Steve Jobs built his castle through Apple from which to oversee a digital kingdom, complete with the world's most sought-after walled garden seeded with beautiful devices in constant bloom. Jobs was as much a king of computers as Shakespeare's Henry V was king of England, or at least that's the premise behind an opera that mashes up the lives of the two leaders, which debuts Friday at the Theatre de la Renaissance in France.… Read more
Stanford University's campus has a large central quad full of plants, flowers, trees, and pedestrian walkways -- this was Apple late co-founder Steve Jobs' vision for the design of the company's upcoming futuristic spaceship-like campus.
Architecture firm Foster + Partners is heading the project -- which is slated to be done in 2016 -- and the firm's founder, Norman Foster, recently spoke to Architectural Record about the thinking behind the new headquarters.
So much time, effort, and emotion are expended on analyzing everything at Apple that it's a wonder surprises still manage to emerge.
But on hearing that a new book called "Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs" was to emerge, some felt a tinge of excitement.
Written by former Wall Street Journal reporter Yukari Iwatani Kane, it promised (at least in some imaginations) to reveal secrets of Cupertino life.
An excerpt from the book was published Friday in the Journal and the revelations are few.
If you'd imagined that Apple CEO Tim Cook didn't have quite … Read more
The US Postal Service hopes Steve Jobs can do for it what he once did for Apple.
The late Apple co-founder will be featured on a commemorative US postage stamp in 2015, according to a US Postal Service list of approved subjects obtained by The Washington Post. Usually kept secret to maximize buzz over stamps' subjects, the list includes subjects the post office plans to commemorate on stamps for the rest of this year and the next couple of years.
In addition to the historical, cultural, and literary figures who have traditionally graced US postage stamps, the list reflects a … Read more
For 30 years, a potentially priceless piece of technology history was lost somewhere beneath Aspen, Colo.
At the Aspen International Design Conference in 1983, Steve Jobs gave a talk prognosticating technologies like the iPad, wireless networking, and even the App Store. He used his Lisa mouse to help navigate through the talk and afterward, Jobs added the mouse to a collection of miscellaneous items donated by conference attendees that was then buried as the "Aspen Time Tube."
Despite the inclusion of dozens upon dozens of other items, the tube came to be known as the "Steve Jobs … Read more
Apple has sued a lot of companies for allegedly copying or stealing its intellectual property over the past three decades. In 1988, Apple sued Microsoft and HP for copyright infringement over similarities of Windows and NewWave to the graphical interface of the Macintosh and Lisa. More recently, the late Jobs had declared war against Google's Android mobile operating system, resulting in a flurry of suits against Samsung, Motorola, HTC, and others who dared to copy ideas expressed in the iPhone and iPad.
"I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every … Read more
It's not every day that someone throws down more than $40,000 for a short document, but that is exactly what Tristar Productions CEO Jeff Rosenberg did Thursday.
This was no ordinary document, however. It was a signed legal agreement between Steve Jobs and businessman Robert Friedland from August 17, 1978. The 8-page document was up for auction at RR Auction house and sold for $40,045.
"In 30 years of business we have only offered one other Jobs item -- a signature; this document, incredibly substantial and significant in its connection to a major figure in his … Read more
If ever source code can be said to have helped launch an empire, the code behind the Apple II DOS would qualify. And now it's available to everyone.
Last spring, CNET was first to report on the surfacing of documents that led to Apple's commissioning the creation of a disk operating system (DOS) for the young company's new computer, the Apple II.
Without that DOS, the computer would probably never have made a mark, since the only storage option otherwise available was a tape drive. Over the Christmas holidays of 1977, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak designed a … Read more
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was posthumously inducted into the Bay Area Business Hall of Fame last week.
Apple Senior Vice President Eddy Cue tweeted a video tribute to Jobs and his speech accepting the award in his former leader's honor. Cue said in his tweet that the acceptance was "an honor, a privilege."
"Steve Jobs is no longer with us, but his influence as the co-founder and visionary force behind one of the world's most iconic companies and brands places him among the greatest business leaders and most brilliant thinkers of all time," Bay … Read more
The rather modest three-bedroom house where Apple was born has officially been designated a protected historical site.
After a nearly two-year-long review, the Los Altos Historical Commission voted unanimously Monday night to designate 2066 Crist Drive -- the house where Steve Jobs grew up -- a "historic resource" due to its association with the late Apple co-founder, according to the Palo Alto Daily News. Built in 1952, the single-story ranch-style house -- especially its garage -- is where Jobs and fellow co-founder Steve Wozniak assembled the first 50 Apple I computers in 1976, according to a report prepared … Read more