40 years ago IBM was amongst the best companies to work for, and they genuinely cared for their employees. These days, you'd need to be nuts to consider working for IBM, where employees are considered a necessary evil and the company continually looks for ways to screw its employees and pay them as little as possible (unless you're an executive).
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"Yet Qualcomm recently found a rumored £180 million ($220m) to sponsor British soccer team Manchester United for three years, with the Snapdragon CPU brand to be featured on team shirts." That's great market targeting; I can just see all the Man. U fans going home and saying "I really must go out and buy a Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, wonder if I can get one from Currys".
Nice try. The problem with social media is that it is full of opinions that contradict established fact, and the mindless morons choose to believe the opinions over said facts. The "influencers" are nothing more than idiots but are gaining a huge amount of, yeah, influence. This is where society is heading, and it is a very dark place.
Apple aren't the only ones
Many years ago, I had a Sony Vaio laptop which needed a new HDD (just) out of manufacturer's warranty but within extended (3rd party) warranty. Repair was performed by a non-Sony shop, but they had to send the whole thing to Sony for them to pair the HDD with the laptop. Added weeks to the repair.
I have mixed feelings about this outcome; on the one hand I want the insurance companies to pay out from their fat wallets and huge profits, but on the other hand, if a company has shit IT security and hasn't funded it sufficiently, they don't deserve a payout, and should be made to suffer financially.
"Taiwan's Parliament, the Executive Yuan, yesterday revealed draft amendments to national security laws aimed at deterring and punishing Chinese economic espionage efforts......."
Yeah, that'll stop them (not). China doesn't give two-hoots about any laws that aren't Chinese laws, and will continue to ignore them.
It's primed and full of fuel, the James Webb Space Telescope is ready to be packed up prior to launch
Leaked footage shows British F-35B falling off HMS Queen Elizabeth and pilot's death-defying ejection
US bans Chinese firms – including one linked to HPE’s China JV – for feeding tech to Beijing's military
Exactly this ^^^^^^^^.
It's time we played the same way as China does: no purchasing of Western companies, land, or indeed anything. When we can purchase Chinese assets without conditions, then maybe we can reconsider. We've let the Chinese purchase Volvo, MG, Fisher and Paykel to name only three of our best companies. Together, they have many decades of R&D, which is now in the hands of the Chinese for what amounts to crumbs.
"Today's announcement also means that chargers would no longer be sold with gadgets and gizmos."
I don't suppose the retail cost of the devices "sans charger" will be reduced by the retail cost of the charger that used to be included? Didn't think so.
(I specify "retail cost" because the "actual cost" is around 20 cents per charger).