Greg Bates said: I was near tears. Here’s a guy who’ll never measure up to Steve Jobs, we all used to say, and yet he has done so as CEO in his own surprising way. His former boss gave the best commencement speech in history. Yet Tim’s speech, from his home with no live audience, no magical sunny day managed to equal if not exceed Steve’s.
I love that Lincoln speech, something my own Senator Angus King quotes often. But for my money it was the weakest quote–what Tim had to say himself about writing our own stories, about how we welcome a shake by the scruff of the neck, how it was powerfully political in its respect for the working class–Tim’s quotes were new and every bit as important as the Lincoln quote.
This will work for me–for years to come. It’s inspiring to see someone pull off the impossible. I gotta get a transcript.
Senator King tells the story of attending Martin Luther King’s speech in Washington in 1963. He recounts how there were no signs to tell anyone that King’s speech would change the nation forever–no one knew that day how great it would be. I think it will be some time before we understand the value of Tim’s commencement speech not just to the students, but to the world.
Apple Inc. AAPL, -0.48% unveiled its new 13-inch MacBook Pro on Monday, featuring the company's Magic Keyboard and increased storage on the standard model. The device features 10th generation Intel Corp. INTC, -1.37% quad-core processors, which Apple said will deliver a performance boost of up to 2.8 times for users upgrading from 13-inch MacBook Pro computers with dual-core processors. The notebook has Apple's Magic Keyboard, which was first launched on the 16-inch MacBook Pro and which came to the MacBook Air in March. This keyboard design has 1 millimeter of key travel and a "redesigned scissor mechanism." Standard storage begins at 256 gigabytes with configurations up to 1 terabyte. Pro users will be able to choose up to a 4 terabyte solid state drive. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro starts at $1,299, with a $1,199 price for education users. Apple's stock is up 1.6% so far this year as the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.15% has declined 17%.
Apple Inc. AAPL, -0.47% is planning a four-part bond deal on Monday, according to a regulatory filing. The iPhone maker is planning to issue notes that mature in 2023, 2025, 2030 and 2050, the filing shows. Goldman Sachs, BofA Securities, J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley are underwriters on the deal, proceeds of which will be used for general corporate purposes, including share buybacks and dividends, for working capital, capex, acquisitions and to repay debt. The filing did not specify how much the company is aiming to raise. The company has regularly tapped the bond market to fund its shareholder rewards program. Apple shares were up 0.2% premarket and have fallen 1.6% in the year to date, outperforming the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -1.37%, which has fallen 17% and the S&P 500 SPX, -1.08%, which has fallen 12%.
mercel: It's been a long strange trip - good to see you're still around (and in AAPL -my assumption).
May 10, 2019 12:48:32 GMT -5
Zeke: Long time no see. Nice to see familiar names still here.
Mar 25, 2019 14:42:52 GMT -5
sponge: Regarding the future of VR, I think it will be huge. I was a gamer when I was in college. But as an adult I lost interest. Last fall I flew up to visit my son at college and check out his new Vive set up. After playing with it for the weekend, I was
Apr 29, 2018 15:25:17 GMT -5
galleybob: thanks for your answer. I will copy and send to her
Nov 7, 2017 15:32:18 GMT -5
rickag: So since Jan 28th 2015 AAPL is up from 117.27 to 157.21
Aug 21, 2017 20:09:43 GMT -5
artman1033: VXAPL = 29.21 AAPL = $117.27 AFTER EARNINGS
Jan 28, 2015 14:54:46 GMT -5
artman1033: VXAPL = 44.94 AAPL = $110.39 BEFORE EARNINGS
Jan 27, 2015 11:12:53 GMT -5