Daimler CEO considers benefits of Apple Car collaboration

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How can you not be excited about an Apple Car?
How can you not be excited about an Apple Car?
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Apple has been slowly poaching some of Daimler’s top talent for its own car project that is nearly ready for testing, but according to Daimler CEO, Dieter Zetsche, it wouldn’t be totally inconceivable for Apple and the Mercedes-maker to work together on a future automotive project.

Zetsche said that “different types” of cooperation with Apple and Google are possible in the future, as carmakers have realized they need software experts and telecoms to help create the next-generation of automobiles.

Steve Jobs’ old BMW can be yours for $15,000

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You can now own Steve Jobs' BMW.
You can now own Steve Jobs' BMW.
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Steve Jobs was notorious for cruising around Silicon Valley in a Mercedes without a license plate during his last decade at Apple, but before El Jobso upgraded to the SL55 AMG, he and his wife Laurene owned a BMW 325i convertible.

That convertible can be yours, now that its third owner is placing the unique bimmer up for sale.

Sorry, Google, BMW already owns ‘Alphabet’ and they don’t want to sell

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When Google reorganized itself into a subsidiary of a new over-arching company, Alphabet, you’d think that they’d have checked to see if anyone else was doing a similar business with the name.

In fact, BMW also does business as Alphabet, and they own the trademark and the .com URL to boot.

BMW makes cars, and Google is working on a self-driving car. That seems like possible grounds for a trademark infringement suit, right?

BMW would be open to working with Apple on a car project

Available in iPod white?
Available in iPod white?
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BMW would be open to collaborating with Apple to build a next-generation car, according to the company’s production chief, Oliver Zipse.

Speaking earlier today in Frankfurt, Zipse noted that “We live in a world of partnerships,” and that an Apple (or even Google) car wouldn’t be out of the question for BMW.