You make it sound like the education is given away, only to lose the investment. US universities are a good business with their high prices. Besides that I agree with your point about a lost recruitment opportunity.
I believe iOS had a marketshare decline compared to last year. Growing faster than that doesn't sound too impressive
If speculations/rumors are correct MS generally collects more royalties from Android phones being sold, than their own OS. It might be success
If it helps getting one of he worlds biggest advertisement firms more frequently into the news, it might be worth it even for no other reason.
Not really. Very few speaks more than 2 languages.
Ironically this great evil of making the atomic bomb, has for now mostly stopped major powers from fighting directly with each other.
That situation can also just mean regression to the mean. Nokia had a higher market share then both number 2 and 3 put together before the "burning platform" was sunk in a sea of gasoline. Over time performance in nature generally trends towards the average, which for exceptional players is of course towards the worse.
Nice try. Conveniently emitting the part where the almost all the companies mentioned also produced windows phone models. With even less success.
Add me to the list of very much touched readers of that piece. Very few things gets to me these days, but the 'remember' one made me tear up and cry.
I've also seen India, Czech republic and Singapore listed as having some factory locations. But the US?
US manufactured equipment from their networks and country
Like what exactly? Cisco manufactures most of their stuff in China, with some production in other nations, not sure if US has any at all. I suspect its competitors are no better.
I am not sure I would give the US too much credit regarding early slavery fights.
Even ignoring examples such as the Chinese emperor of the Qin dynasty abolished slavery 2000 years before Lincoln (granted he was overthrown soon after and abolishment overruled), I would say that the US actually supported slavery before 1865. The British outlawed slavery in 1807, and had completely abolished slavery throughout its vast empire in 1833 and up till then had been strongly encouraging other nations to follow its lead.
Mexico eventually followed suit once they gained their independence from the Spanish in 1821, completely achieving their goal 8 years later. I perceive this to be a key event that eventually lead to wars where Mexico lost around half their original land to the US.