeXT was neglecting his daughter born out of wedlock with his high school girlfriend.
  • Steve Jobs and my child

    01/28/2012 5:34:12 AM PST · by rhema · 7 replies
    WORLD ^ | Mary Doe
    The death of Steve Jobs last October reminded me of a death 24 years earlier, in October 1987. I caused that death. I regret it. The law did not punish me because what I did was legal. Thoughts of shame have nipped at me ever since. It becomes overwhelming on anniversary dates. As readers now know, Steve Jobs' adoptive parents brought him into their home as an infant. His biological parents were an Anglo-American woman and an Arab father from Syria. News accounts gave details about his biological father, and some in the Arab world took credit for Jobs' brilliance....
  • President Obama has invited Steve Jobsí wife Laurene to State of the Union address [TechnoBarf]

    01/24/2012 1:27:14 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 28 replies
    The Next Web ^ | 24th January 2012 | Matthew Panzarino
    President Obama has exercised a tradition of honoring national heroes by inviting the late Steve Jobsí wife Laurene Powell Jobs, to the State of the Union address on Tuesday, reports Vanguard News. The visionary executiveís widow will join First Lady Michelle Obama in her box in the House of Representatives, according to a release from the White House. Powell will be joined by Warren Buffetís secretary Debbi Bosanek as a nod to the billionaireís complaint about the level of taxes paid by his employees being higher than his own, Mark Kelly, the husband of Gabrielle Giffords, a representative who was...
  • How the U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work

    01/22/2012 4:48:02 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 21, 2012 | By CHARLES DUHIGG and KEITH BRADSHER
    When Barack Obama joined Silicon Valleyís top luminaries for dinner in California last February, each guest was asked to come with a question for the president. But as Steven P. Jobs of Apple spoke, President Obama interrupted with an inquiry of his own: what would it take to make iPhones in the United States? Mr. Jobsís reply was unambiguous. ďThose jobs arenít coming back,Ē he said, according to another dinner guest.
  • Why do Apple, Volvo and IKEA never fail?

    12/27/2011 10:36:30 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 30 replies
    12/28/2011 | WesternCulture
    In one word; marketing skills. No one actually needs French perfumes. Fancy a rum and cola? - Why bother about coke? This Christmas, I and my brother, a programmer (silly job, good pay), discussed the issue of how to define a 'smart phone'. I'm a simple cook, but my Sony Ericsson Vivaz can do everything his iPhone could do, however, at the end of the row, we both agreed Apple and their products are among the best marketed brands on Earth. IKEA is another example of companies that are more than companies. Everyone has experienced sad misfortunes with IKEA furniture....
  • Apple Starts to Wobble 2 Months After Jobs' Death

    12/12/2011 2:59:53 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 47 replies · 3+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 12/12/11
    Apple Starts to Wobble 2 Months After Jobs' Death Two months since the death of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, the firm's management is showing signs of wobbling. The market shares of the iPhone and iPad are declining, and a series of patent-infringement lawsuits against rivals are not entirely going to plan. Apple's competitors, who were caught on the back foot by the iPhone and iPad, are rapidly releasing products aimed at toppling the leader. ‚óÜ Shrinking Demand U.S. market research firm Canaccord Genuity recently said Apple's share of the American table PC market is forecast to fell from 74 percent...
  • "Truth, Logic, Siri, and"

    12/02/2011 10:42:05 AM PST · by hocndoc · 9 replies ^ | December 2, 2011 | Beverly Nuckols, MD (hocndoc)
    The Lord does work in mysterious ways. But most of the time, He just uses the laws of physics and the logic that He invented. Still, I was surprised to find an argument for pro-life versus abortion logic on a technology blog at And the simple logic of pointing out that abortionists don't use the word "abortion" when advertising their services is much more telling than I believe the author knew. ""Siri is doing exactly what it was built to doóprovide answers to questions like, "Where can I get an abortion?" using its own algorithms and the online resources...