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August 5, 2014

Architects hate Apple’s spaceship design, but Pixar president says they don’t understand

Fortune’s Philip Elmer-DeWitt says that even at an international conference of 6,000 architects, he couldn’t find a single one who liked the spaceship design of Apple’s new campus building. Though if the single quote given is representative of the quality of the critiques, this may not be saying much. “Does it have to be a […]

July 7, 2014

Tim Cook ‘actively’ seeking to add new directors to Board

The Wall Street Journal today published a brief profile on Apple CEO Tim Cook as the Cupertino-based company continues to be shaped in the image of Cook rather than co-founder Steve Jobs. The profile has some interested tidbits, but it is otherwise light on new information aside from information regarding Cook’s plan for the Apple […]

June 15, 2014

Ive says ‘I don’t think anything changed’ in new report on Cook’s leadership

The New York Times has published a new report that largely reaffirms what countless observers have said before. In comparison to Jobs, Cook is less connected to the “minutiae” of product development, instead preferring to delegate to his other executives to lead design. This does not mean Cook is not involved at all. Interestingly, the profile says Cook himself pushed the iPad mini project to release.

Mr. Cook “thought the world would love a smaller and less expensive tablet,” said Robert A. Iger, the chief executive of Disney and a member of Apple’s board. It was a product that Mr. Jobs thought did not have a market, he said.

April 11, 2013

Pixar dedicates tree on campus to Steve Jobs

Last year we posted a photo that originated from a Pixar employee showing the animation company had renamed its main facility “The Steve Jobs Building” in honor of its co-founder and former CEO. Today, PixarTimes points us to the image above showing a tree on the Pixar campus just outside The Steve Jobs Building that has been recently dedicated to Steve:

Dedicated With Love And Gratitude To

Steve Jobs

Our Partner, Mentor, And Friend

Pixar has honored Jobs’ contributions in others ways too, such as the credits of the 2012 film ‘Brave’ which happened to include the same text as the plaque above.

Steve Jobs was CEO of the animation studio until being acquired by Disney in 2006, in turn making Jobs the largest individual shareholder with a seat on the board of Disney. Jobs was also credited as an executive producer of the 1996 blockbuster Toy Story.

March 30, 2012

Weekend Reading: The Apple Experience by Carmine Gallo [excerpt]

If you are wondering why your recent trip to the Apple Store left you loving Apple more than ever or wanting your customers to feel the same way about your company, we got the book for you. “The Apple Experience” by veteran Apple/technology author Carmine Gallo deep dives into the Apple retail experience and breaks […]

October 21, 2011

Al Gore: “Everyone on [Apple’s] management team could be CEO of a world class corporation.”

[vodpod id=Video.15583255&w=650&h=425&fv=videoGUID%3D%7BE7F4B207-CD4E-4B67-9350-6E5431F26C4C%7D%26amp%3Bplayerid%3D4001%26amp%3BplyMediaEnabled%3D1%26amp%3BconfigURL%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwsj.vo.llnwd.net%2Fo28%2Fplayers%2F%26amp%3BautoStart%3Dfalse] Al Gore had some words on the passing of Steve Jobs at the AllThingsD conference in Asia last night. He said that Jobs was “the kind of guy that comes along once every 250 years.” On Apple after him, Jobs relayed to Gore that Disney, where Jobs’ served on the board after selling […]

October 5, 2011

Apple announces Steve Jobs has passed away

Apple co-founder and visionary CEO Steve Jobs has passed away at the age of 56. Apple posted the following statement on their website: Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have […]

August 25, 2011

Apple CEO: A tough act to follow

In an operational sense, today won’t be any different than yesterday at Apple.  The people who help curate the sjobs@apple.com email address will probably be putting in some extra hours, the work changing around the placards is probably almost done, and it appears Apple isn’t going to be doing any sort of media tours to ‘help allay […]

August 24, 2011

Reactions from around the web on Jobs’ resignation

We’re picking some of the more meaningful reactions to today’s news. It’s important to remember that Jobs isn’t gone from Apple, he’s Chairman Jobs now. Bloomberg reports that Steve Jobs will stay on the board of Disney. Apple’s Steve Jobs is said to be remaining on Disney’s board The WSJ reports (they have a nice […]

March 23, 2015

‘Becoming Steve Jobs’ on Apple, NeXT, and Pixar

Becoming Steve Jobs, the new biography of Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli, will be officially released tomorrow by Crown Business/Penguin Random House, and is currently available as a pre-order from Amazon ($12+) and Apple’s iBookstore ($13). While some of the book’s material will be familiar to avid followers of Jobs and Apple, there are […]

May 31, 2011

Kara Swisher: Steve Jobs said "Android is a probe in your pocket"

More fun from the D9 event: Kara Swisher told Eric Schmidt that Steve Jobs told her “to do more privacy stories on Google” and that “Android is a probe in your pocket.”  The conversation would have been off the record until now. More at 9to5Google.com

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