Liu Qiangdong’s story hasn’t been over for a long time,

Liu Qiangdong’s story hasn’t been over for a long time,

and Zhang Zetian, his wife’s milk tea sister, has also begun to be noticed by everyone today, and has been on hot search. This is about Zhang Zetian’s micro-blog. Now let’s take a look at Zhang Zetian’s Weibo, leaving only five items!

After we opened the microblog, we looked at the contents of these five items, which are roughly divided into two parts:

The first four articles are all about propaganda and public welfare.

The last one is about safeguarding rights.

Because there are too few microblogs, they have been noticed by everyone, and they are talking about how this is? Some people say that

maybe it has something to do with Liu Qiangdong, but I think that Liu Qiangdong has already expressed his opinion on this matter and will maintain their

relationship. So if there are problems in their relationship and delete the content, the reserved items should contradict everyone’s guess. After all,

the reserved items are also about the content of Jingdong.

My personal feeling is that almost all of the messages below her microblog

are about Liu Qiangdong’s recent events, and there are not a few people.

But is that really the case? Is it really a recent deletion? We also saw that under the

hot search, many fans left messages saying:

The public opinion in China is really terrible. Please pay a little attention to her micro-blog. You should also know that a few years ago she deleted only one micro-blog which you wrote out. You know how to catch up with the wind and catch up with the wind. Really, it’s not a very fine adult who has some value judgment.

Now Big V is mindless, in order to attract people to make false, I thought I had hallucinations, because of the Liu Qiangdong incident in the last month

and has been paying attention to Zhang Zetian, people really only have five microblogs recently! People who do great things are also magnanimous.

Xuejie Zhu Dao: At the beginning of this year, when I read her micro-blog, there was only one. Later, I only sent one post every few months. What is deleted? Is it necessary to delete a few?

Actually, it’s normal for sisters of milk tea to like Liu Qiangdong. Liu Qiangdong is not that old, and looks not trivial and charming. It’s not surprising

that girls are attracted to her. Did Uncle Chung like Zhang Jia’s translation before?

Zhang Zetian deleted his blog a long time ago. Before Dongge’s accident, there were only a few microblogs left. Now let’s take it out. I’m afraid the world

is not in chaos. If you can’t see others well, you have to use public opinion to destroy a family!! uuuuuuuuuu

@: Husband’s fault, don’t take her with you. It’s her business to marry someone. After so many years of being scolded, people are legal couples and don’t steal money from others.

Looking at the messages of so many fans, you can see that her fans still care about her. These five microblogs are not only recently, but also all the time.

After the deletion of previous years, there have been few posts. It is not because of Liu Qiangdong’s recent events that a large number of microblogs have been deleted.

But now there are all kinds of big V and a micro blog that the media client is written by others and deleted by others. It really needs to see

the truth, understand it,

ask questions, otherwise,

people will be mistakenly

called hot search.

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The hotel is only 20 minutes away from the examination room,

The hotel is only 20 minutes away from the examination room,

but she missed the last exam because of the driver’s breaking appointment. A year’s hard work went to waste.

“I didn’t even have a chance to enter the examination hall because the driver broke his promise.” Miss Yang said she had eaten takeaway for a whole year in preparation for the postgraduate entrance examination. At present, drip travel and driver apologize and compensate her 180 yuan registration fee, the two sides reached an understanding.

Drivers break appointments because of dripping

She missed the last exam.

Miss Yang, 22, a senior at Chengdu University of Technology, has taken her second postgraduate entrance examination. The exam site is Panzhihua College. “It’s very difficult to get a taxi in the place where I live, so I used drip drops to travel the whole exam.” Miss Yang said that before the first exam at 8:30 on December 22, she began to call at 7:00 and successfully arrived at 7:50. So, after the exam ended at 11:00 on December 23, she booked a car in advance and set off at 13:10.

“The 14 o’clock test, according to the previous test ride experience, the hotel to Panzhihua College is more than 20 minutes by car.” Miss Yang said, but the driver did not arrive after the appointed time. At 13:28, she called to inform the driver that she was rushing to the examination room. The time was tight. The driver said that he would be there in a minute. At 13:31, the driver called to tell her that she couldn’t come. Please ask Miss Yang to cancel the order.

Because the driver broke the appointment, Miss Yang had to call again. Although she rushed to the examination room as fast as possible, she arrived outside the classroom at 14:18 and could not enter the examination room according to the rules.

Miss Yang said that one year’s efforts were in vain. She completely collapsed and sat outside the examination hall for three hours. This year, in order to prepare for the postgraduate entrance exam, she worked very hard. In order to save time and eat a year’s takeaway, she did not expect to miss the last exam because the driver broke the appointment.

Miss Yang said that she complained to the driver about the trip. The result of the treatment given by the driver was that the driver was warned and the service score was lowered, while she only got a 30 yuan voucher for compensation. “I can’t accept the result. My loss is irreparable.” She demanded an apology from the driver and a compensation of 180 yuan for the examination registration fee.

Drip travel response

Warning and suspension of driver service

On December 24, a reporter from Chengdu Business Daily – Red Star called Miss Yang on behalf of the customer service. The customer service confirmed the order and said that the result of the processing in the early morning of the 24th was to compensate the customer for 30 yuan of vouchers.

Drip travel officials responded to reporters that, after investigation, the driver and passengers had agreed to depart for their destination at 13:10 on December 23. After that, the driver service plan was adjusted for some reasons, but until 13:28 on the day of use, no calls were made to inform passengers. Passengers are requested to adjust their travel plans. At present, the drivers involved are suspended from service and warned and educated.

On the afternoon of the 24th, Droplet responded again. After communication with drivers and passengers, the drivers and passengers had reached an understanding. Droplet travel conveyed the driver’s apology to the passengers. The driver was willing to compensate the passengers for the examination registration fee of 180 yuan. “Dripping will deduct the driver’s balance by 180 yuan, and then transfer it to passengers through Alipay.”

In addition, the person in charge said that drip through the background to verify a detail, customers and drivers 1:28 and 1:31 a total of two calls, the call did not mention the postgraduate entrance examination. “Later we checked with the driver and he didn’t know about it.”

Lawyer’s point of view:

Reasonable claim for compensation for registration fee

Because the drip driver broke his appointment, leading to missed the exam, Miss Yang asked for compensation for the registration fee. Is this claim reasonable?

Xing Lianchao, a lawyer of Sichuan Guangli Law Firm, believes that the driver fails to arrive at the bus stop after the scheduled time, which constitutes a breach of contract and should compensate for the liquidated damages and the economic losses of the parties in accordance with the platform trading rules.

Fang Yi, a lawyer from Beijing Jun Zejun (Chengdu) Law Firm, believes that passengers have booked vehicles through the drip platform, and drip platform drivers have accepted orders, thus forming a service contract relationship between the two parties. Because drip driver’s fault led to missed the exam, drip platform should take responsibility for this. “As far as the consequences of the loss are concerned, whether she can pass the exam or not is uncertain, but the

registration fee is a direct loss.

Miss Yang’s claim is entirely

reasonable and should be

supported by the court.”

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Apple, which has had a bad year in turn,was immediately involved

Apple, which has had a bad year in turn,

was immediately involved in the patent war after a winter of declining sales in 2018. This is not to stimulate the growth of mobile phone sales, Apple began to reduce prices, time-limited trade-offs and other activities, in order to highlight the tight encirclement in the adversity. But now Apple wants to increase sales through brand stickiness, I’m afraid not.

Apple users can trade in old Apple products for new models of the iPhone XR and the iPhone XS. The lowest price they need to pay is 4,399 yuan, while the lowest price for a new iPhone XS is 6,599 yuan. The official price of the

iPhone XR starts at 6,499 yuan and the price of the iPhone XS starts at 8,699 yuan, which means that Apple users can get up to 2,100 yuan for their old phones.

Apple’s official customer service staff in China said that the time-limited concessions will stop until January 31, 2019. In this time limit, users with Apple’s old mobile phones can buy them directly from the nearest Apple offline store.

When they buy them, they should back up their mobile phone data and take any responsibility for the loss of Apple’s data.

At present, Beijing has started this activity. There are also billboards in stores for “discount for the purchase of the iPhone XR, RMB 4399 only”. Users directly contact the staff to buy the products. In addition, the discount price is related to the type and condition of the discounted products. Mobile phones without dismantling the machines and those without water, deformation or screen shattering can be exchanged and purchased. Daily slight use traces do not affect them. Offset the price.

In order to enjoy the highest price of 2100 yuan, the lowest model you hold is the iPhone 7P 32G and above, while the model between the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 7 has the greatest benefit in the activity. It used to be only 600

yuan for the iPhone 6, but now it can be reduced to 1200 yuan.

The XR of the iPhone has dropped 900 yuan in JD Mall, and Apple has launched a snap-up campaign for the XR 64G of the Apple iPhone in Jingdong Mall. Now it only needs 5599

yuan to buy the original 6499 yuan XR of the iPhone, and the deadline for this campaign is December 26, 24th.

According to Jingdong Apple’s official customer service, the snapped-up iPhone XR is a customized version of China Mobile. However, it only supports a 2-3G network with a 4G master card and a 2G sub-card, and a

Unicom telecommunications network. Apple officially lowered the price of the iPhone at Christmas, and there were a lot of discounts for the 900 yuan cut. Compared with the “Double Eleventh” promotion today, Apple officially gave only 600 yuan for the event.

Apple’s new iPhone XR and XS products launched in China on September 13 this year did not sell well.

Influenced by many factors, there is not much hope to increase sales through brand stickiness at present. Shortly

after the new iPhone was launched in China this year, its price fell all the way below the official price, setting the fastest record of price reduction, and the phenomenon of “cattle crazy hoarding” is hard to see.

Some insiders said that in recent years, the rise of domestic mobile phones has forced Apple to

use prices to ensure revenue and profits. But in the recent market, Apple still hopes to increase the number of users through brand

stickiness, so as to increase the sales of new products, but now young users are smarter than the foolish after 70, 80, proud of the Apple brand, so Apple’s market share in China has been close to

saturation, young people prefer domestic millet VIVO, OPPO brand machine, the sex of domestic mobile phones. Under the premise of getting better and cheaper, the purchasing and price reduction activities like Apple

will not increase the sales

of the new iPhone much.

Why not buy a Huawei Mate20

flagship aircraft for nearly 4,000 yuan?

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Yin Xiaotian’s popularity and resources In the latest issue of

In the latest issue of “Tucao conference”, Du Chun, Babel, Huang Jue and other male stars have launched a self mockery mode. They all come to the stage to reveal their

own scars. With the popularity of the “Tucao conference”, more and more stars regard this platform as a place to tell the truth, not afraid of mentioning their own black

history, but also by netizens as “washing the white Congress”. Before that, stars like Zhang Shaohan and Yang Chao all put down their shelves and won praise from everyone. This time Du Chun was unwilling to lag behind. He took the initiative to mention the biggest “black spot” in his body, the incident of knife insertion teaching.

Yin Xiaotian’s popularity and resources were very good in the past few years. It can be said that he could become a top flow star in one step. As a result, his fame fell sharply because of the incident of “inserting knives” in that year. He was not only neglected,

but also experienced the deception of his ex-wife. It can be said that his life was very miserable. Netizens who know the truth of the matter feel that it is because Du Chun and other celebrities boosted the tide that Yin Xiaotian was wronged, so Du Chun has

always been known as the “master of inserting knives”, Du Chun’s popularity has also been affected by this matter.

Unexpectedly, Du Chun also responded to the incident for the first time after Yin Xiaotian responded generously to the incident. He said at the Tucao meeting that he and Yin Xiaotian had worked together, but not a good brother. How did he become a

“cutters”? And then he was just young and vigorous, and simply felt that big men could not beat women, so he was pursuing justice. However, he also admitted that he could

understand the abuse of his netizens now, after all, netizens are also upholding justice for Yin Xiaotian. Du Chun therefore joked: “I and netizens should be just alliance, please call me the leader of the alliance in the future.”

Du Chun had the courage to speak it out. Although he did not apologize to Yin Xiaotian personally, he also hinted that he had made mistakes and could accept the criticism of netizens. In the entertainment circle, few stars dare to take the blame. Du Chun’s

“white wash” has been unanimously praised by everyone. However, some netizens feel that his attitude is not correct, just for the sake of enthusiasm.

Du Chun’s good brother, Babel, was unwilling to lag behind and responded actively to the fact that he was scolded for making bad movies. His new film “Fat Man Action Team” was criticized as “plagiarism” by netizens. He clarified that it was only a tribute

and felt particularly aggrieved. Previously, he opened a chafing dish restaurant with duck blood problems. He also made an apology statement. This time, he took the

initiative to mention “duck blood”. It seems that he really cared about the health problems of the chafing dish restaurant. Previously, he was scolded by netizens, but he

still responded politely with good words. It’s not easy to be a star, but to have a strong heart.

This year’s “Tucao conference” is still very sharp. Xiaobian thinks there should be more celebrities on the stage.

Many netizens feel that when they see the star Tucao themselves,

they feel that their “black spots” are not so

prominent, and they become lovely. Do you think Du

Chun and Babel are sharp enough for their Tucao?

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With the development of society, now everyone’s

With the development of society, now everyone’s quality of life has been improved to

varying degrees, so today’s editorial to talk about this matter and everyday life we love

is closely related, what is it that makes people so concerned? Let Xiaobian tell you what’s going on that deserves our attention. Like this article you can point a concern, welcome to forward collection points praise, Xiaobian first thank you!

In Shengda College of Economics, Trade and Management, Zhengzhou, Henan Province, a senior graduate student is working hard to review and endorse books in the library hall. She says she gets up around six o’clock every day and goes to bed near 11 o’clock in the evening.

She spends 12 hours studying every day. In order to prevent herself from dozing, she has to drink three or four packs of coffee every day, counting it out in one year. In all, I drank seven or eight hundred packs of coffee.

Postgraduate entrance examination is a very difficult thing, to prepare a lot of materials, but also have to work hard to review, while conquering their sleepiness,

in order to better review themselves, every day to drink three or four packs of coffee, a year to fold down to seven or eight hundred packs.

Every evening to study to about 10 o’clock, and then get up at 6 o’clock every morning, study for 12 hours, for their own future is still very hard ah. After all, after feeding the living space in society, we must rise well.

Recently, the postgraduate entrance examination has aroused heated discussion on the Internet. Some Netizens feel that the postgraduate entrance exam is a waste of time, while some netizens feel that the postgraduate entrance exam is a further polishing of their own, after all, the sharpening knife does not mistakenly chopper, in order to pay a higher salary in the future, it is better to improve themselves.

Well, what do you want to say? Welcome to leave a message below the comment area. Can you give a compliment to Xiaobian? Welcome to forward the collection, it would be better if we had a concern! Here Xiaobian wishes you all a

happy New Year ahead

of time, go out and find money and

everything goes smoothly.

Forwarding welcomes good luck!

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I loved my family’s announcement that it planned to

On December 17, I loved my family’s announcement that it planned to issue shares to acquire 100% of Central

Interconnect and to raise matching funds. I love my family to say that after the merger and acquisition is completed, the company can quickly form a network of

stores covering major large and medium-sized cities in the north, East and Midwest of the country. At present, the transaction

price has not been determined by both parties.

After the announcement, as of 12 noon on December 17, I love my family’s stock price was 5.34 yuan per share, down 1.29%.

According to the trading plan, I love my family to invest in RuiRong, Liu Zhibin, Liu Zhihai and other 19 Central

interconnected shareholders to issue shares and pay cash to buy 100% of the Central interconnected shares held by them. After the completion of this

transaction, China Central Interconnection will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of listed companies.

I love my family’s plan to raise matching funds by inquiry from no more than 10

eligible specific investors in private offering of stocks not exceeding 20% of the total equity before the issuance. The issuance price of stocks and stocks paying

cash to purchase assets is set at 5.09 yuan per share.

The total amount of fund raised is expected to not exceed 100.00% of the transaction price of assets purchased by issuing shares in this transaction, which

will be used to pay cash consideration, intermediary fees and bank loans.

According to the announcement, Central China Interconnection was established in 2001, and in the early stage of entrepreneurship, it mainly adopted the

direct business model to expand. In 2008, the company turned to the mode of

franchise in an all-round way. As of October 31, 2018, the business of Central Interconnection has developed to 17 key cities, with more than 2400 franchised stores.

In 2016, 2017 and the first half of 2018, the operating income of China Central Interconnection was 149 million yuan, 229 million yuan and 254 million yuan

respectively, with net profits of 31.87 million yuan, 47.7267 million yuan and 304.345 million yuan respectively. By the

end of June 2018, the total assets, liabilities and owner’s equity of China Central Interconnection were 245 million yuan, 88.47 million yuan and 156 million yuan respectively.

It is worth noting that I love my family and will sign a betting agreement with the dealers. I love my family to say that the compensatory obligor of this transaction promises the listed companies the

accumulated net profit that CIRC should achieve in 2019, 2020 and 2021. If the

cumulative net profit of Central Interconnection up to the end of 2019, 2020 and 2021 is lower than the

cumulative net profit of commitment at the end of the current period, the compensation liability of the compensating obligor shall be

implemented in accordance with the performance commitment compensation agreement signed separately.

Twenty days ago, I loved my family’s announcement that Taihe Pioneer Investment Management Co., Ltd., the largest shareholder, pledged 48.2 million shares for financing, accounting for

11.73% of the company’s shares and 2.05% of the total equity of my family. Up to now, I love my family and Xie Yong, the

actual controller of Taihe Pioneer, have pledged 92.59% of my family’s shares.

Such a high proportion of pledge has aroused the industry’s concern about my family’s financial problems.

In fact, the recent lifting of the ban on restricted shares has also exacerbated the outside world’s concern about my love for my family.

According to Wind’s data, according to the timetable of lifting the ban on sale of restricted shares in my family, on December 31 this year and February 5, 2009, 368 million shares and 126 million shares of restricted shares will be lifted in my family. These two lifting time nodes account for 15.63% and 53.33% of the total equity of my family, respectively.

According to the three-quarter report published recently, in the first three quarters of 2018, I loved my family to achieve business income of 8.410 billion yuan, an increase of 79.71% over the same period last year;

realized business profit of 787 million yuan,

an increase of 133.258% over

the same period last year; realized net

return to mother of 502 million yuan.

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There are two-toed sloths and there are three-toed sloths,

There are two-toed sloths and there are three-toed sloths,the case being determined by the forepaws of the animals,since all sloths have three claws

on their hind paws. I had thegreat luck one summer of studying the three-toed sloth in situin the equatorial jungles of Brazil. It is a highly intriguingcreature. Its only real habit is indolence. It sleeps or rests

onaverage twenty hours a day. Our team tested the sleep habitsof five wild three-toed sloths by placing on their heads, in theearly evening after they had fallen asleep, bright red plasticdishes filled with water. We found them still in

place late thenext morning, the water of the dishes swarming with insects.
The sloth is at its busiest at sunset, using the word busy herein the most

relaxed sense. It moves along the bough of a treein its characteristic upside-down position at the speed ofroughly 400 metres an hour. On the ground, it crawls to itsnext tree at the rate of 250 metres an hour, when

motivated,which is 440 times slower than a motivated cheetah.
Unmotivated, it covers four to five metres in an hour.

“You aren’t announcing that you have been limiting yourself!” Roberta laughed.

“No, that isn’t my claim, but I have to confess that my limit is in sight,” he told her.

“Tough luck, Dad. Now, I am only getting well started,” Roberta said, then added to her mother, “If you drew prizes for all the good things you cook you

would have to have a museum for them as large as Colonel Lindbergh’s in St. Louis.”

“Second the motion,” Harvey put in, then went on to his young sister, “Who’s the lady you have been piloting along the coast the11 last couple of weeks?

Larry Kingsley told me she’s got loads of money and has taken to

taxiing about in

the air with

no particular

objective.”

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What other bright ideas do you have for your life?” I askedmyself

What other bright ideas do you have for your life?” I askedmyself.
Well, I still had a little money and I was still feelingrestless. I got up and walked out of the post office toexplore the south of India.

I would have liked to say, “I’m a doctor,” to those whoasked me what I did, doctors being the current purveyorsof magic and miracle. But I’m sure we would have had abus accident around the next bend, and ‘with all eyes

fixedon me I would have to explain, amidst the crying andmoaning of victims, that I meant in law; then, to theirappeal to help them sue the government

over the mishap, Iwould have to confess that as a matter of fact it was aBachelor’s in philosophy; next, to the shouts of whatmeaning such a bloody

tragedy could have, I would have toadmit that I had hardly touched Kierkegaard; and so on. Istuck to the humble, bruised truth.

Along the way, here and there, I got the response, “Awriter”? Is that so? I have a story for you.” Most times thestones were little more than anecdotes, short of breath andshort of life.

I arrived in the town of Pondicherry, a tinyself-governing union Territory south of Madras, on thecoast of Tamil Nadu. In population and size it is

aninconsequent part of India – by comparison, Prince EdwardIsland is a giant within Canada – but history has set itapart. For Pondicherry was once the

capital of that mostmodest of colonial empires, French India. The French wouldhave liked to rival the British, very much so, but the onlyRaj they

managed to get was a handful of small ports.
They clung to these for nearly three hundred years. Theyleft Pondicherry in 1954, leaving behind nice white buildings,broad streets at right angles to each

other, street namessuch as rue de la Marine and rue Saint-Louis, and kepis,caps, for the policemen.

Apple resisted licensing out the Macintosh operating system until 1994, when CEO Michael Spindler allowed two small companies, Power Computing and

Radius, to make Macintosh clones. When Gil Amelio took over in 1996, he added Motorola to the list. It turned out to be a dubious business strategy:

Apple got an $80 licensing fee for each computer sold, but instead of expanding the market, the cloners cannibalized the sales of Apple’s own high-

end computers,

on which

it made up to

$500 in profit.

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Sun Qian had joined Guan Yu in escorting the two

Sun Qian had joined Guan Yu in escorting the two ladies, and they were on the road to Runan when

Xiahou Dun suddenly determined to pursue. So with a couple of hundred horse, Xiahou Dun set out.

When Xiahou Dun was seen approaching, Guan Yu bade Sun Qian go ahead with the carriage while he remained to deal with the pursuers.

  When they were near enough, Guan Yu said, “In coming after me thus you do not reinforce the magnanimity of your master!”

  Replied Xiahou Dun, “the Prime Minister has sent no definite instructions. You have caused

the death of several people, among them one of my commanders,

and so I have come to capture you! You have behaved most grossly. The Prime Minister will decide.”

  thereupon Xiahou Dun dashed forward with his spear ready to thrust.

  But at that moment a rider came up behind him at full gallop, crying, “You must not fight with Guan Yu!”

  Guan Yu stayed his steed at once and waited.

  the messenger came up, drew from his bosom an official letter, and said to Xiahou Dun, “The Prime Minister loves General Guan Yu for his

loyalty and honor, and fearing lest Guan Yu might be stopped at the various passes, he sent me with this letter to show when necessary at any point on the road.”

  “But this Guan Yu has slain several commanders of the passes. Does the Prime Minister know that?” said Xiahou Dun.

  the messenger said these things were unknown.

  “then,” said Xiahou Dun, “I will arrest him and take him to the Prime Minister, who may set him free or not as he wills.”

  “Do you think I fear anything you can do?” said Guan Yu getting wrathful.

  And he rode forward. Xiahou Dun, nothing loth, set his spear

and prepared for battle.

they met and had reached the tenth encounter when a second horseman came up at full speed, crying, “Generals, wait a little!”

  Xiahou Dun stayed his hand and asked the messenger, saying, “Am I to arrest him?”

  “No,” replied the messenger. “Fearing lest he should have

difficulties at the passes, the Prime Minister has sent me with a dispatch to say he is to be released.”

  “Did the Prime Minister know that he had slain several commanders on the way?”

 “He did not know!”

 “Since he was ignorant of that, I may not let this Guan Yu go,” and Xiahou Dun gave the signal to his men to close in round Guan Yu.

  But Guan Yu flourished his sword and made to attack them and a fight was again imminent, when a third rider appeared,

It began at a party, a truly memorable one power in the

Jobs came up with a brilliant jujitsu maneuver against Gates, one that could have changed the balance of power in the computer industry forever. It required Jobs to do two things that were against his nature: licensing out his

software to another hardware maker and getting into bed with IBM. He had a pragmatic streak, albeit a tiny one, so he was able to overcome his reluctance.

But his heart was never fully in it, which is why the alliance would turn out to be short-lived.

It began at a party, a truly memorable one, for the seventieth birthday of the Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham in June 1987 in Washington.

Six hundred guests attended, including President Ronald Reagan. Jobs flew in from California and IBM’s chairman John Akers from New York. It was the

first time they had met. Jobs took the opportunity to bad-mouth Microsoft and attempt to wean IBM from using its Windows operating system. “I

couldn’t resist telling him I thought IBM was taking a giant gamble betting its entire software strategy on Microsoft, because I didn’t think its software was very good,” Jobs recalled.

To Jobs’s delight, Akers replied, “How would you like to help us?” Within a few weeks Jobs showed up at IBM’s Armonk, New York, headquarters with his

software engineer Bud Tribble. They put on a demo of NeXT, which impressed the IBM engineers. Of particular significance was NeXTSTEP, the machine’s

object-oriented operating system. “NeXTSTEP took care of a lot of trivial programming chores that slow down the software development process,” said

Andrew Heller, the general manager of IBM’s workstation

unit, who was so

impressed by Jobs

that he named his

newborn son Steve.

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