Speaking at the Fortune Forum in Guangzhou on Wednesday, Cook also stressed that he believes strongly in freedoms, in comments after a United States democratic senator's remarks on Tuesday that Apple had a moral obligation to promote free expression. The "messaging apps and virtual private network (VPN) services ... help [ed] users subvert China's Great Firewall". "Global leaders in innovation, like Apple, have both an opportunity and a moral obligation to promote free expression and other basic human rights in countries that routinely deny these rights", Leahy said in a statement to CNBC on Tuesday.
Caroline brings warning as cold snap blows in
Southerly winds of 50 to 65 km/h are expected in these areas on Wednesday with gusts of 90 to 110km/h along coastal areas. It will also be foggy - especially on the hills - but on a brighter note it won't be that cold (11 to 13 degrees).
Yet Cook expressed confidence that some of the apps will eventually be reinstated, according to reports from Reuters. "My hope over time is that some of the things, the couple of things that's been pulled, come back. I have great hope on that and great optimism on that", Cook said at the Fortune Forum in Guangzhou, China.
Cook said he was happy with iPhone X sales in China, which is Apple's third-largest region by sales, although the smartphone continues to be edged out by competitors. Ironically, Cook admitted in an earnings call in August that Apple was forced to remove VPN apps from its App Store in China after government pressure. The companies have since reconciled their differences. And AAPL stock is down about 0.2% in mid-day trading as a result.
Home Depot Readies $15B Share Buyback
The Average Volume of the company is 4.57 Million, while the Volume of the company in the last trading session was 6.22 Billion. Telsey Advisory Group reaffirmed an "outperform" rating on shares of Home Depot in a research report on Friday, August 11th.
Apple, Facebook find something to praise China for amid internet clamp WUZHEN, China: Top executives at Apple Inc and Facebook Inc managed to find something to praise Beijing for at an internet conference in China this week, even as its Communist Party rulers ban Western social media and stamp on online dissent.
Super-Earth Discovers Sign of Extraterrestrial life
The planet is also a super-Earth, but likely orbits too close to its parent star to have liquid water on its surface. That means that a satellite or manned mission traveling to K2-18b would take over 2.3 million years to get there.