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Louis Vuitton iPhone 4 Case, it had to be done. Two Siris talking to each other.
But even at this early stage of Siri's development, all it takes is for someone to leave 2 Siris lying around and Coach iPhone 4 Case activate them and press their buttons at the right time in order to let them speak to each other.. and the consequences can be dire.
The outcome could get someone fired. The actual back and forth starts about 23 seconds into the video.
Update: Based on the antenna bands these are not Coach iPhone 4S Case units. So, seems like it may have been staged/fake?
Apple snatches top corporate reputation score from
Apple earned the top spot in a new corporate reputation study by Harris Poll (via TechCrunch). It awarded Apple with a corporate reputation quotient of 85.63, which is enough to displace a second-ranked Google with a score of 82.82. Only eight companies earned an RQ score of 80 or above that denotes “excellent reputation.” Apple’s achievement is even more noteworthy knowing Google ranked as last year’s most reputable corporation. Facebook and Intel did not appear on the list this year at all. As for Apple’s rise:Louis Vuitton iPhone 4 Case|Louis Vuitton iPhone 4S Case
Apple’s current dominance is built on strong investments in its brand, predominantly through its products and services. This one-dimensional approach to building reputation has ultimately yielded high associations with all six reputational dimensions. Conversely, Hewlett Packard, which once out-ranked Apple, has headed in the reverse direction. Hewlett Packard’s slowly eroding reputation has been injured by negative perceptions on Ethics and Vision & Leadership dimensions, and its brand is beginning to feel the damage.
Beverages giant Coca-Cola (No. 3), online retailer Amazon (No. 4) and multinational confectionery, food and beverage conglomerate Kraft Foods (No. 5) round out the top five. Apple ranked the highest in Financial Performance, Products & Services, Vision & Leadership and Workplace Environment—four out of the six key dimensions in reputation. Interestingly, Amazon.com rules the Emotional Appeal category, even though it lacks brick-and-mortar stores and has a limited human interaction with its customers…Designer iPad 2 Case|Louis Vuitton iPad 2 Case|Chanel iPad 2 Case|Gucci iPad 2 Case
Apple’s “elite score” is the highest score the research firm saw for any company in the 13 years of the RQ study. It’s interesting that Coca-Cola jumped to the No. 2 spot from the No. 15 place last year. Amazon went from No. 8 in 2011 to the fourth slot in 2012. Harris Poll Reputation Quotient seeks to measure corporate reputation for the 60 most visible brands in the United States. In all, the several brands with an RQ score of 80 or above were cut in half, from 16 in 2011 to just eight in 2012. Robert Fronk, the executive vice president and Global Corporate Reputation Practice Lead for Harris Interactive, said in a written statement:
We are seeing the emergence of a group of companies that garner reputation equity by being positively associated with multiple industries. Companies like Apple, Google, and Amazon.com combine innovation and leadership across multiple business areas, giving them true competitive advantage.
• In the future, Americans would “definitely” buy products & services from Amazon.com (71 percent), Kraft Foods (70 percent), and the Coca-Cola Company (64 percent).
• Americans would “definitely” recommend to others products & services from Amazon.com (64 percent) and Kraft Foods (57 percent).
• in the future Americans would “definitely” invest in stock from Amazon.com (34 percent), Microsoft (23 percent), and the Coca-Cola Company (23 percent).
• Americans would “definitely” recommend to others to invest in stock from Amazon.com (46 percent), the Coca-Cola Company (25 percent), and Microsoft (24 percent).
Why is there no mention of Americans recommending investment in Apple’s stock? Talk about undervaluation.
AAPL crosses $500 per share for the first time, no
Shares of California-based Apple broke a new record today. Image via Chronic
Shares of Apple, Inc. hit a new high this morning. Just as you thought passing 10 percent of all of NASDAQ value was too good to be true, shares of Apple continue to rise and challenge the most intrepid analyst out there. Blame it on an early-March iPad 3 launch hype, but in NASDAQ trading this morning, AAPL crossed $500 a share for a market valuation north of $460 billion. In other words, a single share of Apple now commands a higher price than an iPad 2—remarkable. It rather makes you want to bang your head against the wall for not buying shares at $7 each back in 2003.Louis Vuitton iPhone 4 Cases|Louis Vuitton iPhone 4S Cases
Essentially, Apple is now worth a whopping $70 billion more than the oil giant Exxon Mobil, whose market cap stands at $397.85 billion. Moreover, BGR noted Apple is worth more than each one of its smartphone vendor rivals combined. As of Friday’s close, the publication explained, the combined market value of Samsung, Nokia, HTC, Motorola Mobility, RIM, Sony and LG is $225.36 billion, which is less than half Apple’s today valuation. Oh, and remember Apple was weeks from bankruptcy 15 years ago.
Another way to look at it: On Steve Jobs’ Oct. 5, 2011 passing, AAPL traded at $378.25. Note that Microsoft was worth $583 billion in 1999, so Apple still has some catching up to do to become the most valuable company of all time. However, Apple is still undervalued even at $500 a share. Therefore, beating Microsoft’s all-time high market valuation should be a matter of when, and notif.Burberry iPad 2 Case|Swarovski Crystal Cases|Swarovski Crystal iPhone 4 Case|Best iPhone 4S Case
Today’s market capitalization of Apple is already more than double the size of IBM ($226.86 billion) and almost double the size of Microsoft ($257.68 billion). Also interesting, Apple’s market valuation is nearly the size of IBM’s and Microsoft’s combined, and it now surpasses the joint Google ($199.34 billion) and Microsoft market cap. Of course, market valuation is not a real-world business metric, because it reflects analysts’ and the markets’ expectations of a company’s future performance. Therefore, it should be treated as nothing more than a speculative market indicator.
Report: Apple forcing contract manufacturer Pegatr
The high-profile Apple business with Asian contract manufacturer Pegatron Technology is facing scrutiny as the iPhone-maker is reportedly exercising its supply chain influence by asking Pegatron to drop new Ultrabook orders from Asustek or else it will lose orders for iOS devices. According to today’s article in Chinese-language Commercial Times, the similarities between Apple’s MacBook Air and Asustek’s Zenbook (released last year) instigated the Cupertino, Calif.-based firm to demand that Pegatron choose sides. As you know, the unique unibody metal enclosure of Apple’s notebooks is manufactured by Catcher Technology.Designer iPhone 4 Case|Designer iPhone 4S Case
Pegatron currently assembles Asustek’s ultra-thin Zenbook family, but it will stop doing so by the end of March. As a result, Asustek will have to outsource the Zenbooks to either Compal Electronics or Wistron. Pegatron only recently landed iPhone orders and is hoping to assemble iPads, too. The Japanese blog Macotakara reported last month that Pegatron and Foxconn began assembly of iPad 3 for an early-March launch.Coach iPhone 4 Case|Coach iPhone 4S Case
Even though the initial batch of Ultrabooks largely disappointed, upcoming models are looking to close the gap with lower prices and a unibody construction. Chinese-language Apple Daily reported in January (via DigiTimes) that Pegatron landed orders for at least five Ultrabooks by second-tier brands set to ship in April or May. One tiny interesting bit: Pegatron is an Asustek spin-off that happens to make Ultrabooks for other vendors, too.Louis Vuitton iPhone 4 Case|Louis Vuitton iPhone 4S Case
Apple’s MacBook Air (left) and Asustek’s Zenbook (right). Image vie iphone5caze.com
Fair Labor Association begins audits of Apple supp
Following the release of Apple’s “2012 Supplier Responsibility Report,” Apple announced it would be the first technology company admitted to the Fair Labor Association. The FLA will “independently assess facilities in Apple’s supply chain,” and then publish its independent findings online. Apple announced through a press release today that the first audits have officially started with FLA President Auret van Heerden and his team beginning inspections at Foxconn City in Shenzhen. Apple CEO Tim Cook said the audits are “unprecedented in the electronics industry”:Hermes iPhone 4 Case|Hermes iPhone 4S Case
“We believe that workers everywhere have the right to a safe and fair work environment, which is why we’ve asked the FLA to independently assess the performance of our largest suppliers. The inspections now underway are unprecedented in the electronics industry, both in scale and scope, and we appreciate the FLA agreeing to take the unusual step of identifying the factories in their reports.”Chanel iPhone 4 Case|Chanel iPhone 4S Case
Apple also noted the results of the FLA’s audits would be published in early March at www.iphone5caze.com. The inspections begin today with Apple’s final assembly suppliers in Shenzhen and Chengdu, China. Audits of other Apple facilities, including Quanta and Pegatron, will be conducted “later this spring.” Apple said the inspections would eventually cover facilities where “more than 90 percent of Apple products are assembled.” Apple also described exactly what the audits are covering within the facilities:Gucci iPhone 4 Case|Gucci iPhone 4S Case|Burberry iPhone 4 Case|Burberry iPhone 4S Case
As part of its independent assessment, the FLA will interview thousands of employees about working and living conditions including health and safety, compensation, working hours and communication with management. The FLA’s team will inspect manufacturing areas, dormitories and other facilities, and will conduct an extensive review of documents related to procedures at all stages of employment.