Among the highlights of the excerpt from Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs in the current issue of Fortune is the story of how Jobs repaired Apple's (AAPL) relationship with Microsoft (MSFT) just in time to get Bill Gates to participate in his 1997 MacWorld keynote. Jobs waited until the end to introduce, after a dramatic pause, Apple's new partner and investor. Suddenly Gates' face appeared, to boos and catcalls, on a giant screen.
"That was my MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 24, 2011 12:40 PM ET
He thought his face was going to be on the magazine's cover, not a computer
"As 1982 drew to a close," Walter Isaacson writes in Steve Jobs, the definitive biography published Monday, "Jobs came to believe that he was going to be Time's Man of the Year."
I read this passage of Isaacson's book with particular interest, since both he (as a junior editor) and I (on a writer's trial) were working MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 24, 2011 8:00 AM ET
The solution Steve Jobs said he "finally cracked" could be a $6 billion business by 2014
In a note to clients released Monday, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster seizes on remarks attributed to Steve Jobs in the biography published overnight as "another data point" to support a thesis he's been championing since 2009.
"I'd like to create an integrated television set," Jobs told Walter Isaacson, his authorized biographer. "It would be seamlessly synced MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 24, 2011 6:22 AM ET
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"Some people resent the fact that Steve gets credit for everything, but I've never given a rat's a** about that ... Frankly speaking, I'd prefer my name never be in the paper." -- Tim Cook to Walter Isaacson (CNET)
* Fortune's exclusive excerpt from Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs, chronicling the former Apple MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 24, 2011 12:30 AM ET
Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were the ultimate frenemies. Read about the roots of their relationship in this exclusive excerpt from Walter Isaacson's new book, Steve Jobs, which hits bookstores today.
FORTUNE -- The complex relationship between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs began in the late 1970s, when Microsoft was making most of its money writing software for the Apple II. When Jobs began developing the original Macintosh in the early MOREOct 24, 2011 12:01 AM 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
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* Looking forward to Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Steve Jobs? The first exclusive excerpt, highlighting Jobs' nearly 30-year frenemy relationship with Bill Gates, will run in the latest issue of MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 20, 2011 11:07 AM ET
They were the best of frenemies for nearly 30 years. Walter Isaacson has the inside story.
The first excerpt from the year's most eagerly awaited -- and carefully guarded -- biography will appear in Fortune on Monday.
The magazine has secured exclusive rights to the sections in Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs devoted to Jobs' relationship to Bill Gates.
For nearly three decades the co-founder of Apple (AAPL) and the co-founder of Microsoft (MSFT) were the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 20, 2011 6:55 AM ET
The drumroll begins with Walter Isaacson's appearance on CBS TV Sunday night
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SUNDAY: Steve Kroft sits down with historian Walter Isaacson for the first look at the authorized biography of Steve Jobs.
This is the book every serious student of Apple (AAPL) will want to read.
It's been kept under extraordinarily tight wraps. No review copies have been distributed. The worldwide lay down is scheduled for overnight Monday.
For more on MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 19, 2011 4:32 PM ET
Setting the stage for a monstrous Christmas selling season
It's been a busy fortnight for Apple (AAPL), between the Let's Talk iPhone special event, the death of Steve Jobs, the launch of the iPhone 4S and Sunday's star-studded memorial service. Next week we'll get the worldwide laydown of Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs, the only biography written with Jobs' cooperation, launching another round of media overkill (starting with next Sunday's 60 Minutes).
But today is about MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 18, 2011 8:35 AM ET
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