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Andy Hertzfeld on ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’

Also at Medium’s Backchannel, Andy Hertzfeld has an interesting take on Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli’s Becoming Steve Jobs: There have been dozens of books already written about Steve Jobs, including Walter Isaacson’s best-selling, magisterial biography, which is based on over 40 exclusive interviews with the man himself. Show More Summary

Neon Tommy editor slams Blendle and micropayments on Medium; Blendle hits back

2 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Medium David Carr and Walter Isaacson have famously praised the “iTunes for news” micropayment model as an ambitious and novel way to keep publishing long-form journalism and keep the money flowing in. But Will Federman, a student at...Show More Summary

Spoiler alert: We’ve read the screenplay for Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs biopic and it looks fantastic

3 weeks agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

While we haven’t gotten many details about the Aaron Sorkin-penned screenplay based on Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography, we have previously learned that it will focus on three separate days in the life of the Apple co-founder, with each 30-minute act taking place just before a major product announcement. We also know that Michael Fassbender will […]

Walter Isaacson: This is the one trait all innovators share

Walter Isaacson, author of "The Innovators" and the Steve Jobs biography, shares his thoughts on the traits all innovators have. Produced by Devan Joseph & Alana Kakoyiannis Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Apple wants to rewrite history: The demented scheme to make Steve Jobs a saint

Apple's war on Walter Isaacson turns ugly -- and their puffery of a new Jobs biography is slick corporate spin

Walter Isaacson Isn't Bothered By His Critics

In the last couple of weeks, there’s been a lot of buzz about a new biography of Steve Jobs—called “Being Steve Jobs.” Now, if you’re thinking: “Wasn’t there already a biography of Steve Jobs?”, you’re absolutely right. Walter Isaacson’s book “Steve Jobs” came out in 2011 and skyrocketed to success. Show More Summary

Apple Endorses New Jobs Bio

last monthMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Apple may not have been a fan of Walter Isaacson‘s tome on Steve Jobs, but the company has nothing but nice things to say about a new book on the company’s founder. High level executives at Apple have come out to support Becoming Steve...Show More Summary

'Becoming Steve Jobs' meets Apple brass' approval

Sure, there's already been a bestselling, authorized biography of Steve Jobs: "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson. But it's not the best biography, according to Apple brass.

“He could be a jerk, but never an a-hole” sums up Becoming Steve Jobs, says inner circle journalist

The conflicting biographies of Steve Jobs, one authorized by its subject prior to his death, the other endorsed by Apple, paint quite different pictures of the man. Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs focuses more on his flaws, while Becoming Steve Jobs describes a softer, more rounded person. A tech journalist who knew Steve well, Steven Levy, has weighed in with his own […]

How Steve Jobs reacted when one of his top lieutenants joined Palm

Sure, Steve Jobs might not have been quite the one-man-temper-tantrum he was portrayed as for much of Walter Isaacson’s 2011 biography, but he still wasn’t someone you wanted to get on the wrong side of. According to authors Brent Schlender … Read more ›

4 Ways Apple’s New TV Service Could Beat Back The Competition

The world has waited four years to learn what Steve Jobs meant when he told biographer Walter Isaacson that he'd “cracked” the television conundrum. Anticipation ran high for new hardware, in particular an Apple-branded integrated TV set. Show More Summary

Well Played, Ma'am

[Content Note: Misogyny.]This is awesome:On Monday, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and acclaimed Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson were wrapping up a SXSW Interactive panel that had focused on diversity, when an audienceShow More Summary

Man Continuously Interrupts Woman During SXSW Panel on Diversity

At a SXSW panel yesterday called How Innovation Happens, Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson, US Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt discussed how an increased level of diversity and gender inclusivity is necessary to bring about breakthroughs in the tech sphere. Read more...

Apple’s bitter fight to define the legacy of Steve Jobs

Apple insiders have begun a not-so-quiet campaign to undermine the credibility of Walter Isaacson's biography will promoting a new, upcoming take on the life of Steve Jobs.

Google chairman gets called out for cutting off a woman while talking about diversity

AUSTIN, Texas — Well, that was awkward. On Monday, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and acclaimed Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson were wrapping up a SXSW Interactive panel that had focused on diversity, when an audience member...Show More Summary

Here's what made Steve Jobs 'Steve Jobs'

Walter Isaacson, author of The Innovators and the Steve Jobs biography, shares his thoughts on why Steve Jobs was so successful, and a few personal moments he shared with Steve while writing the book. Produced by Alana Kakoyiannis and Joe Avella Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

There's a new book on Steve Jobs that will change how you think of him (AAPL)

Before he died, Steve Jobs decided to work with Walter Isaacson on a biography. Across a two-year period Isaacson did 40 interviews with Jobs. He spoke with Jobs' family, and co-workers at Apple. The result of those interviews was "Steve Jobs," a 657 book that became the definitive work on one of history's greatest businessmen. Show More Summary

Steve Jobs' biographer says the Apple Watch makes perfect sense

Walter Isaacson, author of The Innovators and the Steve Jobs biography, shares his thoughts on the latest device from Apple. Produced by Alana Kakoyiannis and Joe Avella Join the conversation about this story »

Upcoming Steve Jobs book promises ‘sensational’ new stories

Walter Isaacson’s 2011 Steve Jobs biography left much to be desired. For a person as mercurial, intelligent, inspirational, and influential as Jobs was, many anticipated that the biography would provide a never before seen glimpse into the man responsible for some of the greatest technological innovations of our time. Show More Summary

New Steve Jobs biography promises 'sensational' untold stories

Thought Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs was the definitive tell-all about Apple's former CEO? Well, think different. Due out March 24, Becoming Steve Jobs promises an unprecedented look at Jobs, drawn from interviews with former colleagues,...Show More Summary

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