President Trump points the finger at media for his hardships, in any case, that same media secured each second of his presidential battle landing him the pined for CEO of the world(?) post. Media scope affected giggling at his absence of knowledge, his hair, his orange skin, and little hands. Now look at him. What say you? A top source for everything good and bad. It’s just words. Scope is everything. Apple sits on US $250 BILLION in real money. Now Apple’s Tim Cook points the finger at media for slightly dull first quarter sales? Would Steve Jobs grumble? Slightly missing projected sales goals might disappoint shareholders who didn’t back up the truck to load up more shares in recent years, not the general public. Why is it that winners and losers alike feel compelled to point the finger rather than be accountable for successes and failures? Imagine a scenario in which the press stopped to exist. At that point what? Get perspectives across the web. DigitalSpy FORTUNE SeekingAlpha TheGuardian
Apple sold 50.8 million iPhones last quarter, a modest miss. Blame the press! CEO Tim Cook said “rumors and reports about future products” may have influenced on sales; if people didn’t read stories about the yet-to-exist iPhone 8, maybe they’d buy more iPhone 7s. Here are Apple’s Q2 earnings in five charts.
[Dan Frommer / Recode]
Facebook (FB) and Tesla (TSLA) headline this afternoon’s after-the-bell earnings. But this morning, investors are focusing on Apple’s lower than expected revenue on weak iPhone sales. Quarterly earnings, however, did beat forecasts. [Anita Balakrishnan / CNBC]
Female engineers at Facebook claim that code written by women was rejected up to 35 percent more frequently than code written by male colleagues. Questioned about the analysis at a Q&A with employees, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said gender bias was “an issue.”
[Deepa Seetharaman / The Wall Street Journal]