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Mark Gurman: Here’s what Tim Cook said about an Apple hiring freeze

From Apple Plans to Cut Back on Hiring Due to iPhone Sales Struggles, posted Wednesday on Bloomberg News: Cook was asked if the company would impose a hiring freeze in ...
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Apple calls for FTC crackdown on data traffickers

From You Deserve Privacy Online. Here’s How You Could Actually Get It, published Thursday in Time Magazine: One of the biggest challenges in protecting privacy is that many of the ...
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Information: Facebook’s Messenger has overtaken Apple’s iMessage

Is Apple waiting to be crushed by the competition before it fixes iMessage’s broken sync?   From Apple, Facebook Messaging Rivalry Hints at Intensifying Services Battle ($): Publicly, Apple and ...
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J.P. Morgan: 2019 will be the worst year of the smartphone era

From a note to clients by analyst Samik Chatterjee that landed on my desktop Wednesday:   We are updating our “Global Handset Model”… [in-text-ad] Weaker-than-expected 4Q18 smartphone demand; 2019E ...
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Watch Jim Cramer pump Apple and Epic, the health-record giant

The host of Mad Money may have the germ of a good idea.   Here’s CNBC’s 51-second summary, which is missing the punchline: Cramer: Apple should buy Epic Systems, ...
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How did Apple get blindsided by China? Here’s one theory.

Jean Louis Gassée asks a good question. Horace Dediu suggests an answer.   From Gassée’s latest Monday Note: By the end of October 2018, Apple was on its way ...
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He sold his kidney for an iPhone 4 eight years ago. Bad idea.

From Newsweek’s Man who sold Kidney for an iPhone bedridden after organ failure: Chinese man who sold his kidney for an iPhone and iPad as a teenager now faces ...
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Tim Cook: Apple swapped out 11 million iPhone batteries

From John Gruber’s On Apple’s $29 iPhone battery replacement program and its role on their earnings miss: During Apple’s all-hands meeting January 3, Tim Cook said Apple replaced 11 ...
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Wedbush: Apple is in a quagmire, a sandbox and a sluggish car

How many ways can analyst Daniel Ives say that Apple is playing catch-up?   From a note to clients that landed in my inbox Monday: Herein lies the quagmire ...
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Look what Barron’s wants Apple to buy

From Tae Kim’s Apple’s Next Big Move? It Should Buy Nintendo ($) in this week’s magazine: Apple needs its next big thing—fast… In a recent CNBC interview, Cook made it clear ...
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Rumor: Apple has started producing AirPower pads

From Mashable’s Don’t get worked up about AirPower just yet, Apple stans, posted Saturday: The Hong Kong website ChargerLAB reported, via a “credible source,” that AirPower wireless charging mats ...
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Wasn’t Tim Cook supposed to be an operational genius?

Two Apple-friendly sites rip into the company’s record of on-time shipping.   From John Kheit’s Tim Cook Is a Failure at Operations, posted Friday on the MacObserver: Operations are ...
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Dilger blasts the Wall Street Journal for calling Apple’s garden ‘walled’

“I have been rebutted many times in many mediums but this by @danieleran is the rebuttalist of them all.” — Christopher Mims From Daniel Eran Dilger’s No, Apple’s licensing ...
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Apple buys 50 business class tickets to Shanghai every day*

The company spent nearly five times more flying United’s friendly skies last year than Facebook or Google.   Curious who are @United largest global corporate accounts? @Apple is in ...
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Look who’s using Apple’s parental controls

From Scott Galloway’s Recode interview with Jonathan Haidt, author of “The Coddling of the American Mind“: Galloway: So let’s talk a little about winners and losers. I’ll ask you if ...
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