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Phil Schiller, Apple's head of worldwide marketing, shows off the company's updated iPhone lineup on Wednesday.

Apple made a big mistake by killing its smallest and most affordable iPhone

Last week, Apple quietly discontinued a few older iPhones to make room for the new iPhone XS and XR. Most notably, Apple no longer sells the iPhone SE, which was Apple's last 4-inch iPhone.

Tesla fans and haters are both destined for disappointment

Opinion on Tesla is increasingly defined by extremes — but the company's reality exists between the haters and the fans.The rational middle-ground concludes that Tesla could survive and prosper without taking over the world — or going bankrupt.
Apple's Craig Federighi introduces iOS 12 at WWDC 2018.

Apple’s iOS 12 is a modest update that doesn’t feel much different from iOS 11

After using it for a few days, I'd consider Apple's iOS 12 update to be really more like iOS 11.5. Here's why.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the new Roadster.

Elon Musk might be doing some weird stuff — but that’s nothing new for the car business

Plenty of questions have been asked about Tesla CEO Elon Musk of late. Musk has cranked out ill-advised tweets, taunted his critics, failed to take Tesla private, and smoked a little pot. But Musk's behavior is mild compared to other legends of the car business
Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Apple’s big September event was one of the most disappointing iPhone launches in recent memory

I've been watching Apple events as part of my job for almost a decade. And Wednesday's event in Cupertino, California, where Apple unveiled the iPhone XS, the iPhone XR, and the Apple Watch Series 4, has to be one of the more disappointing ones.
US President Donald Trump speaks at a Make America Great Again rally at the Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia, U.S. on August 21, 2018.

‘Lehman Weekend’ heralded more than the global financial crisis — it opened the door for Donald Trump

"Lehman Weekend" in September of 2008 unmasked the American economy. The ensuing global financial crisis brought angry Tea Partiers to Congress, and a new form of right-wing populism was born — paving the way for Donald Trump's presidency.

Tesla isn’t facing a wave of competition because there isn’t any competition in the electric-car market

Tesla critics and short-sellers have offered dire warnings about impending electric-car competition coming for the automaker. But globally, EV sales amount to only about 1% of sales — there's no meaningful basis for competition at that level.
Costa Coffee was just bought by Coca-Cola for $5.1 billion.

I visited the coffee chain that Coca-Cola just bought for $5.1 billion — and I have no idea why anyone goes there

Coca-Cola announced on Friday that it would buy the British coffee chain Costa Coffee for $5.1 billion. While financially the buyout might make sense, I can't work out why anyone goes to the coffee chain in the first place.
Bring on the Mighty Eagle!

Forget about Tesla going private — there’s still time for Apple to buy the company

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is in the middle of a go-private saga around the carmaker. Various ways to funds a potential deal have been debated, but nothing solid has yet emerged. Yet again, Apple and its pile of cash and trillion-dollar market cap could ride to the rescue.