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September 19, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Steve Jobs is about to join Barack Obama, Jackie Chan, Nicole Kidman and Mozart at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. The tourist attraction famous for creating hauntingly lifelike sculptures of famous people will unveil a Jobs wax figure Sept. 27. The model is based on pictures taken of the tech innovator during a 2006 Fortune magazine shoot, Madame Tussauds said . It shows the Apple Inc. cofounder in a relaxed position, arms crossed loosely over his chest, with a pair of silver-rimmed Lunor glasses perched on his face.
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.
July 1, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Kanye West is a big fan of Steve Jobs, so for Father's Day, Kim Kardashian got him a pretty cool gift: an Apple mouse signed by the late chief executive. West and Kardashian welcomed their first child last month shortly before Father's Day, and on Monday, the rapper revealed one of the gifts he received by tweeting a photo. one of the other gifts my girl gave me for fathers day - KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) July 1, 2013 Along with Jobs' autographed mouse, West also received another signed by fellow Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who shared the story about signing the mouse with tech news blog Gizmodo.
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.
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.
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?
February 9, 2012 | By David Sarno and Deborah Netburn
We detailed the major tidbits from Steve Jobs' just-disclosed FBI files in an earlier post . But we've scoured the 191-page document for some minor Jobs trivia as well. Jobs' high school GPA: How about 2.65? Jobs wasn't much for school, choosing to go to Reed College in Oregon for a few semesters before he dropped out. Note to young people: Don't try this without adult supervision. Jobs also told agents he could think of nothing that could be used to blackmail him, was not a member of the Communist Party and did not belong to any organization that "espoused the overthrow of the government.
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