TheNextWeb shares the release of a tape from the Center for Design Innovation, which hosts a fascinating 1983 speech delivered by Steve Jobs, in which he very charismatically makes some predictions about the future of personal computing.
Ex-Apple employee Wayne Goodrich has sued his former company for firing him. He claims to have been a close confidant to Steve Jobs, and says the late company co-founder promised him lifetime employment.
Following recent reports that Steve Jobs’ home was burglarized last month, a new report from Mercury News tells the tale of how Jobs’ stolen iPad ended up in the hands of a middle-aged street performer called Kenny the Clown.
Police have arrested a 35-year-old Alemeda, CA man in the burglary of Apple co-founder Steve Job’s home in Palo Alto, CA. Police were able to detect the suspect’s location by his IP address once he powered on one of the iPads stolen from Jobs’ home.
Credited with putting the ‘i’ in iMac and all of Apple’s other products, it’s fair to say that Ken Segall is an important man in Apple’s history. As such, the interview he gave to TIME magazine at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA was bound to be interesting.
Before I begin, this really isn’t intended as a criticism of Apple in any way – its still a great company and the best consumer electronics brand out there. But it is worth asking: has it lost that craziness and distinctiveness, especially from a design point of view, that made it extra special for years, especially after Steve Jobs returned to the company in 1997?
Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson is fighting a subpoena to open up closed interviews he had with Jobs in the Apple ebook price-fixing case. When Apple moved into ebooks, they negotiated an agency model with publishers. The publishers set the price, and Apple took a 30 percent cut.
Somebody with a good sense of humor decided to make fun of a ‘do not print large jobs’ sign in front of a photocopier, and it’s pretty funny. You could have almost guessed it, a huge Steve Jobs photo was pinned up next to it, making quite a funny but fairly stupid joke.
Steve Jobs has been recognized by Time Magazine as one of the 20 most influential Americans to ever walk the earth – an honor that he shares with the likes of Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell, Martin Luther King, Jr. and even George Washington.
After being told by a U.S. District Court judge that they couldn’t introduce Steve Jobs’ “anti-Android” statements into court, they’ve asked the judge to limit references Apple can make about the Apple co-founder.
We often heard Steve Jobs talk about the ‘Post-PC’ era, but Microsoft COO Kevin Turner came out with the opposite point of view during the company’s Worldwide Partner Conference, describing it as a ‘PC+ era’, stating that what Steve Jobs believed was in their eyes ‘completely incorrect’.
A French telecom engineer says that the man that turned Apple into the empire of web-connected devices it is today drew some of his inspiration from a table-top box that connected French homes to information long before the arrival of widely available Internet.