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Topic: Steve Jobs

Pixar president recalls a 'transformation' undergone by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs

04/04/2014, 12:04 pm

While Steve Jobs is famous for helping to turn Pixar into a legendary award winning animation studio, the experience of running Pixar also helped to change Jobs himself for the better, the studio's president reveals in a new book excerpt.

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Silicon Valley anti-poaching suit to proceed as judge denies requests from Apple, others

03/28/2014, 09:03 pm

A federal judge on Friday issued an order denying requests from Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe to escape going to trial over claims that the four tech heavyweights artificially suppressed employee wages through anti-poaching agreements.

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New video footage shows initial demolition at Apple's Campus 2 site

03/25/2014, 12:03 am

High quality video footage of the demolition currently underway at Apple's Campus 2 build site in Cupertino, Calif., was posted to the Web on Monday, with the short clip showing what appears to be the complete teardown process of an entire building.

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Director wants Christian Bale to play role of Steve Jobs in upcoming biopic

03/20/2014, 03:03 pm

Acclaimed director David Fincher is considering taking the reins of Sony's upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, but will reportedly do so only if the studio allows Christian Bale to fill the lead role.

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Tim Cook slams new anti-Apple book as 'nonsense' [update: author responds]

03/18/2014, 04:03 pm

A new book about Apple after Steve Jobs paints the company in a largely negative light, leading CEO Tim Cook to publicly take issue with the new title, saying it "fails to capture" the essence of the company.

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Former Apple marketing exec talks Steve Jobs, Apple as product 'launch machine'

03/17/2014, 07:03 pm

In an interview from September, former Apple marketing vice president Allison Johnson discusses working in an environment where the words "branding" and "marketing" were frowned upon, especially by company cofounder Steve Jobs.

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Steve Jobs believed HDTVs were a 'terrible business,' saw Apple TV set as unlikely, new book reveals

03/16/2014, 04:03 pm

Before his death, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs reportedly said in a meeting with his top 100 employees that he didn't believe the company would ever release a television set, due to low margins and infrequent user upgrades.

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SoftBank's Masayoshi Son won iPhone exclusivity after pitching Apple cellphone to Steve Jobs

03/12/2014, 10:03 pm

In an interview earlier this week, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son said he scored exclusive Japanese rights to sell the first iPhone after pitching a crude drawing of an imagined iPod-cellphone hybrid to Steve Jobs. At the time, Son did not own a mobile carrier and the already-in-development iPhone was still two years out.

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Architect of Apple's Campus 2 discusses inspiration behind 'Spaceship' design

03/03/2014, 06:03 pm

In an interview published to the Web on Monday, Norman Foster, founder and chairman of architectural design firm Foster+Partners, explains the thinking behind Apple's Campus 2, including late cofounder Steve Jobs' input on the project.

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Director David Fincher may reteam with writer Aaron Sorkin for 'Steve Jobs' film

02/26/2014, 12:02 pm

David Fincher, the acclaimed director who was behind the camera for Aaron Sorkin's Academy Award winning "The Social Network," is said to be in talks to reteam for the film adaptation of Walter Isaacson's "Steve Jobs" biography.

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Steve Jobs statue unveiled ahead of installation at Apple's Cupertino HQ

02/24/2014, 05:02 pm

Fittingly revealed on his birthday, a bust of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs was unveiled in Belgrade on Monday, with the art piece bound for the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook remembers late Steve Jobs 59 years after his birth

02/24/2014, 01:02 pm

Monday would have been the 59th birthday of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs -- a fact recognized by his successor Tim Cook, who posted a pair of quotes from Jobs on his official Twitter account.

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Steve Jobs to be commemorated with collectible USPS stamp in 2015

02/20/2014, 06:02 pm

The U.S. Postal Service has given the go-ahead to design a collectible stamp that will feature Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, with the commemorative piece slated for release in 2015.

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Apple Lisa mouse personally donated by Steve Jobs unearthed in Colorado time capsule

02/12/2014, 09:02 am

A mouse from an Apple Lisa computer used by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has been recovered from a time capsule buried by organizers of the 1983 Aspen International Design Conference.

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Steve Jobs featured in new 'American Cool' exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery

02/10/2014, 04:02 pm

Visitors to the National Portrait Gallery's new "American Cool" exhibit will find late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs highlighted alongside cultural icons like Miles Davis, Paul Newman, and Jay-Z.

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Retail stores part of Apple marketing plan as far back as 1976, says Silicon Valley ad whiz

02/07/2014, 08:02 am

Apple began formulating a strategy for direct-to-consumer sales from a nationwide chain of first-party brick-and-mortar retail stores as many as 25 years before the first Apple Store opened in 2001, according to a new report.

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Steve Jobs wanted Sony's Vaio computers to run Mac OS X

02/05/2014, 08:02 am

Despite stamping out the once-popular Mac clone program upon his return to Apple in the late 1990s, Steve Jobs a few years later reportedly flew to Hawaii to pitch executives of Japanese electronics giant Sony on the idea of selling Mac-compatible VAIO computers.

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Video of Steve Jobs's first public demo of the Mac resurfaces after 30 years

01/27/2014, 07:01 am

A video of late Apple chief Steve Jobs demonstrating the then-new Macintosh to a gathering of the Boston Computer Society in 1984 has been digitized and made available online, providing a unique insight into the machine's early life.

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Apple's Macintosh has forced the world to change for 30 years

01/24/2014, 06:01 am

Thirty years ago today, Steve Jobs presented the new Macintosh personal computer to a room of Apple investors. The machine has maintained its impact upon the world ever since, despite continually morphing into new forms while detractors voiced their disapproval.

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Briefly: Aaron Sorkin reportedly finishes script for Steve Jobs biopic

01/13/2014, 08:01 pm

Academy Award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has turned in a script for a full-length feature film adaptation of Walter Isaacson's biography of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs.

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