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Why Apple's not going to sell an OLED TV

It's no secret Apple really, really wants to reinvent the TV. On his deathbed, Steve Jobs expressed great interest in fixing the crummy TV watching experience, telling his biographer Walter Isaacson that he had "finally cracked it." Jobs...Show More Summary

Leonardo DiCaprio's Leonardo da Vinci Biopic Gets Picked Up By Paramount

Leonardo DiCaprio‘s anticipated Leonardo da Vinci biopic has found a home! The 42-year-old actor is set to star in the flick, which is based on Walter Isaacson’s book on Leonardo da Vinci. The rights to the film were just picked up by Paramount after a tough seven-figure bidding war with Universal, according to Deadline. Leonardo [...]

Leo Meet Leo: Paramount, Universal Vie For Walter Isaacson Da Vinci Book For Dicaprio

EXCLUSIVE: Legend has it that Leonardo DiCaprio was so named because his pregnant mother was looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in a museum in Italy when the future star kicked for the first time. So it seems like destiny that DiCaprio might someday play his namesake, the artist who painted The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. Show More Summary

Travis Kalanick isn't "Steve Jobs-ing" anything

2 weeks agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Walter Isaacson’s book about Steve Jobs features a scene where’s Jobs is so angry to have been ousted from Apple that he stares out his widow listening to “The Times They Are a Changin’” on vinyl over and over again. “The loser now will be later to win…” Travis Kalanick seems to have internalized this part of the Jobs narrative….and only this part. Show More Summary

I Went Walking, and…

Well, that was nice. Was out for a walk with my son and ran into Walter Isaacson. (The Aspen Center for Physics, which I'm currently visiting, is next door to the Aspen Institute. He's the president and CEO of it.) He wrote the excellent Einstein biography that was the official book of the Genius series I worked on as science advisor. Show More Summary

Former CNN Chief Walter Isaacson: Media Helping To Divide The Nation

last monthNews : Mediaite

When specifically asked about whether Fox News' supposed bias toward President Donald Trump was a contributing factor in the divide, Isaacson refused to place the blame on any one media outlet.

How Uber and Airbnb Became Poster Children for the Disruption Economy | Walter Isaacson

How Uber and Airbnb Became Poster Children for the Disruption Economy | Walter Isaacson: Isaacson has been captured by the Silicon Valley hubris that underlies the four books he’s reviewing (WILD RIDE: Inside Uber’s Quest for World Domination...Show More Summary

Famed Apple fanboy says ‘Apple no longer the most innovative company’

Walter Isaacson, a noted admirer of Apple and author of Steve Jobs's official biography, is officially over Apple. In an interview with CNBC's Squawk Alley, Isaacson expressed his opinion that Alphabet and Amazon have overtaken Apple to become the real innovators. Show More Summary

Walter Isaacson's "Trailblazers" podcast explores digital disruptors

3 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Best-selling author Walter Isaacson is behind biographies of iconic figures including Steve Jobs and Albert Einstein. Isaacson joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his new podcast called "Trailblazers," which explores the recent disruptors and innovators who revolutionized industries and transformed lives.

Walter Isaacson Is Getting Into Podcasting With a Series for Dell About Technology

Publishing, entertainment and hospitality are a handful of industries going through massive technological changes, but behind every change is a story about the people responsible for making it happen. That's the premise of Dell's new six-part podcast series called Trailblazers, which launches today. Show More Summary

Walter Isaacson, Aspen Institute President, Former CNN and TIME Executive, Joins Tulane Faculty

Walter Isaacson, the New Orleans native and former Times-Picayune reporter who became chairman and CEO of CNN, managing editor of TIME, a best-selling author and leader of the Aspen Institute, is joining Tulane University's history department with the title University Professor.

Walter Isaacson to give William & Mary Commencement speech

Walter Isaacson will give William & Mary's Commencement address in Williamsburg. The university says in a press release Tuesday that the noted journalist and author will also receive an honorary … Click to Continue »

‘Genius’: T.R. Knight To Recur As J. Edgar Hoover On Nat Geo Series

Grey’s Anatomy alum T.R. Knight is set for a recurring role on Genius, Nat Geo’s anthology series based on Walter Isaacson's critically acclaimed best-seller Einstein: His Life and Universe. Exec produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard,...Show More Summary

Fixing The Internet

Walter Isaacson wrote a blog post last week suggesting that the Internet is broken and outlining how he would fix it. I think that most of his suggestions are currently being built using blockchain technologies. Here is his list (in italics) and my reactions to it. 1) Create a system that enables content producers to […]

Eddy Cue, Walter Isaacson to speak at Vanity Fair summit

11 months agoTechnology / Apple : Cult Of Mac

Eddy Cue is among a list of high-profile speakers that will feature at this year’s New Establishment Summit held by Vanity Fair. Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs’ biography, is also in the lineup, alongside Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Apple board member Bob Iger. Show More Summary

Geoffrey Rush Cast as Albert Einstein for the Genius TV Show

The story for this new anthology drama series comes from Walter Isaacson’s 2007 biography on the acclaimed physicist.

Copies of Elon Musk's latest book recommendation have already sold out on Amazon (AMZN)

Elon Musk is a voracious reader, with tastes ranging from J.R.R. Tolkien to famed biographer Walter Isaacson. But Musk's latest read is a bit more obscure, and his recommendation has sent it flying off shelves. When asked by Bloomberg's...Show More Summary

Walter Isaacson: Diversity Spurs Creativity, Urban Innovation

We know that large cities are hubs for innovation, and that as more of the world's population continues to move to and depend upon cities, it is important that we cultivate diverse ecosystems that stimulate the creativity that leadsShow More Summary

Former Apple CEO John Sculley says Steve Jobs cried at the office and that it was one reason people loved working for him

Steve Jobs — as brilliant as he was — is sometimes remembered for his not-so-nice side. For example, he often told his engineers, "This is s---" when reviewing their work, according to Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve. But former...Show More Summary

Walter Isaacson: Saving the News Industry in Two Simple (But Not Easy) Steps

Can the news industry be saved? Yes, in two simple steps, says Walter Isaacson. Simple but not easy. Isaacson, Harvard '78, returned in triumph to Cambridge Thursday night to accept the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence, awarded by the Shorenstein Center on Media Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Show More Summary

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