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Apple Director Jerry York Dead at 71

Sad news in Cupertino today. Apple board member Jerome York has died after reportedly suffering a brain aneurysm. York, who was 71, served on Apple’s board for about 13 years after being appointed in 1997, along with Oracle (ORCL) CEO Larry Ellison, Intuit (INTU) President William Campbell and Apple CEO Steve Jobs himself. His appointment was announced on the same day Apple (AAPL) revealed Microsoft’s (MSFT) $150 million investment in the company.

“Jerry joined Apple’s Board in 1997 when most doubted the company’s future. He has been a pillar of financial and business expertise and insight on our Board for over a dozen years,” CEO Steve Jobs said in a statement. “It’s been a privilege to know and work with Jerry, and I’m going to miss him a lot.”

Apple has posted a full-page memorial to York on the front page of

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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work