Apple public, value Cook, Trump tech, MacBook Pro butterfly keys, Touch Bar Pac-Man


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Apple first went public 36 years ago today: now up 18,492% — On December 12, 1980, Apple Computer Inc. went public in an Initial Public Offering that sold 4.6 million shares at $22 each, generating more capital than any other IPO since Ford Motor Company in 1956 and instantly creating 300 millionaires.

Apple’s Tim Cook among ‘The World’s Best-Value CEOs’ — Apple CEO Tim Cook’s $10 million in compensation “isn’t chump change, but it’s a bargain when you compare that to the company’s massive average economic profit over the last three years,” notes Bloomberg, which has compiled a list of “The World’s Best-Value CEOs.” Cook places 11th on the list. [Bargain.]

Trump Tech Summit to Include Tim Cook, Larry Page, more — President-elect Donald Trump is hosting an invitation-only technology summit on December 14th and Apple CEO Tim Cook, along with Alphabet CEO Larry Page, are reportedly attending. The event will be hosted at Trump Tower in Manhattan and will include several other tech industry leaders, although exactly what will be discussed is still unclear.

Up close with the 2016 MacBook Pro’s 2nd-gen butterfly switch keyboard & huge Force Touch trackpad — The 2016 MacBook Pro lineup features two key hardware enhancements that help boost productivity: a second-generation butterfly mechanism keyboard and the largest Force Touch trackpad ever integrated into an Apple laptop. In this latest video installment, AppleInsider takes a closer look at the new components and how they compare to past models.

Play Pac-Man on your MacBook Pro Touch Bar — The Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro may be functional, but it can be fun, too. Henry Franks makes that point perfectly with his Pac-Man clone, called Pac-Bar, for the Touch Bar. It’s just like the classic arcade game, complete with Pac-Man and his “wokka-wokka” munching sound, ghosts, and music.

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