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I've known Dave Limp for 30 years, since our college days.  We were hired at Apple together.  He's been an incredibly gifted and talented engineer and manager, and throughout his career and he's done very well for himself.  A number of Apple products in the 90's (PowerMacs) were his designs.   Of course, not every design is going to do well in the marketplace and I know he's disappointed about the Fire.  He was hired to do Amazon's first phone which had lower...
I'll add to that.  Thurgood Marshall was the chief lawyer for the NAACP back in the 1950s who among other things, argued Brown vs. Board of Education in front of the Supreme Court that we would later join.  He was also a close friend of my grandfather.  When he used to visit my grandparents in Opelika, AL during this period, he always traveled under an assumed name since he was afraid of getting lynched in Alabama.  Seriously.  This was the Alabama Tim Cook grew up in....
Actually it's because Apple is an a post-1980's IPO stock high.  Any decline is natural profit taking.  Which you are also considering.  Automatic trading programs don't read Businessweek.
Good question.  15 years ago when Cook was new at Apple, we were still in the age were "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was considered to be liberal policy on LGBT participation in the military, if not other parts of daily living.  At the same time when Ellen Degeneres came out (1997), she had a successful sitcom ("Ellen") and the news of her orientation caused a backlash, effectively killing the show.  Fast forward to 2003 and the "Ellen DeGeneres Show" is the most popular daytime...
It was "an open secret".  Now it's just "open".  Open secrets are still socially problematic because (in this case) he was still acknowledging the obvious to placate the bigotry of others.  The charade is over, thankfully.  And like he said, if it inspires one LGBT kid to advance professionally in business through his example, then opening the world to his life is a good thing.
Uhhh, no.  Remember that he grew up in rural Alabama, not the Castro district.  My mother's family is from rural Alabama and we're African-American.  Some of the stories Tim Cook has told about watching cross burnings and other acts of violence against blacks hit home to me since this was what my mother and her parents faced daily.  As a young gay person growing up there, being open about his sexuality in the 1970's probably would have opened himself up to all kinds of...
Because it still needed to be said.  How far you achieve in your career shouldn't be held hostage to sexual orientation.  The United States has been turning on this issue in a remarkably short period of time...it reminds me of the transition in the civil rights movement from 1965 (the year I was born) to 1975 when I grew up as a kid not seeing white only lunch counters, water fountains, etc.  My daughter is eight years old, and one of her friends and his brother were...
OK, I've gone ahead and not only read the blog post, but also the privacy policy line by line.  Some takeaways:   MCX begins by saying that retailers are certainly free to use their system or not. (Yay!  Free Will!).  Then the next sentence in the blog post says that MCX companies work with them exclusively. (Free Will!....errr, not so much).  Now in MCX's defense, they do say there are no fines for leaving the organization (but not if there used to be).  The problem is...
The obvious followup question to any of the member companies of MCX led by Walmart is: Apple's Apple Pay system is compatible with any merchant with a working NFC WavePass system as a point of sale terminal. This is already the worldwide standard and soon to be the standard in the US in a year. Google's Android phones and WavePass credit cards use this system too. If there is no support necessary from your company to make it work, why are you actively blocking its use?
Somebody had mentioned they thought Mail had a memory leak.  I think there is something to that.  I had Yosemite up all day doing work with no issues.  Late in the day before leaving the house I brought up Apple Mail for something small but left it running.  When I got back to the house an hour later, the Force Quit dialog was up saying that my system had run out of memory and all applications were paused.  I killed Mail and a few other things, then the new Force Quit has...
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