One of biggest criticisms of Steve Jobs was that he was not very philanthropic. While he became a billionaire thanks to Pixar, he wasn't know as an activist like Bill Gates who pledged to donate the bulk of his fortune to causes he believed in. Show More Summary
Steve Jobs received a lot of criticism for not giving away more of the cash he made from Apple and his other ventures, but thanks to wife Laurene Powell Jobs, the Jobs family contributes more than you might think. In fact, they’ve been giving money away for more then two decades, they just happen to [...]Show More Summary
While late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs never brought public attention to his philanthropic efforts, he and his family have been giving money away anonymously for more than 20 years.
A longtime industry watcher moves to Cupertino, Steve Jobs’s email to James Murdoch is marked as read, and Tim Cook dodges an inane “rumor.” The remainders for Wednesday, May 22, 2013 are live, in the flesh. Longtime Tech Industry Analyst...Show More Summary
The US government’s price-fixing lawsuit against Apple goes to trial next month in New York. Ahead of its court date, the US released emails that purport to show Apple was the “ringleader” in a scheme to set artificially high ebook prices with some of the largest American publishers, which have already settled the case. Show More Summary
Holograms are supposedly going to be the future of artistic performance. First there was the Tupac hologram at Coachella, and now Eazy-E and Ol’ Dirty Bastard are making a hologram comeback too. Tim Cook had to endure a barrage of silly questions at yesterday’s Senate hearing, but the most most absurd and tasteless came from [...]Show More Summary
A couple of “lost interview” videos with Steve Jobs conducted in 1990 and 1995 during Jobs’s years running NeXT Computer (when he was 35 and 40 respectively) have recently been unearthed. Both address many of the same topics, the unedited 1990 version being more raw and in some ways more fascinating for that. Jobs had more »
David Karp, 26, just sold his company Tumblr to Yahoo for $1.1 billion in an all-cash deal. What's the founder really like? According to close friend and Tumblr's first employee, Marco Arment, Karp is a lot like Steve Jobs was. Karp is his product. Show More Summary
Would Apple really buy electric car startup Tesla Motors? “They do have a lot of cash,” noted Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Some suggest that Tesla would seem a logical vehicle to make the late Steve Jobs's vision of an Apple iCar become a reality.
It isn’t quite Stanford 2005, but the Corning stories and others are amusing.
There’s a lot of talk these days about Google Glass, Google’s new futuristic wearable computer that functions like a set of cyborg glasses, overlaying a HUD of Google products and search services over your life. It certainly sounds impressive, and early reviews from the usual techno-nerds are positive. But what would Steve Jobs have thought [...]Show More Summary
“Intel Inside.” It’s been called one of the best campaigns to ever come out of Silicon Valley’s Mad Men, and it turned a relatively unknown maker of microprocessors into a $100 billion dollar company, and a household name. All this, thanks to a blue sticker slapped on every Intel PC or laptop. Every Intel PC [...]Show More Summary
In a recent interview, outgoing Intel CEO Paul Otellini explained how he passed up on an opportunity to get Intel chips inside the original iPhone. According to Otellini, Apple and Intel couldn't come to terms regarding cost. Further,...Show More Summary
In 1994, Steve Jobs sat down in front of a camera for the Silicon Valley Historical Association and offered a lot of awesome advice about success and failure from his own personal experience. We previously posted a clip from this interview, less than two-minutes long, where Jobs gave the best tip ever on how to succeed: ask for help. Show More Summary
When Steve Jobs passed away in 2011, he left behind a wife and four children. His widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, has stayed hidden from the public sphere for years, but now she is starting to receive more recognition as an influential philanthropist. She is passionate about a host of social issues, including education and immigration policy. [...]Show More Summary
Laurene Powell Jobs likes to stay out of the public eye. But behind the scenes, she's philanthropic and lately, those efforts have made her more visible for the first time. Powell Jobs was married to Steve Jobs. When he died, he left behind an $11.5 billion fortune, comprised mostly of shares in Walt Disney Company and Apple. Show More Summary
When Steve Jobs unveiled Apple's first Intel-powered Macs at a January 2006 event in San Francisco, Intel CEO Paul Otellini made a dramatic entrance, emerging onstage from a cloud of smoke wearing a "bunny suit," the protective outfit workers wear in Intel's semiconductor fabrication plants. Show More Summary
TUAW has covered the US Department of Justice price-fixing case against Apple for the past several years. Now an email sent from late Apple CEO Steve Jobs to James Murdoch of News Corporation (parent company of HarperCollins publishers)...Show More Summary
The Department of Justice is suing Apple over price-fixing in the eBook market. The DOJ's latest piece of evidence is an email that Apple CEO Steve Jobs sent News Corp executive James Murdoch. In it, Jobs tells Murdoch, who oversaw News Corp's book publisher, Hearst, that he doesn't think consumers will buy eBooks priced above $14.99. Show More Summary
An email from late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs to then CEO of News Corp. James Murdoch suggests the Cupertino company was looking to set the price of e-books sold through the iBookstore at rates higher than market leader Amazon, says the U.S. Department of Justice.