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MICROSOFT’S BILL GATES: “I’M STRAIGHT!”

Gates, left, and Cook
Gates, left, and Cook

Seattle, Washington (The Adobo Chronicles) – What a ‘National Coming Out Month’ October was!

First, Apple CEO Tim Cook officially came out as a proud gay man, confirming what many in his inner circles already knew about the successor to the late Steve Jobs.

Today, Microsoft’s founder and chairman Bill Gates announced at a developers forum in Seattle that he was ‘straight.’

“Most everyone already knows that,” Gates said, ” but I wanted to make it official in the hope of inspiring young people who are unsure of their sexuality to come forward and categorically state their preference. Being straight should not be a barrier to success.”

While Cook has become the first openly gay leader of a major U.S. company, Gates’ announcement makes him the richest man in the U.S. to come out.

Now, there is hope for young gay or straight men and women to break the glass ceiling and become billionaires — thanks to role models Cook and Gates.

TECH BILLIONAIRES BUYING ENTIRE ISLANDS IN HAWAII

Map showing Maui, Lāna'i and Moloka'i
Map showing Maui, Lāna’i and Moloka’i

Maui, Hawaii (The Adobo Chronicles) – The islands of Maui are slowly but surely falling into the hands of tech billionaires like Oracle’s Larry Ellison and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.

Ellison, who recently stepped down as chairman of Oracle Corporatiom, had previously bought the entire island of Lāna’i and has started to build his dream retirement home in what he plans to rename Ellis Island of the Pacific.

Now, The Adobo Chronicles has confirmed that Zuckerberg has closed escrow on the island of Moloka’i. The 30-year old Facebook founder and CEO has no plans for retirement at the moment but he has already laid out elaborate plans to build a Facebook Fantasy Island that is sure to relegate Disneyland into a mere “small world.”

Zuckerberg’s plans were revealed just as he made headlines in San Francisco after his neighbors complained about the ongoing construction of his home in the city. It has been reported that Zuckerberg has bought four other properties surrounding his home and has spent the last year and a half developing his expanded residential compound. Neighbors have complained that they could not even park their cars in front of their homes because of road blocks and heavy equipment parked in the area.

With Ellison and Zuckerberg now owning the two islands in Maui, residents of nearby Kaua’ i have expressed concern that their garden island, too, will soon be owned by another tech billionaire.  Who could it be?

We’re guessing Apple’s Tim Cook. And we predict that he will rename Kauai the ‘Little Apple of the Pacific.’

TIM COOK DISAPPOINTS APPLE FANS WITH THE NEW APPLE WATCH

The iPhone 6, left, and the iPhone 6 Plus
The iPhone 6, left, and the iPhone 6 Plus

Cupertino, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Today was the big day that many Apple fans have been waiting for — the unveiling of the new iPhone 6 and the wearable watch.

In his keynote speech today in the unveiling of Apple’s newest products, CEO Tim Cook surprised many by announcing not one, but two new iPhones — the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.

As earlier reported by The Adobo Chronicles,  the new iPhones are thinner, lighter, longer-lasting and have bigger screens.  They also come pre-installed with the new app Apple pay which would allow users to pay retailers with their mobile device.

But the huge crowd that gathered at the Apple’s Cupertino headquarters was terribly disappointed when Cook unveiled the long-awaited wearable watch.  Many were expecting it to be called iWatch, but Apple named it Apple Watch instead. It will be available in early to mid-2015.  It will also come pre-installed with Apple pay.

“It is not at all what I expected.  I am very frustrated,” said one Apple fan who has bought every single new Apple product that came out since the first iPhone.” “While I give two thumbs up for the new iPhones, I  give the Apple Watch a total thumbs down,”
he said.

Here is the Apple Watch unveiled today:

apwatch