Items tagged with Steve Jobs

A Bloomberg report citing "a person familiar with the matter" indicates that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has begun a probe into the disclosures made by Apple regarding Steve Jobs' health, to determine if in fact investors may have been misled. The "Steve Jobs Health Story" has taken on a life of its own, in a soap opera-ish... Read more...
Steve Wozniak, the "other Steve" that people associate with Apple, but not in the cultish near-godlike way people think of Steve Jobs, appeared on CNBC recently, and was asked about his opinion on Steve Jobs' health as well as his privacy. Also appearing on the show were Sarah Lacy (Business Week) and Matt Richtel (the New York Times). Lacy... Read more...
In response to the announcement of a medical leave by Steve Jobs, a group of analysts was assembled to discuss the issue on CNBC. Key among them was Jim Goldman, CNBC's Silicon Valley Bureau chief, and Dan Lyons, who formerly played the "role" of "Fake Steve (Jobs)," on a satiric blog. The exchange between the two was contentious, and included... Read more...
After yesterday’s announcement that Steve Jobs is taking a medical leave of absence from Apple until June, some analysts are speculating that Steve Jobs won’t come back at all. In a letter to Apple staff on Wednesday, Jobs said he was taking a five-month medical leave because his health issues are “more complex than I originally thought.”... Read more...
We know that Apple has decided to eschew further Macworlds, but is it doing so in order to defect to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)? The Consumer Electronics Association has confirmed to C|Net that it plans to host a Mac-centric area at CES 2010. However, there's no word on if Apple plans to participate. "We decided to create this special... Read more...
In the past, Steve Jobs and Apple have left many things to speculation, especially with regards to Jobs’ health issues. Speculation about his health intensified in 2008 when Jobs appeared gaunt at public appearances. Worries regarding Jobs’ health arose again after Apple’s announcement that the 2009 edition of Macworld would be its last, and... Read more...
Another day, another drop in Apple stock caused by a questionable rumor about the health of CEO Steve Jobs.  Jobs' health has been in question since he appeared at WWDC in a somewhat gaunt condition.  However, as Jobs himself said with a slide positioned directly behind him, the "rumors of his death are greatly exaggerated."The latest... Read more...
It's the end of an era. The 2009 edition of Macworld will be its last, Apple announced on Tuesday. Additionally, Steve Jobs will not be giving the keynote. Now Apple doesn't run Macworld, IDG does. But pulling out of Macworld may in fact be the death knell for the show. It was noted at this year's WWDC that Jobs was less of a front-and-center... Read more...
In their typical fashion, The Simpsons 11/30 episode, "Mypods and Boomsticks," lay waste to the Cult of Apple. When Lisa finds that their local mall now has a Mapple store, the family just has to visit it. The store is complete with Mypods, MyCubes, a Brainiac Bar, and hilarity. Examples: When told that he should ask the "MyCube" what he can... Read more...
Can you spell "SEC investigation?"  There is definitely going to be one after this.  A post at CNN's new social news site, iReport, resulted in Apple stock plummeting this morning, when it was rumored that Steve Jobs had suffered a heart attack.  iReport allows users to post unvetted stories, which then --- after vetting, may... Read more...
If you had read a Bloomberg story that floated across the wires at 4:27 PM yesterday, your heart might have stopped, and you might have rushed to sell your Apple stock.  But no, it was all a mistake, and quickly retracted.  The retraction was rather terse, though, saying only "An incomplete story referencing Apple Inc. was inadvertently... Read more...
Since last Tuesday, we've sat on the sidelines as others have questioned Apple's openness about Steve Jobs and discussed the terse answer Peter Oppenheimer, Apple's CFO gave to Ben Reitzes (Lehman Brothers) when asked about Steve Jobs' health. "Ben, Steve loves Apple. He serves as the CEO at the pleasure of Apple's board and has no plans to... Read more...
Fake Steve Jobs, AKA Daniel Lyons, who was outed last year by the New York Times when his book was about to launch (hard to keep hiding under those circumstances), has decided to leave his real job with Forbes for a new real job with Newsweek.Forbes editor Dan Lyons, best known to most of you as Fake Steve Jobs, is leaving his employer after... Read more...
There is an unwritten law of the tech world that states as MacWorld approaches industry buzz increases exponentially.  As MacWorld is almost upon us, we're forced to wonder whether or not Steve Jobs has enough up his sleeve to outdo the announcements made in MW '07.“At last year's trade show, Apple Inc.'s charismatic CEO hurtled into... Read more...
Just kidding. But his box spring is probably made from gold bars. Maybe not. But one thing's for sure: Apple is swimming in cash. $15 billion in cash, to be precise. You'd have to be crazy to think that won't grow a lot with Christmas right around the corner. Unlike companies like Microsoft, Apple doesn't pay a dividend to their stockholders,... Read more...
The digital grassy knoll set's collective head is about to explode. Apple is collecting iPhone usage data, linked to the user's specific personal information. Apple gathers that personal information when you sign up for an iPhone, and may be doing  something or nothing with it after associating it with your usage data. People's opinions... Read more...
Though we now know the identity of the fake Steve Jobs who kept us entertained with his blog, and thus the mystery is over, the story is not.  The author of “oPtion$: The Secret Life of Steve Jobs”, Dan Lyons, is planning on going on tour.Before you ask, we'll answer for you: Yes, the fake Steve Jobs is going on a real book tour.“Lyons... Read more...
Technology Review has a fascinating analysis of the institutional attitude at Apple that generates products that win awards for design and become industry icons. It seems to begin and end with Steve Jobs' absolute commitment to sleek design and limited, intuitive functionality. One direct result of that sharpened focus is Apple's... Read more...
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