The US Government vs Apple

Why does the U.S. government hate Apple? After all, the company hired former EPA head Lisa Jackson. Are Tim Cook and company not giving enough campaign contributions? It can’t be their votes because California is a determinedly Democrat state. On the other hand, New York is tilted almost as far left as California. Consider the many ways New York-headquartered J.P. Morgan Chase has been shaken down by a variety of federal government agencies. My guess is that the federal government is resorting to the ultimate bullying tactic: picking on someone that you know won’t fight back. In this case, fighting back would mean turning either state from blue to red. Good luck with that. Continue Reading →

Time to Sell Netflix and Buy Amazon and Apple

Recent technological developments have led me to wonder whether this might be the right time to sell Netflix and buy Amazon and Apple. The two technological developments I’ve seen recently are included in Apple OS X Mountain Lion and iOS 5.x. Both, however, work only with Apple TV, a small box that will set you back all of $100. Read on. Continue Reading →