How the Apple CEO may have changed the course of the hit ABC show with one comment back in 2005.
by Patricia Sellers, editor-at-large
Steve Jobs, as we know, has dramatically changed computers, movies, music, mobile phones, and more. Turns out, the Smartest CEO in Tech -- as Fortune calls the Apple (AAPL) boss in the current issue -- also influenced one of the past decade's most innovative TV shows: Lost.
"He may MOREJul 26, 2010 1:56 PM ET
Enterprise, mobile, China, storage and social -- so many places to deploy cash.
Fortune's Michael Copleand opened his venture-capital panel at Fortune Brainstorm Tech Friday afternoon with a fun round-robin question: Name one sector that is overhyped or underhyped. Shockingly, the six-member panel found nothing whatsoever that is overhyped. Only the opposite. VCs, after all, are congenital optimists.
Jerry Murdock of Insight Ventures, and investor in Twitter, thinks social media is underhyped. MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Jul 23, 2010 6:53 PM ET
The video streaming service's new premium model lacks the chops to justify its monthly fees.
As a writer and hopeless Internet addict, I probably spend more time in front of my laptop than I'd like to admit, banging out articles, reading blogs, instant messaging co-workers and friends, and viewing media. Whereas the average American now spends an estimated 34 hours a week in front of the television, it's fair to say MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 14, 2010 1:45 PM ET
But Pixar's record ticket sales are small Mr. Potato Heads for what's coming next
"Utopian in its faith in technological progress, artisanal in its devotion to quality and nearly unbeatable in its marketing savvy."
That's how New York Times' A.O. Scott described Steve Jobs' other company -- Pixar -- in his review of Toy Story 3 last week.
The digital animation house that shares some of Apple's (AAPL) DNA, and which MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 21, 2010 6:21 AM ET
Revisiting a 1993 Time Magazine cover story with the benefit of hindsight
I don't know whether to be flattered or embarrassed.
The Producers Guild of America has resurrected a story I wrote for Time Magazine in the spring of 1993 called The Info Highway. The piece, which ran on the cover, made a number of bold predictions about what form the information age might take -- some prescient, some naive, foolish and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 5, 2010 5:40 AM ET
News Corp. vs Cablevision. Cablevision vs. Disney. The list goes on and on. An updated tally of cable licensing deals gone horribly awry.
As the Cablevision and News Corp. feud continues, more than three million subscribers remain without Fox programming. Cablevision blames News Corp. for demanding an extortionate increase in retransmission fees; News Corp. argues Cablevision isn't negotiating in good faith. Regardless of which party is at fault, the cable MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 3, 2010 11:41 AM ET
The Masters golf tournament in Augusta, GA, is one of the hottest tickets in sports. Unless you know someone on the inside, plan on paying thousands for entry onto the hallowed grounds.
Or, you could spend that money on a 3D-ready television and let Augusta National's famous azaleas and manicured fairways come to you. Starting today, 3D coverage of the tournament will be broadcast live on Comcast (CMCSA), which is also MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Apr 8, 2010 10:15 AM ET
Apple's tablet computer made two big appearances Wednesday night -- on ABC, naturally
ABC, which is owned by Disney (DIS), whose largest stockholder is Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple (AAPL), gave the iPad two big fat plugs on prime time television last night:An exclusive 2 minute sneak peek on World News with Diane Sawyer that includes glimpses of a new musical instrument by Ge Weng, creator of the Ocarina on the MORE Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 1, 2010 6:35 AM ET
In the battle over home video distribution, the Hollywood studios may finally be realizing they have to give up some control, or risk losing millions.
Earlier this month, Disney (DIS) announced that it is renewing its licensing agreement with Starz Entertainment, giving the premium movie provider behind the Starz and Encore movie channels exclusive pay-TV rights to show content from Walt Disney Studios.
But this deal was a little different than MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Mar 21, 2010 11:16 PM ET
Scrambling to cut content deals as the April 3 launch-day deadline looms
Steve Jobs knows a thing or two about Hollywood. He ran Pixar for 20 years. He's Disney's (DIS) largest stockholder. He's got a hobby called Apple TV. And he's packed the iTunes Store with more than 55,000 TV episodes and 8,500 movies. But in terms of delivering video content to American consumers, Apple (AAPL) is still in the bush MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 19, 2010 8:11 AM ET
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