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Apple has spent years working on a type of product that Steve Jobs famously hated (AAPL)

Apple has been granted a patent application for a stylus, a sign the company may be working on an electronic pen that will be released as an optional add-on. The patent application, filed in 2011, is for an "active" stylus that includes electronic components that can interact with touch-screen devices. Show More Summary

How Steve Jobs became the greatest businessman the world has ever known (AAPL)

A vegan college dropout who took acid and traveled to India for spiritual enlightenment, Steve Jobs was the greatest businessman in history. But Jobs' ascent was neither simple nor straightforward. Jobs' life story is well known to many,...Show More Summary

Apple has been working for a years on a type of product that Steve Jobs famously hated (AAPL)

Apple has been granted a patent application for a stylus, a sign that the company is working on a stylus that will be released as an optional add-on. The patent application, filed in 2011, is for an "active" stylus that includes electronic components that can interact with touchscreen devices. Show More Summary

Kanye West claims he turned down a 'multimillion-dollar partnership' with Apple (AAPL)

Kanye West claims that he turned down a chance to work with Apple, according to a profile in The New York Times' T Magazine. West, who has been a longtime fan of Apple and its late co-founder Steve Jobs, says he passed on "a multimillion-dollar partnership with Apple," though he didn't elaborate on what that partnership would have entailed. Show More Summary

The secret to earning Steve Jobs' trust, summed up in one paragraph (AAPL)

Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli's new book, "Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart Into a Visionary Leader," has been praised as being the most accurate portrayal of Jobs to date. And there's a reason Schlender and Tetzeli's book is so detailed and thorough — Schlender was one of the few journalists that earned Jobs' trust. Show More Summary

Bill Gates has a perfect explanation of the difference between him and Steve Jobs (AAPL, MSFT)

Here's the difference between Apple founder Steve Jobs and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, according to Bill Gates: "He had an expectation of superlative things in his own work and in the products they would create. Steve had a design mind-set. Show More Summary

The author behind the new Steve Jobs book talks about what surprised him the most, how to gain Jobs' trust, and more (AAPL)

Apple is calling Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli's book, "Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader," one of the most accurate books about Steve Jobs that's ever been written. Apple executives,...Show More Summary

Why Steve Jobs said meeting the founder of Polaroid was 'like visiting a shrine'

"Like visiting a shrine," is how Steve Jobs described a meeting with Edwin Land. The founder of Apple adored Land, the co-founder of Polaroid, a pioneer of instant photography that with its mix of innovation, aesthetics and focus on consumer utility was in many ways the Apple of its day. Show More Summary

Here's how much Steve Jobs' used to obsess over presentations

Apple makes good products, but, just as importantly, it also markets them extremely well. The hype for every new gadget begins at one of Apple's famed launch events. Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs used to charismatically lead these keynotes, captivating audiences with his easy charm and flair for drama. Show More Summary

13 fascinating things you never knew about Steve Jobs from a new book about his life (AAPL)

Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli's new book, "Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader," is full of interesting nuggets and facts. Apple executives have been calling it the most accurate portrayal of Jobs yet. Show More Summary

One of the most powerful women in Silicon Valley has ties to two top 2016 candidates

Billionaire Laurene Powell-Jobs, widow of Steve Jobs, has a long history as a Democratic donor including contributions to the party's likely frontrunner in the 2016 presidential race, Hillary Clinton. However, Powell-Jobs also has close ties to one of the GOP's top White House hopefuls, former Florida Gov. Show More Summary

Tim Cook describes what it felt like to replace Steve Jobs as the CEO of Apple (AAPL)

When Tim Cook took over as the CEO of Apple in 2011, he had big shoes to fill. In a recent interview with Fortune, Cook talks about how it felt to succeed the legendary Steve Jobs. What he learned, as Fortune reports, is that there's no way to prepare for such an undertaking. Show More Summary

10 of the bravest moves Steve Jobs made at Apple (AAPL)

Steve Jobs was known for his bold vision, but that kind of success doesn't come without taking any risks. Jobs co-founded Apple and brought the company back to life after he briefly left, saving it from crashing. That meant making hard choices and going with decisions he wasn't sure were going to work out. Show More Summary

Here's the angry memo that Macintosh's original developer sent to Apple after Steve Jobs forced him out

In 1978, Jef Raskin became the 31st employee of Apple computer. The next year, he started leading a "computer appliance" project — an easy-to-use device that would sell for a mere $1,000. It would be called the Macintosh. And it could change the world — a nd make Apple a ton of money. Show More Summary

Steve Jobs described Apple's purpose in 2 perfect sentences when he was only 22

Long before Apple was the most valuable company in history, it was a startup led by a "reckless upstart" named Steve Jobs. Today, Jobs is a legend. But as journalists Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli show in their new biography "Becoming Steve Jobs," the founder started out as a hyper-energetic, big-dreaming 20-something. Show More Summary

Steve Jobs wasn't a monster: Here are 8 examples of him being really nice (AAPL)

Steve Jobs is remembered as a brilliant leader and visionary, but he also has a reputation for being stern, harsh, and sometimes just downright mean. In their new book, " Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart intoShow More Summary

Someone paid more than $12,000 for a high school yearbook with Steve Jobs' photo in it

Someone just paid a whole lot of money for a small piece of Apple history. A 1972 Homestead High School yearbook — complete with a picture of Steve Jobs as a senior — just sold for $12,322 on eBay. "This is surely one of the most nostalgic...Show More Summary

Steve Jobs would 'chew a guy out so fast his head would spin' if you crossed his Mac engineers (AAPL)

Steve Jobs may have been difficult to work with, but he really valued talent. This was especially evident in Apple's early days when you look at how he interacted with the Mac engineering team, according to the book "Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader," written by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli. Show More Summary

17 of our favorite Steve Jobs quotes from the new book about his life (AAPL)

To write their new book "Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart Into a Visionary Leader," Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzel relied on decades of their own Apple coverage. Schlender, especially, covered Steve Jobs for 25 years, and packs the book full of quotes we'd never read before. Show More Summary

Tim Cook still has Steve Jobs' number in his phone (AAPL)

Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli's new book, "Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader," is full of intimate personal anecdotes about Steve Jobs. One such scene takes place toward the end of the...Show More Summary

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