CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2012 |
Jack Tramiel, the tough and aggressive Commodore International founder who brought millions of people into the world of personal computers in the late 1970s and early '80s with his low-cost PCs, has died. He was 83. Tramiel, who lived in Monte Sereno, Calif., died Sunday at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto , said his son, Leonard. He had been suffering from congestive heart failure for many years. A Polish-born survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp who began his business career with a typewriter repair shop in the Bronx in the early 1950s, Tramiel (pronounced tra-MELL)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 2011 |
Jacob E. Goldman, the former Xerox chief scientist who created the company's famed Palo Alto Research Center, whose scientists and engineers invented the modern personal computer in the 1970s and developed an array of other pioneering computing technologies, has died. He was 90. Goldman, a resident of Westport, Conn., died Tuesday at a hospital in nearby Stamford after a short illness, said his son, Melvin. A physicist, Goldman had been the head of the research and development laboratory at Ford Motor Co. before joining Xerox, then based in Rochester, N.Y., as chief scientist in late 1967.
November 23, 2011 |
Apple Inc. may want to change its mind on the "I'm a Mac/I'm a PC" question. If the company decides to apply the "PC" label to its own computing devices, it may soon find that it is the world's largest personal computer vendor. It takes a little semantic contortion, but if the iPad tablet - or any tablet - counts as a personal computer, Apple is on track to sell more PCs than computing giants such as Hewlett-Packard Co. and Dell Inc. by the middle of next year, research firm Canalys said.
May 6, 2011 |
There was a time when Steve Mehta was on his laptop nonstop. Nowadays, he hardly touches it. The 43-year-old attorney uses his tablet computer to highlight legal briefs, take notes for court cases or flip though a digital version of the California probate code. "The laptop is so limited," Mehta he said as he stood against the wall of a crammed Los Angeles subway car, watching an episode of "Modern Family" on his tablet. "But everything you want to do, this thing does. " So long, laptop?
November 13, 2010 |
Christie's, the high-end auction house, is selling off one of Appledom's rarest relics: an original Apple-1 personal computer, famously designed and built in a parental garage by company founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976. The Apple-1 machine, for which Christie's will open the bidding Nov. 23, is expected to fetch $160,000 to $240,000. The lot comes with the original components of the Apple-1, made at a time when owning a "personal computer" meant ordering a box of electronic parts and assembling them with a soldering iron.
August 31, 2010 |
Hewlett-Packard Co., the world's largest maker of personal computers and printers, said Monday that its board had approved an additional $10 billion for share repurchases. The move adds to $4.9 billion already available and will help offset dilution from employee stock purchases, HP said. The company will repurchase at least $3 billion in shares in the fourth quarter ending in October, interim Chief Executive Cathie Lesjak said in a statement. The Palo Alto company is in a bidding war with Dell Inc. for data storage provider 3Par Inc. of Fremont.