Robert Gates agreed to hold talks with China next year. Cybersecurity, oil politics, and China's expanding role in Latin America will all be on the agenda. And if Liu Xiaobo doesn't have his 'get out of jail' card by then, he might be too.
Carly Fiorina likes to tout her business experience from when she was CEO of Hewlett-Parkard, but leaves out the most important part of her track-record. During Fiorina's tenure, she laid off 30,000 workers and shipped their jobs overseas to India and China.
For me, the most interesting aspect of this announcement is that the tablet is an accessory to a multi-function printer/scanner/fax that costs maybe $100 more than what you might pay for a similar device without the tablet.
If there's information out there about your negative financial background, your crummy criminal background, or your salacious sexual background, you're going to find it hard to find a job. Unless you're a CEO.
Should the board treat Hurd differently from other HP employees that had committed similar indiscretions? Its answer was "no." The values and principles of the company had to take precedence over any individual.
The fact of the matter is that Fiorina has sought to align herself with the Tea Party. She believes in what they stand for and what role they've played in the political dialogue. We believe she should denounce them.
By owning the day to day computing experience of so many people Apple is looking to lock down how people expect technology to work, and in doing so limit where their competitors can make headway in nearly every market.
If you scratch beneath the surface, Apple's own social audit report paints a different picture of its suppliers. It is a picture of employees who are routinely being underpaid, overworked, and poorly supervised.