Today’s news is all about business. We are taking on topics like Apple CEO’s wealth, HTC’s changes in office and BlackBerry’s profits (yes, you read that right).
It would seem hard to believe that millionaires would give away all their money before passing away, but it’s a habit famous wealthy personalities are starting to adopt. The idea is that it’s not good to spoil your offspring with fortunes that will make them take life for granted. These people want their kids and family to work and earn their own money.
People like Sting and Bill Gates follow this philosophy, and now we know Tim Cook is adding himself to this list. He says he will be donating most of his before passing. This says a lot about a man who is worth well over $700 million dollars. He would only leave his family enough cash for his nephew to afford college comfortably.
Opinion: I believe this makes total sense. These are guys who worked their way up the ladder with a lot of effort, and that is likely why they were able to accomplish so much. To be honest, I will probably do the same if I ever become rich (which is pretty unlikely – lol).
It hasn’t even been a year since Scott Croyle, former chief of design, left HTC for good. Now we are learning his replacement, Jonah Becker is also ready to leave the company. Not much is being revealed, but HTC has already replaced Jonah with Daniel Hundt, who is based in the Taiwanese manufacturer’s San Francisco design office.
“We can confirm that Jonah Becker has left HTC; he had been with the Company since HTC acquired One & Co over six years ago. We would like to thank Jonah for his work with HTC, and wish him all the best in his future endeavors. He has been succeeded by Daniel Hundt, based in our San Francisco design office.”
Opinion: So… new CEO and new chief of design. I wonder what the future of HTC will be like.
— Jonah Becker (@JonahABecker) March 27, 2015
BlackBerry has been trying to dig itself out of its hole for quite some time now. No matter how many different approaches they take, they just can’t seem to get a hold of the market again. This is why today’s news probably comes as a ray of light from the heavens above… at least to BlackBerry and its followers. The company has turned a profit last quarter!
To be exact, BlackBerry reported a profit of $28 million (an extra $0.05 per share). This raises its shares by 3%, which is not huge, but a significant victory considering they have been doing nothing but spiral down the past years. Now, this doesn’t mean BlackBerry is selling more phones. In fact, revenue lowered to $660 million over the same quarter, last year, which accounted to $976 million.
Opinion: In short, this pretty much means BlackBerry did well reducing costs. It’s still a victory, but not a full one. Now I have to wonder if they can convince people to buy the BlackBerry Classic and Passport this year. I actually just got the Classic for review; soon I will tell you if it’s worth your cash.