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When Steve Jobs threatened Palm CEO Ed Colligan with legal action regarding hiring of Apple employees

23. January 2013

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Back in April, we reported on a civil lawsuit against Apple, Google, Intel, Pixar, Intuit, and Lucasfilm for all allegedly engaging in anti-poaching agreements where each of the above-listed companies agreed not to hire employees from any of the other companies. In Silicon Valley, where engineering talent is king, keeping talented employees from jumping ship [...]

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Why Apple purchased LaLa and how Steve Jobs makes an offer “you can’t refuse”

21. January 2013

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Aubry Johnson, who was previously a lead designer at Color, recently put up a blogpost (since removed) describing the buyout process as applied to Apple’s purchase of LaLa and later Color. Remember than many members of the original LaLa team went on to found Color. Thank god for Google Cache, right? First off, Johnson describes [...]

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When Steve Jobs tried to save Mark Hurd’s job as HP CEO

10. January 2013

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A recent story from Bloomberg shines some light on Steve Jobs’ efforts to save the job of Mark Hurd, the former Hewlett Packard CEO who resigned following reports of inappropriate conduct with respect to a sexual harassment claim. A company probe uncovered no sexual harassment claim but found that Hurd’s actions were not in line with [...]

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Early Apple computer and tablet designs from Hartmut Essslinger

28. December 2012

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Check out the full gallery here.

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Steve Jobs’ 30th birthday present from his friends at Apple

20. August 2012

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When Steve Jobs turned 30 in February of 1985, his friends and co-workers created the following video for him as a present. Originally posted by Technologizer, the video features an incredible amount of never before seen photos and video footage of Jobs. They set it to the wonderful song “My Back Pages” by one of [...]

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The formerly secret history of the iPhone, as told by Scott Forstall

6. August 2012

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The Apple/Samsung litigation has proven to be an Apple enthusiast’s dream. iPhone prototypes, iPad prototypes, and a plethora of fascinating information regarding Apple’s design process and previously undisclosed internal workings of the notoriously secretive company. This past Friday was no different when Scott Forstall – Apple’s Senior VP of iOS Software - took the stand to [...]

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Samsung claims iPhone isn’t original creation, rather result of copying Sony

29. July 2012

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In Samsung’s trial brief, the Korean based electronics giant accuses Apple’s iPhone of effectively borrowing heavily from a Sony device. In other words, Samsung argues, the iPhone is anything but an original creation. As the story goes, this 2006 Businessweek interview set the course for Apple’s original iPhone design. All Things D relays a telling quote from [...]

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The first known photos of Apple’s iPad prototypes

19. July 2012

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Well before it ever crossed Steve Jobs’ mind that Apple should get into the smartphone business, the company had for a few years been tinkering with various tablet designs. The story goes that when Jobs was shown a tablet prototype with multitouch, he had a lightbulb moment and decided that Apple should make a phone. [...]

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Tony Fadell speaks on early iPhone prototypes

30. April 2012

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Not really too much new information here, but still worth a look as Tony “godfather of the iPod” Fadell talks about the three iPhone prototypes Apple had in play during development. The interview comes courtesy of The Verge. Fadell left Apple back in 2008 but was an integral part of the development of multitude of [...]

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Steve Jobs wanted to dress up as Willy Wonka to celebrate 1 millionth iMac sale

29. April 2012

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An odd and equally fascinating story from the recently released Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple’s Success, a book by former Chiat/Day advertising director Ken Segall. Segall worked closely with Steve Jobs for many years, and while his new book aims to impart many of the business lessons he picked up while working on a [...]

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A thinner Phil Schiller and a mustachioed Jony Ive introduce the Power Mac G3

4. April 2012

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Back in the day, Steve Jobs would routinely handle all of the MC duties during Macworld and special event keynotes. But in the years preceding his passing, other Apple executives such as Phil Schiller and Scott Forstall began making more frequent cameos during these special events. By now, most Apple fans are quite familiar with [...]

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When Steve Jobs tried to hire Linus Torvalds

23. March 2012

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In a profile on Linus Torvalds, you know, the creator of Linux, Wired relays an interesting piece of information, namely that Steve Jobs many years back tried to recruit Torvalds to work at Apple. Torvalds has never met Bill Gates, but around 2000, when he was still working at Transmeta, he met Steve Jobs. Jobs [...]

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