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    Newsletter Issue #1043 — Apple and the 5% Factor

    March 7th, 2023

    The fundamentals aren’t new. Financial results in the tech industry so far in 2023 are mixed, and lots of people, many hired during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, have received their pink slips. Despite the complaints that Elon Musk’s decision to fire half the staff of Twitter was outrageous, perhaps irrational, Amazon, Google, Meta, […]

    Does Apple Really Need to Rush the Apple Car?

    August 2nd, 2016

    The ongoing stories about the alleged Apple Car and Project Titan have conveyed messages of confusion. The alleged project to create a motor vehicle has allegedly been delayed by problems with personnel and technology. So people are leaving, deadlines are not being met, and maybe it’s all a mess. Add to that the report that […]

    Apple’s R&D Budget Soars

    July 28th, 2016

    In past years, Apple has been criticized for spending far too little on R&D, especially when you compare it to the competition. Indeed, some companies just pour loads of money into projects that have very little potential, or just hope to throw money at insoluble problems in search of the fantasy of success. Google, for […]

    Apple Critics and the Idiot Brigade

    January 15th, 2016

    You may have noticed that, in recent days, Apple’s stock price has resumed its upward path (except for Friday as part of an overall stock market dip). After a loss of some 20%, this is a refreshing change, at least if you care about such things, or happen to own some of their stock, or […]