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
But CEO Cook, according to Walter Isaacson, is Apple's new decider-in-chief
One of the questions that lingers at the end of Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs is who at Apple (AAPL) is going to make the thousands of product decisions -- large and small -- that used to be made by Jobs himself.
The issue is especially problematic because no one at Apple has the power or authority that its co-founder MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 10, 2011 11:46 AM ET
In the current New Yorker, Malcom Gladwell boils it down to this: Jobs was a "tweaker"
I'm only 46% of the way through Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs, according to the Kindle app on my iPad, but I've read enough to recognize that Malcom Gladwell has captured the essence of the book -- and the man -- in his 3,000-word review in the current New Yorker.
Gladwell's thesis is that Jobs, at heart, was an MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 7, 2011 7:02 AM ET
All the pre-publicity in the world can't beat a good first-person shooter
It's hard to imagine what more could have been done to drum up interest in Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs. The only biography of Apple's (AAPL) CEO written with Jobs' cooperation hit the bookstores 19 days after his death in a tsunami of publicity, from 60 Minutes to Charlie Rose to Jon Stewart and everything in between.
And the book did MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 5, 2011 2:13 PM ET
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