Former Apple CEO John Sculley admits forcing Steve Jobs out was a mistake

John Sculley is the infamous Apple CEO who pushed out Steve Jobs from the company back in 1985. Sculley was Apple’s CEO from 1983 to 1993, and was brought from Pepsi to Apple by Jobs himself, with his famous “Do you want to sell sugared water for the rest of your life? Or do you … Continue reading

Faster, iPhone

I can’t believe Apple isn’t moving faster to create a larger iPhone screen. Bring back Steve Jobs! – Donald Trump, via Twitter. Note Dan Amira’s RT asking “Who’s gonna tell him?”

The surprising (and untold) genius of Steve Jobs

“Apple Inc.’s disappointing earnings have generated a firestorm of media pontification – mostly bears saying that Apple’s good days are gone,” Peter Sims writes for MarketWatch. “It is far too soon to tell. Apple CEO Tim Cook has stepped into the hardest shoes to fill of any leader in recent history, and the key to … Continue reading

Verizon had deal to put Siri exclusively on Android phones before Apple bought the company

“In February 2010, three weeks after Siri debuted as an independently developed iPhone app, Dag Kittlaus, Siri’s co-founder and chief executive, received a call from a mystery number,” Bianca Bosker reports for The Huffington Post. “It was Steve Jobs and he wanted to meet. The next day.” “Siri’s co-founders spent three hours with Jobs at … Continue reading

Five myths about Apple

“This fall, Apple chief executive Tim Cook formally apologized for the company’s mistake-filled mobile map application, which became a national joke for its screwy geography. The misstep focused new attention on the legendary company and how it has fared since the death of Steve Jobs in October 2011,” Darrell Etherington writes for The Washington Post. … Continue reading

Disney buys George Lucas’s Lucasfilm and ‘Star Wars’ franchise for $4.05 billion

“Walt Disney Co has agreed to buy filmmaker George Lucas’s Lucasfilm Ltd and the ‘Star Wars’ franchise for $4.05 billion in cash and stock, a blockbuster deal that adds one of the most beloved franchises in entertainment history to Disney’s lineup,” Lisa Richwine and Ronald Grover report for Reuters. “Disney said there would be a … Continue reading

Apple software designers sick of doing things Steve Jobs’ way; ‘civil war’ said breaking out

“It is a touch shocking that Apple, of all companies, has something of an internal riot on its hands,” Nicholas Carlson reports for The Business Insider. “The problem is something called skeuomorphism, which is when a software user-interface is designed in a way that mimics design from the offline, non-software world,” Carlson reports. “For example, … Continue reading

Apple alumni and how they went on to change the world

“Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs will be remembered for many things, including his ability to find and work with smart, extremely talented people,” Connie Guglielmo reports for Forbes. “While many of those people have remained loyal to the company – most of the executive team, or ET, at Apple is made of up men who … Continue reading

Steve Jobs is still very much guiding Apple

“Steve Jobs may not be managing Apple any more, but we haven’t really entered the post-Jobs era yet,” Sascha Segan writes for ITProPortal. “Because product cycles are long, the new Apple gadgets we’re seeing now are all devices Jobs had a real hand in creating. It’ll be at least another six months before we see … Continue reading