A closer look at the deal Steve Jobs offered the publishers suggests a way out
When regulators -- first at the European Commission, then last week at the U.S. Department of Justine -- alerted Apple (AAPL) and five major book publishers that they faced antitrust suits for alleged collusion to raise e-book prices, some of the sharpest negotiators in business started looking for a way to settle.
But how to do it?
Going MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 12, 2012 10:44 AM ET
Warns Apple and five book publishers that they are about be sued for collusion
The late Steve Jobs was never one to worry much about antitrust laws.
He made a casual agreement with Google (GOOG) in 2008 not to poach one anothers' top employees that U.S. regulators saw as an illegal attempt to hold down wages. In early 2010 he devised a subscription model for iPad magazines that put draconian restrictions on MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 8, 2012 9:52 AM ET
"We were two guys goofing off having fun," he recalls 28 years later
Ray Basile, who hung out in Norman Seeff's Laurel Canyon studio as a teenager and now writes a blog called iPhone Savior, has posted a long interview with the South African photographer whose portrait of Steve Jobs ended up on the cover of Time Magazine and the book jacket of Walter Isaacson's' biography.
Seeff, who had long career as MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 20, 2012 5:56 AM ET
The senior VP's chief weakness, writes Fortune's Adam Lashinsky, is his naked ambition
He's young (43). Comfortable on stage (played Sweeney Todd in high school). Has serious nerd credentials (Stanford, NeXT). Shares Steve Jobs' obsession with detail (keeps a jeweler's loupe in his office to check every pixel on every icon). And the division he heads -- mobile software -- drives nearly 70% of Apple's (AAPL) income.
"He's a sharp, down-to-earth, and talented MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 17, 2012 5:29 AM ET
Returns to the venue where Rupert Murdoch launched The Daily on the iPad
Eddy Cue, Apple's (AAPL) senior vice president for Internet software and services, is reported to be in charge of the much-touted special event scheduled for the morning of Jan. 19 in New York City. The wording of the blackboard-like invitation sent to reporters Wednesday -- "Join us for an education announcement in the Big Apple" -- suggests that this could MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 11, 2012 1:31 PM ET
Walter Isaacson shares new information on his best-selling biography of the Apple founder.
FORTUNE -- Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs has topped The New York Times bestseller's list for eight consecutive weeks now. Earlier in the month I interviewed Isaacson for a sold-out audience of the Commonwealth Club of Northern California in San Francisco. For all that has been written about Isaacson's book and for all the people who have read it, there MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Dec 27, 2011 10:53 AM ET
He laid out the reasons NOT to build an Apple television at All Things D in 2010
There's been a lot of talk about Apple (AAPL) launching a full-fledged interactive television ever since Walter Isaacson quoted Steve Jobs saying he'd "finally cracked it."
But before the company can successfully market such a product, it must overcome the formidable hurdles that Jobs laid out the year before he died at All Things D8.
He was asked MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 23, 2011 8:28 AM ET
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Your chance to register a preference before Steve Jobs, the movie, is cast
Sony (SNE) has reportedly picked up the film rights to Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs, and according to the Hollywood rumor mill two ER veterans -- George Clooney and Noah Wyle -- are in the running to play the title role.
Clooney, of course, has the edge in box office appeal. But Wyle looks more like Apple's (AAPL) late co-founder MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 21, 2011 6:27 AM ET
Will Art Levinson change the power balance at Apple? A closer look at the new chairman
One of the first things Steve Jobs did when he returned Apple (AAPL) in 1997 was dismiss the company's board and appoint directors more to his liking, including Genentech CEO Arthur D. Levinson.
"Jobs did not cede any real power to his board," according to Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs. "But he did use its meetings to MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 16, 2011 11:01 AM ET
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