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Steve Jobs has resigned as Apple CEO. In a letter to the Apple Board of Directors and “the Apple Community,” the tech visionary writes: “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come. I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee. As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple. I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role. I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.”
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As the government struggled to reach an agreement on raising the debt ceiling, the U.S. Treasury’s cash balance fell to $74 billion this week. That’s less than the $76 billion that Apple now has in cash. [...]
To be fair, comparing Apple’s cash reserves with the Treasury’s is not exactly apples to apples.
Apple’s billions are essentially the funds in its bank accounts, while the federal number represents the amount of money the government has left before it hits the legal debt limit — a figure that can be changed by Congress.
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Okay, I may be misrembering here, but I thought I had read that the RNC was the party that was going to go all digital first, and sweep over the country with it’s innovative web applications? Heh.
Washington (CNN) - Late Wednesday night the Democratic National Committee launched the first mobile application from a political party designed specifically for the iPad. The new app’s release also coincides with Thursday’s release of the new iPhone 4.
Features on the free app, which can also be downloaded for the iPhone and the iPod Touch, include a new platform “AirMail” which allows the DNC to send messages to users to take action. Users can also access an events tool, watch videos, see pictures, read Democratic discussion talking points and receive news alerts. Users will also be able to call their member of Congress from the application, donate to the Democratic Party and post content to Twitter and Facebook.
“We think it is a really comprehensive way communicate with our network of grassroots activists,” DNC spokesperson Brandi Hoffine told CNN. “This is just the beginning of our mobile technology effort and we’re excited to show off other features this year.”
While the DNC is the first political party to launch an iPad friendly app, the White House was ready with its iPad app the day the new Apple device launched.
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