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
In a special Time Magazine cover story, a preview of his forthcoming biography
For the seventh and perhaps the last time, Steve Jobs appears this week on the cover of Time Magazine, a special issue that includes a photo essay by Diana Walker, an Apple (AAPL) retrospective by Harry McCracken and Lev Grossman, and a six-page essay by Walter Isaccson, whose biography of Jobs -- the first written with his cooperation MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 6, 2011 10:39 AM ET
Much ado about an entry in Simon & Schuster's fall catalog
A lot of nonsense has been written about the discrepancy -- first spotted Monday by SetteB.it's Fabio M. Zambelli -- between the page count listed on Amazon.com for Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs (448 pages) and the one on Simon & Schuster's website (656 pages).
But the item John Hudson posted on The Atlantic Wire struck me as particularly dumb. Under the bizarre headline "Steve MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 13, 2011 7:13 AM ET
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The look of Walter Isaacson's bio will be as spare and restrained as any Apple product
"The cover," writes Isaacson in private e-mail, "is the Albert Watson portrait taken for Fortune in 2009. The back is a Norman Seeff portrait of him in the lotus position holding the original Macintosh, which ran in Rolling Stone in January 1984. The title font is Helvetica. It will look as you see it, with MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 16, 2011 7:39 AM ET
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