AppleInc. Technology Company teams up with a bio-tech company to make abreakthrough in Cloning of Human Organs.
AppleInc. Technology Company has taken a departure from its usualoperations and has now teamed up with a bio-tech company toinvestigate the possibility of having successful cloning of humanorgans both children and adults. The company’s decision to intothis venture has been driven by the urge to use technology for thewelfare of the people. Apple has come out to dispel the negativeperceptions that people have had for a long time concerning theconcept of cloning. Studies have shown that there cloning in humanshas a high failure rate as high as 97% (Perl, 2013). Apple seeks toincrease the chances of success of cloning through the exploitationof its technology in partnership with bio-tech companies.
Astudy is to be conducted on how to increase the possibilitiessuccessfully cloning human organs for all patients including thosewith terminal diseases. Using the technological milestones that Applehas made, it intends to introduce remarkable paradigms in thepractice of medicine to safe human lives. Apple Company iscollaborating with a bio-tech company to find a way of creating stemcells with a DNA that match with the DNA of a patient to be treated.This is expected to be a great achievement in the field of medicinefor years to come (Perl, 2013).
Applehas a record of conforming well to the ever-changing customer needs.This company is, therefore, able to make a breakthrough in thecloning business. In a bid to find a lasting solution in the healthsector, the company envisions to remain relevant in the market andovercoming the ever-growing competition.
Facebook`sStance on Consumer Privacy in the Digital Age
Itis common practice for any business to have well spelt out strategieson how to operate their enterprises with an aim of making profits.However, it is important to for a business to recognize andappreciate all stakeholders that make up a business enterpriseespecially the customers. Businesses are consumer driven. Anybusiness requires its customers to survive longer in the market(Lawrence, 2011). Some businesses are very critical to operate, andas such they require privacy and protection to their customers. Thispost narrows down to look at Facebook and its stance on theprotection of its customers (Facebook users) in this era of digitaltechnology.
Facebookhas an estimated customer base of about 350 million people. These arepeople who share confidential and private data that should be let outto the general public. With such a wide customer base, the usersshould be well protected and their information held inconfidentiality. Facebook is, therefore, tasked with the duty andresponsibility of protecting its users and guarantee them the privacythat they need. Privacy is a critical factor for all Facebook usersin this digital age. If the people are not assured of the privacy ofthe data that they share on Facebook, then they are likely to losetrust and may opt to move out. Lack of trust will ultimately ruin thelucrative business that Facebook gets from its customers (Lawrence,2011).
Consumer privacy in the digital ageis a significant element to be considered by all online businessowners. Chris Herring in his blog, Privacyin the Digital Age,argues the fact that a site has privacy policies is enough to makethem subscribe. This shows that privacy policies in the digital ageare the most important element that consumers would like to have(Lawrence, 2011). Facebook values its customers and any complaintsraised by the customers are taken very seriously especially when ittouches on the privacy of the users. Facebook is on the forefront inthe protection of the consumer privacy rights. However, these rightscan be recalled if users are found to act in an unacceptable manner.Those who are reported to have taken advantage of their rights incontempt of others are suspended or discontinued from using Facebook.This way, Facebook can continuously respond to the demands of itsconsumers and expand their customer base.References
LawrenceT. A. & Weber J. (2011). Business and Society: Stakeholders,Ethics, Public Policy. New York: McGraw-Hill/IrwinPublishers.
Perl,L. (2013). Cloning(Revised ed.). New York: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark.