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Topic: Steve Jobs

Apple design chief Jonathan Ive awarded knighthood

12/30/2011, 08:12 pm

Jonathan Ive, Apple's senior vice president of industrial design, has been named a Knight Commander of the British Empire in the U.K.'s 2012 New Year Honours list, an honor he has described as "absolutely thrilling."


Steve Jobs' love affair with Japan

12/30/2011, 04:12 pm

Late Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs was somewhat well-known for being a Japanese Zen Buddhist, but few knew how deep his infatuation with Japan ran and how it helped shape who he was and the company he created.


Rare photo pictures young, rebellious Steve Jobs flipping IBM the bird

12/30/2011, 12:12 pm

A photo captured nearly 30 years ago and brought to light this week shows a shaggy-haired Steve Jobs, clad in blue jeans and a leather jacket, expressing his affection for then rival IBM while walking the streets of New York City in the lead up to the launch of the first Mac.


Hidden Stanford archive houses largest collection of historical Apple materials

12/30/2011, 10:12 am

When Apple's financial hardships forced the company to abandon plans for its own corporate museum back in the late 1990s, the company elected to turn over its trove of materials to Stanford University's Silicon Valley Archives, which now retains the largest collection of such historic data in the world.


Apple headlines 8 of WSJ's 10 most-read corporate articles in 2011

12/29/2011, 02:12 am

Apple came up as a frequent hot topic in business news this year, as evidenced by the fact that eight of the ten most-read corporate articles from The Wall Street Journal in 2011 were about the company and its co-founder Steve Jobs.


Rumor: Apple wants to launch 'iPad 3' on Feb. 24 birthday of Steve Jobs

12/23/2011, 01:12 pm

A new rumor from the Far East claims Apple is looking to launch a third-generation iPad next year on Feb. 24, which is the birthday of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.


1976 letter calls 21-year-old Steve Jobs a hard bargaining, secretive 'joker'

12/22/2011, 04:12 pm

Before he became one of the most recognizable people in the world, a 21-year-old Steve Jobs was met with skepticism in Silicon Valley when he was starting Apple.


Steve Jobs awarded posthumous Grammy, memorial statue unveiled in Hungary

12/21/2011, 09:12 pm

The Recording Academy announced on Wednesday that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is a posthumous recipient of a Special Merit Grammy award, while a software company in Budapest, Hungary has taken the wraps off a six-and-a-half-foot-tall memorial bronze statue of Jobs.


Apple's 15 years of NeXT

12/21/2011, 05:12 pm

Fifteen years ago, Apple announced plans to acquire NeXT Software, a move that would ultimately bring Steve Jobs back to the company he cofounded twenty years earlier.


Apple accounts for three of Google's top ten 2011 searches

12/15/2011, 07:12 pm

Three Apple-related search terms were included in Google's Zeitgeist 2011, with Steve Jobs, the iPhone 5 and iPad 2 all ranking as one of the top ten fastest-rising global queries recorded by the internet search giant.


Steve Jobs refused to talk philanthropy with biographer

12/15/2011, 11:12 am

Though very few subjects were off-limits to biographer Walter Isaacson, one subject Apple co-founder Steve Jobs declined to talk about was what he planned to do with his wealth after he died.


Steve Jobs initially hated Apple's 'Think Different' campaign

12/14/2011, 07:12 pm

Late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' first reaction to the "Think Different" ad campaign was less than welcoming, calling it "crap" before ultimately changing his mind and running the now iconic series.


Steve Jobs loses to 'The Protester' as Time's 2011 Person of the Year

12/14/2011, 11:12 am

Time magazine announced on Wednesday its annual "Person of the Year," awarding the title to "The Protester." Late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was recognized in a "Fond Farewell" from the magazine, while Apple CEO Tim Cook was identified as one of 2011's "People Who Mattered."


Apple founding documents sell for $1.6 million

12/13/2011, 05:12 pm

The original contract from 1976 that Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne signed to formally found the Apple Computer Company was sold at auction for more than ten times its estimated value.


Apple submits updated renderings, plans for Cupertino 'spaceship' campus

12/06/2011, 11:12 pm

Newly submitted renderings of Apple's proposed 13,000-employee mega-campus in Cupertino, Calif., depict a roof with a dark-grey material, a jogging path and modest changes to the ancillary fitness center.


Steve Jobs biography is Amazon's best selling book of 2011

12/06/2011, 12:12 pm

After only weeks of availability, Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Steve Jobs has become Amazon's best-selling title of the year 2011.


Syria bans Apple's iPhone in attempt to silence protesters

12/02/2011, 03:12 pm

Government authorities in Syria have reportedly banned the use of Apple's iPhone, as the country tries to quell protesters who seek to oust President Bashar Assad.


Apple's founding contract expected to bring $150,000 at auction

11/28/2011, 05:11 pm

The signed contract that established what would become the world's most valuable tech company is one of the highlights of an upcoming auction, and is estimated to sell for at least $100,000.


Steve Jobs' wife to manage $4.6 billion trust of Disney shares

11/23/2011, 08:11 pm

Laurene Powell, the widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, will manage a $4.6 billion trust containing the 138 million shares of the Walt Disney Co. that Jobs acquired when he sold Pixar in 2006.


USPTO exhibit shows Jobs' cultural influence through patents, trademarks

11/23/2011, 05:11 pm

The USPTO has built an exhibit highlighting the many patents and trademarks of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, showcasing the tremendous influence the tech guru had on the industry and the world.