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Steve Jobs Approves New Bio to Be Published in 2012

Steve Jobs has finally given his seal of approval to a new book about his life. Walter Isaacson's 'iSteve: The Book of Jobs' is slated for release in early 2012, marking the first time that the Apple CEO has participated in a biography. Isaacson, who has been working on the book since 2009, reportedly interviewed members of Jobs' family, his colleagues at Apple and, of course, the man himself....

Eric Schmidt (Slightly) More Popular Than Steve Jobs, Employee Survey Says

Eric Schmidt may no longer be the CEO of Google, but he's still more popular at his office than Steve Jobs is at his. Schmidt finished his Google tenure with an approval rating of 96-percent, according to an employee survey conducted by Glassdoor.com. That score was barely enough to edge out Jobs, who boasts a piddly 95-percent approval rating, down from 98-percent last year. The biggest loser? Th...

Bon Jovi Blames Steve Jobs For Ruining Music

Was it rampant pirating that killed the music industry? The ease of sharing digital files? DRM limitations? If you thought it was any of those, you are clearly a mere mortal. Superstar Jon Bon Jovi has been mulling this over, and finally came to the conclusion that Steve Jobs is "personally responsible for killing the music business." Bon Jovi's bizarre comment is from an interview with Britain's ...

Apple Sells 1 Million iPads During Debut Weekend, Completing 1 Million Lives

Big news, you guys: Apple sold a lot of iPad 2s over the weekend. How many? Nearly a million. Granted, another big opening weekend may seem about as newsworthy as a sunrise, but take a second to chew on this: most analysts expected Apple to move only about 350,000 to 400,000 tablets. Instead, the company ended up selling about three times as many as it did last April, when it unveiled the first...

Steve Jobs Honorary Knighthood Blocked by Former U.K. Prime Minister

Ever wonder why Steve Jobs doesn't have a 'Sir' in front of his name? Apparently, it's because of former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. An ex-member of Parliament recently revealed that Brown refused to knight Jobs in 2009 because the Apple CEO declined an invitation to speak at a major political conference. The former MP has also claimed that he nominated Jobs for an honorary knighthood, an...

Obama Talks Education, Innovation With Zuckerberg, Jobs at Private Dinner

Yesterday, Barack Obama held a private meeting with a dozen Silicon Valley luminaries, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Apple's Steve Jobs and heavyweights from Twitter and Google. During the two-hour dinner, Obama reportedly discussed his ideas on investments in education and a proposed public-private partnership geared toward helping startups and small businesses get off the ground....

Apple Working on Smaller, Cheaper iPhones, Sources Tell WSJ

The Wall Street Journal has confirmed rumors that Apple is developing a new line of smaller and cheaper iPhones. Those trusty old "sources close to the development" tell the Journal that the new device will be about half the size of the iPhone 4, and will be sold to service providers at about half the price of existing iPhones. The new phone, which goes by the codename "N97," will apparently featu...

Steve Jobs Says He's Going on Medical Leave, Tim Cook to Lead Apple in Interim

Apple CEO Steve Jobs is going on a leave of absence, in order to devote more attention to his health. In an e-mail sent to all Apple employees, Jobs confirmed that the company's board of directors had obliged his request for medical leave, but assured that he wasn't relinquishing his position. "I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company," he wrote. In th...

Apple Fanboys Love Steve Jobs Action Figure, Apple Doesn't

Seeing as Apple's CEO likely wouldn't know what to do with a kung-fu grip, let alone a rocket launcher, the Steve Jobs action figure strikes us as problematic. (Maybe the "action" lies in the market-analysis skills of that oversized noggin.) Some folks, though, don't see the problem with it. Manufacturer MIC quickly unloaded the 300-figure run -- before Apple demanded that it cease and desist. ...

Steve Jobs, Rupert Murdoch to Launch iPad Newspaper

Rumor has it that Steve Jobs and Rupert Murdoch are joining forces to create the world's first digital "newspaper" designed exclusively for the iPad. The new publication, titled the 'Daily,' will be officially unveiled at the end of the month before launching sometime early next year. As the Guardian explains, the publication will combine "a tabloid sensibility with a broadsheet intelligence," and...

Playboy Publishes 1985 Interview With 29-Year-Old Steve Jobs

Long before the iPad, the iPod and even the iMac, Apple was a powerful force. Take a glimpse 25 years into the past, and into the young mind of Steve Jobs, with this 1985 Playboy interview. With decades of turbulence and success still in front of him, the 29-year-old Jobs is mature beyond his years (and clearly enchanted with Dylan, beach sex, and LSD)....

Woz Says Android Will Dominate iOS, Jobs Stabs His Woz Voodoo Doll

It's a shame that Steve Wozniak is no longer with Apple. He'd be the perfect foil to Steve Jobs's inscrutable megalomania. He seems affable, self-deprecating and (perhaps most refreshingly) brutally honest. He's never shied away from pointing out what he perceives as flaws in the company he co-founded or its products. And his latest assertion about the iPhone will definitely irk his former partner...

Seminal Piece of Apple History Lands on the Auction Block

Occasionally, vintage tech treasures materialize and propel geeks into a nerdly frenzy. Not too long ago, 'Star Trek' creator Gene Roddenberry's vintage Apple console seemingly represented the pinnacle of dorky computer collectors' items. That ancient relic now appears relatively boring compared to one recently unearthed Apple prize, though. An incredibly rare, original 1976 Apple-1 has appeared,...

Bill and Melinda Gates Still Avoid Apple Products Like the Plague

Here's a shocker: Bill Gates doesn't like Apple products. In a recent interview with the New York Times Magazine, Melinda Gates roundly refuted rumors that she and her billionaire husband own Mac laptops, and insisted that her children are still forbidden from owning iPods. The matriarch of the Gates household may still dream of owning an iPod, but whenever one of her kids asks for one, her stand...

Vintage Steve Jobs Business Card Shamefully Lacks Core Status Symbols

Vintage-tech products and retro-gadget ads enable modern geeks to mercilessly mock the already antiquated practices of the not-too-distant past. Embarrassing and amusing bits of nostalgia frequently materialize, including company newsletters, hilarious tech tutorials and even awkward '80s dating shows. Pascall Finette, the head of Mozilla Labs, purportedly unearthed an authentic and priceless pie...