Apple throws clout behind Equality Act blocking discrimination against LGBT Americans

Via a press statement, Apple on Thursday officially backed the Equality Act, an expansion of 1964’s Civil Rights Act that — if voted in — would add gender identity and sexual orientation to non-discrimination protections for Americans.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook celebrates Supreme Court decision on gay marriage with quote from Steve Jobs

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday ruled in favor of marriage equality in all 50 states, and Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook praised the landmark decision by recalling his company’s famous “Crazy Ones” quote, co-written by his late, close friend Steve Jobs.



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T-Mobile Courts Credit-Challenged Customers


T-Mobile last week announced Smartphone Equality, a new credit program aimed at existing T-mobile customers with less-than-sterling credit who have paid their wireless bill on time for 12 straight months. Under the new plan, this group qualifies for the best pricing and offers on devices and tablets available to T-Mobile customers — including those with the best credit ratings. T-Mobile positioned the offer as a pushback against the industry practice of basing such offers on the consumer’s credit score.

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T-Mobile to extend smartphone financing to customers with bad or no credit

Resurgent wireless carrier T-Mobile on Thursday announced a new “smartphone equality” initiative that will see the company base device financing decisions for existing customers on their T-Mobile payment history, rather than their credit score.



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