You may not know this, but Apple likely is the largest corporate taxpayer in the U.S.,” Cook added.–
I don’t know if that’s even ‘likely’ true, but I doubt Cook would say it publicly if he didn’t have a solid reason to believe it. This is an interesting interview to read, and pretty brief. I’m a believer that it is shitty for companies to keep cash overseas just to avoid paying taxes (and whine like 4-year olds about tax rates, which are *not* too high, especially since most of them never pay shit), but it’s worth hearing what Cook’s suggestions are to make it easier and less expensive to get them to move that money back to the States, wherever it makes sense. (by that, i mean, there’s no reason apple or other companies should invest exclusively in the u.s.; other countries buy and sell their products, make them welcome, provide public services and infrastructure, and they should get their fair share of the cash, too. but it shouldn’t be sitting in banks in Singapore just because apple or oracle or google don’t want to pay u.s. taxes on it.)
May 16, 2013
April 26, 2013
Behold: The Apple iFlop Neither “truly magical” nor “revolutionary,” the cluelessly named Apple iPad tablet device has dropped like a shiny wedge into the gadget game, dividing tech watchers in to opposing views — the critical and the adoring.” Scott Moritz, TheStreet.com, 28 January 2010–
This is funny, a web page devoted to quotes from people who predicted the original iPad would be a disastrous flop and that Apple was no longer an innovative company. All of these experts still have jobs predicting the future of technology. John Dvorak, who claimed the iPad would be a disaster also famously wrote that Apple should cancel the iPhone after it was announced, because they would never make any money on phones. He still has a job. In the world of punditry — political, technical, or sports-related — you can’t be fired for being wrong.
April 4, 2013
November 4, 2012
You will probably never see a clearer communication of a high-ranking executive being out-and-out fired from a major American corporation than this. Absolutely not one word of thanks or recognition, just dismissal for the departing executive and acknowledgement of the work done by the team that had to suffer under his clearly miserable leadership. For corporate communications, this is meant to convey that the company has zero respect for the guy being kicked to the curb. Which is good, at least in this case.
Additionally, John Browett is leaving Apple. Our search for a new head of Retail is already underway. In the meantime, the Retail team will report directly to me. Retail has an incredibly strong network of leaders at the store and regional level, and they will continue the excellent work they’ve done over the past decade to revolutionize retailing with unique, innovative services and a focus on the customer that is second to none. This phenomenal team of talented and dedicated people works their hearts out making our customers happy. They have our respect, our admiration and our undying support.
October 29, 2012
John Browett, who just joined Apple last year to run retail, is out and the company says Cook will run the group until a new retail chief can be hired. Several current members of Cook’s Executive Team, known as the ET, have also been given added responsibilities, including design chief Jonny Ive, Eddy Cue, who runs the iTunes division, and Bob Mansfield, who had been running the hardware engineering team.–
Good move. That guy was a dipshit.
October 29, 2012
October 28, 2012