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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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Steve Jobs’s biographer says ‘thermonuclear’ anger at Google was real

By on April 5, 2012 at 12:30 PM.

Steve Jobs’s biographer says ‘thermonuclear’ anger at Google was real

Walter Isaacson, the man behind the authorized Steve Jobs biography, said while speaking at the Royal Institution on Wednesday that he disagreed with Google CEO Larry Page, and Jobs’s hatred for Android was real, Macworld reported. In an earlier interview, Page indicated that the Android, Apple feud was just “for show” and merely a way to rally the troops. The CEO mentioned how he “had a relationship with Steve” and despite his declining health at the time, Apple’s co-founder reached out to him for a casual talk. Isaacson, however, outlined why Jobs felt such “thermonuclear” anger towards Google’s “stolen product.” More →

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Google CEO: Steve Jobs didn’t really hate Android

By on April 4, 2012 at 2:10 PM.

Google CEO: Steve Jobs didn’t really hate Android

Steve Jobs famously vowed to spend his dying breath and all of Apple’s cash to destroy Google’s Android operating system. In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Google CEO Larry Page said that despite Jobs’s rather public hatred, “the Android differences were actually for show.” Page claimed that, “For a lot of companies, it’s useful for them to feel like they have an obvious competitor and to rally around that. I personally believe that it’s better to shoot higher. You don’t want to be looking at your competitors. You want to be looking at what’s possible and how to make the world better.” The CEO shot down rumors that the two were bitter rivals, instead noting that “I had a relationship with Steve.” Despite Jobs’s ailing health at the time, Apple’s co-founder reached out to Page for a casual talk. “He was quite sick. I took it as an honor that he wanted to spend some time with me,” Page said. “I figured he wanted to spend time with his family at that point. He had a lot of interesting insights about how to run a company and that was pretty much what we discussed.”

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Apple’s Tim Cook named most popular CEO of 2012

By on March 30, 2012 at 8:30 PM.

Apple’s Tim Cook named most popular CEO of 2012

Glassdoor on Friday revealed its latest list of the “Top 25 Highest Rated CEOs of 2012.” Apple’s Tim Cook took the top spot with a 97% approval rating, leading Ernst & Young’s Jim Turley, Qualcomm’s Paul Jacobs and Google’s Larry Page. “I think leadership is doing an amazing job,” said one Apple employee. “We have the best management team anywhere.” When Steve Jobs stepped down in August 2011, the late Apple co-founder garnered a cumulative approval rating of 97%, however Cook leads Jobs’s rating of 95% from March 2010 to March 2011. While it has been a tough year for Hewlett-Packard, the company’s new CEO Meg Whitman also made the list with an 80% approval rating, placing her in the  No. 24 spot. Glassdoor bases the list entirely on feedback from anonymous employees who were asked one question — do they approve of the way their CEO is leading the company? More →

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