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Topic: Steve Jobs

'Jobs' biopic disappoints at box office in opening weekend

08/18/2013, 03:08 pm

Released last Friday to mostly negative reviews, "Jobs" starring Ashton Kutcher earned less than its studio hoped it would over the weekend.


Early Apple employees Kottke, Fernandez comment on new film 'Jobs'

08/16/2013, 01:08 pm

Daniel Kottke and Bill Fernandez were around in the early days of Apple, and the two former Cupertino employees sat down recently to talk about what the new Ashton Kutcher film "Jobs" got right and wrong about the founding of one of the world's largest companies.


Battle of the billion dollar buybacks: Apple, Inc. vs Microsoft Corporation

08/16/2013, 03:08 am

Over the past fifteen years, both Apple and Microsoft have invested in Apple, while Microsoft has also invested in itself. Here's a look at how those investments worked out, with particular attention to stock buybacks, a panacea certain billionaire investors are prescribing for Apple.


Steve Jobs's $1.1 billion AAPL windfall & Steve Ballmer's $11 billion MSFT blunder

08/14/2013, 04:08 pm

After taking over as Microsoft's chief executive in 2000, Steve Ballmer presided over the liquidation of Apple's stock his company had acquired three years earlier in its $150 million investment in Apple. In retrospect, that was a fantastically bad idea.


Larry Ellison sees dismal future for Apple without Steve Jobs

08/12/2013, 09:08 pm

In an interview with Charlie Rose set to air on Tuesday, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison gave a bleak outlook when asked how Apple will fare without his close friend Steve Jobs at the reins.


Steve Jobs reportedly mulled axing Apple's pro products

08/09/2013, 07:08 pm

In a blog post on Friday, former Apple ad consultant Ken Segall reveals Steve Jobs once considered killing off the company's professional product offerings, including the Mac Pro and software like Final Cut Pro.


New 'Jobs' trailer reveals a few new scenes from upcoming biopic

08/06/2013, 09:08 pm

A new trailer for the Steve Jobs biopic "Jobs" was released on Tuesday, showing a bit more of the movie slated to hit theaters on Aug. 29.


'Jobs' featurette offers closer glimpse at the upcoming movie

07/31/2013, 02:07 pm

A newly released featurette offers a quick look at the upcoming film "Jobs," including new footage and interviews with the movie's stars.


Opera says iPad takes 91% of tablet ads, iPhone ad share leads all Android phones

07/23/2013, 03:07 pm

Opera Mediaworks has released its latest "State of the Mobile Web" report, noting that Apple's iOS platform continues to generate the most revenue, with iPhone maintaining a slight lead over all Android phones combined and the iPad capturing over 92 percent of tablet ad revenue.


Costume designer used around 60 pairs of Levi's 501 jeans for 'Jobs' movie

07/10/2013, 10:07 am

To make Ashton Kutcher's portrayal of Steve Jobs as accurate as possible, the costume designer behind the upcoming "Jobs" movie obtained the exact style of New Balance sneakers and Levi's 501 jeans the Apple co-founder famously wore.


Inventor of the computer mouse dies at 88

07/04/2013, 09:07 am

Though the mouse didn't become the standard way to control a desktop computer until Apple released the Macintosh in 1984, it was first invented 20 years earlier by a visionary World War II veteran named Douglas C. Engelbart, who passed away this week at the age of 88.


'Jobs' movie poster shows Kutcher as technicolor vision of Apple founder

07/03/2013, 12:07 pm

Two weeks after the theatrical trailer debuted for the Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher, the promotional poster for the movie has also been released, showing the former 70's show star rendered as a colorful version of the Apple co-founder.


Dutch 'Steve Jobs schools' to use Apple's iPad for entire education experience

07/02/2013, 09:07 am

This August, 11 so-called "Steve Jobs schools" will open in the Netherlands, serving 1,000 students primarily through educational apps on Apple's iPad, replacing everything from books to blackboards.


Theatrical trailer for 'Jobs' movie starring Ashton Kutcher debuts

06/21/2013, 02:06 pm

The theatrical trailer for the Steve Jobs biopic, "Jobs," has been released, giving viewers a closer look at Ashton Kutcher in the title role, as well as a better sense of the span of the film.


Steve Jobs discusses his legacy in rare 1994 video interview

06/18/2013, 08:06 pm

A reportedly never-before-seen video from 1994 surfaced on the Web on Tuesday, showing late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs discussing his legacy and what it means to contribute to the industry he helped shape.


Paperback edition of Walter Isaacon's 'Steve Jobs' coming Sept. 10 with new cover

06/17/2013, 01:06 pm

Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will be available in paperback with a new front cover starting Sept. 10.


'Jobs' starring Ashton Kutcher to hit US theaters nationwide Aug. 16

06/12/2013, 09:06 am

"Jobs," the biopic about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher, is now set to hit theaters across America on Aug. 16, Open Road Films announced on Wednesday.


Ad guru Lee Clow talks Steve Jobs and Apple at PTTOW media summit

06/08/2013, 05:06 am

Lee Clow, Chairman and Global Director of Apple's go-to ad agency TBWA/Media Arts, recently discussed the 30 years he spent working with Steve Jobs, as well as the history behind now iconic commercials like those from the "Think Different" campaign.


Once scorned in China, Apple now praised for environmental policies

06/07/2013, 08:06 am

Apple's aggressive enforcement of environmental policies in China has turned activists who were once some of its harshest critics into ardent defenders.


Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer personally visits Hollywood to sell studios on Xbox One

06/04/2013, 03:06 pm

In an effort to sell television studios on his company's forthcoming Xbox One game console and media center, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer personally paid a visit to Hollywood last week.