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Does a tech entrepreneur bring a certain startup ethic to a company that fights pirates in Africa? We ask Spencer Ackerman from Wired, who wrote a story on the head of Typhon -- perhaps the first private navy of the…

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Using Startup Ethic to Fight Pirates, and Assessing Apple's Struggles

Jan 28, 2013
Can a tech entrepreneur create a 21st century privateer navy to thwart pirates in East Africa? And, do Apple's flat earnings mean its era of market dominance is over?

Does a tech entrepreneur bring a certain startup ethic to a company that fights pirates in Africa? We ask Spencer Ackerman from Wired, who wrote a story on the head of Typhon — perhaps the first private navy of the 21st century. And, how bad are Apple’s woes, really? Adam Lashinsky explains why he disagrees with those who think some bad earnings might mean the company is lost at sea, and Marketplace’s China Correspondent Rob Schmitz tells us what a “supplier responsibility report” is, and why Apple is delivering them more often. 

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