Tag Archive | "Steve Jobs"

Steve Jobs used to call up Bob Iger and tell him that Disney movies “sucked”

Thursday, March 7, 2013

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BusinessWeek has a in-depth piece up detailing the behind the scenes happenings that led to Disney purchasing Lucasfilm. The story is a must-read for any Star Wars fans out there, but there is an interesting nugget about Steve Jobs that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone familiar with his antics. While discussing Disney’s purchase [...]

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As Apple shares continue to plummet, Warren Buffet advises to buy back shares

Monday, March 4, 2013

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Apple just can’t seem to do anything right in the eyes of Wall Street these days. Despite record setting profits and tremendous prospects for growth ahead, the company’s share price continues to drop. As of Monday morning, shares of Apple are down $7.04 for the day, trading at $423.49 per share. Overall, this is the [...]

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Ashton Kutcher went to the hospital while mimicking Jobs’ fruitarian diet

Monday, January 28, 2013

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The new Steve Jobs movie starring Ashton Kutcher debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah this past Friday, garnering mixed reviews. Kutcher, who if you have seen any clips thus far, did a really great job of capturing Jobs’ mannerisms and speech patterns. What’s more, Kutcher really jumped into the role and event went [...]

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First video of Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs, and he nails it!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

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We’ve all see the photos of Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs, and now thanks to Entertainment Tonight, we now have the first video clip from the biopic JOBS of Kutcher in full-on Jobs mode – and truth be told, he’s actually pretty good. He really nails Jobs’ speech patterns and voice inflections. In the clip below [...]

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

Wednesday, January 23, 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”

Monday, January 21, 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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Ashton Kutcher as a vested Steve Jobs and Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak [Photo]

Thursday, January 17, 2013

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Behold, a photo of Ashton Kuther as Steve Jobs and Josh Gad as Woz. Gad seems like an interesting choice for the role, and he certainly could use some help with his beard. Kutcher, on the other hand, has the Jobs look down pat. The indie film, creatively titled “Jobs”, will be released this April [...]

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Jimmy Iovine discusses his attempts to sway Steve Jobs on a subscription music service

Friday, January 11, 2013

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Steve Jobs was never a fan of music subscriptions, often saying that consumers want to own their music, not rent it and have it disappear once they stop paying periodic fees. Nevertheless, Beats founder and famed music producer Jimmy Iovine recently discussed his efforts to sway Jobs to hop on board the music subscription bandwagon. [...]

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

Thursday, January 10, 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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Steve Jobs movie starring Ashton Kutcher to debut in April

Friday, January 4, 2013

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Get ready for some Ashton filled Steve Jobs movie goodness, folks. I hesitate to say that the film is highly anticipated, but the Steve Jobs film starring the former “That 70s show” star is set to be released this April. The film, aptly titled “Jobs”, will close out the Sundance Film Festival this year as [...]

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Steve Jobs pitching the iPad on Dragons’ Den

Monday, November 26, 2012

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This is a great video thanks to extremely clever editing and music. What we have is Steve Jobs introducing the iPad on Dragons Den, a UK show that is very similar to the US-based Shark Tank and involves entrepeneurs pitching their ideas to a handful of multi-millionaires. Ever want to see the calm, cool, collected [...]

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Chrisann Brennan, Steve Jobs’ high school sweetheart, to write memoir

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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Steve Jobs was a complicated man. Heralded as a genius and visionary who helped usher in a number of technological and cultural revolutions, Jobs was equally as famous for his wrath which he would often unleash upon unsuspecting employees when they didn’t perform up to Jobs expectations. And while Jobs reportedly toned down his temper [...]

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