A sister's eulogy to Steve Jobs
When I read Mona Simpson's, A Regular Guy, I was left with the impression that she didn't much like her brother.
I was wrong.
If you haven't seen it yet, set aside a few minutes this evening to read her eulogy to Steve Jobs, delivered at his memorial service and published Sunday by the New York Times.
And if you cared at all about the man who co-founded Apple (AAPL), bring a MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 30, 2011 6:39 PM ET
The flood of revelations from the year's hottest biography began four days early
The best-laid plans of authors and publishers often go awry when the bookstores get their copies.
Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs -- the most hotly anticipated biography in years, at least in some circles -- was supposed to have a dramatic worldwide laydown on Monday. But to the distress of Isaacson, Simon & Schuster and the dozens of publications that MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 21, 2011 6:22 AM ET
The Senate hearings scheduled for Wednesday will only scratch the surface
Apple (AAPL) is conspicuously absent from the witness list for Wednesday's hearing on "The Power of Google" before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition and Consumer Rights. Yelp! and Nextag will be represented, but Google (GOOG) has stepped on a lot more toes than theirs to maintain and extend its dominance of the Internet's sustaining source of revenue -- advertising MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 19, 2011 7:38 AM ET
"There is a bounce to his step that betrays a certain youthful cockiness"
Joe Nocera's lovely op-ed essay in Saturday's New York Times does us all a favor by including a link to a piece Nocera wrote about Steve Jobs for Esquire in 1986.
Jobs had been kicked out of Apple (AAPL), and to help drum up publicity for his new project, NeXT, he invited Nocera -- who would later become Fortune's editorial director MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 27, 2011 9:24 AM ET
His name appears on a remarkable range of inventions
One way to take a measure of Steve Jobs' legacy at Apple (AAPL) is to search for his patents in the database maintained by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Click here to get started.
If you look for patents assigned to either Apple Computer or Apple Inc., you'll get a total of 11,112 titles.
Narrow that search to patents that have Jobs listed as an MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 25, 2011 11:21 AM ET
Declines to bring charges against Gizmodo's Jason Chen in stolen iPhone case
From AppleInsider's transcript of an interview with Apple's (AAPL) Steve Jobs at All Things Digital's 2010 D8 conference:
Mossberg brought up the issue of Apple's missing prototype iPhone and asked Jobs about the police seizure of computers and other equipment belonging to the Gizmodo editor who broke the story, saying the police "go and don't issue a search warrant and […] they grab this MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 11, 2011 6:57 AM ET
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* In recent months, Google has come under attack for lashing out at Apple, Microsoft, and RIM, which in turn led those companies -- not to mention Silicon Valley insiders -- to criticize the Internet giant right back. Search Engine Land's Danny Sullivan penned an excellent point-by-point rebuttal to MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 8, 2011 6:30 AM ET
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* With just a 27% share of the U.S. search market, Reuters argues Microsoft should find a buyer for online search engine Bing. (Reuters via The New York Times)
* Google is revising its approach towards Google + users who for one reason or another don't use their full, real names MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 26, 2011 7:53 AM ET
Apple's $76 billion cash stockpile is burning a hole in Wall Street's pockets
It happens every quarter. Apple (AAPL) reports blowout sales and earnings. Its holdings in cash and marketable securities swell by billions of dollars -- by $10.7 billion, to be specific, in the past 90 days. And analysts come out of the woodwork to demand that the company spend some of those billions buying back shares or issuing dividends MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 21, 2011 2:22 PM ET
More fallout from the botched update of the Mac's professional video editing software
Four days after Apple (AAPL) released Final Cut Pro X, the latest version of its top-of-the-line video editing software, the repercussions are still rippling through Hollywood and the tech press.
David Pogue, who gave it a positive review in Thursday's New York Times, was forced to revisit his assessment that afternoon. "In 10 years of writing Times columns, I've MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 25, 2011 11:44 AM ET
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