What did Apple's CEO really learn during those 12 years in the wilderness?
According to Randall Stross, who addressed the question in a guest article in the Sunday New York Times, what Steve Jobs learned from his mistakes at NeXT -- the company he founded in 1985 after he was stripped of his authority at Apple (AAPL) -- was to retain talent and to delegate.
"Almost every aspect of the [NeXT MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 3, 2010 11:36 AM ET
If you buy the rumors that Apple is building a phone for Verizon, January 2011 makes sense
Here's how Daring Fireball's John Gruber sees events unfolding:
The device code named N92 (the iPhone 4 was N90), now in being tested in-house by Apple (AAPL) engineers according to Gruber's sources, reaches device verification test (DVT) level this fall, which is when the secret prototypes go out for field testing. (See Gizmodo here.)
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Mark Papermaster's fate was sealed long before antennagate, according to Wall St. Journal
Here's what we have learned about the departure of the Apple (AAPL) senior vice president Mark Papermaster, the man in charge of the iPhone 4, since the New York Times reported Saturday that he had left the company.He did not leave Apple voluntarily. "From what I've heard, it's clear he was sacked," writes Daring Fireball's John Gruber, citing MORE Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 9, 2010 7:19 AM ET
Asymco's Horace Dediu has mastered the art of the eye-opening AAPL graphic
Among the rarefied group of amateur analysts who follow Apple's (AAPL) financial movements like a obsessed fan tracking a favorite band, Horace Dediu is a rock star. In the six months since he has been posting his thoughts and analysis on asymco.com, he's attracted a small but influential following, including many past winners of our quarterly Analysts Smackdowns. In MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 4, 2010 7:30 AM ET
A raucous opening Friday for the company's first retail presence in the city of Brotherly Love
One of the differences between Boston, where I was born, and Philadelphia, where I worked for a year in '70s, is that Philadephians envy New York City and Bostonians just hate it.
Another difference is that Boston has had an Apple Store -- the largest in the U.S. -- for more than two years. Until MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 1, 2010 6:05 AM ET
John ("Daring Fireball") Gruber is no Dan ("Fake Steve Jobs") Lyons. Thank goodness.
At his prime -- when he was on the lam, a bored editor at Forbes by day covering boring IBM (IBM) press events and a swashbuckling parodist at night, one step ahead of Silicon Valley hounds desperate to discover his identity -- nobody was writing funnier tech copy than Fake Steve Jobs. See, for example, here and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 23, 2010 7:23 AM ET
A dispute that broke out Monday has already caught the eye of antitrust regulators
That didn't take long.
On Monday, Apple (AAPL) changed the rules that govern its new iAd mobile advertising platform to exclude competitors like Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT).
On Wednesday, Google took the matter public, blasting Apple for setting "artificial barriers to competition [that] hurt users and developers and, in the long run, stall technological progress."
On Thursday, the Financial MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 10, 2010 7:07 AM ET
Wait until Apple's developers conference, he tells a reader, "You won't be disappointed."
This was Google's (GOOG) week.
Not only did the Federal Trade Commission give its blessing to Google's purchase of AdMob (a mobile ad network that Apple was planning to buy), but Jay Yarow at Silicon Alley Insider counted 11 ways Google "slapped" Apple (AAPL) at its I/O conference in San Francisco.
Two of my favorite commentators, Daring Fireball's John Gruber MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 23, 2010 5:54 PM ET
Let's look at the question of who got the ball rolling in the case of the missing iPhone
Judging from reader comments, it's clear that a lot of people following the story of the lost iPhone prototype assume that the California police task force launched their investigation -- and raided the home of Jason Chen, the Gizmodo editor who ended up with the device -- because Apple (AAPL) asked them to.
In MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 27, 2010 6:41 AM ET
The end of the cloak-and-dagger tale of a lost or stolen prototype
Now that most of the pieces are in place, the story turns out to be pretty straightforward.
On March 18, a young Apple (AAPL) engineer had a few too many drinks at a beer garden in Redwood City, Calif., and left his cellphone behind on a bar stool. A customer picked it up, saw that it looked like an iPhone, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 20, 2010 7:05 AM ET
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