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10 points for knowing your history.  Yes, Filemaker originally came from Nashoba Systems in the days when HyperCard was still a thing. Claris was also known for AppleWorks, which was the grandfather of the iWorks suite Apple provides now.  And the original Appleworks dated back to the Apple ][ and /// days...the later Mac versions would even be able to upgrade old Apple II files for quite some time.  I remember way back in my Apple days of converting a bunch of Appleworks...
Certainly Nokia has not had a good experience with Here.  NAVTEQ was purchased by Nokia to form HERE in 2007 for $8.1 billion.  If the asking price is now $3+ billion for the entire operation, then that's not a good investment by Nokia.  On the other hand, Apple is looking to bolster it's mapping effort...that much is certain and they have not been shy on making strategic purchases.  And since Nokia is not a US based company, Apple can pay for it with off-shore money they...
While the companies behind MCX really really hate swipe fees from Visa, MasterCard and Amex, Best Buy is seeing the writing on the wall for another problem that is a lot bigger for them:  fraud.  Best Buy stores are one of the biggest targets in the United States for buying merchandise with stolen credit cards.  Anything that will cut down the potential of fraud in their stores is something they need to pursue...this is a big issue with their senior leadership (CFO, CEO,...
Card verification security depends on the bank.  Some of my cards immediately authenticated for Apple Pay with no other need for verification.  But others like Bank of America required you to call them and go through a list of security questions that a thief probably wouldn't know.  i suspect that going forward, more banks will follow that model.  It's more labor intensive, but it will likely reduce fraud on the front end.
Just some perspective:     “This strong quarter caps an extraordinary year for Apple. Selling more than 39 million iPods and 5.3 million Macs while performing an incredibly complex architecture transition is something we are all very proud of,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Looking forward, 2007 is likely to be one of the most exciting new product years in Apple’s history.” “We are pleased to have finished the year with over $10 billion in cash and to have increased...
I don't understand this.  Don't Samsung phones already have NFC for mobile payments baked into their designs?  Haven't those users already been able to piggyback onto the Apple Pay explosion of the last several weeks?   As for the technology in LoopPay, the biggest problem I can see is security.  You're basically using a fob to replicate a swipe at the terminal without having to do an actual swipe.  The biggest problem with this is that the old swipe technology is...
I'm not really disagreeing with you on your last sentence.  If the receiver of the information does nothing with it, then they will generally escape prosecution.  If they act on it or pass it on to someone else, then they are setting themselves up for prosecution. I may be conflating the regulations, but the spirit of what is trying to be enforced is consistent.  Don't reveal material information about the company in a manner that is not consistent with securities laws,...
Actually, you're wrong on this one.  First, I took my company's course on this only two weeks ago so my memory is fresh on all this.  But I also have some real world examples where people got into trouble.  The easiest example I can think of is my former company that got acquired into the company I work at now.  Back over a decade ago, our CFO got into trouble with the SEC for revealing what's known as "material information" about the company to a group of large investors...
I mean what I say.  At the Sr. VP level, Dave is a Director officer in the company.  If he reveals key sales data to myself, an outsider who works for another large silicon valley tech company, then he'd be in trouble for insider trading laws, regardless of whether I did anything with the information.  If I did anything with the information other than report it to authorities, then I'd be charged against those same laws.  My company makes all of us do training classes on...
 What I meant is that they were reviewed well.  I don't know sales numbers and I doubt Dave would tell me if I asked (major SEC violation).  The Fire didn't exactly set the world on fire (pun intended) when it was reviewed.  It was solid, but solid isn't enough in this market.
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