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Topic: Steve Jobs

Microsoft's Gates, Disney's Iger & Obama comment on passing of Steve Jobs

10/05/2011, 08:10 pm

Following the news that Steve Jobs has died, a number of his contemporaries and some of the most powerful and influential people in the world have commented on his passing, including Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Disney President Bob Iger, and U.S. President Barack Obama.


Apple co-founder Steve Jobs passes away at 56

10/05/2011, 07:10 pm

Steve Jobs, one of the founders of Apple and a driving force behind the creation of the Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod, died Wednesday after a long bout with cancer. He was 56.


Steve Jobs gave pre-release iPad 2 to President Obama

10/03/2011, 11:10 pm

U.S. President Barack Obama revealed recently that one of the perks of his job includes having received an advance copy of Apple's iPad 2 directly from Steve Jobs himself.


Steve Jobs 'expected' to appear at Apple's iPhone 5 event - report

10/03/2011, 09:10 am

Despite the fact that he is no longer CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs is "expected" to appear at Tuesday's iPhone event alongside current Chief Executive Tim Cook, a new report claims.


Steve Jobs contacted Samsung in 2010 to resolve Apple patent dispute

09/29/2011, 08:09 am

Before the patent battle between Apple and Samsung became a worldwide legal mess, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs reportedly initiated contact with Samsung in an attempt to resolve the issues out of court.


Fortune releases new Kindle-exclusive eBook on the rise of Steve Jobs

09/27/2011, 06:09 pm

Fortune magazine on Tuesday released "All About Steve: The Story of Steve Jobs and Apple from the pages of FORTUNE," an eBook available exclusively from Amazon's Kindle Store.


Architecture critic pans Apple's 'spaceship' campus as 'troubling,' 'scary'

09/27/2011, 12:09 pm

A prominent architecture critic has panned Apple's plans for its new Cupertino, Calif., campus, suggesting it is a "wildly ambitious, over-the-top headquarters" out of sync with the company's beautiful and functional products.


Bill Buxton of Microsoft Research calls Steve Jobs' patents a lesson for CEOs

09/21/2011, 06:09 pm

Steve Jobs' name wasn't just slapped on a variety of Apple patents, but rather the depth of his contributions as chief executive of Apple offers a lesson for other leaders.


Steve Jobs resignation has little effect on Apple product demand - report

09/13/2011, 09:09 pm

Consumer demand for Apple products is unlikely to be impacted by the resignation of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, says one of two new studies, while the other reaffirms that the iPad will continue “dominating” the enterprise tablet market for the foreseeable future.


Google's Schmidt says he's a 'very proud former board member' of Apple [u]

09/02/2011, 10:09 am

In a new interview, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt complimented the job Steve Jobs did as Apple's chief executive, and said he considers himself a "very proud" former member of Apple's board of directors [updated].


U2 singer Bono praises philanthropy of Apple's Steve Jobs

09/02/2011, 09:09 am

Bono, the frontman for the band U2, spoke out this week in praise of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, lauding his numerous contributions to AIDS research.


Consumer perception of Apple improves after Steve Jobs resignation

09/01/2011, 04:09 pm

Suggesting the Apple brand is bigger than the company's iconic founder, a daily tracking survey has found that consumer perception of Apple actually improved following the resignation of Steve Jobs.


Steve Jobs' biological father wants to finally meet son

08/30/2011, 06:08 pm

Steve Jobs’ biological father says he lives in hope that he'll have the opportunity to acquaint with his long-lost son, even if its just for one cup of coffee, but refuses to be the one to reach out to the Apple co-founder.


Third Apple co-founder sold 10% stake to avoid paper pushing, risk

08/27/2011, 12:08 am

Ron Wayne, the Apple co-founder who sold his 10 percent stake in Apple for just $2,300, said in an interview this week that he backed out of the company because he feared his role would involve shuffling papers for the rest of his life.


Salesforce chief gave Steve Jobs “App Store” trademark as token of appreciation

08/26/2011, 06:08 pm

Salsesforce chief executive Marc Benioff revealed this week that he handed over his firm's “App Store” trademark to Apple as a way of thanking co-founder Steve Jobs for personal insight and support over the years.


Apple suppliers anticipate 'minimal' impact from Steve Jobs' resignation

08/25/2011, 11:08 pm

According to sources at Apple's major suppliers, including Foxconn and Quanta, Steve Jobs' resignation as CEO of the company will have "little impact" on orders due to his successor Tim Cook's wealth of operations experience.


Portfolio of over 300 patents underscores Steve Jobs' attention to detail

08/25/2011, 07:08 pm

Steve Jobs' penchant for striking industrial designs, meticulous work ethic, and his influence on lives of all those living in the 21st century are exemplified in an unparalleled portfolio of more than 300 patents to which his name is credited.


Authorized Steve Jobs biography will include resignation details

08/25/2011, 01:08 pm

The authorized biography of Steve Jobs is still on track for release this November, and the book will include details on his resignation as Apple CEO from Jobs' perspective.


New Apple CEO Tim Cook e-mails employees: 'Our best years lie ahead'

08/25/2011, 10:08 am

Following his ascension to the role of Apple CEO, Tim Cook on Thursday sent out a company-wide e-mail assuring employees that nothing will change at Apple.


Post-Steve Jobs Apple likened to departures of Walt Disney, Henry Ford

08/25/2011, 08:08 am

The resignation of Steve Jobs as Apple CEO is a significant event for the company, but similar to the departures of visionaries in years past like Henry Ford and Walt Disney, Apple is expected to go on without Jobs.