Current Events

Apple’s Christmas’ Gift

Looks like Apple employees are having the best Christmas ever! Eddy Cue, one of the Apple executives, has announced last Monday that Apple employees in Cupertino would get a FREE 9-month subscription to Apple Music. A week ago, employees have received $100 worth of urBeats headphones. So that’s a total of $190 worth of gift for each employee this year!

According to the article I read, this year’s Apple’s gift to its employees is thur far the “most” expensive gift they have provided compare to last year where each employee gets $60 worth of gift.

I believe giving the 9-Month FREE Apple Music subscription to its employees is a clever way to advertise their app. Well, what’s $190 worth of gift to its employees wherein fact as of October this year, Apple had 6.5M paying customers. Way to go, Apple!


King Digital, Buyout!

Bobby Kotick who is the Chief Executive of Activision Blizzard has recently announced the buyout of King Digital Entertainment PLC for a whopping $5.9 Billion! With this buy out it will unify the major console and PC games’ Call of Duty and World of War Craft through a leading title Candy Crush Saga. This seems to be a great game changer in the mobile-app industry and I believe it’s a good buy since the industry will soar high in the next few years.


In one of the articles I read, it says there that this year the Mobile gaming industry has already a projected revenue of $36B and we haven’t ended the year yet! What’s so exciting about this industry is that by 2019, they have projected to grow more than 50%. Hmmm… now, I think I should try to venture into one of these and think about a good project to go with the flow.


San Bernardino, California: My Deepest Sympathy!

With the recent tragic event happened in San Bernardino County of California, I personally sympathize to all victims, I agree that no amount of words cannot describe the horror and sadness the county suffered. I would like to share the statement made by James Ramos, County Board of Chairman:
“Words cannot describe the sadness and horror the Board of Supervisors feels in the wake of this unimaginable tragedy.

The county’s role and focus at this point is providing support and safety to our employees, their loved ones, and our community. For that reason, the Board of Supervisors tonight took action to suspend all but only the most essential county services tomorrow, December 3, and Friday, December 4.

The Board will do everything within its power to assist, provide services, and comfort everyone affected by this traumatic event.

Law enforcement has the county’s full support in its effort to address this incident, find out what happened and why, and bring those responsible to justice.

I would like to thank Governor Brown for personally contacting me to offer his condolences and support during this difficult times. The county is thankful for the support our agencies have received from the state, the federal government, and our neighboring cities and counties.”