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It seems like it would be more accurate to say that Apple has gained at Blackberry's expense. Apple's gain almost exactly matches Blackberry's loss. Android's flat.   For whatever these numbers are even worth, that is.
 This sounds great, though I wouldn't mind an appropriately encrypted backup in the cloud. I currently use S3 for that, but I would switch to iCloud if it did what you describe (though Apple's unlikely ever to make it work with my non-Apple devices -- phone and work computer).  The only advantage of direct cloud storage, I think, is for documents that are edited by a group of contributors. Google Apps' implementation of simultaneous editing of documents is really nice. 
I think Bloomberg's responsible for the figure rather than the pollster, but what a terrible figure. Bars to the left and right of a center point for each ad (with the other value presumably set to zero) because the designer was too lazy to figure out how to color bars differently? It's just unbalanced and ungainly, and makes the reader have to wonder why the data's presented that way before concluding that there's no good reason for it. If the figure were clearly...
 Godwin's law aside, the biographers of Hitler whose work I've read would disagree: Hitler was charming when he needed to be, but did not have many lasting meaningful friendships.
 Now there's a euphemism I've never heard before. ;)
 Not the same thing. People buy or short stock because they think the stock will go up or down, or they buy it because they like the dividend income or like getting the annual report sent to them or whatever. You can't infer from the fact that somebody buys the stock that they think it will end up at any particular value. A betting pool, or just public predictions, would give us a scorecard to evaluate the predictions of people here. We could see whether the people here...
In just nine messages (when I started writing this), AI forum denizens' own estimates vary from "they're setting up Apple to fail" to "it'll actually hit 125-130" (the high end of the latter range putting Apple at almost $800 billion in market cap).    We need an AI betting pool.
 I agree entirely that Apple's not obligated to help, but "voluntary" doesn't have to entail "arbitrary" and "meant to appease those who whine most successfully." The next note after yours relates such an experience: one rep denied a battery replacement, and the next one permitted it, with no change in circumstances. Apple's policies ought to be such that it's clear what they'll do and won't do in such situations, and not a result of which customer service rep answers the...
 I always wish companies would more consistent and up front about this sort of thing. It just leads to too much bad blood when they only help the squeakiest wheels.
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