Remains of the Day: Tweetie's MIA, Jobs for president


Speaking at Hampton College's commencement, political pundit and comedian Bill Maher suggested Steve Jobs could run the country better than the president. "Something tells me that Apple would have come up with a better idea for stopping an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico than putting a giant box on top of it." Well, Steve has a better solution--he would have put a giant on top of it.

(Silicon Alley Insider)

Speaking of politics, it turns out Apple spends less on lobbying--both in terms of overall money and as a percent of revenue--than any other major tech company, including Google and Microsoft. Word is that's because Jobs has placed a moratorium on further lobbying funds until Apple has the ability to approve and reject every single bill submitted by a congressperson.


At an investor conference, Sprint Chief Financial Officer Robert Brust told analysts that the Palm Pre "didn't work out as well as we hoped" in part due to lack of supply. In terms of the iPhone, Brust said "we'd love to have it" but didn't foresee the possibility of that happening soon. I'm no financial expert, but isn't the point of investor meetings to get people to in your company?