Apples Cheap Display Of Selfish Greed - Shameful

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  1. ozred macrumors 6502

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    Apple's self centered focus, being so cheap & greedy is a direct reflection of who they are.

    What a disgusting situation.

    Here's a quote:

    " Several tech companies are responding to the Japan earthquake with plans to aid survivors."

    *** Microsoft *** has pledged $250,000 in cash ...

    And $1.75 million worth of software and services to assist people affected by the multiple disaster."



    http://m.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/03/tech-efforts-japan/
     
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  3. notjustjay, Mar 16, 2011
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  4. makinao, Mar 16, 2011
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    Cheap? Selfish? Greedy? Do I have to spell this out to you, from the very article you linked?

    "After last week’s quake and tsunami struck Japan, destroying thousands of homes and leaving many without electricity, employees at Tokyo Apple stores brought out surge protectors, extension cords and power adapters for people to plug in gadgets and contact their loved ones. Apple stores have been a central outlet for some Tokyo residents, because they’re some of the only locations to offer free Wi-Fi in Japan, explains a Tokyo Apple store employee.“Even after we finally had to close [at] 10 p.m., crowds of people huddled in front of our stores to use the Wi-Fi into the night, as it was still the only way to get access to the outside world,” the employee e-mailed to Digg founder Kevin Rose."

    I have been in a similar emergency situation like this before. At times like this, access to communication is more urgent than money. Apple store employees hit the ground running immediately. They provided electricity, and kept their wifi running to give people emergency communications channels. The employees, and the company should be thanked.
     
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    Not only that, but they promised to pay all the costs involved to get affected employees either transportation out of the area and/or lodging in hotels as needed. Apparently some of the only remaining available hotel rooms were the really expensive ones (hundreds of dollars a night), but Apple pledged to pay for it for their employees and families.
     
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    I might have misread it, but didnt the Apple store in Tokyo even let people stay/sleep overnight who had nowhere else to go aswell?
     
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    As for the OP, didn't Microsoft use such donation as a way to promote Bing? I mean, I know every penny will help over in Japan, but when you earn money by donating, it seems a little shameful wouldn't you say?
     
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    Just another anti-Apple troll post. Check all the previous post by Ozred. Every one is an anti-Apple troll post.
     
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    Does everyone really think everything can be solved by throwing money at it? It that really what the Japanese people need most at this time? Just a thought.
     
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    After viewing some of his previous posts since he joined last month, it's clear he's here to do nothing but troll.
     
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    Agreed. Obvious troll is obvious.
     
  14. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Yes, Executives from HQ FaceTimed with management in the store and told them any employee could stay there overnight and that any expenses would be paid for employees seeking out their families. Pretty darn awesome for a company to tell you the truth.
     
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    Props to Apple for being classy. Makes me happy that I support their company when they show compassion.
     
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    You've been here long enough to know they never last long.
     
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    You didn't miss read, the letter sent to Kevin Rose - founder of Digg is here. http://kevinrose.com/blogg/2011/3/14/apples-role-in-japan-during-the-tohoku-earthquake.html

    How people can call Apple selfish after reading this I don't know. For people who contacted their families using Apple wifi and facetime. I'm sure that meant more to them than the $100k that Microsoft gave.
     
  18. superfula macrumors 6502

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    Too true. And thank goodness for that.
     
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    Plutonius ... thanks for the info ... I couldn't figure the thread out either
     
  20. vincenz macrumors 601

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    Just look at the wording in the title. Couldn't have been more obvious.
     
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    You're still around. :p


    I kid, I kid... :D
     
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    You seriously think people take you serious after all the anti-apple drivel you constantly post? You do this in every single thread. Its also funny how you never read the article you linked to.
     
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    +1 I'd love for mods to delete his account.
     

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