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July 3, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik
When Sony began courting Aaron Sorkin to write its Steve Jobs movie a few months ago, it couldn't have seemed like a more perfect fit. Sorkin was the best around at chronicling the complexity and fragility of genius, and his stock was sky-high; in fact, with “The Social Network” and “Moneyball,” the writer had just picked up Oscar nominations two years in a row for screenplays about those very types. But like a cable news network erroneously reporting on a Supreme Court decision, Sorkin has crashed to Earth.
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April 22, 2014 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before hearing about the Aereo case at the Supreme Court. The Skinny: The Supreme Court on Tuesday morning will hear arguments in the ABC vs. Aereo case. Aereo is an Internet startup that broadcasters charge steal their signals. Alas, I won't be there, but I have a high court story for you anyway. When I was based in Washington, I occasionally covered the Supreme Court. You have to dress nice and they will wake you if you doze off. Other stories in Tuesday's Fix include Netflix saying it will raise prices and Comcast posting its second-quarter results.
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October 29, 2011
Steve Jobs Walter Issacson Simon & Schuster: 656 pps., $35
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April 21, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell and Steven Zeitchik
Over a 20-year career making stylized, often genre-tinged films, Danny Boyle has been known to look at a well-worn area in new and dynamic ways. With a potential Steve Jobs movie, he could be taking on a worthy subject. The British auteur is in talks to helm Sony Pictures' much-buzzed, sometimes-bumpy Jobs biopic that "The Social Network" scribe Aaron Sorkin has adapted from Walter Isaacson's comprehensive biography, The Times has confirmed. Boyle would replace David Fincher, the "Social Network" director who appears to have moved off the project.
BUSINESS
October 5, 2013 | By Michael Hiltzik
An essential element of the Tim-Cook-Is-Not-Steve-Jobs meme is that its proponents have no idea about (1) who Steve Jobs was, and (2) how Apple performed under his leadership. An excellent example of the form is buried within Fred Vogelstein's article about Apple's iPhone appearing in this weekend's New York Times Magazine. Vogelstein commits a drive-by assault on Cook with this passage: "When Jobs died in October 2011, the prevailing question wasn't whether Tim Cook could succeed him, but whether  anyone  could.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Using Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography as a frame, award-winning author Mari Yamazaki has created a manga version of the life of Apple founder Steve Jobs. It's being serialized in the Japanese comic magazine Kiss, alongside tales of teen love. So it's not surprising, then, that Jobs is portrayed as " a cute, doe-eyed kid who worries about whether his adoptive parents love him," writes Sam Byford at the Verge. In the first installment, he also grows into a rebellious teenager; the Verge has a shot of the frame in which Jobs reclines on the grass, smoking a joint.
BUSINESS
October 6, 2011 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
Apple Inc. now has to get down to the business of surviving its founder. It's something that Apple - and Steve Jobs himself - had been painstakingly planning for years. Deep inside its sprawling Cupertino, Calif., campus, one of the world's most successful and secretive companies has had a team of experts hard at work on a closely guarded project. PHOTOS: The life of Steve Jobs But it isn't a cool new gadget. It's an executive training program called Apple University that Jobs considered vital to the company's future: Teaching Apple executives to think like him. "Steve was looking to his legacy.
BUSINESS
March 26, 2010 | By Mark Milian
It took just one word for Apple Inc. to make headlines. "Yep," wrote Apple chief Steve Jobs in an e-mail. The message was addressed to Andrea Nepori, an Italian blogger who wrote to sjobs@apple.com this week. He asked the reclusive Apple founder whether he'd be able to sync his free e-books to the iPad, due to hit U.S. stores next week. Jobs' affirmation wasn't the real news. That particular detail was listed on Apple's website before Nepori's inquiry. The response itself is what prompted bloggers to fly off the handle.
BUSINESS
October 6, 2011 | By Tiffany Hsu and Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' death sparked an outpouring of sentiment and statements from fellow chief executives and other major figures in Silicon Valley, government and the entertainment industry. IN TECHNOLOGY: Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder , reached at dinner with his son, said he was so overwhelmed by calls that he could not get in touch with his emotions: "People sometimes have goals in life. Steve Jobs exceeded every goal he ever set for himself. " Tim Cook, Apple chief executive and Jobs' successor , in an email to employees: "Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.… We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.
BUSINESS
October 5, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple is dedicating its website to its late co-founder Steve Jobs, who died a year ago today. The homepage for Apple.com features a video montage filled with black-and-white photos of Jobs set to Yo-Yo Ma's rendition of the prelude from Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 . The video is heartwarming and inspiring, and calls to mind Apple's famous " Think Different " commercial that ran at the start of Jobs' second stint with the Cupertino-based company....
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April 21, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien, This post has been corrected. See below for details.
[ This post was updated at 10:24 ] Under Chief Executive Tim Cook, Apple has become increasingly vocal about its efforts to reduce the company's effect on the environment. On Monday, the company launched a revamped website that highlights its progress and discloses some new efforts as well.  The new site, which includes a solemn video narrated by Cook, coincides with Earth Day (which has already started in some parts of the world) and announces Apple's lofty goal: "We want to leave the world better than we found it. " "Better," says Cook in the video.
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April 15, 2014 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before hopping a plane back to L.A.  The Skinny: I'm on the East Coast right now so the blood moon happened past my bedtime. The pictures looked cool though. I survived my Seder. Now I just need to burn off the meal and hope the rain doesn't mess with my flight. Today's headlines include a look at Turner Broadcasting as it begins an executive overhaul. Also, looks like David Fincher won't direct a Steve Jobs biopic for Sony Pictures. Finally, will CBS'  carrying prime-time football keep commercial rates for ESPN and NBC's football coverage from rising?
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April 14, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
After the success of "The Social Network," David Fincher's drama about Mark Zuckerberg and the founding of Facebook, the director emerged as the front-runner to bring the story of another tech giant to the big screen: Apple founder Steve Jobs. Now the Hollywood Reporter says Sony Pictures is looking to replace Fincher at the helm of its highly anticipated Jobs biopic, based on Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography "Steve Jobs" with a script by "Social Network" scribe Aaron Sorkin.
NEWS
April 7, 2014 | By Guy Hadas, guest blogger
We are experiencing a technology revolution, a new world in which coding is no longer for the anti-social, nerdy white males but for the cool kids. Figures like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg have created a culture that embraces technical innovation and that has popularized the leaders behind the code. The birth of this culture has inspired a movement to teach younger generations to code. While many parents, kids and entrepreneurs have already bought into the movement, the most critical piece of the puzzle has been left untouched: schools.  Without the support of schools, students are simply not receiving enough assistance to learn how to code.
BUSINESS
April 6, 2014 | By Adam Jones
Animation giant Pixar uses technology only as a means to an end; its films are rooted in human concerns, not computer wizardry. The same can be said of the new book "Creativity, Inc.," Ed Catmull's endearingly thoughtful explanation of how the studio he co-founded generated hits such as the "Toy Story" trilogy, "Up" and "Wall-E. " Catmull was a 1970s computer animation pioneer (university classmates included Netscape co-founder Jim Clark), but his book is not a technical history of how the hand-drawn artistry perfected by Disney was rendered obsolete by the processing power of machines.
BUSINESS
March 19, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple CEO Tim Cook has gone out of his way to call a new book, which is focused on the state of his company since the death of Steve Jobs, "nonsense. " Wall Street Journal technology reporter Yukari Iwatani Kane released the book this week. It is called "Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs. " "Steve Jobs's death raised one of the most pressing questions in the tech and business worlds: Could Apple stay great without its iconic leader?" the book's description reads. VIDEO: Unboxing the Holy Gra i l, a bulletproof smartphone screen Needless to say, Cook is not a fan of Kane's work, and he voiced his displeasure in a statement sent to CNBC . "This nonsense belongs with some of the other books I've read about Apple," Cook said.
BUSINESS
March 1, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
Most likely you've never heard of Walter L. Shaw. But it's just as likely that his inventions have been a regular part of your life.  Here are a few things Shaw invented: Call forwarding. Conference calling. Touch-tone dialing. The answering machine. A burglar alarm that calls the police. The White House "red phone" that provided an emergency link between Washington and Moscow.  OK, so you haven't used the last one. But still, it's an impressive list of stuff conceived by a man awarded 39 patents who eventually died penniless and relatively unknown.  Opening Friday is "Genius on Hold," a documentary that tells the story of Shaw that might be remarkable even if you didn't know it was made by his son, Walter Shaw Jr., one of the world's most notorious jewel thieves.  PHOTOS: Tech we want to see in 2013 Hyberbole?
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2013
'The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs' Where: Theatre Asylum, 6320 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. When: 8 p.m. Wednesdays, through April 10 Price: $20 Information: (323) 962-1632
BUSINESS
March 17, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Monday morning began with a thud for many Internet users who have reported problems with Google Hangouts and Google Drive. Users say they are experiencing issues accessing Hangouts and Drive, Google's instant messaging and cloud-based office suite service, respectively. Hangouts, which is commonly referred to by many as "Gchat," has been having problems since at least 9:22 a.m., according to Google . The Mountain View, Calif., company said it is investigating the problems with both services and will offer an update shortly.
BUSINESS
March 17, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
If you're still hoping that Apple will one day release a TV set, you might not want to hold your breath. Former Wall Street Journal reporter Yukari Iwatani Kane is set to release a book titled "Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs," this week. In it, she recounts a moment during one of Steve Jobs' final months where the late Apple chief executive directly told his top executives that the company would not be entering the TV business, according to a Business Insider report . At Jobs' last Top 100 meeting, which is an annual summit for Apple's top executives, Jobs told his staff to ask him anything they wanted.
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