I'd be v-e-r-y interested in knowing who was the initiator of the dinner "invitation". If it was CI, he could be veiling his intentions if/should/maybe/could be/maybe searching for a sympathetic ear in Mr. Cook. For what purpose? Your guesses are as good as anyones..
One thing is certain...
...that they ARE going to be discussing something "business related", NUAN-related or not---otherwise the dinner is NOT tax deductible. ;-
Who knows. I mean, Icahn has no power over apple. So why is Tim cook meeting with him... CI must have something they want. Whether that's some friendly general advice on creating shareholder value or something more, like a "farfetched" acquisition to shore up apple's competitive position... well that's the billion dollar question. I would find it odd they're having dinner to discuss stock buybacks.
Maybe. Nuan acquisition by AAPL. Two birds, one Stone. Icon is the father figure that was Jobs and Tim needs direction outside the eco-apple system that is today in order to satisfy the stockholders.jmo.
Yeah, many people ask why Cook is bothering. But it does seem that the news of the proposed date broke about 2 hours ago, coinciding with the steady rise we're seeing from 18.87 just before noon to 19.13 as I write. Mere coincidence or is somebody expecting something?