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Apple Fumbles the Cash Question

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Bolaji Ojo
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Re: Apple Fumbles the Cash Question
Bolaji Ojo   1/27/2012 10:33:23 AM
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All nice suggestions but Apple will most likely distribute the money to shareholders. This is why many companies are pushing for a tax holiday to repatriate money kept outside the U.S.

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Ariella   1/27/2012 8:42:07 AM
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@Douglas yes. The usual rationalization for driving a hard bargain on the backs of workers is necessity. But if the company has such a surplus of cash, it really does not have that justification.

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Douglas Alexander   1/26/2012 11:27:56 PM
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Ariella,

HERE HERE! Apple has such a potential to alter the "evil" big corporation image by deliberate investment in quality of life concerns for anyone that is behind the scenes making it happen. The only thing worse than empire building on the backs of the poor, is adding more ibricks to the same backs. I really like the idea of Apple taking a proactive stance and seeking out and amending any injustices or enequities suffered by their back-end manufacturing and supply support. 

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Re: Apple Fumbles the Cash Question
Mr. Roques   1/26/2012 5:14:47 PM
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1) Buy all the glass companies in the World and have control over that.

2) Vertically integrate, buying another companies from their supply chain.

3) Invest in green energy, etc. (technologies that help reduce their costs).

Bolaji Ojo
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Re: Possible options
Bolaji Ojo   1/26/2012 12:13:09 PM
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I could suggest some outrageous things Apple could do in addition to the philantrophy you mentioned. It may distribute some of the money to employees -- turn them into instant millionnaires! It's not going to happen and I don't expect it.

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Re: Possible options
t.alex   1/26/2012 10:49:42 AM
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Probably it's time for Apple to do some charity work:)

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Re: Apple Fumbles the Cash Question
Anne   1/26/2012 9:04:42 AM
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I think the logical thing to do with the pile up cash is to make some strategic purchases or expanding its infrastructure in order to maintain their growth.

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Ariella   1/26/2012 8:50:20 AM
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If what the author contend in this article is true, a good use for Apple's cash would be improving the situation for its suppliers' workers and not squeezing them beyond the point of safety. 

Bolaji Ojo
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Bolaji Ojo   1/26/2012 8:37:22 AM
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_hm, That would make the company the magician of the electronics/automotive world. Perhaps what you envision is possible but I doubt any company is focussed on that at the moment.

Apple's challenge is that it is in a good market position and for now, the money is "not burning a hole" in the company's pocket as Peter Oppenheimer, the CFO puts it. So, what's the hurry? Right? Keep making great products, lifting the stock value and winning market share -- so what if the result is a bucketload of cash? The money is being properly invested right now.

That logic is good, up to a point. The company is not a bank or an investment firm and unless it wants to become either, it needs to distribute the cash one way or the other and keep building winning products.

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Apple Car Electroincs
_hm   1/25/2012 9:07:07 PM
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Apple should diversify for auto electronics. This is huge market and there is lot to contribute to make real smart cars.

 

Perhaps, Apple can think of making innovative cars too. It may run for 10hrs on single charge and cover up to 1000 kms!

 

 

 

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