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Description: On yesterday’s earning call, Apple CEO Steve Jobs issued a string of criticisms about Apple’s rivals from Research in Motion and Google to unnamed companies making seven-inch tablets. Plus: what analysts have to say this morning about Apple’s growth overriding concerns. Peter Kafka and Jennifer Valentino-DeVries discuss on Digits.

Source: Marketwatch..com  – video report

Date: 10/19/2010

Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/video/asset/digits-steve-jobs-jabs-at-competition/CB58AF5B-10DF-44C8-858C-F87DB7BFBFA4

Questions for discussion: 

  • What were the reasons given that might explain Steve Jobs’ criticisms of competitors?
  • What is your understanding of the financial situation at Apple?
  • Given financial conditions described, what would you suggest to the firm?
  • What is your view of a merger between Apple and Facebook?
  • Why would this deal make sense for both parties?
  • What does the loss of senior management at Microsoft mean for the firm?

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