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August 14, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Steve Jobs' Palo Alto home that was burglarized last month for more than $60,000 worth of items has served as a mecca for Apple fans since his passing last year. But it was also an easy target. The Apple co-founder's home, which is located on a quiet street, was used by Apple fans immediately after his death as a gathering ground for vigils and memorials, but months after his passing, Apple users still kept visiting the home. The Los Angeles Times reported earlier this year that people have taken trips from as far away as Hong Kong and Italy to stop by the home, which is easily accessible.
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.
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.
October 17, 2012 | By Andrea Chang
Your iPhone or iPad says "Designed by Apple in California" on the back, but as nearly everyone knows, the devices are actually made in China. That came up during last night's presidential debate, when moderator Candy Crowley asked the candidates why more products can't be made domestically. "IPad, the Macs, the iPhones, they are all manufactured in China," Crowley said. "One of the major reasons is labor is so much cheaper [there]. How do you convince a great American company to bring that manufacturing back here?"
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.
August 14, 2013 | By Mark Olsen
"Jobs" opens with a scene of technology entrepreneur Steve Jobs introducing the iPod in 2001. As the Apple Inc. co-founder makes his way to a small stage, he passes ads for his own company that feature images of Einstein, Gandhi and Bob Dylan. For the next two hours, the film remains about that unsubtle in its attempts to portray Jobs as a genius for the ages. The movie's awe-struck attitude is even more odd and unconvincing considering that the film actually doesn't shy away from portraying its subject as ruthless, overbearing and generally self-centered.
October 29, 2011 | Richard Rayner, Rayner's most recent book is "A Bright and Guilty Place: Murder, Corruption, and L.A.'s Scandalous Coming of Age."
Steve Jobs Walter Issacson Simon & Schuster: 656 pps., $35 -- He was an abandoned child who grew up with the unshakable belief that he was destined to be a prince. How arrogant and sensible of him. His personal hygiene was bad. He often wore no shoes and liked to stick his feet in the toilet. His food faddery was so extreme that he sometimes endangered his own health. While in a hospital for a liver transplant in 2009, he refused to wear a medical mask because he couldn't stand the design.
Walter Isaacson--Harvard alum, Rhodes scholar and longtime Time Inc. executive--spent his third day as the head of CNN News Group praising Andrea Thompson, the former "NYPD Blue" actress, as a smart talent who could be "developed." Thompson may be one of the cable network's newest co-anchors, but she's best known for her five-year stint on the ABC drama. Last year she left acting to take a reporting job at a television station in Albuquerque, and in June she joined CNN Headline News network.
January 14, 2003 | Elizabeth Jensen, Times Staff Writer
Walter Isaacson abruptly resigned Monday as chairman and chief executive of CNN News Group after just 18 months, a period during which he oversaw an overhaul of the cable news network, but was unable to stop rival Fox News Channel from surpassing it in the ratings. Isaacson, 50, had contemplated leaving CNN last year, sources said. But recently, according to associates, he seemed to be settling into his new role as a television executive.
June 29, 2003 | H.W. Brands, H.W. Brands is the author of "The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin" and other works of American history.
Of all the Founders, Benjamin Franklin is the easiest to imagine transposed to the present day. Unlike planters George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, Franklin was a city boy; Boston-born, Philadelphia-adopted and London-polished, he would adapt readily to the urbanism of the 21st century.
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