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  • This Guy Ate Pizza Every Day For 25 Years, And Lived To Tell The Tale

    07/19/2014 5:26:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Esquire ^ | July 16, 2014 | Megan Friedman
    Here's what he (and we) have learned from his oddball diet.As the saying goes, pizza is like sex. Even if it’s bad, it’s still pizza. And just like sex, there are people out there addicted to pizza. Meet Dan Janssen, a Maryland man who has gained a minor level of fame for eating pizza every day for 25 years. In a mini-documentary produced by Vice, Janssen talks about the repercussions of his oddball diet. Here are five key lessons. Pizza obsession is deeper than just a food preference. Janssen says his picky diet likely stems from a few traumatic experiences...
  • Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

    Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable". Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts stem cells into producing new white blood cells, which fight off infection. Scientists at the University of Southern California say the discovery could be particularly beneficial for people suffering from damaged immune systems, such as cancer patients on chemotherapy. It could also help the elderly whose immune system becomes less effective as they age, making it...
  • Tech Firms May Find No-Poaching Pacts Costly

    04/08/2014 9:03:55 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 23 replies
    NYT via Yahoo! Finance ^ | Tue, Apr 8, 2014 | ANDREW ROSS SORKIN
    It is the talk of the Valley. A high-stakes negotiation is taking place in Silicon Valley among some of the biggest names in the industry — Apple and Google among them — over accusations that they were involved in a collusion to prevent their employees from being hired at rival companies. The employees filed a class-action suit, contending that the illegal hiring practices cost employees $9 billion in lost wages. Now the companies are locked in mediation sessions, hoping to settle the case in the next several weeks. The question being whispered all over town now is how much will...
  • Steve Jobs biopic pops up on Netflix

    03/31/2014 12:40:23 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 8 replies
    CNET ^ | Monday, March 31, 2014 | Rich Trenholm
    Love him or hate him, there's no doubt Steve Jobs was a fascinating, complex and contradictory figure. Two years on from his untimely death, you can now watch biopic Jobs on Netflix in the US. Ashton Kutcher dons the black turtle-neck in a dramatisation spanning Jobs' early life as a college drop-out in the 1970s to the launch of the iPod in 2001, taking in the period he left to start a rival firm and his eventual triumphant return. Director Joshua Michael Stern isn't afraid to portray the uncompromising Apple co-founder in an unsympathetic light, but moves too briskly through...
  • Apple Engineer Recalls the iPhone's Birth

    03/26/2014 2:47:35 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 33 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Tuesday, March 25, 2014 | Daisuke Wakabayashi
    Jobs's Ultimatum: Lay Out a Vision Fast or Lose the Project In February 2005, Apple Inc.'s then chief executive, Steve Jobs, gave senior software engineer Greg Christie an ultimatum. Mr. Christie's team had been struggling for months to lay out the software vision for what would become the iPhone as well as how the parts would work together. Now, Mr. Jobs said the team had two weeks or he would assign the project to another group. "Steve had pretty much had it," said Mr. Christie, who still heads Apple's user-interface team. "He wanted bigger ideas and bigger concepts." Mr. Christie's...
  • How Steve Jobs Blew Up the Rules of Branding

    03/25/2014 8:23:11 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 29 replies
    Entrepreneur ^ | Tuesday, March 25. 2014 | Jonathan Salem Basking
    Apple blew up the rules of branding because Jobs simply didn't recognize them. He didn't follow the approved checklist, and he never did what he was supposed to do. He knew that someone else's success wouldn't be his own, not because of his ego, but because it's a fact that imitating others has never resulted in great successes. He left it to Apple's competitors to produce lame, unsold computers with colorful lids, knockoff ads that inadvertently made Apple look better and a world of smartphones and tablets that look like iPhones and iPads. In doing so, Apple focused on doing...
  • What I Learned Negotiating With Steve Jobs [Heidi Roizen]

    03/23/2014 11:13:39 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 58 replies
    Heidi Roizen's Blog ^ | Saturday, March 22, 2014 | Heidi Roizen
    Fresh out of Stanford Business School, I started a software company, T/Maker, with my brother Peter. He was the software architect and I was, well, everything else. Our little company was among the first to ship software for the Macintosh, and we developed a positive reputation among the members of the nascent developer community, which led us to expanding our business by publishing software for other independent developers. Two of our developers, Randy Adams and William Parkhurst, went to work for Steve Jobs at his new company, NeXT, and that’s how I ended up head to head with Steve Jobs....
  • New book says Apple's best days are behind it

    03/19/2014 7:40:51 AM PDT · by harpu · 19 replies
    www.siliconvalley.com ^ | 03/18/14 | Patrick May
    Apple is not going to like this new book about Apple. The title -- "Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs" -- pretty much says it all. While author Yukari Iwatani Kane does say on page 336 of her 338-page book that "it's not too late for Apple to dazzle the world again," by that point she's made her conclusion clear -- Apple's long slide began the day Jobs died. Without him," the former Wall Street Journal reporter wrote in her book, which hit stores Tuesday, "everything changed. The dilemmas multiply and deepen. Solutions slip further out of reach." "Haunted Empire:...
  • Why Steve Jobs’ Computer Paradigm Shift Prediction Panned Out, and What it Means for the Market

    03/08/2014 12:36:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Wiglaf Journal ^ | March 6, 2014 | David Dalka, New Media Editor
    <p>Traditional hard drive manufacturers are currently going through a paradigm shift—one where new solid-state hard drives, known as SSD, are taking market share and slowly eliminating traditional hard drives. SSD hard drives of one terabyte or more are slowly becoming affordable to the masses.</p>
  • Rasmussen: To See Where Country is Heading, Ignore Washington

    08/06/2013 9:52:29 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 21 replies
    August 5, 2013 12:14 pm | Scott Rasmussen
    It's no secret that both political parties are struggling to connect with voters. Strategists dream up marketing plans to increase their party's appeal to this constituency or that group. Sometimes they work, and sometimes they don't. But they never establish a deep and lasting connection with voters. That's because most of what the parties talk about is yesterday's news and is largely irrelevant to the realities of the 21st century. Consider the top issue before the nation -- the economy. President Obama wants to raise taxes and increase government spending to boost the economy and create jobs. Republicans disagree. Voters...
  • Vintage Apple computer auctioned off for $668,000

    05/25/2013 10:32:55 AM PDT · by oxcart · 42 replies
    BERLIN (AP) -- An auctioneer says one of Apple's first computers - a functioning 1976 model - has been sold for a record 516,000 euros ($668,000). German auction house Breker said Saturday an Asian client, who asked not to be named, bought the so-called Apple 1, which the tech company's founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built in a family garage. Breker claims it is one of only six known remaining functioning models in the world. Breker already sold one last year for 492,000 euros. It says the computer bears Wozniak's signature. An old business transaction letter from the late...
  • Steve Jobs ordered Apple ads off Fox News

    05/07/2013 9:47:25 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 84 replies
    NetworkWorld ^ | 5/6/13 | Paul McNamara
    Add another one to the man's list of prudent business decisions. As relates to his previously documented loathing of Fox News, it's now known that the late Steve Jobs backed up his harsh words by wisely withholding Apple's advertising dollars, according to an upcoming book about the 2012 presidential campaign. The book's author, Jonathan Alter, a Bloomberg political columnist and contributor to MSNBC, tells of Jobs "personally ordering that Apple ads be removed from Fox News," according to a blog post in the New York Times over the weekend. Alter's book, "The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies," is scheduled...
  • What the GOP could learn from Steve Jobs

    03/20/2013 2:45:17 PM PDT · by codiasllc · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 20, 2013 | Cody M. Brown
    Jobs began rebuilding Apple not by focusing on products, suppliers, or market shares, but by asking a simple question: “Who is Apple and what do we stand for?”
  • Steve Jobs Memorial Unveiled in Russia

    01/09/2013 9:19:59 AM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 1/9/13
    MOSCOW, January 9 (RIA Novosti) – A memorial to world renowned tech innovator and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was unveiled in St. Petersburg on Wednesday. The monument, a giant replica of a black, late model iPhone with a screen that displays a photo and video slideshow of Jobs’ life, is located in the courtyard of the St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics. On the back, the monument features a QR code which observers can scan before being directed to a website commemorating the Apple co-founder
  • Seriously, Apple Is Doomed

    11/12/2012 6:36:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Daring Fireball ^ | 11/10/2012 | JOHN GRUBER
    Dan Crow, another former Apple employee from the 1990s, also says Apple has shown itself to be doomed without Steve Jobs, in a piece for The Guardian headlined “We’ve Passed Peak Apple”: Why do I think Apple has passed its peak? There are a number of signs. The most visible recent one is the Maps debacle. Replacing Google Maps with an obviously inferior experience shows how much Apple has changed. Apple’s success had been all about offering users the best possible experience; suddenly it is willing to give users a clearly worse experience to further its corporate interests - in...
  • Idiots Offer Hope, Change, Blame, Revenge- and Self Government

    11/03/2012 4:51:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Novemer 3, 2012 | John Ransom
    We’re fortunate in this country. Anyone can be born in a log cabin, or a condo in Hawaii, and grow up to become an idiot. Now before I get hot and bothered emails from people saying things like “I take offense to your language. My son’s an idiot. How do you think this makes me feel?” or this one from “MO”: “I married an idiot. And we struggle every day because his disability,” please understand that I don’t discriminate against idiots. No, not at all; I have voted for plenty of them.       Because we are also a tad unfortunate in...
  • Is Apple starting to unravel without Steve Jobs?

    11/02/2012 7:04:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 11/02/2012 | Therese Poletti
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Apple Inc.’s shares are now down nearly 15% since they briefly passed the $700 mark in mid-September. The decline began shortly after Apple’s new Maps app started to get panned by reviewers following the launch of the iPhone 5 on Sept. 21. Jean-Louis Gassée, a former Apple executive and venture capitalist, wrote in his blog barely a week later that the company lost nearly $30 billion in market value after the “Maps fracas” and subsequent apology to customers by Chief Executive Tim Cook. Read more on Gassée’s blog. The shares continued their slide through October. The...
  • Dagny Taggart Goes to War

    10/15/2012 3:58:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2012 | Katie Kieffer
    Dagny Taggart is not just the entrepreneurial heroine of Ayn Rand’s magnum opus novel, Atlas Shrugged. She is the inspiration of real women everywhere who are taking up her shield and fighting her battle for freedom using the weapons of entrepreneurship, education and free speech. The media continually talks about the “war on women.” What the media never admits is that the government is waging a war against women through unjust force. The government’s “weapons” include: domestic drones that violate women’s private property rights; unconstitutional taxes and regulations that make it nearly impossible for women to achieve their dreams; healthcare...
  • One Year Ago Today - October 5, 2011 - A Depressing News Day

    10/05/2012 5:29:45 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 7 replies
    It was one year ago today that we learned of the death of Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs...and also we learned that Sarah Palin decided not to run for president. The death of Steve Jobs was shocking but not that unexpected. It was only a few weeks earlier that Drudge posted a horrifying photo of a very gaunt Steve Jobs being helped out of a car in what looked like a paper hospital gown. I thought posting the photo was in bad taste and Drudge quickly pulled it. Still, it was rather sad that all the billions of dollars...
  • For Those Who Want to Lead, Read

    08/20/2012 7:01:25 AM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 23 replies
    Harvard Business Review ^ | 15AUG12 | John Coleman
    When David Petraeus visited the Harvard Kennedy School in 2009, one of the meetings he requested was with author Doris Kearns Goodwin. Petraeus, who holds a PhD in International Relations from Princeton, is a fan of Team of Rivals and wanted time to speak to the famed historian about her work. Apparently, the great general (and current CIA Director) is something of a bibliophile. He's increasingly an outlier. Even as global literacy rates are high (84%), people are reading less and less deeply. The National Endowment for the Arts (PDF) has found that "[r]eading has declined among every group of...
  • Calif. Clown Caught With IPad Stolen From Steve Jobs' Home

    08/20/2012 12:05:45 PM PDT · by caldera599 · 5 replies
    Officer.com ^ | 8/20/2012 | Garance Burke
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Families waiting for San Francisco's cable cars on a recent morning couldn't help but notice Kenny the Clown, who wore a curly rainbow wig as he twisted brightly colored balloons into animal shapes for visitors, blasting Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" from an iPad at his feet. Little did the clown know that the tablet doubling as his stereo would turn out to have been stolen from the home of the late Steve Jobs. "The thing that is embarrassing to me is I'm a huge fan of Steve Jobs," said Kenneth Kahn, 47, a professional entertainer who...
  • Clown Unknowingly Had Steve Jobs' Stolen iPad

    08/17/2012 12:45:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Fri., Aug. 17 2012 | Suzanne Stathatos
    If you weren't already freaked out by clowns, you may be now. Kenneth Kahn, aka Kenny the Clown, a Fisherman's Warf icon and onetime aspiring mayor, is in trouble with the cops once more. But this time, it's not for his alleged Ed Jew antics or for juggling fire on a skateboard. No, this time, Kenny was caught with Steve Jobs' stolen iPad. Kahn said he didn't know the iPad had belonged to Apple's late co-founder. He thought it was just a gift from a friend, 35-year-old Kariem McFarlin of Alameda, according to media outlets. McFarlin was arrested Aug. 2...
  • Steve Wozniak: Microsoft's Surface Tablet Is Like Something Steve Jobs Would've Built

    07/09/2012 2:27:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/09/2012 | Steve Kovach
    Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak recently spoke at the Entel Summit in Chile where he was asked about everything from the Megaupload scandal to Microsoft's new Surface Tablet. Wozniak is known for trying non-Apple products, and he's not shy about criticizing the company he helped start. Wozniak's assessment of the Surface tablet? He says it's as if Steve Jobs came back reincarnated at Microsoft to develop a beautiful device. Skip to 2:30 to hear Woz's thoughts on Microsoft Surface, Windows Phone, and Google Glass. We found this video on iDB: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO
  • How Steve Jobs Jobbed The Left

    06/04/2012 8:52:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2012 | Bruce Bialosky
    How do you become a business titan that treats employees like garbage, creates products intended to be monopolies, charges excessive prices that result in outrageous profits, practices significant tax avoidance, and yet not get pilloried (on the contrary, become deified) by the anti-business media? It’s simple; you are Steve Jobs and you are just too cool to criticize. There’s no doubt that Steve Jobs was a major player in the development of the personal computer, transformed the animation business, and developed products in the last decade of his life that changed our culture and society. His finest quality was the...
  • Political comedy: Xi will be the new leader of China

    02/13/2012 1:48:04 PM PST · by Jiyimobuqu · 2 replies
    http://charles-dollar.blogspot.com/ ^ | 2/13/2012 | Jiyimobuqu
    .... Barack: Now tell me who won the Maine caucus? Bill: Mitt. Barack: Meat? I thought Maine is famous for its lobster. Bill: Yes. Barack: Then who won? Bill: Mitt. Barack: I hate meat. Lobster is juicier and more delicious. So tell me who won the Maine caucus? ..... This is part of a political comedy I have written. You can watch it on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7wrO5G6x4I or visit: http://charles-dollar.blogspot.com/
  • FBI’s Steve Jobs file: He will ‘distort reality ... to achieve his goals’

    02/09/2012 5:29:55 PM PST · by maggief · 52 replies
    WaPo ^ | February 9, 2012 | Hayley Tsukayama
    Steve Jobs, being considered in 1991 for an appointment under President George H.W. Bush, underwent a thorough background investigation by the FBI, according to newly released files from the agency. The FBI amassed a lengthy and often unflattering file on Apple’s co-founder, with more than 30 interviews of friends, neighbors, family, former business associates and Jobs, that revealed his early drug use and concerns that the then-head of NeXT was neglecting his daughter born out of wedlock with his high school girlfriend.
  • Steve Jobs and my child

    01/28/2012 5:34:12 AM PST · by rhema · 7 replies
    WORLD ^ | Mary Doe
    The death of Steve Jobs last October reminded me of a death 24 years earlier, in October 1987. I caused that death. I regret it. The law did not punish me because what I did was legal. Thoughts of shame have nipped at me ever since. It becomes overwhelming on anniversary dates. As readers now know, Steve Jobs' adoptive parents brought him into their home as an infant. His biological parents were an Anglo-American woman and an Arab father from Syria. News accounts gave details about his biological father, and some in the Arab world took credit for Jobs' brilliance....
  • President Obama has invited Steve Jobs’ wife Laurene to State of the Union address [TechnoBarf]

    01/24/2012 1:27:14 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 28 replies
    The Next Web ^ | 24th January 2012 | Matthew Panzarino
    President Obama has exercised a tradition of honoring national heroes by inviting the late Steve Jobs’ wife Laurene Powell Jobs, to the State of the Union address on Tuesday, reports Vanguard News. The visionary executive’s widow will join First Lady Michelle Obama in her box in the House of Representatives, according to a release from the White House. Powell will be joined by Warren Buffet’s secretary Debbi Bosanek as a nod to the billionaire’s complaint about the level of taxes paid by his employees being higher than his own, Mark Kelly, the husband of Gabrielle Giffords, a representative who was...
  • How the U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work

    01/22/2012 4:48:02 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 54 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 21, 2012 | By CHARLES DUHIGG and KEITH BRADSHER
    When Barack Obama joined Silicon Valley’s top luminaries for dinner in California last February, each guest was asked to come with a question for the president. But as Steven P. Jobs of Apple spoke, President Obama interrupted with an inquiry of his own: what would it take to make iPhones in the United States? Mr. Jobs’s reply was unambiguous. “Those jobs aren’t coming back,” he said, according to another dinner guest.
  • Why do Apple, Volvo and IKEA never fail?

    12/27/2011 10:36:30 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 29 replies
    12/28/2011 | WesternCulture
    In one word; marketing skills. No one actually needs French perfumes. Fancy a rum and cola? - Why bother about coke? This Christmas, I and my brother, a programmer (silly job, good pay), discussed the issue of how to define a 'smart phone'. I'm a simple cook, but my Sony Ericsson Vivaz can do everything his iPhone could do, however, at the end of the row, we both agreed Apple and their products are among the best marketed brands on Earth. IKEA is another example of companies that are more than companies. Everyone has experienced sad misfortunes with IKEA furniture....
  • Apple Starts to Wobble 2 Months After Jobs' Death

    12/12/2011 2:59:53 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 47 replies · 3+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 12/12/11
    Apple Starts to Wobble 2 Months After Jobs' Death Two months since the death of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, the firm's management is showing signs of wobbling. The market shares of the iPhone and iPad are declining, and a series of patent-infringement lawsuits against rivals are not entirely going to plan. Apple's competitors, who were caught on the back foot by the iPhone and iPad, are rapidly releasing products aimed at toppling the leader. â—† Shrinking Demand U.S. market research firm Canaccord Genuity recently said Apple's share of the American table PC market is forecast to fell from 74 percent...
  • "Truth, Logic, Siri, and PCMag.com"

    12/02/2011 10:42:05 AM PST · by hocndoc · 9 replies
    WingRight.org ^ | December 2, 2011 | Beverly Nuckols, MD (hocndoc)
    The Lord does work in mysterious ways. But most of the time, He just uses the laws of physics and the logic that He invented. Still, I was surprised to find an argument for pro-life versus abortion logic on a technology blog at PCMag.com. And the simple logic of pointing out that abortionists don't use the word "abortion" when advertising their services is much more telling than I believe the author knew. ""Siri is doing exactly what it was built to do—provide answers to questions like, "Where can I get an abortion?" using its own algorithms and the online resources...
  • Steve Jobs: Thanks Mom For Not Aborting Me!

    11/30/2011 9:36:58 AM PST · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    American Catholic ^ | Sunday, November 27, 2011 A.D. | Donald R. McClarey
    Steve Jobs: Thanks Mom For Not Aborting Me! Published Sunday, November 27, 2011 A.D. | By Donald R. McClarey  A follow up to my post, which may be read here, regarding Steve Jobs, Adoption and Abortion. Pro-lifers have gotten some static for bringing up the fact that Steve Jobs could have ended up aborted if his mother had not chosen life for him. Well, it appears that Steve Jobs was thankful that his mother did not choose to kill him through abortion.“I wanted to meet [her] mostly to see if she was OK and to thank her, because I’m glad...
  • Steve Jobs' Heirs Could Be Forced to Sell Apple Shares (estate faces $867 million tax bill.)

    11/22/2011 2:40:27 PM PST · by TSgt · 22 replies · 1+ views
    www.nbcbayarea.com ^ | Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011 | Updated 1:38 PM PST | Barbara E. Hernandez
    When Steve Jobs died last month, he left $6.78 billion of stock in both Apple and Disney presumably to his wife and family. His widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, may not have a better time to sell off the billions of stock and avoid $867 million in capital gains taxes. Financial planners told Bloomberg that Powell Jobs and the family should quickly divest and diversify its holdings to avoid higher taxes. Capital gains taxes are set to rise in 2013 from 15 to 20 percent, and Americans with a high income may also be subjected to a 3.8 percent tax on...
  • HP Is Not Apple, Meg Whitman Is Not Steve Jobs, But Here's Why I'm Bullish Anyway

    11/17/2011 7:02:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/17/2011 | Rich Karlgaard
    In late September, when Steve Jobs was a fortnight from his long night, HP, whose co-founder Bill Hewlett had once chatted with and inspired the high-schooler Jobs, named Meg Whitman as its latest CEO. Meg Whitman has many positive and unappreciated qualities, but no one has ever compared her to Steve Jobs. He was the West Coast acid-dropping dropout and seeker; she was the East Coast Ivy Leaguer who kept her nose clean. Her rise up the corporate ladder to eBay was as predictable as any Harvard Business School grad’s can be: Disney, Procter and Gamble, Bain Capital. Even her...
  • Steve Jobs' $450 Eyeglasses Sell Like Hot Cakes

    11/08/2011 4:52:06 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | November 5, 2011 | Shailesh Shrivastava
    Steve Jobs has been described as one of the greatest visionaries of the century after his death, and many people have started following his vision not only philosophically, but also practically. Following the death of Apple's co-founder and former CEO, people are buying or ordering Steve Jobs' "vision" - the rimless stainless-steel frame glasses - as if there is no tomorrow. The German Lunor Classic Rund PP glasses are on display at a Hong Kong optical trade show in the booth of Power Bloom, the Asian distributor of the glasses. "After he passed, many, many clients and customers asked for...
  • Steve Jobs' Sister Reveals CEO's Final Words

    10/30/2011 8:11:56 PM PDT · by Raymann · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 30, 2011 | Fox News
    Mona Simpson, an author and biological sister of Steve Jobs, said her brother’s final words were “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow,” in an Oct. 16 eulogy she delivered that was published Sunday in The New York Times. Simpson remembered the man she first learned about when she was 25, living in New York and working at a small literary magazine. A lawyer had informed her that she had a rich and famous long-lost brother.
  • A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs

    10/30/2011 8:09:41 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/30/11 | Mona Simpson
    I grew up as an only child, with a single mother. Because we were poor and because I knew my father had emigrated from Syria, I imagined he looked like Omar Sharif. I hoped he would be rich and kind and would come into our lives (and our not yet furnished apartment) and help us. Later, after I’d met my father, I tried to believe he’d changed his number and left no forwarding address because he was an idealistic revolutionary, plotting a new world for the Arab people. Related Even as a feminist, my whole life I’d been waiting for...
  • Latest Steve Jobs Mystery Revealed: How He Drove Without License Plates

    10/27/2011 7:44:06 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 73 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! Autos ^ | Oct 27, 2011 | Justin Hyde
    The multitude of mysteries revealed following the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' death now includes one that puzzled car enthusiasts for years: How did Jobs get away with driving without a license plate? It was common knowledge that Jobs would park his Mercedes SL55 AMG in a handicapped spot at Apple's Cupertino, Calif., headquarters, with nothing to identify his vehicle other than the tiny barcode that usually rests behind the rear license plate. According to Walter Isaacson's new biography, Jobs wanted to avoid having a plate for privacy reasons; and yet when having a license-less silver Mercedes became a...
  • A Portrait Of No Jobs In America

    10/27/2011 4:38:06 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-26-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • Steve Jobs Called Fox News a ‘Destructive Force in Our Society’

    10/26/2011 7:58:28 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 63 replies
    Gawker ^ | October 26, 2011 | Gawker
    Rupert Murdoch must have imagined Steve Jobs would be a feisty dinner guest. Even still, the News Corp. chairman couldn't have foreseen that, in one night at the mogul's Carmel, California ranch, Jobs would call his tech people incompetent, get a guy fired, and say that Fox News was literally destroying the world. Walter Isaacson's new biography of the Apple co-founder says Jobs railed against the conservative news channel and tried to convince Murdoch to shut it down. His comments came at the 2010 iteration of News Corp.'s annual management retreat. Isaacson writes: In return for speaking at the retreat,...
  • Steve Jobs biography sparks Apple TV rumours

    10/24/2011 1:51:17 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    http://www.monstersandcritics.com ^ | Oct 24, 2011, 20:08 GMT | Staff
    San Francisco - Steve Jobs told his biographer that he had cracked the problem of creating an effective interactive television, fueling rumours that Apple will release such a device next year. Jobs made the comments to author Walter Isaacson, whose portrait of the technology visionary was released Monday. Titled simply Steve Jobs, the book is the only biography authorized by the Apple co-founder, who granted Isaacson some 40 interviews to outline the parameters of his life from his early years as an adopted child to his last months, as he raced to finish the development of products when he knew...
  • Steve Jobs Shocker: Bill Gates Should Have Dropped Acid

    10/24/2011 10:59:42 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 91 replies
    Reuters via Foxnews ^ | October 24, 2011 | Reuters
    Steve Jobs called long-time rival and Microsoft Corp co-founder Bill Gates as "unimaginative" and not really a product person, according to a biography of the deceased Apple Inc chief executive. "Bill is basically unimaginative and has never invented anything, which is why I think he's more comfortable now in philanthropy than technology," Jobs told author Walter Isaacson. "He just shamelessly ripped off other people's ideas." Steve Jobs, the Apple founder and former CEO who invented and masterfully marketed ever-sleeker gadgets that transformed everyday technology, from the personal computer to the iPod and iPhone, has died at age 56. Read more...
  • Steve Jobs talks on tape about biological dad (hated Syrian father)

    10/23/2011 5:29:08 PM PDT · by Righting · 11 replies
    CBS ^ | October, 2011
    Steve Jobs talks on tape about biological dad October 21, 2011 11:53 AM In his own words, Apple CEO Steve Jobs tells biographer Walter Isaacson he "didn't like what I learned" about his biological father and asked at the time that they never meet. Hear these and many other revelations about Jobs' complex life and personality on "60 Minutes," Sunday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
  • Jobs 'received a late night phone call from Bill Clinton asking how to handle Lewinsky scandal'

    10/21/2011 8:24:36 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 22nd October 2011 | Rachel Quigley and Louise Boyle
    The no-holds barred biography of Steve Jobs has revealed that former president Bill Clinton consulted the Apple boss on what to do about his affair with Monica Lewinsky during a late night tete-a-tete. Jobs reportedly replied: 'I don't know if you did it, but if so, you've got to tell the country.' According to his biographer Walter Isaacson, after Jobs delivered his advice: 'There was silence on the other end of the line.' Shortly after Jobs' death, Clinton spoke about his friendship with the Apple co-founder during an interview with Time's Managing Editor Richard Stengel. Clinton said: 'When my daughter...
  • Biographer: Jobs refused early and potentially life-saving surgery

    10/20/2011 8:45:49 PM PDT · by SaraJohnson · 71 replies
    cBS news ^ | 10/20/11 | Staff
    (CBS News) Apple CEO Steve Jobs refused to allow surgeons to perform what could have been life-saving surgery on his pancreatic cancer, says his biographer Walter Isaacson... "I've asked [Jobs why he didn't get an operation then] and he said, 'I didn't want my body to be opened...I didn't want to be violated in that way,'" Isaacson recalls. So he waited nine months, while his wife and others urged him to do it, before getting the operation, reveals Isaacson. Asked by Kroft how such an intelligent man could make such a seemingly stupid decision, Isaacson replies, "I think that he...
  • Steve Jobs Told Obama in 2010 'You're Headed for a One-term Presidency'

    10/20/2011 4:51:47 PM PDT · by maggief · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 20, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    EXCERPT According to author Walter Isaacson, Jobs told the President in the fall of 2010, "You're headed for a one-term presidency": Jobs, who was known for his prickly, stubborn personality, almost missed meeting President Obama in the fall of 2010 because he insisted that the president personally ask him for a meeting. Though his wife told him that Obama "was really psyched to meet with you," Jobs insisted on the personal invitation, and the standoff lasted for five days. When he finally relented and they met at the Westin San Francisco Airport, Jobs was characteristically blunt. He seemed to have...
  • The Steve Jobs Anti-Eulogy (NOT a hit piece)

    10/19/2011 7:45:21 AM PDT · by bigbob · 39 replies
    Bnet ^ | 10-18-11 | Penelope Trunk
    The blogosphere has been rife with remembrances of Steve Jobs over the last couple of weeks. I don’t have anything bad to say about him, but now that some time has passed, I’m just going to say it: I think the hoopla over him is over the top. A few things to consider: 1. People write about Steve to write about themselves. 2. Individuals do not make history. Populations do. 3. You can tell a lot about a society by the people they honor. 4. Steve Jobs sheds more light on the nature vs. nurture debate than he does on...
  • Remembering Dennis Ritchie

    10/13/2011 11:41:40 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 17 replies
    ReadWrite Enterprise ^ | 13 October 2011 | Joe Brockmeier
    Dennis M. Ritchie, co-creator of UNIX and father of the C programming language, died this past weekend after a long illness. It's no exaggeration to say that without Ritchie, modern computing would not be what it is today. Often known as "dmr," Ritchie was born in Bronxville, NY in 1941. He studied at Harvard University, initially focusing on physics. Ritchie said that he entered computing because "my undergraduate experience convinced me that I was not smart enough to be a physicist, and that computers were quite neat." "As a result, C became in effect a universal assembler: close enough to...
  • Discovery orders Steve Jobs documentary with 'Mythbusters' hosts

    10/12/2011 2:13:17 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 32 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 10/11/2011 | by James Hibbard
    Discovery has ordered a documentary on the life of the late Steve Jobs, with the Mythbusters duo on board to host. The network is teaming with NBC’s Peacock Productions for iGenius: How Steve Jobs Changed the World, a one-hour special. Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, who celebrate the spirit of innovation on Discovery’s hit Mythbusters, will host the show.“Someone once said that to follow the path that others have laid before you is a very reasonable course of action, therefore all progress is made by unreasonable men,” Savage said. “Steve Jobs was an unreasonable man. He didn’t simply give...