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New "Late Show" Bandleader Jon Batiste Shares the History of Jazz

Above, watch musician Jon Batiste summarize the history of jazz and American popular music. Batiste was interviewed by Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson at the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival. "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" recently named gifted and charismatic New Orleans jazz musician Jon Batiste as bandleader. Show More Summary

Photos of the women who programmed the ENIAC, wrote the code for Apollo 11, and designed the Mac

Ada Lovelace, an early computing pioneer, featured prominently in Walter Isaacson’s book The Innovators Innovation is messy, and too easy to oversimplify After finishing Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs, I eagerly devoured his followup...Show More Summary

New documentary explores Steve Jobs’ ‘bitter rivalry’ with Bill Gates

We’ve had a new Steve Jobs biography and documentary already this year, with a movie biopic based on the Walter Isaacson book just around the corner. If you thought Jobs’ life hadn’t been explored enough by biographers, however, think again! … Read more ›

Apple’s Plans For Their Rumored TV Set Was Cancelled A Year Ago

Remember there was a point in time where thanks to Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs that there were rumors flying about that Apple was planning on creating their own TV? That was several years ago and fast forward to today, the rumored “iTV” is still nowhere in sight. Show More Summary

Steve Jobs (Teaser Trailer)

The trailer for “Steve Jobs,” the movie based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling book. Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter. Show More Summary

Steve Jobs (Teaser)

Michael Fassbender plays the Apple co-founder in this film based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling book. It takes place backstage at three Apple product launches hosted by Jobs. Directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin.

The first trailer for 'Steve Jobs' is here

Ready for another movie about Apple's founder? Well, this one appears to have a bit more gravitas behind it: Based on the biography by Walter Isaacson, the screenplay's been written by Aaron Sorkin, and directed by Danny Boyle. The film has already had a difficult time nailing down the actor to play Jobs himself. Show More Summary

Last Day of Rise of the Rest: The New Orleans recap

Collaboration As Steve Case said in the fireside chat with Walter Isaacson, "New Orleans is a city that prioritizes the community over the individual." Tim Williamson, CEO of the Idea Village (an organization that has supported entrepreneurship...Show More Summary

Must Watch: iPhone 7 concept video

There’s no doubt about the fact the Apple’s secretive design team is already testing the iPhone 7 and possibly even the iPhone 7S in their labs. Author of Steve Jobs’ biography Walter Isaacson once interviewed Jonathan Ive, who took him for tour of his design lab and told him that it holds “the future for the next three years.” While we many not get... Read More

What Years of Studying Innovators Taught Walter Isaacson

The "Steve Jobs" author told a class of graduating students that they'll need to exercise more than just smarts in the real world.

2015 Humanities Fest to include Anna Deavere Smith, Walter Isaacson

The fall Chicago Humanities Festival has an organizing theme, the festival announced Tuesday, and it is one Charles Foster Kane and the ancient Greeks might agree is important: Citizens.

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

3 months 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 months 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

3 months agoTechnology : Yahoo: Tech

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

3 months agoMedia / 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

3 months agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

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 […]

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