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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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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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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Bill Gates recounts final visit with Steve Jobs in emotional interview [video]

By on May 13, 2013 at 9:20 AM.

Bill Gates recounts final visit with Steve Jobs in emotional interview [video]

Bill Gates and late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs are among a small group of people who helped shape the technology industry over the past 40 years and in a new interview conducted by 60 Minutes’ Charlie Rose, the former reflects on his final visit with the latter. Gates recently sat down with 60 Minutes to discuss his work at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and although it didn’t air in CBS’ broadcast, the conversation veered off topic for a few moments as the Microsoft co-founder got emotional while recounting his last visit with friend and rival Steve Jobs in May 2011. No spoilers here — the unaired footage from the Gates interview follows below. More →

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Steve Jobs Biopic

Steve Jobs biopic will consist of three scenes that take place right before product launches

By on November 15, 2012 at 3:44 PM.

Steve Jobs biopic will consist of three scenes that take place right before product launches

Steve Jobs was famous for his product launch keynotes, so it’s not entirely surprising that screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has decided to make those product launches the center of his upcoming Jobs biopic. Speaking at Newsweek’s Hero Summit on Thursday, Sorkin said that the entire film would consist of three 30-minute scenes shot in real time that take place right before Apple (AAPL) product launches. Newsweek CEO Baba Shetty wrote on his Twitter account that the three products would be the original Mac, the NeXT Cube and the iPod. Regarding Jobs himself, Sorkin told the summit that he would be portrayed realistically since there’s “no point in writing about someone unless they’re flawed.”

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Steve Jobs vowed to patent everything and anything after losing a $100 million iPod lawsuit

By on October 8, 2012 at 2:20 PM.

Steve Jobs vowed to patent everything and anything after losing a $100 million iPod lawsuit

Steve Jobs Apple Patents

Believe it or not, Steve Jobs and Apple (AAPL) weren’t always the schoolyard bullies of patents. In fact, the Cupertino-based company rarely patented any of its technologies prior to the iPhone. But following a $100 million lawsuit from Creative Technology in 2006 targeting its iPod MP3 player, however, Steve Jobs vowed to “patent it all,” according to a report from The New York Times. Jobs and Apple engineers would reportedly hold monthly “invention disclosure sessions,” where the team would describe what projects were being worked on and a lawyer would decide whether or not the projects could be patented. More →

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The best thing about Steve Jobs was his vision was more about the products than the money

By on October 5, 2012 at 1:37 PM.

The best thing about Steve Jobs was his vision was more about the products than the money

Steve Jobs Tribute

I spent last night re-reading stories about Steve Jobs’ life  and I realized why he was so different from most CEOs out there: For Jobs, making money was of secondary importance. Now, don’t get me wrong. Money was extremely important to Jobs as it is to all capitalists. Jobs, Tim Cook and company wouldn’t have spent years building up the most efficient production and distribution system in the world if they didn’t care about the bottom line. The issue is more that Jobs never wanted to make money for its own sake: He wanted to earn it by making the best and most original products the world had ever seen. More →

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Apple CEO pays tribute to Steve Jobs on the one-year anniversary of his passing [video]

By on October 5, 2012 at 8:02 AM.

Apple CEO pays tribute to Steve Jobs on the one-year anniversary of his passing [video]

Steve Jobs Passing One Year

Legendary Apple (AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs passed away one year ago on Friday and current Apple chief Tim Cook decided to pay tribute to Jobs on Apple’s website with both a letter to Apple customers commemorating Jobs and a video tribute to Jobs’ life. In his letter Cook said that Apple was one of Jobs’ “greatest gifts” to the world and said that under his leadership “no company has ever inspired such creativity or set such high standards for itself.” Cook also said that Apple’s employees now “share a great privilege and responsibility of carrying his legacy into the future.” Apple’s video tribute to Jobs is posted below.

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The iPhone 5 was reportedly the last Apple phone to get Steve Jobs’ blessing

By on October 3, 2012 at 5:05 PM.

The iPhone 5 was reportedly the last Apple phone to get Steve Jobs’ blessing

iPhone 5 Final Steve Jobs

Businessweek has published a long, detail-rich feature on how Apple (AAPL) has changed ever since current CEO Tim Cook took over for Steve Jobs in 2011. While the piece has generated a lot of talk about the contrasting management styles of Cook and Jobs, there’s one tidbit that’s been largely overlooked: Namely, that the just-released iPhone 5 was the last Apple smartphone to get the late Jobs’ explicit blessing before going to production. Businessweek cites “two people familiar with the phone’s development” who claim that the device was “the last model to receive detailed input from Jobs.” What’s more, unnamed sources tell BusinessWeek that “the company has yet to release any products Jobs didn’t personally bless,” meaning that the next iPhone Apple releases will be the first one fully conceived and executed in the post-Jobs era. More →

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Cops nab crook who allegedly stole $60k worth of computers from Steve Jobs’s house

By on August 14, 2012 at 10:50 AM.

Cops nab crook who allegedly stole $60k worth of computers from Steve Jobs’s house

Steve Jobs Home Robbery

The San Jose Mercury News reports the police have apprehended a man who allegedly burglarized late Apple (AAPL) co-founder Steve Jobs’s house and made off with $60,000 worth of computers and personal items. Santa Clara Country prosecutor Tom Flattery told Mercury News that a 35-year-old Alameda man named Kariem McFarlin allegedly broke into Jobs’s home on July 17th without being aware of the home’s significance. Flattery wouldn’t specify whether the stolen goods were owned by the late Apple CEO or if they belonged to a family member. McFarlin has a court hearing scheduled for August 20th and remains in custody with bail set at $500,000. More →

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Gladwell: In 50 years, Steve Jobs will be forgotten and Bill Gates will be honored [video]

By on June 8, 2012 at 2:00 PM.

Gladwell: In 50 years, Steve Jobs will be forgotten and Bill Gates will be honored [video]

Steve Jobs Forgotten Bill Gates Honored

In the year 2062, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will be a distant memory and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates will be celebrated across the world, according to “Outliers” author Malcolm Gladwell. In a recent appearance at the Toronto Public Library’s Appel Salon, Gladwell discussed the work of both men in the context of time. “I firmly believe that 50 years from now, [Bill Gates] will be remembered for his charitable work. No one will even remember what Microsoft is,” the author said. He continued, “And of the great entrepreneurs of this era, people will have forgotten Steve Jobs. Who’s Steve Jobs again? There will be statues of Gates across the third world.” 2062 is a long way off and while Gladwell’s predictions could certainly pan out, it’s also possible that John Gruber Jr.’s claim chowder file just got its first entry. A video of his interview follows below, with the aforementioned part beginning shortly after the 9-minute mark. More →

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Apple's stock projected to reach $2,000 by the end of 2015

By on May 10, 2012 at 6:40 PM.

Apple's stock projected to reach $2,000 by the end of 2015

Apple Stock To Skyrocket

Despite Apple’s recent slide in the market, one analyst believes the company’s consistent earnings will force the stock price up to $2,000 by the end of 2015. The claim comes from independent analyst Andy M. Zaky, whose estimates over the past four years have been considerably more accurate than the average Wall Street analyst, according to Fortune. Unlike most analysts, Zaky has projected the Cupertino-company’s growth over a number of years, rather than for relevant quarters. Apple is roughly trading at 14 times its current earnings, if that trend were to continue until the fourth quarter of 2015, the company’s individual shares will have risen to $2,000, Zaky claims. More →

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Apple CEO Tim Cook to open D10 conference

By on April 10, 2012 at 11:00 PM.

Apple CEO Tim Cook to open D10 conference

AllThingsD on Tuesday announced that Apple CEO Tim Cook will be the keynote speaker on the opening night of its D10 conference. It will be Cook’s first appearance at the conference. Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs spoke at the event numerous times, last appearing at the D8 conference two years ago. Cook will join the likes of New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz, entrepreneur Sean Parker, Spotify co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek, Zynga founder and CEO Mark Pincus, as well as many others who will be speaking at the event. The D10 conference will run from May 29th to May 31st at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. More →

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