Adobe's Kevin Lynch comes to Apple with deep roots and a lot of baggage
FORTUNE -- The news that Apple (AAPL) has hired Kevin Lynch, formerly Adobe's (ADBE) chief technology officer, to be its new vice president of technology, has sparked something of a civil war among Apple partisans.
Wired's Steve Levy called Lynch a "star."
Daring Fireball's John Gruber called him a "bad hire" and a "bozo."
"Now we find out," tweeted Dave MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 20, 2013 7:06 AM ET
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Zynga looks to revive Draw Something with a sequel that's much more of a social network [TECHCRUNCH]
From what we hear, it sounds like it will be much more of a social platform where players get to keep and show off their drawings instead of having them disappear into the game.
This way the very best artists can accumulate followings inside MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 19, 2013 3:00 AM ET
Pulling out all the stops for the Galaxy S4 in Radio City Music Hall and Times Square
FORTUNE -- Steve Jobs, the past master of high-tech event marketing, was famous for treating the launch of Apple's (AAPL) new products as if they were Broadway openings, although lately Apple has been moving its events to smaller and smaller venues.
Samsung, famous for flattering Apple by imitation, has taken the Broadway metaphor quite literally. MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 14, 2013 8:12 AM ET
"If you could buy dollar bills for 80 cents, it's a very good thing to do."
FORTUNE -- In a three-hour appearance on CNBC's Squawk Box Monday morning, Berkshire Hathaway's (BRKA) Warren Buffett addressed two burning issues in the minds of Apple (AAPL) investors: Apple's depressed stock price and what to do with the $137 billion in cash burning a hole in David Einhorn's pocket.
On the pressure to increase the dividend:
"I don't own MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 4, 2013 8:35 AM ET
When did Wall Street and the business press decide that Apple could do nothing right?
FORTUNE -- I don't know for certain who writes The Macalope column for Macworld, but I think he put his finger on something interesting Saturday in A Fundamental Disconect, his round-up of the week's Apple (AAPL) news.
"Apparently," he writes, "some bit has switched somewhere—like a Manchurian candidate being triggered—and everyone is willfully ignoring the state of MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 3, 2013 8:14 AM ET
Will Tim Cook say anything newsworthy or material? Don't hold your breath.
FORTUNE -- Given the advance buildup -- a headline-grabbing billionaire, a high-profile proxy fight, a hedge-fund lawsuit, a federal judge's preliminary injunction and those cutesy iPrefs -- Apple's (AAPL) annual shareholders meeting today is likely to disappoint.
For one thing, the proposition that created all the fuss -- a change in the company's articles of incorporation that would have prohibited the issuance MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 26, 2013 11:08 AM ET
Sunday, Feb. 24, would have been his 58th birthday
FORTUNE -- As we did when he was still running Apple (AAPL), we'd like to celebrate Steve Jobs' life by re-posting what may be the most personal public speech this intensely private man ever made: His commencement address to the Stanford University class of 2005.
If you haven't seen it — or haven't heard it recently — we give you Steve Jobs on life, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 24, 2013 8:33 AM ET
Steve Jobs' close friend and colleague Art Levinson describes what life at Apple has been like over the last 16 months.
By Kurt Wagner, reporter
FORTUNE -- "Weird."
That was the one-word answer given by Apple (AAPL) chairman Arthur D. Levinson when asked to describe his experience running the company's board of directors since Steve Jobs's death. Levinson, who joined the board in 2000, was a colleague and close friend to Apple's MOREFeb 20, 2013 10:19 AM ET
The programming platform Oracle inherited from Sun continues to plague Apple
FORTUNE -- "Java's not worth building in," Steve Jobs told the New York Times' John Markoff in 2007. "Nobody uses Java anymore. It's this big heavyweight ball and chain."
To Jobs' regret, Java did not disappear. The write-once-run-anywhere programming platform that Sun Microsystems developed and Oracle (ORCL) inherited continues to drag Apple (AAPL) down.
On Tuesday, with foreign hacker attacks on U.S. MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 20, 2013 6:30 AM ET
Berkeley's Morten Hansen, co-author of Jim Collins' latest bestseller, joined in January
FORTUNE -- Apple University has always been something of a stealth operation. It was created as a kind of in-house MBA program by Steve Jobs, a self-taught business leader who made no secret of his distaste for conventional MBAs.
"We do want to create our own MBAs," Jobs once said. "But in our own image."
The idea was to somehow transfer MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 13, 2013 1:16 PM ET
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