Today in Tech: Steve Jobs wanted Android destroyedOctober 21, 2011: 3:30 AM ET
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"You're headed for a one-term presidency."
-- Steve Jobs to Barack Obama (The Huffington Post)
"I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product ... I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this."
-- Jobs on Google Android (Bloomberg)
- Jobs felt what Google had done with its successful Android operating system amounted to "grand theft," and he would "spend every penny of Apple's $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong." (AP)
- Though he was critical of the administration's policies, the former Apple CEO reportedly offered to design political ads for President Obama's 2012 campaign. (The Huffington Post)
- Jobs also apparently put off a surgical operation for nine months, one that could have saved his life if it had been performed earlier. (The Huffington Post)
* A new look for Gmail, somewhat reminiscent of the "Preview" theme that's currently available, got out early thanks to a video on Google's YouTube channel. Here's a peek at what users can expect. (Google Operating System)
* Is 2013 the year for the "Xbox Next"? That's what sources are telling one outlet. If true, the upcoming console could be unveiled at E3 2013, just months before release. (Develop)
* Digital textbook startup Inkling, founded by eight-year Apple veteran Matt MacInnis, announced what may be its most significant book release in some ways: a mainstream cookbook. The Professional Chef from The Culinary Institute of America will include multimedia-rich how-to recipes with exclusive videos that reportedly cost more than $100,000 to produce.
* Silicon Valley's new hiring strategy: don't bother with a PhD. Get a self-taught kid instead. (Fast Company)
* A video demo of UberMedia's Chime.in social platform, revealed earlier this week, and as also reported by Fortune. (TechCrunch)
* Does your phone know more about you now than your mom? (Answer: Yep, probably.) (Ad Age)
* The first iPhone 4S TV ad featuring Siri. (9 to 5 Mac)
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