The official, authorized biography of Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson, is due to be released on Monday, but several media organizations received early copies of the book, and shared some interesting excerpts that I think you’ll enjoy.
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A Consumerist reader, Matt, shares a touching story about an Apple manager who broke a rule and allowed the reader’s 10-year-old daughter to buy an iPod touch (with a jar full of cash she had saved up) while the Apple Store was closed yesterday during the Steve Jobs celebration.
According to the 60 Minutes team’s Twitter account, Walter Isaacson, the man who wrote the official biography of Steve Jobs, will be making an appearance on 60 Minutes to discuss his upcoming Steve Jobs biography, which is called, simply, “Steve Jobs.”
Apple has shared a picture from their celebration of Steve Jobs’ life yesterday, which included a speech by CEO Tim Cook, and performances from various artists, including Norah Jones and Coldplay.
Apple’s homepage, which has displayed an image of Steve Jobs since his passing, has now returned to normal. A “Remembering Steve” link, still remains, appearing at the bottom of the page. Apple has purchased RememberingSteveJobs.com, which directs to their official memorial page.
Earlier today, Apple updated their official Steve Jobs memorial website with tributes & comments from over a million fans & admirers. Apple also held a private celebration of Steve Jobs’ life for Apple employees at their Cupertino headquarters.
The city of Cupertino, California, home to Apple’s corporate headquarters, adjourned their City Council meeting yesterday in memory of Steve Jobs. The city has developed a video as a tribute to Steve Jobs.
Some new comments from Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son, suggesting that Steve Jobs continued working on Apple’s next products until the day before he died.
Apple has been collecting tributes to Steve Jobs from fans and admirers since his passing two weeks ago today, and has collected over a million tributes. The company has now updated their official Steve Jobs tribute page to display those thoughts and comments.
Apple will be closing its retail stores for an hour tomorrow (October 19th) in remembrance of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The hour-long closure coincides with a private celebration of Steve Jobs’ life to be held for Apple employees at the company’s Cupertino headquarters.
Before Apple developed iCloud, Steve Jobs scheduled a personal meeting with Dropbox founders Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi. Jobs discussed the possibility of a nine-digit buyout of Dropbox, but the two co-founders declined his offer.
While various shrines, tributes & memorials of Steve Jobs have arisen since his passing on October 5th, a new and especially creative tribute has now been created in Munich, Germany – a mural of Steve Jobs made out of over 4,000 post-it notes!
A young fellow in the iPhone 4S lineup at Apple’s Fifth Avenue store in New York displayed an awesome Steve Jobs tribute haircut that you just have to see. The image is a mashup of an Apple Logo and a surprisingly realistic portrait of Steve Jobs.
Gawker has shared an interesting excerpt from Walter Isaacson’s forthcoming biography on Steve Jobs, explaining why he consistently wore the black mock turtleneck and blue jeans he is now so well known fore.
Wired has released a special anthology in memory of Steve Jobs, which contains Wired’s best stories about him over the years, all prefaced with a heartfelt remembrance written by Steven Levy, a senior writer for Wired who has interviewed Jobs multiple times.
Discovery Channel will be airing a special hour-long retrospective on the life and achievements of Steve Jobs. The special, called “iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World,” will be hosted by Discovery’s “Mythbusters,” and will air on October 16th at 8 p.m. eastern.