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Apple’s Secret $275 billion Deal with China

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Ridgewood NJ, a recently published report details Apple CEO Tim Cook’s efforts to establish strong relationships between Apple and the Chinese government. Cook repeatedly visited China in the mid-2010s, signing a five-year $275 billion deal in 2016 to mitigate regulatory action by the Chinese government. The deal involved Apple helping develop technology in the country and also investing billions of dollars into building new retail stores, research and development centers, and renewable energy projects. Cook’s work is likely the reason the company has been so successful in China.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook once personally threatened to kick Uber out of the App Store (AAPL)

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Published 8:57 am, Sunday, April 23, 2017

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Apple CEO Tim Cook once personally told Uber CEO Travis Kalanick that the Uber app violated Apple’s privacy rules, and threatened to remove Uber from Apple’s App Store, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

The issue in the reported early-2015 meeting was that Uber had a system to identify iPhones after they had been wiped and the Uber app had been deleted — something Uber was doing to combat driver fraud in China.