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[$$] Facebook and Apple Embody New Tech Divide

Apple became the largest public company in the world the old-fashioned way: charging lots of consumers lots of money. In recent weeks, that tension has grown, as Cook and Apple (AAPL) sought to distance themselves from Facebook (FB) and the uproar over user data. In a television interview, Cook, hardly a rabble-rouser, accused Facebook of building a business based on an “invasion of privacy.” “The truth is, we could make a ton of money if we monetized our customer—if our customer was our product,” Cook told MSNBC.