Taylor Swift’s words weren’t key; just the way that Apple heard them

by Rashmee

Posted on June 24, 2015


Everyone is saying that Apple was quick to hear Taylor Swift’s  complaint about the injustice of not being paid royalties during the trial run of the Apple streaming service because she’s a big star. And because it’s bad publicity to get involved in this sort of argument about money. But what’s the real meaning of … Continue reading “Taylor Swift’s words weren’t key; just the way that Apple heard them”

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Will Apple be making hip memory chips for humans in 2080?

by Rashmee

Posted on March 9, 2015


It’s hard not to be fascinated by the thought of a memory chip for the human brain: get a 16 gig and remember events, facts and people from 10 years previously. A 64-GB one would be a bumper number taking you all the way back to your mid-20s. Like eugenics, brain implants seems to be … Continue reading “Will Apple be making hip memory chips for humans in 2080?”

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Not rotten to the core: Apple Inc and the Double Irish

by Rashmee

Posted on May 22, 2013


As the European Union (EU) discusses tax evasion today (evasion is illegal, avoidance is not), it may be worth noting that some of the best-known tax avoidance schemes in the world are named after EU member countries – the Double Irish and the Dutch Sandwich. This is something that Apple – the world’s favourite info-tech … Continue reading “Not rotten to the core: Apple Inc and the Double Irish”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK