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sdw2001 said:Let me be the first to say “too effing bad.” Ad tracking is pervasive and a terrible invasion of privacy. The advertisers are upset? Shocker.
To address a point from Xed:
(Well, two. I never said Tim was like Elon. I said just the opposite.)But more importantly,
”Additionally, they are in need of a new stadium. If Apple gets their team(s) designing a stadium it very well cold become as iconic as its stores—perhaps to the point that you and I might go to see if we're ever in Manchester.”
A clarification seems to be needed. Apple designers are amazing product designers but they’re not architects. The two fields are very different. Jony Ive did not design the new Apple headquarters, the architect Norman Foster did. Steve Jobs did not design the Cube on 5th Avenue in NY, that was the architectural firm of Bolin, Cywinski, Jackson. Steve Jobs didn’t design the stair in the first Apple office building, that was the work of the architect I.M. Pei. Just to dispel some rumors I’ve heard over and over. Apple designers have not designed any Apple stores.
peterhart said:And what is this magically revolutionary update anyway?
mpantone said:applesauce007 said:Ok, let's see... Apple has zero stores in Colombia. Oh well...
Ever hear of Amazon.com? How many bricks-and-mortar stores do they have where you live? How about Roku? Or Sony? Or LG? Or Logitech?
How many retail stores does Nintendo have? Two: New York and Tel Aviv. Zero in Japan: not a single one.
JP234 said:Screw Disney. Apple should buy Congress. Oh wait a minute…they already do. And they're not alone.
Honkers said:9secondkox2 said:Xi shouldn’t even be allowed to step foot here.It’s ridiculous that America (and Apple, Google, etc) looks the other way to his human rights atrocities and dictatorial ambitions just because of money.Now he wants to forcibly devour a nice profitable and free country to make it his own. Wars have been fought for less. We used to be the international policeman. But now the chief is dazed and confused most of the time and refuses to take the rich criminals to task.Xi has formed strong bonds with Russia and our California, federal, and tech leaders (newsom, Biden, and cook) welcome him? Would they do that with Putin? Only if he had more money to offer, apparently.Newsom even magically found a way to cure the years-long homeless issue and clean up the streets of San Fran in weeks to roll out the clean carpet for Xi. For XI! Wish I was making this up. Couldn’t do it for the residents snd constitents. But for sn evil dictator with money? No prob.