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  • Apple's valuation will fall to less than $3 trillion for the worst reasons

    carnegie said:
    Apple's market cap has already, based on yesterday's closing price of $191.17, fallen below $3 trillion because of the updated outstanding share count that we got. That updated count took about $18 billion off of Apple's market cap.
    The fall continues, with it now trading at $181.99 only two days after your post. 
    mayflyFileMakerFeller
  • Be careful with emoji, because they are legally binding in Canada

    jdw said:
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    But this is Canada we're talking about, so I guess it comes as no huge surprise.
    Damn, man, you're on a roll today...
    Thank you!  :smile: 

    While I am not from Canada, I have a very good friend who lives there.  He is constantly telling me surprising things that go on there.  Not merely surprising to me, but to him as well.  Perhaps he has more disappointment than surprise, but he nonetheless has to live with a lot of insanity that I do not.  Hence, my prior remarks regarding the next door neighbor to my country of birth was rooted firmly in that knowledge.  If that offends you, I would say you are a bit too sensitive.  Life is hard.  We need be less sensitive and toughen up.  When you're less offended, you're happier.

    As to my remarks about the judge, I stand firmly behind them.  The length of our life and our life experiences shape us in good and bad ways.  The ruling is clearly flawed, so we must take some guesses as to what that judge was thinking.  Something obviously skewed the judge's thinking to rule in such a ridiculous manner, it seems only logical that judge is placing an unusually high significance on emoji, something a much older person would likely not do, despite knowing emojis are in wide use today.  As such, my comments were not out of place at all, even if they are speculation.

    I do wish to thank you because you made me reflect on what I wrote, and that helped me to see I do not need to second guess myself at all. I stand firmly behind the content of my previous post.
    williamlondonexceptionhandlerFileMakerFeller
  • Be careful with emoji, because they are legally binding in Canada

    Very bad ruling, as intentions behind emoji are vague.  Any legal expert worth his or her salt should know that.  Lawyers type contracts in great detail for a reason.  A simply emoji cannot be a confirmation of anything legally binding as a result, even when used in the context of a length conversation, especially because most of us use thumbs up to indicate "I have read and noted what you just said."

    Makes me think the judge must be a younger person who didn't live a long life before emoji existed.

    Definitely a ruling that needs to be overturned.

    But this is Canada we're talking about, so I guess it comes as no huge surprise.
    williamlondon9secondkox2watto_cobra
  • Threads hasn't been alive for a day, and Twitter is already threatening to sue

    Wow, you are really emotionally invested in Twitter and Elon Musk. 

    An AppleInsider once had this great advice. I think it might be useful to you in your current state. 

    “Calm down.  Take a deep breath.  Look outside at the beautiful world instead of your mobile phone.  Think positive thoughts rather than be so critical.  There is a batter way.  Most people simply chose not to pursue it.”


    Friend, you continue to misread people such as myself entirely if you believe I am somehow NOT calm or positive.  My closing remarks in my previous post prove that I am both calm and upbeat overall. Ditto my previous post.

    I am rather amused that you quoted something I wrote in an attempt to use it against me to make your point, but that fails for reasons I am now explaining.

    You are mistaken yet again in suggesting that I have some kind of unusual "emotional investment" in Musk/Twitter.  As I just explained, in what I had hoped was crystal clear English, my entire view of this matter is simply as someone who dislikes being inundated with all the Twitter/Musk news, especially since a lot of it is negative.  And here on AppleInsider, where we have a focus mainly on Apple, I even more so wish to keep the focus on Apple.  I just said all that, and I am repeating it again for you because you continue to misread me completely, probably because you disagree with me and are trying to create some kind of defense of your position.

    Next, please remember that some of us who were born in the early 70's don't have the old Twitter character limit tied to our brain which limits the amount of text we type. :smile:  In other words, typing several paragraphs and explaining a matter in great detail to people who don't fully understand you doesn't translate into someone being out of control or overly negative at all, especially since I am expressing thoughts about "negativity" by the news media.  

    You also need to consider how long I have been in this forum and then reflect on the fact my total number of posts are rather few for the years I've been here, thus proving that I do NOT live in this forum.  I do in fact go outside and view the world around me AND enjoy it.  I simply am adept at typing (and I type fast too), as well as at sharing detailed thoughts.

    Lastly, I don't type all this on a mobile phone.  That would be silly.  I use my Mac.  

    Hopefully, this finally clarifies the matter so I can move on to more important and pressing things in my life. :smiley: If it doesn't, you are free to get the last word in because this concludes my thoughts.  I've said all that needs to be said to clarify my thinking and intentions.

    I wish you a nice day!
    williamlondon
  • Threads hasn't been alive for a day, and Twitter is already threatening to sue

    jSnively said:
    We run negative stories about Apple all the time...

    ...what you think our responsibility is to Twitter? Should we be sanitizing our content for an external company? That kinda spits in the face of a lot of journalistic ethics. 

    I wasn't suggesting that AppleInsider never takes shots at Apple.  I was only saying that if it constantly did that, it would be out of place.  If anything, Macworld takes more shots at Apple than AppleInsider does.  I know this because I've been a subscriber of Macworld for decades.  And in recent years, they have been more critical of Apple that in the distant past, although I tend to agree with them on most of their jabs at Apple.  Apple isn't perfect and needs to be called out when it makes blunders, the butterfly keyboard, missing SD card slot, absence of MagSafe, being but a few examples of where Apple dropped the ball and then rectified that error some years later (thankfully).  I was quite unpopular in this very forum back in 2016 when all that was going on because most forum members said the decision was made and it was here to say.  I was mocked when I disagreed.  LOL.  Boy, were those mockers of me wrong, but I had a gut feeling they would be, and I stuck to my guns, all the while sending plenty of feedback to Apple about my dislike of their decision.  Apple listened, they made changes, and the rest is history.

    Thank you for asking what I think your responsibility is to Twitter.  The answer is, don't mimic what the mainstream tech media does, which is constantly bash Must and Twitter.  That's all I ever read these days.  Musk and Twitter aren't perfect, and I think rich people can defend themselves, but at the same time, I see more bashing of Musk and Twitter than praises, and I don't think the bad he and Twitter have done are worthy of the level of bashing they receive by the mass media.

    I use my iPhone and the Flipboard app every morning.  I read mainly tech news, but also mainstream media news.  Anything good about Musk and Twitter is relatively little and seems to be from news outlets with a conservative slant, while the bulk of the Musk/Twitter news is negativity that comes from the Left.

    Honestly, the big problem with the mass media today is bias and commentary.  On AppleInsider we expect commentary in the form of articles, but when I flip on the general  news, I really want the unbiased reporting of facts.  I don't want to see a bunch of pretty botox faces telling me what they think and therefore what they feel I should think.  I want to decide for myself.  

    When it comes to AppleInsider, I honestly come here for info on Apple.  It is APPLE insider, after all.  I like that name better than MacRumors, which is why I prefer your content over theirs, despite both offering similar news all the time.  I personally don't need content about other things, although I realize you need to put that out to be well rounded.  Twitter doesn't matter so much to me.  But what does bother me is the mostly one sided negative slant on Twitter and Musk.  So whenever I see that negativity continue, especially here where I really don't care to read about that and prefer more Apple-centric news, I moan.  And you have read my moans in this thread.  AND, you saw the FaceBook screenshots I posted, so you know I am not alone in moaning. But it isn't just moaning.  I've given you my sound reasoning for those moans.

    Should you sanitize content for an external company?  Well, how much do you reveal or hold back when it comes to Apple?  Do you honestly tell everything there is to tell?  Or do you sometimes not run certain stories for your own reasons?  You guys make the final call about the articles you publish.  You know that.  And when you release an article, regardless if reason, that seems to fit a certain narrative on a polarizing issue like Twitter, it makes some people like me who dislike that narrative moan.  Maybe that moaning doesn't matter to you.  But all I can do is provide feedback, which I have.

    Does it really "spit in the face of journalistic ethics" to decide to run a story or not?  Well, that depends.  Twitter censored a variety of things under their previous leader that it should not have, which is all the more reason why that company is just as polarizing as US politics in general.  But you should already know that.  It could be that some of you agree with that censorship or may not even want to call it censorship at all.  You may prefer the politically correct term of "moderation" when it comes to content.  But the fact is that some call into question the ethics behind the censorship of Twitter before Musk took over.

    Every news source or tech media organization has its own slant.  There's no getting around that.  Some may consider that unethical, but the media proceeds on its current path anyway, so long as that path pays the bills. Ethics be darned.

    What I appreciate about AppleInsider is the fact that the vast majority of your content is great.  And I appreciate the fact you listen to the little people like me who voice opinions.  I felt the article in question was following a particular narrative.  You seem to disagree.  So we can agree to disagree on this matter and move on.

    All in all, I appreciate what you folks do.  Keep up the great work.  Best wishes.
    williamlondon