The 70-minute Q&A with Jobs was conducted by Robert X. Cringely[*] for his 1996 PBS documentary "Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires." Only ten minutes of the original conversation were used for the documentary. But Cringely was able to able to get the rest of it from director Paul Sen, who had made a VHS copy of it that he kept in his garage.
It's time to drop dime, says the U.S. government.
The U.S. Department of Justice want three of the five book-publishing houses accused of participating in a price-fixing scheme with Apple to start turning over evidence against their alleged co-conspirators, court documents show.
In April, the U.S. Department of Justice accused five of the country's six largest book publishers of conspiring with Apple to raise prices on e-books. The government alleges that the co-conspirators forced e-book retailers, such as Amazon, to adopt a new business model, one that would enable the publishers to snatch control of … Read more
The curtain has risen and the shooting has begun on the Hollywood biopic "jOBS" starring Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs.
Kutcher arrived on set today at Jobs' childhood home, according to Pacific Coast News. He donned a trimmed beard and shaggy hair -- looking actually not too different than when he's not playing Jobs.
The movie will focus on the earlier years of Jobs' life, from 1971 to 2000, producer Mark Hulme said in April. And rather than being about to Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography "Steve Jobs," the movie is supposedly based on widely … Read more
Steve Jobs was forced to divulge several details about his life when he was seeking Top Secret security clearance in 1988.
The details were made public today in a questionnaire that Jobs had to fill out at the time for the Department of Defense, which was recently obtained by Wired through a Freedom of Information Act request.
Responding to a question on how he might be susceptible to blackmail, Jobs revealed that he had an illegitimate daughter and was concerned that he could be blackmailed if someone were to kidnap her. But a person at the DOD apparently wasn't … Read more
The roster for the upcoming Steve Jobs film starring Ashton Kutcher has picked its bad guy. That is to say, the man who ousted Jobs from Apple in 1985, John Sculley.
In a note sent to CNET and other outlets this afternoon, actor Matthew Modine's agency announced he'd be playing Sculley in the film, which begins principal photography this month.
Jobs famously hired Sculley away from Pepsi-Cola to run Apple with the line, "Do you really want to sell sugar water, or do you want to come with me and change the world?" Sculley took him … Read more
Controversial quotes made by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs last year claiming Google's Android operating system was a "wholesale" rip-off will be fair game as evidence in court, a judge said this week.
"I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple's $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong," Jobs told biographer Walter Isaacson, in the book, which hit shelves last October.
"I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war … Read more
A treasure trove of Steve Jobs interviews can now be found for free via iTunes.
The late Apple co-founder was a frequent guest at the yearly All Things Digital conference where he wasn't shy about answering questions or offering his opinions on Apple products and the tech industry. Six different videos are now available of those famous appearances, courtesy of iTunes.
At the first AllThingsD conference in 2003, Jobs reflected on his return to Apple after having launched Next. The 2004 appearance shed some light on the success of iTunes and the new iPod. In 2005, Jobs talked about … Read more
Two Silicon Valley executives who worked closely with Steve Jobs over the years shared some of their memories of the late Apple co-founder today, painting a picture of Jobs as a tireless perfectionist who learned from his mistakes.
"Steve would translate good ideas into a finished product unlike anyone in the industry," Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said during an onstage discussion at the D10 conference in Palos Verdes, Calif. (See live blog.) Ellison likened Jobs to Henry Ford in the way he changed the industry. "That was Steve, until it was perfect. And then once it was … Read more
Join us later this afternoon for live coverage of Pixar's Ed Catmull and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison taking the stage at the D10 conference to talk about "the lessons of Steve Jobs."
The two are being interviewed separately this afternoon, before coming back on stage to talk about the late Apple co-founder, who frequented the D conference series in years past, and had personal and business relationships with both executives.
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin says that writing the screenplay for the upcoming biopic of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is a lot like trying to write about The Beatles.
Speaking at the D10 Conference today, the award-winning screenwriter and producer said he's currently at the "earliest possible stage" of putting together the screenplay for the feature film, and that it's not just as simple as sitting down with the source material.
"What I'll do is go through a long period that would not look to any casual observer like writing," Sorkin jokingly told interviewer … Read more