Steve Jobs

  • Apple is most-admired, despite distortions like those on iPad2

    Posted March 3, 2011 - 6:51 pm

    Goldman Sachs named Apple the most-admired company again this year, despite a tendency to exaggerate, warp and ignore the truth.
  • Jobs takes stage to deliver good news

    Posted March 2, 2011 - 4:47 pm

    Apple's event on Wednesday first and foremost was about the iPad 2. But it also was about chief executive Steve Jobs, who made a surprise appearance before a live audience in San Francisco despite being out on an indefinite medical leave of absence.
  • Jobs 'snubbed for knighthood' claim

    Posted March 1, 2011 - 2:40 pm

    The Telegraph is claiming former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown blocked the suggestion of an honorary knighthood to Steve Jobs in 2009, after the Apple CEO “turned down an invitation to speak at the Labour Party conference.”
  • Imagine a world without Apple fanboys

    Posted February 25, 2011 - 4:44 pm

    But for an obstinate investment banker, today there might not be iPods, iPhones, iPads, according to two of the former chief executives of Sun Microsystems, which in 1996 was ready to buy Apple.
  • Apple shareholders bury their heads in the sand

    Posted February 24, 2011 - 2:04 pm

    The proposal that Apple shareholders approve the adoption and disclosure of a CEO succession plan hardly could be described as radical or reckless. Rather, it's the epitome of responsible organizational behavior -- planning ahead for major change.
  • Apple shareholders reject succession plan proposal

    Posted February 24, 2011 - 10:24 am

    Apple’s board of directors won’t be required to publicly disclose its plans for CEO succession, after shareholders voted down a proposal at Wednesday’s annual company meeting. The proposal had been the focus of much of the attention prior to the shareholders meeting, which seemed to be as much about the health of absent CEO Steve Jobs as it was the health of Apple.
  • Steve Jobs email attempts to mollify developers, clarifies little

    Posted February 22, 2011 - 3:49 pm

    In response to developer concerns about how extensively Apple will enforce its new subscription policy, Steve Jobs sent a one-line email. Unfortunately, it doesn't really give any real information about what apps will be affected by the policy.
  • Steve Jobs muddies iOS subscription controversy

    Posted February 22, 2011 - 12:30 pm

    Steve Jobs has reportedly weighed in on the iOS in-app subscriptions controversy with one of his famously terse e-mails, but the latest one-liner from Apple's CEO doesn't clear things up. Responding to an iOS developer's inquiry, Jobs purportedly said apps such as Dropbox, Evernote, Salesforce and other similar software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps would not be required to use Apple's new in-app subscription service, according to MacRumors.
  • Growing concerns about Steve Jobs

    Posted February 18, 2011 - 7:22 pm

    One of the first things I did Friday morning when I saw coverage of President Obama's meeting with tech leaders in California Thursday night was search for pictures or video. Not of Obama, or Mark Zuckerberg or Eric Schmidt. I wanted to see how Steve Jobs looked.
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    Obama meets Jobs, Zuckerberg, others in Silicon Valley [video]

    Posted February 18, 2011 - 10:22 am

    U.S. President Barack Obama was in Silicon Valley on Thursday night to meet a handful of the biggest names in the tech industry. Among the subjects likely discussed at the closed meeting was the president's plan to invest in research and development to boost America's high-tech competitiveness.
  • Obama, technology leaders to discuss secret plan for mobile-apps-based Muslim caliphate

    Posted February 17, 2011 - 6:14 pm

    Someone is on to the liberal conspiracy between the Obama Administration and search giant Google, and that someone is Fox Network star and American hero Glenn Beck.
  • 'Jobs is terminal' diagnosis is based on nothing

    Posted February 17, 2011 - 2:48 pm

    Rumors that Jobs has "six weeks" based on one guy's look at a paparazzi shot; Jobs might be terminal, but don't base your decision on this.
  • Steve Jobs to meet President Obama

    Posted February 17, 2011 - 11:45 am

    With tabloid rumours about the state of his health circulating, Apple's CEO is due to meet President Obama on Thursday.
  • Steve Jobs 'calling the shots from home'

    Posted February 11, 2011 - 11:30 am

    CEO Steve Jobs might be on a medical leave of absence from Apple, but he is staying closely involved in everything the company does, a report says.
  • What was behind Thursday's Apple stock flash crash?

    Posted February 10, 2011 - 7:27 pm

    Shares of Apple experienced a sudden selloff shortly after 1:30 p.m. Thursday, dropping shares to $348 from $355. Was the flash crash due to disappointing turnout at Verizon stores for the iPhone, or a nasty rumor floating around the Internet?
  • Tearing down the house that Jobs built bought

    Posted February 8, 2011 - 7:42 pm

    Who among us hasn't purchased a 17,000-square-foot mansion, lived in it for awhile, and then, disgusted by its ramshackle condition, abandoned it like a vagabond barn swallow? I did it twice last year alone.
  • Survey: Two-thirds of companies irresponsible about CEO succession

    Posted February 7, 2011 - 2:19 pm

    Talk about not walking the walk. Even though a recent survey found virtual unanimity among executives that a CEO succession plan was, you know, sort of a responsible thing for a corporation to create, only slightly more than one in three companies have bothered to put such a plan in place.
  • Apple succesion plan proposal gets proxy firm's backing

    Posted February 4, 2011 - 2:06 pm

    Advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services announced its support for a proposal that would ask Apple to produce a written CEO succession policy. Apple shareholders will vote on the proposal at the company's annual meeting later this month in Cupertino.
  • Netgear boss apologises for Steve Jobs comments

    Posted February 1, 2011 - 12:11 pm

    Patrick Lo, chairman and CEO of Netgear, has apologised for his choice of words in comments he made about Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
  • Netgear CEO's down-under dig against Jobs a Lo blow

    Posted January 31, 2011 - 12:47 pm

    You've got to give Netgear chairman and CEO Patrick Lo points for candor, if not common sense.
  • Apple not only company that needs CEO succession plan

    Posted January 19, 2011 - 5:00 pm

    There's been a lot of talk this week about how well Apple is prepared for the possibility that chief executive Steve Jobs, now out on an indefinite medical leave, may be unable to resume his full-time duties as CEO.
  • For Apple investors, a day like no other

    Posted January 18, 2011 - 9:21 pm

    For a brief period after hours on Tuesday, shares of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) rose above Friday's closing price for the first time since chief executive Steve Jobs announced he was taking another medical leave.
  • With Tim Cook, Apple turns to a familiar face

    Posted January 18, 2011 - 2:35 pm

    With the news that Steve Jobs will take another medical leave of absence from the company he helped found more than 30 years ago, Apple will lose its most recognizable public face. But the man tasked with filling in for Jobs’s day-to-day duties should be a familiar face to most Apple watchers.
  • Apple shares down sharply in early trading

    Posted January 18, 2011 - 12:07 pm

    Shares of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) plunged on Wall Street's opening trading bell Tuesday, one day after co-founder and chief executive Steve Jobs announced he was taking an indefinite leave of absence to focus on his health.
  • Facing the wrong question on Jobs' absence from Apple

    Posted January 18, 2011 - 11:11 am

    If Steve Jobs really is a great CEO, he's already figured out how to get Apple to keep up the flow of innovation even without him. If not...
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