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‘Picked Off’

Fred Imbert, reporting for CNBC:

Larry Kudlow, the director of the National Economic Council, said Friday that Apple’s technology may have been stolen by the Chinese.

“I don’t want to surmise too much here, but Apple technology may have been picked off by China and now China is becoming very competitive with Apple. You’ve got to have rule of law,” Kudlow said in an interview with Bloomberg. “There are some indications from China that they’re looking at that, but we don’t know that yet. There’s no enforcement; there’s nothing concrete.”

I think what he’s saying here is that the Chinese stole Apple technology, copied it, and are now flooding the Chinese market with phones based on that stolen tech. I’m 99.8 percent certain that hasn’t happened — if there were Chinese phones built with stolen Apple technology we’d know it because we’d see it.

I was going to say “You can’t just make shit like this up”, but as with most of the Trump Kakistocracy, things that you think are can’t’s are really just shouldn’t’s.

Friday, 4 January 2019