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Jobs movie opens to mixed reviews

A movie about the early life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs premiered Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival to mixed reviews, with some critics saying it presents a fawning, one-sided portrait of the late tech icon.


Emails From Steve Jobs Show Clear Intent to Retaliate Against Those Trying To Offer Jobs to Apple Engineers

Steve Jobs

Emails from former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, published below, are at the center of a lawsuit that that connects the tech industry's most powerful executives and companies. Five tech workers are suing Apple, Google, and Intel. They say that top executives at these companies agreed to not hire each other's employees.


Small Bookstores Say They’re Thriving, Even Without Big Hits

Independent Bookstores

Even without best sellers on the scale of last year’s Steve Jobs biography, owners of independent bookstores say sales are good, and that Kobo e-readers have been a boon.


TV Hunt for Next Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs' passing has left the world without a guru-like figure who can get the world talking about tech, albeit Apple tech. Tim Cook is stage-shy, Bill Gates is no longer the force he once was (he appears to be more interested in finding ways to save the world) and Mark Zuckerberg is too caught up in the Facebook IPO debacle. Step forward and Simon Cowell, who believe they can stir tech passions with an The X Factor-style show.


Analysis: IPhone 5 defines Apple success, Tim Cook-style

Tim Cook is no Steve Jobs when it comes to leading Apple Inc. As the debut of the new iPhone 5 just proved, that may not be a bad thing. The taller, thinner and lighter phone prompted a rush on Wall Street to raise price targets for Apple stock, but the optimism was not because of a big technological advance or design breakthrough; the "wow" factor that was the trademark of the late Apple co-founder Jobs was decidedly absent.


Clown had iPad stolen from Steve Jobs' home

Kenny the Clown

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....


N. Calif. home of late Steve Jobs burglarized

Computers and personal items worth more than $60,000 have been stolen from the Northern California home of the late Steve Jobs. The San Jose Mercury News reports 35-year-old Kariem McFarlin, of Alameda, has been arrested and charged with residential burglary and selling stolen property. He remains jailed with bail set at $500,000 pending an Aug. 20 court hearing.


Apple's Jobs was open to making smaller iPad: executive

iPad Mini

Steve Jobs was receptive to Apple Inc making a smaller tablet, a senior executive said in a 2011 email revealed on Friday, fanning speculation that Apple plans to make a mini-iPad and take on Google and Amazon products.


Steve Jobs' Shoes Look Too Big To Fill After Apple's Second Miss Under Cook

Tim Cook

This is Apple’s second earnings miss under Tim Cook. After the second miss, the scrutiny of Tim Cook’s leadership inevitably comes into play. The big question is, “Are Steve Jobs’ shoes too big to fill?” Steve Jobs was a master at managing expectations. He mastered the art of under promising and over delivering. Steve Jobs perfected the art of managing expectations by not giving good guidance regarding earnings.


App Store Stats: 400 Million Accounts, 650,000 Apps

In Steve Jobs fashion, Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco with a handful of key stats about its app ecosystem, which Cook called “an economy in itself.”


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