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With iPhone 6 Discounting, 'Apple Pay' Better be a Blockbuster

Sep 11 2014 8:10pm CDT | Source: Big Government

The highly respected Pacific Crest Securities downgraded Apple stock on September 10th, citing stagnant iPhone growth, “lack of compelling features” on the new Apple Watch, and not enough investment “potential for upside (earnings) estimates.”  As I wrote on September 9th, with “Apple Stock Loses $38 Billion In Just One Hour,” after the disappointment of iWatch, the only hope for a blockbuster is the subdued introduction of the “Apple Pay” service that in ...
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A Hit, a Miss and a Meh: Apple Rolls Out New Objects of Desire

Sep 10 2014 4:20am CDT | Source: Big Government

The world's tech press gathered in the glittering Church of Tim Cook's Apple yesterday morning in Cupertino, California to hear about the latest, bestest, most magical, iStuff they've ever produced. Oddly, Bono and U2 showed up to sprinkle their peculiar brand across the gathered great and good. Unless you're near dead you probably have heard most of the detail, but you come here for opinion ...
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Abuja, Sep 15 (IANS) Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency Sunday said that 44 bodies were recovered, while 130 people trapped in a collapsed church building were rescued in the country's commercial city of Lagos. | by IANS
 
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Israeli PM eyes big increase in defence spending
Jerusalem, Sep 15 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday said he was supporting an increase in defence spending in the upcoming 2015 budget in opposition to the stance of the finance minister, which may lead to the collapse of his political coalition. | by IANS
 
 

Apple Stock Loses $38 Billion at iPhone 6 Event in Just One Hour

Sep 9 2014 3:01pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Following Tim Cook’s goofy performance in San Francisco last June at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, the performance at today’s supposed big iPhone 6 launch at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California was an even bigger yawn. In response to the iWatch introduction as the extravaganza’s “One More Thing” finale, Apple’s stock price lost $38 in just one hour.     Apple’s marketing chief Philip Schiller did an Obama and kept ...
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Apple vows to beef up iCloud security after celebrity nude photo hack

Sep 5 2014 12:33pm CDT | Source: Salon.com

Tim Cook: "I think about the awareness piece. I think we have a responsibility to ratchet that up. ...
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Who's to Blame for Nude Photos of Jennifer Lawrence Leaking?

Sep 1 2014 11:47am CDT | Source: Big Government

In a word: Jennifer Lawrence. Alright, that was two words. But who else is really to blame for this mess? In case you missed the news, nude full frontals of the Hunger Games actress are doing the rounds today after a hacker, who says he got in to Apple's iCloud service, dumped a load of them on the net.  Apple is notoriously bad at cloud services. Its MobileMe service, a collection of online tools, was a disaster and had to be canned. And, if you've ever tried to ...
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Economic Deprivation Behind the Rage in Ferguson

Aug 20 2014 2:44pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

We know all too well the proximate causes of the rage in Ferguson but there are other much deeper socio-economic causes as well, namely the way the school systems, the economy, and particularly the labor market are structured so as to exclude cruelly so many from the American Dream. The system keeps education low, incomes minimal, and anxiety high for a substantial portion of the disadvantaged population in slums and near slums throughout the country. Gallup reports all the time tha ...
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Blaming the white man for women's work choices

Aug 13 2014 7:02pm CDT | Source: WND

Recently, hand-wringing at technology giant Apple reached a frenzied state, as the corporation’s management fretted over the “diversity” of its employees. Apple CEO Tim Cook, quoted by The Register, said, “I’m not satisfied with the numbers on this page. They’re not new to us, and we’ve been working hard for quite some time to improve them. … We are making progress, and we’re committed to being as innovative in advancing diversity as we are in developing our products.” The hei ...
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