December 31, 1998
The rumor mill is churning again with speculation about what Apple Computer Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs has up his sleeve for next week's MacWorld Expo, the big trade show for the Macintosh faithful. Buoyed by the success of its popular iMac, Apple is widely expected to unveil its next generation of professional desktop Power Macintoshes, code-named Yosemite, with the curved, translucent design that has made iMac a hit.
July 6, 1998 |
Interim Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs will be a no-show at Macworld Expo in New York this week, an unusual absence for what is usually one of the company's highest-profile events. The reason, sources close to Apple confirmed: Jobs' wife is due to deliver a baby any day. Filling in as keynote speaker will be Phil Schiller, vice president for worldwide marketing. Schiller normally plays Jobs' straight man during onstage comparisons of PCs and Macs.
November 11, 1997 |
Trying to revive some of the showmanship that made Apple Computer Inc. famous, interim Chief Executive Steve Jobs, as expected, unveiled new products and a new sales scheme at an elaborate event in Cupertino on Monday--but left many of the most critical questions facing the company unanswered.
October 25, 1997 |
Apple Computer Inc. co-founder and interim Chief Executive Steven Jobs is expected to tell key advisors Monday his decision on whether he'll take the top job permanently, analysts said. Jobs, 42, was named interim CEO on Sept. 16 and has led the money-losing computer maker since July, when he helped oust former Chief Executive Gilbert Amelio.
October 10, 1997 |
Apple Computer Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs, interim chief executive of the struggling company, said he is considering dropping the interim from his title. While addressing a Macromedia Inc. users conference in San Francisco, Jobs was asked by an attendee when he would drop the interim from his title. Jobs said that it was something he is considering and that he is preparing to go on vacation in Hawaii, where he plans to "walk on the beach" and "think about it."
September 17, 1997 |
Apple Computer Inc. appointed Steve Jobs interim chief executive on Tuesday, formalizing a role the controversial co-founder has effectively held since a management shake-up at the company two months ago. Jobs will serve as chief executive until a permanent replacement is found, according to Apple officials. They said the search should be concluded before the end of the year.
August 18, 1997 |
Die-hard fans of Apple's Macintosh operating system--like me--have been on a wild, disorienting roller-coaster ride lately. And even with the recent announcements of major changes at the company, such as a new board of directors and a partnership with Microsoft, it's hard to tell if the ride is headed up or down.
August 14, 1997 |
Apple Computer Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs, harking back to the company's early days, is axing sabbaticals, ending cash bonuses for executives and reducing severance pay. Jobs, who has become Apple's de facto leader, announced the changes in an electronic mail memo to employees on Tuesday. The memo, signed "Steve and the Executive Team," also said Apple's board of directors approved more stock options for employees as an incentive to turn the company's fortunes around, Jobs said.