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April 2, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Before his death in 2011, Apple's Steve Jobs reportedly worked on the next two versions of the company's iPhone that have not yet been released. San Francisco Dist. Atty. George Gascon spoke with the San Francisco Examiner on the matter. He talked to the newspaper after meeting with Apple government liaison Michael Foulkes. Gascon and Foulkes met to discuss the possibility of adding a feature to Apple's mobile devices that could disable them remotely if they were stolen. According to the Examiner, stolen iPhones accounted for half of the city's robberies last year.
October 8, 2012 | By David Lazarus
Think of all the stupid things you did in high school. Now be glad you didn't become famous enough to merit a book by your ex-girlfriend or boyfriend. Steve Jobs, on the other hand, isn't so lucky. Chrisann Brennan, Jobs' high school sweetheart - and the mother of his first child - is looking to cash in on her brush with someone else's fame by penning a memoir of her time with the Apple co-founder. According to publisher St. Martin's Press, Brennan's book will cover a wide range of subjects, including "Jobs' enormous appeal, energy and drive, as well as his developing ambition and ruthlessness in business and personal dealings.
May 21, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
A biopic based on the life of Steve Jobs will shoot portions of the film at the home where Jobs grew up and the garage where he co-founded Apple, the people behind the movie announced. The film is set to cover Jobs' "30 most defining years," according to a press release . The movie covers his years as a youth all the way through his second stint with Apple. The movie, "jOBS," which is due out in late fall, is set to begin principle photography next month.  Ashton Kutcher has been cast to play the lead role.
May 21, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Is David Karp, who just sold his startup for $1.1 billion to Yahoo, another Steve Jobs? That's what Tumblr's first employee believes. Marco Arment says the 26-year-old Karp is very much like the late Apple co-founder. Arment is no longer with Tumblr but was there through its early years, and on Monday he blogged about his experience . He said working for Karp felt the same as how many people have described what working for Jobs was like - both demanding an incredible amount of focus and dedication that inevitably creates high stress but also high-quality results.
August 15, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Items stole from Steve Jobs' Palo Alto home last month included expensive jewelry, various Apple products - and, possibly, an unreleased Apple device The home of the late Apple co-founder and his surviving family was broken into last month while unoccupied due to construction. The thief was apparently unaware whose home he'd entered, according to authorities who said he stole $60,000 worth of items. Among those items were iMac and Mac mini computers, three iPads, two iPhones, three iPods and an Apple TV. The San Jose Mercury News also says a "small 'demo-sized' MacBook" was stolen too, which sounds like an unreleased Apple device.
June 21, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
At last, the trailer you've all been waiting for (or haven't been waiting for, as the case may be) is here. The movie is officially called "Jobs," and stars Ashton Kutcher as da' man. It costars Josh Gad as Apple cofounder Steve "The Woz" Wozniak. The flick was scheduled to be released in April, but was delayed until Aug. 16. PHOTOS: Top smartphones of 2013 From a first look at the 2-minute trailer, it looks like the movie will hew closer to myth than fact when it comes to telling the Jobs story.
January 26, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
PARK CITY, Utah -- If the thought of Ashton Kutcher playing Steve Jobs has you a little frightened, you're not alone. The actor himself was worried about what he was getting into when he signed up for the title role in “jOBS,” Joshua Michael Stern's biopic about the late Apple founder. "This was honestly one of the most terrifying things I've ever tried to do in my life. I admired this man so much,” Kutcher told the audience at the movie's Sundance Film Festival premiere Friday night, the event's closing-night ceremony.  “I've thrown myself into this massive gauntlet of criticism," he added, because Jobs is a figure so many people knew.  “I've never seen Abraham Lincoln walk into a room, but I've seen Steve Jobs walk into a room,” he said.
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.
August 26, 2011 | By Walter Hamilton, Los Angeles Times
In the years after Walt Disney's death in 1966, his successors did their best to run his namesake company as they thought the founder would have wanted. Even small decisions were subjected to extensive debate about Disney's preferences. The effort was heartfelt and well-intentioned — and it hobbled the company. "They were always double-checking themselves with 'what would Walt have done?'" said Harold Vogel, a veteran Disney analyst. "It didn't allow them to react to changes in marketplace nearly as fast as they should have.
October 5, 2011 | Michael Hiltzik
Everyone knows Steve Jobs pulled off one of the outstanding corporate turnarounds in U.S. history, and that he did it on the strength of cool products. What they may not realize is that Jobs was a master of bare-knuckled business strategies from the old school. It's true that Jobs' legendary perfectionism and insistence on simplicity and elegance for Apple's products were the qualities of an aesthete. But his goal was to create products that could command premium prices and ensure rich profits.
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