Steve and Laurene Jobs together at the 82nd Academy Awards back in 2010
When Steve Jobs passed away in 2011, he left behind a wife and four children. His widow,Â Laurene Powell Jobs, has stayed hidden from the public sphere for years, but now she is starting to receive more recognition as an influential philanthropist.
She is passionate about a host [Read More...]
Steve & Steve, an online graphic novel being undertaken by Patrick Sean Farley, has got to be the trippiest thing you’ll ever read about the friendship between Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak, in their early HP/Atari days.
How trippy? Well, in the graphic novel, Steve & Steve drop acid in a strange geodesic dome in the middle of the woods, where they begin to debate the origins of technology, Steve Jobs called Arthur C. Clarke [Read More...]
For a long time, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were two of the biggest competitors in the technology industry. They were both early pioneers of desktop computing, and theirÂ companiesÂ were battling each other for every ounce of market share they could get their hands on.
But those shared experiences eventually led to the two becoming good friends. In a new interview for CBS’ 60 Minutes,Â Gates fondly remembers his old foe, and emotionally recalls [Read More...]
Jobs had fantastic hair in high school, which is always more important than a GPA.
When you die as a billionaire who created one of the most influential companies in modern history, people automatically assume that you were pretty smart. And smarts mean good grades in school, right? That’s what your teachers want you to believe.
Mr. Steven [Read More...]
Even though Steve Jobs had a solid working relationship with News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch, it’s no secret that Steve Jobs hated Fox News. In fact, in Walter Isaacon’s authorized biography, Steve Jobs said that “Fox has become an incredibly destructive force in our society.”
Rather than associate Apple’s brand with Fox News’, Steve Jobs decided to personally order all of Apple’s ads to be removed from Fox News.
In his [Read More...]
This is the NeXT Computer that Tim Berners-Lee used to create the world wide web.
CERN has given us many things in our day, most notable among them recent proof of the existence of the so-called ‘God particle’, the Higgs Boston… one of the most elusive objects in particle physics. But like the Higgs Boson, most of CERN’s [Read More...]
Before theÂ disastrousÂ launch of Apple Maps, one of Apple’s biggest failures of all-time was the launch of MobileMe. Apple set a group of engineers out to rebrand .Mac and create a new cloud-based product that totally fell over the night it launched.
Steve Jobs famously met with the entire MobileMe team in the campus auditorium and fired the manger of the project on the spot. Then he told everyone, “you’veÂ tarnished Apple’s reputation … [Read More...]
iSteve,Â a Steve Jobs parody biopic from Funny or Die, will now premier on Wednesday, April 17. The movie was scheduled to start showing yesterday, but was delayed following the explosions during the Boston marathon.
Funny or Die is now encouraging visitors to donate to Boston Red Cross to help those who may have been affected by yesterday’s events, which killed three and left many more injured.
iSteveÂ is a [Read More...]
Breaking her silence on her husband and his legacy, Steve Jobs’s widow Laurene Powell Jobs appeared on on Rock Center with Brian Williams on Friday to say that Jobs’s “legacy is beautiful for me to live with.”
Laurene Powell Jobs was on Rock Center to promote her new film and website, The Dream Is Now, a project aimed at helping get the DREAM Act passed.
As we’ve written before, The DREAM [Read More...]
Back in 2010, when netbooks were the fastest-growing segment of the P market and selling by the tens of millions, Steve Jobs defied conventional wisdom that Apple needs to make a netbook, famously lambasting netbooks as “cheap” and “not better than anything.”
Instead, Jobs introduced the iPad… and in the last three years, the iPad and similar tablets have completely killed netbook sales. In fact, in 2010, there were 32 million netbooks [Read More...]