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Steve Wozniak is famous for many things, including co-founding Apple Computer with Steve Jobs, creating the Apple I and Apple II computers, bringing the first universal TV remote control to market, crashing an airplane, teaching high school, organizing the US Festivals, and even playing Segway polo; but perhaps one of few things he is not publically know for is being a dancer. But now in a growing list of new endeavors, Wozniak--also known as "The Woz"--will be putting on his dancing shoes (presumably without his ubiquitous Segway) and joining the cast as a contestant on the eighth season of ABC's Dancing With the Stars, which premieres on March 9. ABC is billing "The Woz" as "a computer icon."... Read more...
Steve Wozniak, the Segway-riding co-founder of Apple, has found himself deeply entangled in yet another company other than the Cupertino powerhouse that he helped build. Just 1.5 years after Woz decided to back a startup dubbed Hotswap, the technophile has decided to accept a new role at storage specialist Fusion-io. Said firm, which is based in Salt Lake City, Utah, is expected to announce this week that Steve will become Fusion-io's chief scientist. Granted, Mr. Wozniak is already a member of the company's advisory board, but with his new label, you can bet he'll be responsible for doing a bit more than simply turning his thumb up or down to any given idea. Steve's thoughts on the new role?... 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 indicated in just one question just why the private life of Steve Jobs seems to have reached celebrity status and interest. Lacy:"He is such a part of the value of that stock. So looking at it as a business story, it's really hard for us not to cover it. I know you feel we should get out of his business, but do you at least grant the position business have... Read more...
Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, has decided to back a new firm called Hotswap.  Hotswap specializes in video compression technologies, and they are currently offering technology that focuses on making digital media file sizes smaller thus enabling shorter uploads while increasing both image and video quality.The potential applications for various types of e-commerce are quite exciting.  If this technology becomes widespread, we might start seeing much clearer pictures and videos of the products we’re shopping for online.  There’s no word yet whether or not this technology might be used to shorten delivery time of digital media from pay-to-download movie services, but that would seem another... Read more...
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