Daily Briefing: March 14

The stat, the quote and the read, you need to start your day off right.

Stat

Tim Cook is more protective of Apple’s brand, than Gollum was of the one ring. Between 2019 and 2021, the firm filed 215 trademark oppositions to protect its IP, according to the Tech Transparency Project.

Comparing that to the approximately 136 conflicts filed by Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, and Google as a whole during the same period shows how aggressive Apple is. The publication claims that Apple even went after businesses with logos bearing images of other fruits like oranges and pears.

Quote

“Time to let the American broomstick fly and hear the sounds of freedom.”

Before Wednesday's launch, the mission director for Elon Musk's SpaceX went off script a little. His comments about brooms were a clear dig at Russian space agency head Dmitry Rogozin. When Russia announced that it would cease selling rocket engines to the United States last week, Rogozin joked, "Let them fly on something else, their broomsticks."

Watch

Jerry Cans: The true secret weapon of WWII. (Calum)


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