China Not Only Makes Counterfeit Apple Products, But Entire Stores too!

An almost unbelievable account posted on a blog called BirdAbroad:

Being the curious types that we are, we struck up some conversation with these salespeople who, hand to God, all genuinely think they work for Apple. I tried to imagine the training that they went to when they were hired, in which they were pitched some big speech about how they were working for this innovative, global company – when really they’re just filling the pockets of some shyster living in a prefab mansion outside the city by standing around a fake store disinterestedly selling what may or may not be actual Apple products that fell off the back of a truck somewhere. Go read the entire post. The lengths they went to copy 90% of the details of an Apple store is amazing, however, any regular, perceptive, Apple Store customer can spot the parts they got wrong if you look at a few of the photos hard enough.

Apple's Retail VP To Be New J.C. Penny CEO

Joshua Schnell writing for Macgasm:

J.C. Penney has a new CEO today, and they’ve poached him from Apple Inc.. Ron Johnson, the man responsible for Apple’s retail experience, will now be occupying the CEO position at J.C. Penney. Think about that for a second, J.C. Penney could become cool again. Okay, probably not. But, It seems like Ron Johnson is putting his money where his mouth is today, according to the J.C. Penney press release he has committed to making a personal investment of $50 million in the Company “through the purchase, at fair market value, of 7 1/3-year warrants on 7.257 million shares of J.C. Penney Company stock.” Putting his money where his mouth is. If he can do for JC Penny what he did for Apple, this is a huge gain for J.C. Penny.