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Posted by Corey Kaster on October 25, 2010
Apple is the second most valuable private company in the world, but steadily gaining on Exxon Mobil, which is currently worth about $338 billion to Apple’s $300 billion.
This shouldn’t be only of interest to investors. It holds far broader political and cultural significance. It’s not just about value, but values.
There couldn’t be a more stark contrast between the new economy and the old than the comparison of these two companies–a sleek tech giant versus a dirty fossil energy monster.
(READ the analysis in Discovery)
Posted by Corey Kaster on June 18, 2010
via Sozo’s Blog
Posted by Corey Kaster on June 8, 2010
Posted by Corey Kaster on June 2, 2010
Friday, 28 May 2010
Apple, Inc. shot past Microsoft, the computer software giant, on Wednesday to become the world’s most valuable technology company. This changing of the guard caps one of the most stunning turnarounds in business history.
As of Wednesday, Wall Street valued Apple at $222.12 billion and Microsoft at $219.18 billion. The only American company valued higher is Exxon Mobil, with a market capitalization of $278.64 billion.
A little more than a decade ago, Apple was widely believed to be on the path to extinction.
Michael Dell, the founder and chief executive of Dell computer, went so far as to suggest that Apple should shut down and return any money to shareholders. (Dell is now worth about a tenth of Apple.) Around the same time, Microsoft’s chief technology officer called Apple “already dead.”
(READ the story at the New York Times)
Posted by Corey Kaster on January 20, 2010
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
Two days after the earthquake hit Haiti, mobile phone recycler, ReCellular, launched their own disaster relief program in partnership with the American Red Cross. Not only will your discarded cell phones help people in Haiti, they will be assured an eco-friendly afterlife, diverted from landfills and safely recycled.
ReCellular will contribute 100% of the phone value to the American Red Cross in a program that has already earned more than $20 million dollars in contributions for a variety of charities through their partnerships with ReCellular.
With an estimated 130 million phones retired in the US every year, if even a small percentage of them are sent to Phones for Haiti, it would raise millions of dollars for relief.
Simply download a free shipping label from their website, phonesforhaiti.com, and send in your old cell phone. All phones are accepted, though newer phones will provide the most value to the charity – in some cases $100 or more.
“The devastation in Haiti is slowly becoming all too clear,” said Steve Manning, ReCellular CEO. “Sending in your used phone is a simple and effective way to help with the rescue and rebuilding efforts already underway.”Spread the word on Facebook, by joining their Fan Page, and get updates on relief efforts.
Posted by Corey Kaster on December 16, 2009
I’ll tell you something — I’m really blown away by the way people have responded to AT&T’s bastardly behavior over bandwidth usage. Our engineers are friggin livid. And, because they’re engineers, which means they’re basically evil little pricks, they’ve come up with a plan to teach AT&T a lesson. They’re calling it Operation Chokehold. Last night I got this email that they’ve been sending around inside Apple, encouraging people to join the crusade:
Subject: Operation Chokehold
On Friday, December 18, at noon Pacific time, we will attempt to overwhelm the AT&T data network and bring it to its knees. The goal is to have every iPhone user (or as many as we can) turn on a data intensive app and run that app for one solid hour. Send the message to AT&T that we are sick of their substandard network and sick of their abusive comments. THe idea is we’ll create a digital flash mob. We’re calling it in Operation Chokehold. Join us and speak truth to power!
The engineers have asked me to serve as a kind of communications director for their efforts — soliciting ideas on what apps to use (Pandora may not be the best) and how to refine the attack on the network.
If anyone has ideas, use the comment strings. Tell your friends. Get people involved. We have five days to create a movement and plan a major assault. As the Portuguese said during the Obama campaign: Si, se puede.
FWIW, many of you probably know that Woz and I got our start by selling boxes that hacked the old phone system back in the 1970s. I hate these idiots more than you can imagine. The idea of spanking them like this just gives me tingles all over.
Posted by Steve at 10:00 am
Posted by Corey Kaster on December 11, 2009
Posted by Corey Kaster on December 7, 2009
I am now getting this error message almost every time my computer recovers from sleep or my battery runs out. AKA DAILY!
Posted by Corey Kaster on November 27, 2009
– offering 1 month upgrade advance on iPhones – see JB @ Washington Square at&t store. He will be there Friday 6-3 & Saturday 9-6.
– offering HUGE discounts on all Apple products