May 6, 2006 |
Shareholders of Pixar Animation Studios voted to approve the company's acquisition by Walt Disney Co. for $7.4 billion in stock. The vote made the studio a subsidiary of Disney and made Pixar Chief Executive Steve Jobs the largest holder of Disney stock, with about a 7% stake. The deal is aimed at restoring Disney's luster as a leader in animated films. Disney's efforts have faltered in the last 10 years while Pixar's films have been huge successes.
June 29, 2004 |
Apple Computer Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs introduced a 30-inch "cinema" flat-panel screen that he said was the biggest high-resolution display ever and showed off the next version of the company's software. Apple's monitor can handle as many as 4 million pixels used to measure color in pictures. That's 77% more than 23-inch monitors, Jobs told 5,000 developers at the company's conference in San Francisco.
August 5, 2005 |
Apple Computer Inc., which gets a third of its sales from iPod music players, started an iTunes online music store in Japan on Thursday that offered more than 1 million songs, including Rolling Stones recordings that have never been released for downloading on the Internet. Songs from 15 Japanese record companies will be available for downloading, Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs said at a Tokyo news conference that featured a performance by Grammy award-winning singer Beck.
June 24, 2009 |
Apple Inc. co-founder and Chief Executive Steve Jobs has an "excellent prognosis," a doctor at a Tennessee hospital said, confirming that Jobs had a liver transplant there. "He received a liver transplant because he was . . . the sickest patient on the waiting list at the time a donor organ became available," said James D. Eason, chief of transplantation at Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute in Memphis. "Mr. Jobs is now recovering well and has an excellent prognosis."
September 23, 2005 |
Warner Music Group Inc. Chief Executive Edgar Bronfman Jr. said the prices of downloaded songs should vary depending on popularity and called Apple Computer Inc.'s flat 99-cent charge unfair. Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs said this week that charging more for songs downloaded from his company's iTunes unit would prompt consumers to get their music illegally. Jobs also said record companies were "getting greedy" when they pushed for higher prices.
March 5, 2008 |
. -- Apple Inc. has no plans to declare a dividend or buy back its stock, Chief Executive Steve Jobs told the company's annual shareholder meeting Tuesday, adding that iPhone sales were on track. Jobs said he was confident Apple would hit its 2008 sales target of 10 million iPhones, a figure that some analysts have questioned, and executives said the iPhone would reach Asian markets this year.
September 23, 1997 |
Apple Computer Inc. named Niehaus Ryan Group Inc. as its public relations agency, completing a changeover of outside marketing companies orchestrated by interim Chief Executive Steve Jobs. Apple last month switched advertising agencies, terminating BBDO Worldwide and rehiring TBWA Chiat/Day, the firm that created a now-legendary television ad introducing the Macintosh computer in 1984. Niehaus Ryan Group, also known as NRG, replaces Burson-Marsteller.
January 18, 1999 |
Rumors have been swirling around the Virtual Game Station emulator software that lets Sony PlayStation fans bypass their TVs and queue up game CDs on any Macintosh computer equipped with a G3 microprocessor. The program got a big boost when Apple Computer Inc.'s interim chief executive, Steve Jobs, featured it in his Macworld Expo trade show keynote, running it on a new iMac. The product created quite a buzz, and its maker, San Mateo, Calif.-based Connectix Corp.
August 29, 2007 |
Apple Inc. sent out invitations Monday to a Sept. 5 event called "The Beat Goes On," fueling speculation that it will release new models of the iPod media player to spur holiday sales. The e-mailed invitation for the San Francisco event shows a silhouetted dancer carrying an iPod, an image from Apple ads. Chief Executive Steve Jobs usually unveils new iPods before the holiday season. In June, Apple introduced the iPhone, combining the music player with a mobile phone.