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  • Apple expected to further diversify MacBook production within China

    as long as the suppliers and assemblies are still in China, you are not diversifying the risks
    williamlondon9secondkox2watto_cobra
  • Apple, Broadcom win new damages trial in $1.1B Caltech patent case

    I'm a bit torn on this issue. >70% of the students, including me back in the day, received various types of intramural scholarships from Caltech, that covered about 80% of my cost. Caltech doesn't have a huge endowment like other big private schools such as Harvard, MIT, or Stanford. And fundamental research is REALLY, REALLY expensive, students' tuition can barely cover the operations cost, and you have to compete with other schools, both domestic and international. So industrial income + donation play an important role in maintaining its competitiveness in cutting-edge research. Caltech is more of a research institute than a university with with close to 3000 graduates and postdocs and only 900 undergrads, and there was even a discussion decade ago to cut the undergraduate program. So I think people should see it as a non-profit, research-focusing organization rather than "philanthropic college". Hopefully they can appeal and win something back from this case. 
    ravnorodom
  • Microsoft acquiring Activision Blizzard in $68.7B gaming deal

    Activision is a great company, but boy, I hope Apple would never make such a lazy move 
    williamlondon9secondkox2
  • Elon Musk says Apple CEO Tim Cook refused meeting to discuss acquiring Tesla

    Tim should at least talk, I'm so frustrated that he refused to do "cool" products. But from Apple's point of view, I would probably not acquire with 50 billion, albeit I would definitely arrange a meeting with Elon, because there's too much overlapping core technologies between what Tesla could bring in and what Apple has been investigating on, plus Tesla's factories, it was worth 10 - 15 billion maximum, the money could be better spent. But at least talk, Tim Cook, see what they were working on!!!
    williamlondonanantksundaramwatto_cobra