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Topic: Steve Jobs

(RED) explains away Bono's 'criticism' of Apple as 'faux outrage,' thanks company for support

06/25/2014, 05:06 pm

After singer Bono supposedly criticized Apple of overt modesty on Monday, the U2 frontman's (RED) AIDS relief foundation issued an explanation of the comments and thanked the Cupertino company for being its biggest supporter.

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Bono criticizes Apple for being 'annoyingly quiet' about raising $75M for fight against AIDS

06/23/2014, 03:06 pm

U2 frontman Bono appeared onstage for an interview this weekend at the Cannes Lions festival with Apple designer Jony Ive, and while the two spoke of their successful history together in raising money for The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Bono did take the opportunity to criticize the company for downplaying its role.

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Judge voices concern over settlement in Apple anti-poaching suit, may not approve agreement

06/20/2014, 12:06 am

During a court hearing on Thursday, a federal judge voiced concern over a proposed settlement reached in a class action lawsuit over alleged anti-poaching agreements involving Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe.

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Kanye West says Samsung-Jay Z collaboration drove Apple to buy Beats for cultural credibility

06/17/2014, 05:06 pm

In a surprise appearance at the Cannes Lions festival, rapper Kanye West said a collaboration between fellow performer Jay Z and Samsung last year played into Apple's decision to buy Beats and acqui-hire cofounders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre.

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Apple's massive $3B bet on Beats a sure thing compared to all-in gamble on NeXT in 1996

05/29/2014, 02:05 pm

Apple's recently-confirmed $3 billion purchase of headphone maker and streaming music provider Beats may be the largest cash outlay in its history, but it's far from the Cupertino company's biggest bet on an acquisition.

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Former Apple designer dispels myths about Steve Jobs, corporate culture

05/22/2014, 08:05 pm

Ex-Apple senior designer and user experience evangelist Mark Kawano gives a peek behind the curtain of Cupertino's inner workings in an interview with Fast Company, dispelling four myths regarding the company's design studio and the reputation of cofounder Steve Jobs.

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Plaintiff in Silicon Valley anti-poaching suit protests settlement, wants 'day in court'

05/12/2014, 06:05 pm

Nearly three weeks after Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe agreed to settle out of court a class action lawsuit over alleged anti-poaching agreements, the case's class representative is requesting the $324 million settlement be rejected as "unfair and unjust."

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Steve Jobs tops CNBC's list of 25 most influential people in the last 25 years

04/29/2014, 09:04 am

Saying that the late Apple CEO "seized his chance to change the world," financial news network CNBC on Tuesday chose Steve Jobs to cap their list of 25 business leaders and cultural icons that have most profoundly influenced the world over the last quarter century.

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Leonardo DiCaprio may take lead role in Steve Jobs biopic with Danny Boyle at the helm

04/21/2014, 06:04 pm

With Sony's big-budget Steve Jobs biopic in limbo after David Fincher backed out of the project, fresh rumors say director Danny Boyle may reteam with Leonardo DiCaprio to take on the story of Apple's cofounder.

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David Fincher pulls out of talks to direct Steve Jobs biopic

04/14/2014, 05:04 pm

According to a report on Monday, director David Fincher will not reteam with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin for Sony's upcoming big-budget Steve Jobs biopic. The duo, along with producer Scott Rudin, worked together on the Academy Award winning film "The Social Network," which focused on Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook.

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Email from Steve Jobs reveals Apple TV 'magic wand,' other future product ideas

04/04/2014, 09:04 pm

An email Apple cofounder Steve Jobs sent to his top executives outlines the vision he had for the company in 2010, including future iPhone iterations, "Apple TV 2" and changes to MobileMe that hoped would leapfrog Google's cloud services.

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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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