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 A collectible market?   You can only have a collectible market when supply is heavily limited.   Apple produces mass-market items that sell in the tens of millions of units.   There's no such thing as a collectible market in that case.   What collectible items from Apple are there today (aside possibly from a working Apple ][ )? And how can Apple fumble?    If the product isn't that great and then Samsung or someone else copies it and puts it out at half the...
But Todd Hamilton should be because his design is actually quite impressive and goes a long way to solve the problem of limited screen real-estate on a watch surface.    My bet is that Apple's final design, which if the rumored sizes are correct will be a traditional almost square screen, will be nowhere near as cool or as effective as his.  
 Clunky?  Do you even know what Kronos produces?    Among their many implementations of Touch ID are sophisticated terminals for use in the gaming industry that are used in casinos.   The majority of their revenues are from software and services.  Having said that, I am surprised that the trademark office sees confusion where one use of the term is for devices that are sold for use only in business and the other device is essentially a mass-market consumer device. While...
1.  China does not own a majority of U.S. debt.  As of July 2011, 19% of U.S. debt was held by the Social Security Trust Fund, 11.3% by the U.S. Treasury, 8% by China, 6.6% by U.S. households, 6.4% by Japan, 3.5% by state and local governments and then it goes down from there.   Basically, we owe most of the debt to ourselves.  2.  The way you solve the political problems of using robots is to not call them robots.   When a factory uses machines to assist workers, no one...
One could argue that "distribute shares" implies that the vendors are sharing a royalty, profit, dividend or stock distribution.   That's clearly not the case here.    They're not sharing anything.   They're getting paid based upon a contracted price and it wasn't as if Apple said that they're going to deal with only X number of vendors, which would also imply a share.    So I have to agree with those who think that "doles" was not the best word to use, although I don't...
 Seems to me that politicians are elected to accomplish something, not just to pontificate, especially if they're a legislator.  And if you are a legislator and you're unwilling to compromise, it's unlikely that you can get a single bill passed, even in a situation where your own party dominates.   So that's a recipe for doing exactly nothing except for being a loudmouth and "rallying the troops".   And it's our own fault because people don't want their legislators to...
$3 billion divided by 7000 vendors is only $428,571 average per vendor.  That's not really a lot of money, especially if one considers that the "top" vendors probably got most of the money which means that the bottom 3500 probably got only $100,000-$150,000 worth of business from Apple. 
 Yes, it's too bad Obama isn't as good a communicator as George W. Bush.  Bush never mangled words or sentences or thoughts.   And there hasn't been a President in half a century who didn't use a teleprompter.   Get real.    I think Obama was weak in some ways, but it's amazing he accomplished anything at all considering that from Day 1 of his presidency, Republicans declared that their mission was to see him fail.    And if you want to count the lies, I think Republicans...
 It's not a law, it's completely voluntary and it's harmless to Apple.    There's nothing wrong with a White House summit to "encourage" it.    It's the White House getting American companies involved and saying, "look, we have this problem - can you help these smaller companies out?"    It's not "taking orders" from the Obama administration - industry has certainly ignored and criticized the administration many times - especially the banks and other beneficiaries of the...
 It does not sacrifice margin.   It only sacrifices cash flow and with Apple's hoards of cash, they don't have to borrow money so holding payments back from suppliers doesn't do much for them. If Apple had decided this on their own, the fanboys would be cheering Apple's responsible stance.   Because this program of encouraging large companies to pay small companies faster was apparently government-driven, suddenly it's bad news because Obama was involved.    Total...
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