In 2012, Apple paid approximately $6bn in US Corporate Tax on a reported US pretax income of $19bn. This in the words of Apple CEO, Tim Cook, at a Senate subcommittee in Taxes, 30.5% or around 2.5% of the total Corporate Tax revenue raised in the US.
Tesla has received approval to acquire solar panel company SolarCity for $2.6bn, in a move which comes at a financial crossroads for a solar industry, which is facing the prospect of an oversupply of solar panels.
Apparently there is such a thing as too many computers. That might not come as a surprise to those witnessing the the faltering social skills of millennials addicted to Facebook and Pokemon Go. However, leaving that to one side, in this instance what we're talking about is possibly even more concerning.