2014 Apple vs Samsung Lawsuit: Steve Jobs Death

Steve Jobs’ death ignited Samsung’s anti-iPhone marketing fire

By on April 16, 2014 at 7:30 AM.

Steve Jobs’ death ignited Samsung’s anti-iPhone marketing fire

New evidence from the second U.S. Apple vs Samsung patent lawsuit has revealed that Samsung was somewhat afraid of starting a clear, full-fledged anti-iPhone marketing campaign in 2011 – a move which actually proved to be detrimental to Samsung’s success in the mobile business. However, the death of Steve Jobs provided Samsung the “best opportunity to attack iPhone,” according to a highly confidential email exchange between Samsung execs presented as evidence in the trial and obtained by AppleInsider. More →

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Steve Jobs Memorable Quotes

13 of the most memorable things Steve Jobs said

By on April 14, 2014 at 12:14 PM.

13 of the most memorable things Steve Jobs said

Apple’s iconic co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs was essential to the company’s successes, both in its early days and especially after he was hired back to steer it away from dark waters. The company has been responsible for reshaping various industries, including the computer, music, smartphone and tablet businesses, with Jobs at the helm — and the CEO was always ready to share his opinions on everything having something to do with the company. More →

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Apple Google Anti-Poaching Scandal

Steve Jobs happily got a Google employee fired for trying to recruit Apple engineers

By on March 27, 2014 at 8:10 AM.

Steve Jobs happily got a Google employee fired for trying to recruit Apple engineers

Pando’s Mark Ames has been doing a terrific job covering fresh revelations about the probably illegal collusion between Apple and Google to not recruit one another’s employees. And this week he brings us a new story about how Steve Jobs got a Google recruiter fired after she tried to bring one of Apple’s engineers over to Mountain View.

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Tim Cook Vs. Yukari Kane: Haunted Empire

Tim Cook slams author who claims Apple on the decline after Steve Jobs

By on March 18, 2014 at 4:32 PM.

Tim Cook slams author who claims Apple on the decline after Steve Jobs

Tim Cook may come across as outwardly calm and collected but he definitely has fire in his belly when the time calls for it. Business Insider notes that the Apple CEO was asked during a CNBC interview on Tuesday about Yukari Iwatani Kane’s new book about Apple after the death of Steve Jobs and he didn’t mince words. More →

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iTV Release Date

Is Apple really working on a TV? According to Steve Jobs, the answer is ‘no’

By on March 17, 2014 at 8:25 AM.

Is Apple really working on a TV? According to Steve Jobs, the answer is ‘no’

Rumors of Apple’s “iTV” — an own-brand high-definition television Apple is supposedly developing to further its assault on the living room — have been swirling for years now. Rumors pop up all the time that Apple is making headway in its quest to launch a new HDTV line. Then, like clockwork, new rumors come along suggesting that there have been delays and the launch of Apple’s hotly anticipated television has been pushed back. Why does the release of Apple’s HDTV keep getting delayed? As it turns out, it may be because the device simply does not exist. More →

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Opinions
What Would Steve Jobs Do

Can we please stop believing Steve Jobs was an infallible god?

By on March 12, 2014 at 2:07 PM.

Can we please stop believing Steve Jobs was an infallible god?

Back when veteran Apple reporter Yukari Iwatani Kane first started unleashing tirades against Apple’s current management this year, I found myself very unpersuaded by her arguments. And that’s not because I think Apple is beyond criticism, mind you, but more because she seemed to have bought into the “Great Man” fallacy that states Apple’s entire success stems from the vision and drive of its late cofounder Steve Jobs. More →

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BlackBerry CEO Steve Jobs Comparison

BlackBerry CEO tells us what he and Steve Jobs have in common

By on March 7, 2014 at 12:30 PM.

BlackBerry CEO tells us what he and Steve Jobs have in common

John Chen has a difficult road ahead of him, something he has acknowledged repeatedly since taking on the role of CEO at BlackBerry. In his latest interview with The New York Times, he went so far as to admit that phones might not be a major part of BlackBerry’s future, depending on where the software takes the company. If BlackBerry can find a profitable way to produce new phones, it will, but otherwise the company plans to focus on embedding its software into other products, forming partnerships and even building new devices altogether. More →

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Steve Jobs Phone Call

Meet the guy that hung up on Steve Jobs not once, but twice

By on March 5, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

Meet the guy that hung up on Steve Jobs not once, but twice

The stories we hear about Steve Jobs, much like the stories we hear about any public figure, often paint him in broad strokes — as a tough businessman, a nonconformist, a short-fused inidividual — but one Quora thread that has been floating around for years asks the denizens of the Internet to recount the smaller moments with the (in)famous Apple co-founder. More →

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Sony Vaio Mac OS X Laptop

How Sony missed out on a Steve Jobs-endorsed Vaio Mac OS laptop

By on February 5, 2014 at 7:25 AM.

How Sony missed out on a Steve Jobs-endorsed Vaio Mac OS laptop

Even though upon his return at Apple, Steve Jobs decided against licensing OS X to other computer makers, the exec wanted to make an exception with Sony, a company he deeply admired. Ex-Sony president Kunitake Ando revealed to Japanese reporter Nobuyuki Hayashi in an interview that Jobs wanted Sony to sell a Mac OS-running Vaio laptop in 2001. More →

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Walter Isaacson Interview Apple

Video: Steve Jobs biographer takes back Apple criticism after calling Google more innovative

By on January 31, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Video: Steve Jobs biographer takes back Apple criticism after calling Google more innovative

Walter Isaacson, who is best known for writing the authoritative biography of Steve Jobs, is walking back some of his criticisms of Apple. A couple of weeks ago, Isaacson said that Google had taken over Apple’s role as the tech world’s biggest innovator and suggested that Apple would have already released another game-changing product by now if Jobs were still the CEO. More →

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Steve Jobs Mac Demo

Steve Jobs compares Mac to inventing the telephone in this video, which hasn’t been seen in 30 years

By on January 27, 2014 at 11:18 AM.

Steve Jobs compares Mac to inventing the telephone in this video, which hasn’t been seen in 30 years

Was the debut of the first Mac computer as pivotal a moment in human history as the invention of the telephone? According to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, it was indeed. The Mac celebrated its 30th birthday last week and while much of the coverage on tech blogs overlapped, TIME managed to dig up a great video that hasn’t been seen since 1984. In the video, which was later picked up by 9to5Mac, Steve Jobs talks at length during a presentation at a shareholder meeting one week after the unveiling of the first Macintosh computer. The footage comes from a videographer who forgot he had it, and the full video is embedded below. Fast-forward to 37:30 to see Jobs dive in an compare the Mac, and the advent of the graphical user interface, to the invention of the telephone. More →

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Apple Vs Google Innovation

Author of Steve Jobs biography says Google is more innovative than Apple

By on January 16, 2014 at 1:30 PM.

Author of Steve Jobs biography says Google is more innovative than Apple

While writing his biography of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson had more access than most outsiders could ever dream of. It may be somewhat alarming to Apple fans, then, that he believes Google is more innovative than Apple and is better positioning itself to succeed moving forward. “Google buying Nest shows an amazingly strong, integrated strategy that Google has to connect all of our devices, all of our lives … the Internet of things is actually real, there are these devices we’re gonna want to have and Google’s going to get ahead of that game,” Isaacson said during an interview with CNBC picked up on Thursday by 9to5Mac. “The greatest innovation today is coming from Google. Fadell was one of the team that created the iPod. He was very deep into the Apple culture … when Apple was so innovative … Now Tony Fadell is going to Google because he’s part of the Nest deal” More →

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Steve Jobs Bashes Android Founder

Steve Jobs reportedly called Android’s founder a ‘big, arrogant f**k’

By on November 12, 2013 at 12:40 PM.

Steve Jobs reportedly called Android’s founder a ‘big, arrogant f**k’

It’s no secret that Steve Jobs did not have much affinity for his mobile competition at Google, going so far as to say he would destroy Android, which he considered to be a product that was stolen from Apple. His attacks appear to have been even more personal as Fred Vogelstein’s book, Dogfight: How Apple And Google Went To War And Started a Revolution reveals. Business Insider notes one especially provocative quote in which Jobs refers to Andy Rubin, the founder of Android, as a “big, arrogant f**k,” and Android itself as a “f**king rip off of what we’re doing.”

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