It's confirmed. Tim Cook really is the next Steve Ballmer. The man simply has no vision. Buying crappy headphones and sh*tty streaming app? Damn! I lost all respect for the man. Time to turn in my Apple fanboy card.
Interesting how government is not going against the real monopoly in the book/ebook market: the Amazon store.
Are Amazon lobbyists paying better than Apple's? Apple is still a giant neophyte in the lobby area. Google and Amazon have strong lobbies in Washington, Apple has a small one. And it shows. Google is a monopoly in search and government is not going after them. Amazon is a monopoly in online sales and books, and government is not going after them either.
Google's buying amazing AI (DeepMind), amazing robotics (Boston Dynamics & half a dozen other advanced robotics companies in US and Japan), connected home automation and hardware (Nest) and on the other end, Facebook is buying AI, communications and messaging companies.
What is Cook buying? Urban fashion and bling bling sapphire glass. Oh, and he hired Burberry CEO to run Apple stores with hope she turns them into luxury-like stores.
My iPhone still can't do real-time...
I know that if I was the CEO of Apple, I wouldn't buy makers of garbage headphones for ghetto/urban kids. And certainly not for $3.2 billion.Yes, Tim Cook is horrible and he's the next Steve Ballmer… a non-technical executive who messed up once-great company.