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  • Apple Plucking More 'Cloud' and Data Storage Talent from Rivals


    Last weekend, Wiley reported that several top PR executives from Activision and Nintendo are coming to Apple, as the Cupertino tech giant gears up to better focus on the merits of iOS gaming with these new hires. In addition to the PR muscle Apple is poaching from gaming rivals, it now appears that Apple's plans for future cloud-based services is prompting new hires at an escalating rate.

    According to published reports this week, Kevin Timmons, the former general manager of Microsoft's data center group, has been hired by Apple. Timmons was the big man in data storage at Microsoft for two years. Previously, he spent ten years in operations at Yahoo.

    When All Things Digital looked into Timmons' new job, few details turned up, but indications have surfaced that his role "may extend beyond his datacenter expertise," an interesting development in light of "recent chatter about Apple's rumored cloud initiatives." At this time, it isn't clear where Timmons will be stationed, although some expect it to be at the company's gargantuan new data center in North Carolina.

    The news today of Timmons arrival at Apple punctuates a week of headlines that give further support to longstanding rumors that Apple is ramping up its aspirations for cloud-based services. On Wednesday, in fact, we reported that Apple is actively seeking (on its job posting board) new cloud-friendly engineers. Apple has posted several new curious job listings, one of which is for a "Cloud Systems Software Engineer." In the posting, Apple says the new hire will be absorbed into a "small team" entrusted with the responsibility of bulking up "the future of cloud services at Apple."

    Source: All Things Digital
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Plucking More 'Cloud' and Data Storage Talent from Rivals started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. x12_Carnage's Avatar
      x12_Carnage -
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      Quote Originally Posted by alexevo View Post
      You do know the real meaning behind that quote, right?

      It is that the reason wealth doesn't last past 3 generations is because if the grandfather made the money then it is not guaranteed that A. the kids of the grandson will exist, B. the grandson will have enough left, or C. that the grandson would actually give the money to his kids.

      grandson/granddaughter can be used interchangeably in this case but I choose the easier way to write it.

      in most times when the grandfather is still alive he can influence where the money goes(son/grandson) but once the 4th generation comes in(son's kids) and grandfather passes away he no longer has that influence and the money tends to be squandered. hence the 3 generations thing.
      I am Chinese so I know the actual meaning when people say this, it is 99% used to express the next 2 generation will waste it all.
      When that was written people was not that complicated, the real meaning is the kids born to this wealthy person will waste a lot of that money and so will the grand kids then it is gone. And passing on wealth to the next generation is expected, and it was always left to the eldest son to pass on along with the family name. So choice C is invalid, because not giving the next gen the money is unheard of. People would "lose face".
      If you see the recent movie Arthur, it shows quite a few examples of how to waste that wealth. Tell me when your child or grand child gets into trouble with money you would not bail them out, especially when making that money is so easy for you because you are wealthy.
      BTW I know a lot of wealthy families, parents and grand parents barely ever see their kids or grandkids. They make that up by giving them lots of money or material stuff. I Recall parents gave their 16 year old kid who just barely got his drivers license a top of the line Porche Carerra GT... Not hard to guess he drove in rain took a corner too quck and skid it out, and door was caved in. So he told his parents that it was unlucky car because it was black, and the parents believed in that so parents got rid of this black one to the dealer they got it from for a couple grand and bought him a new one in another color... I have yet to see one wealthy family that is as sensible as you say, or respectible to their elders and listen to parents/grandparents suggestions.


      Suddenly I remember what Chris Rock said in one of his shows "I want to be wealthy. Being rich is nothing, you can lose all your money with a bad drug habbit. Shaq is rich, but I want to be the guy who signs Shaq's checks" ofcourse this was when Shaq's in the Lakers.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      t3h c134v4g3 hoping to see t3h b00bz
      Please stay on topic
    1. hapishyguy's Avatar
      hapishyguy -
      I think I started it. Lolz.....
      Anyway don't worry if apple got one employee from Microsoft. Remember it was Microsoft who ruined apple OS in the first place. I am talking about back in the days. Apple came into real limelight only after the iPhone.
      If Bill Gatea still wants he can bring Apple to it's knees. But to apples's fortune Bill Gates vision has changed. He doesn't care much about the company he has created. He has people to take care of it. And thanks to Warren Buffet who convinced Bill Gates to donate half of his wealth. Warren Buffet still meets every rich person in Te world to convince them to donate half of their wealth. This is called real people and not Steve Jobs(over priced products).
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Possibly but kind of related at least.
    1. alexevo's Avatar
      alexevo -
      Quote Originally Posted by unison999 View Post
      I am Chinese so I know the actual meaning when people say this, it is 99% used to express the next 2 generation will waste it all.
      When that was written people was not that complicated, the real meaning is the kids born to this wealthy person will waste a lot of that money and so will the grand kids then it is gone. And passing on wealth to the next generation is expected, and it was always left to the eldest son to pass on along with the family name. So choice C is invalid, because not giving the next gen the money is unheard of. People would "lose face".
      If you see the recent movie Arthur, it shows quite a few examples of how to waste that wealth. Tell me when your child or grand child gets into trouble with money you would not bail them out, especially when making that money is so easy for you because you are wealthy.
      BTW I know a lot of wealthy families, parents and grand parents barely ever see their kids or grandkids. They make that up by giving them lots of money or material stuff. I Recall parents gave their 16 year old kid who just barely got his drivers license a top of the line Porche Carerra GT... Not hard to guess he drove in rain took a corner too quck and skid it out, and door was caved in. So he told his parents that it was unlucky car because it was black, and the parents believed in that so parents got rid of this black one to the dealer they got it from for a couple grand and bought him a new one in another color... I have yet to see one wealthy family that is as sensible as you say, or respectible to their elders and listen to parents/grandparents suggestions.


      Suddenly I remember what Chris Rock said in one of his shows "I want to be wealthy. Being rich is nothing, you can lose all your money with a bad drug habbit. Shaq is rich, but I want to be the guy who signs Shaq's checks" ofcourse this was when Shaq's in the Lakers.
      Just for the sake of argument, I'm going to argue with you. Choice C is invalid because it is "unheard of"? Since when has "unheard of" become synonymous with "it doesn't happen" or "it can't happen"?

      Second, MY family is that sensible. My kids won't have to work and neither do I. However, I do work, and I'm responsible with my money as will my kids work and be responsible with their money.

      Now, I can guarantee you there are thousands of other families like mine that can afford to live a comfortable lifestyle and still don't piss their money away.

      In reference to that I'll give you another quote: "the wealthy stay wealthy by being smart with their money and not by squandering it."

      With the way things are now people that do have or don't have money are obviously going to try to be smart with it because the future of the economy is uncertain and if there ever were a time to need financial security over everything else, now is it.