Billionaire investor and professional grumpy old man Carl Icahn had a chat on the phone today with Apple CEO Tim Cook. The two men discussed, presumably, the new ramen-burger fad and Kendrick Lamar's diss verse, along with some business about Apple. Icahn came away impressed enough with Cook that he took to Twitter and announced that he had a "large position" in Apple stock. The tweet – which I like to think Icahn fired off while on the john, once he'd run out of Candy Crush lives – sent Apple's stock up 4 percent, boosting its market cap by about $10 billion.
Had a nice conversation with Tim Cook today. Discussed my opinion that a larger buyback should be done now. We plan to speak again shortly.— Carl Icahn (@Carl_C_Icahn) August 13, 2013
Tim Cook: Print these tweets out, put them up on your wall. In three months, when Icahn is yelling at you on CNBC, you'll want to remember the good times.