News tagged ‘Steve Jobs’
The Fortune published a list of World's 50 Greatest Leaders. Apple CEO Tim Cook occupies the 33rd place.
Following Steve Jobs has arguably been the toughest corporate leadership assignment in decades, yet Cook has carried it off with mostly quiet aplomb. In 2½ years he has kept the parade of winning new products marching (the Retina display, new operating systems, the iPhone 5), and he is bringing in Burberry's savior, Angela Ahrendts, to run Apple's retail stores. That's thinking different.
According to the latest rumors, David Fincher - the Social Network director - may direct Sony’s new Steve Jobs movie. The film is expected to be based on Walter Isaacson biography. Aaron Sorkin, who previously wrote the Social Network, is currently working on a screenplay for the new Jobs biopic.
A well-known sculptor named Dragan Radenovic has created a scaled down model of Steve Jobs statue, which is expected to be installed somewhere in Apple’s new campus, Netokracija reports. The artwork is rather simple and at the same time reveals the essence of former Apple CEO personality. You may take a look at the would-be sculpture below.
Washington Post has posted a leaked document which states that the United States Postal Service will release a collectible Steve Jobs stamp in 2015.
Although the market of portable media players is shrinking rapidly, the company from Cupertino with its iPod still remains the main manufacturer,
Leander Kahney, the author of the book called 'Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products', claims that Steve Jobs at first was against the idea of creating white gadgets. Nevertheless, Apple executives thought white products will be a success, so in 2001 the company from Cupertino started producing some of the devices in white.
A Joshua Michael Stern film called “Jobs”, starring Ashton Kutcher as Jobs and Josh Gad as Wozniak, has recently become available on iTunes. Those who want to watch the Steve Jobs biography can now do this without visiting the local cinema. How much does it cost to watch the film? As noted by
The American Department of Justice says that Apple changed its in-app purchasing policy 'to retaliate against Amazon'. As a proof it cites an email from Steve Jobs sent to several Apple’s executives, where Jobs suggests to change the purchasing rules for Amazon and a number of other companies to make them use only Apple’s native payment system.
Reuters has recently posted a profile on Apple CEO Tim Cook. His leadership style is described as methodical, no-nonsense, but very different from that of Steve Jobs.
The report says that Tim Cook is not organizing the bi-monthly iPhone software meeting so popular with Steve Jobs. The ex-CEO used the meetings to discuss each plan feature in iOS. "That's not Tim's style at all," said one person familiar with those meetings. "He delegates."
Joshua Michael Stern’s "Jobs" movie made $6.7 million this weekend, which is less than the $8-9 millions its official distributor - Open Road Films - expected to earn,
The ‘Jobs’ movie release is just around the corner and since the big event is said to take place this very week, lots of new details about the movie itself, about the actors, about the plot and whatever else leak online. Some of these details - if not most - are simply rumors and nothing more, so if you want to be aware of what we’ll actually see on August 16th - watch the video below. This is the interview with a ‘Jobs’ director Joshua Michael Stern and he talks about the making of the film.
According to analyst Trip Chowdhry, the Managing Director of Equity Research at Global Equities Research, the coming launch of new iPhones will be the most successful one in all history of Cupertino company.
"The new iPhones will be massively successful," Chowdhry told Benzinga this morning. "This will be the most successful product launch ever in the history of Apple."
Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle has recently given an interview to CBS's Charlie Rose. It is well known that Larry was a close friend of Steve Jobs, so the main topic of the dialog was what he believes Apple without Steve Jobs will look like.
“Well, we already know,” Ellison told Rose. “We saw we conducted the experiment. I mean, it’s been done. We saw Apple with Steve Jobs. We saw Apple without Steve Jobs. We saw Apple with Steve Jobs. Now, we’re gonna see Apple without Steve Jobs.”
The events Ellison is talking about refer to the year 1985 when Steve Jobs was sacked by the Apple board. The Californian company went through many difficulties and had t struggle for further development. Later, Steve Jobs joined the company again CEO. As a result, such well-known products were launched as the iPod, iPhone and iPad, the ones that gave Apple world-wide recognition and generous revenues.
Nowadays, Apple is lead by Steve Jobs' hand picked successors - Tim Cook and the rest of the executive team (Jony Ive, Eddy Cue, etc). However, Ellison guesses that the sad history of Apple without Steve Jobs may be repeated.
The Disney Legends award to be presented to Steve Jobs at the Disney D23 conference, was accepted yesterday on the event by Pixar CCO John Lasseter.
It will be recalled that The Disney Legends program grants special awards to people who have made an extraordinary and integral contribution to the growth and development of The Walt Disney Company. The award is presented each year on a special event.
Have a look at the video presenting Lasseter acceptance speech during the ceremony.
Ken Segall, author of Insanely Simple and the creative director of the Think Different ad campaign says that Steve Jobs considered killing Apple's professional line of products.
According to Segall, Apple is not supporting professional users. Mac Pro hasn't been updated in years as well as Aperture, the 17-inch MacBook Pro has been discontinued and the update Final Cut Pro did not leave up to user's expectations. Thus t seems that Apple will farewell the pro market one day.
I hope you’re sitting down for this, but Steve Jobs did in fact once consider that very option. This was back in the days when iMac had established itself as a global bestseller. During one of the agency’s regular meetings with Steve, he shared that he was considering killing the pro products. His rationale was as you might expect: consumer products have an unlimited upside, while pro products are aimed at a niche market that eats up major resources.