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Apple has joined up with other computer firms, including eBay, HP and Intel, in an effort to build a brand new hospital in Stanford, near Palo Alto, CA. The hospital is expected to cost over US$2 billion, and $550 million of that will be donated and raised by the corporate partners program, which Apple has signed on to as a member. Outside of raising money, the corporate partners are invited to join in the technological design of the facility, donating and contributing ideas and technology to help change "the way people interface with the hospital."
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"Hey, we need some PR"
"How about a hospital? Nobody can say anything bad about you if you help with a hospital"
*promoted*

At least the effort is there for doing something good, even if there's ulterior motives (PR, tax breaks, proving their worth in a medical environment so they win more contracts, etc).
Edited by beers - 2/23/11 at 12:07pm
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post #3 of 35
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Originally Posted by beers View Post
"Hey, we need some PR"
"How about a hospital? Nobody can say anything bad about you if you help with a hospital"
*promoted*

At least the effort is there for doing something good, even if there's ulterior motives (PR, tax breaks, proving their worth in a medical environment so they win more contracts, etc).
+1 but inb4 "lol, so typical of OCN to bash Apple"

May I suggest that you change the thread title to mention Apple, HP and Intel?
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post #4 of 35
go apple. Hopefully jobs will be around to see it happen, poor guy.
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I was thinking where is Microsoft in all this but The Bill and Melinda gates foundation does enough I guess.

Also *Folding related joke about Stanford*
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+1 but inb4 "lol, so typical of OCN to bash Apple"

May I suggest that you change the thread title to mention Apple, HP and Intel?
Its the rules to use anything other than the original source title.
    
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We're losing Jobs?
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"Hey, we need some PR"
"How about a hospital? Nobody can say anything bad about you if you help with a hospital"
*promoted*

At least the effort is there for doing something good, even if there's ulterior motives (PR, tax breaks, proving their worth in a medical environment so they win more contracts, etc).
They are contributing to the overpopulation of the earth. There, something bad about them for building a hospital.
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go apple. Hopefully jobs will be around to see it happen, poor guy.
This is nothing more than a PR stunt, if apple really cared they would reinstate their philanthropy devision that Jobs cut when he came back and has yet to reinstate despite the fact that they now have some of the highest profit margins in the computer industry.
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iPad charts?

no but seriously I'm a dirty commie bastard in the eyes of most republicans, It makes me sad when stuff like this actually makes a point. But hey go for it, just don't exclude the general population.
 
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