Tuesday, August 30, 2016

A deep dive into Apple's 'sweetheart deal' with Ireland

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In 1980, a 25-year-old university graduate named Steve Jobs turned up in the Irish city of Cork with a plan. 

He was going to revolutionize the world with mini personal computers that could store things like recipes or doctor's notes. In a few years, he told a newspaper reporter at the time, they would drop significantly in cost and change the way we live.

It took a little longer for us all to be holding personal devices, but he wasn't wrong. The article was published on Dec. 23, 1980 and with a small amount of skepticism it spoke of the man who brought a $7 million investment and 700 jobs to Cork.  Read more...

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