Steve Wozniak Stories February 17

Apple geeks may be aware of the mystery of the handwritten Apple 1 serial number present on some of the surviving machines. Namely, no one knew how they got there.

Steve Wozniak said that he didn’t write them. Steve Jobs said the same. Daniel Kottke, who assembled and tested some of the boards, said it wasn’t him. Likewise for Byte Shop owner Paul Terrell, who bought a batch of 50 of them…

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Steve Wozniak Stories February 15

If you’re looking for Steve Jobs memorabilia, an upcoming tech auction has a bunch of rare items, including an Apple Computers check signed by both Steves.

Other signed items include a job offer letter, a note about the future to a child, and a high school yearbook entry inviting his former school mates to ‘remember me as you may’ …

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Steve Wozniak Stories November 25, 2021

It’s not every day you can see a perfect-looking Apple Computer I motherboard. Combine it with Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak holding and signing his 1976 invention, and you get one of those rare Apple fanboy moments.

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Steve Wozniak Stories July 30, 2021

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak teamed up with singer Lance Bass in a new series of investments called “Unicorn Hunters,” which, as the name suggests, is a competition with startup companies that reach $1 billion valuation. Following an online premiere with a few episodes, the producers now want to expand the show to TV.

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Steve Wozniak Stories July 7, 2021

Apple is often brought up when talking about right to repair, usually in reference to their anti-repair practices. In response to a Cameo request, Steve Wozniak spoke for almost 10 minutes on the importance of right to repair and how it has impacted his life.

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Steve Wozniak Stories June 28, 2021

Woz being sued after he used his own nickname for Woz U [U: Woz won]

Update: Business Insider reports that a jury found Woz did not breach copyright.

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak – aka Woz – is being sued in somewhat bizarre circumstances. He apparently rather casually allowed a fan to use his name for a failed tech school, and the fan now alleges that Woz stole the idea for Woz U …

Steve Wozniak Stories September 25, 2020

Picaso Lab is for a limited time offering a leather iPad or MacBook sleeve signed by Woz, the affectionate nickname of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. The signed sleeves are available for a wide range of iPad and MacBook models.

You do of course pay a premium for the signature, but every single penny you pay will go to two charities helping to deal with the California wildfires …

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Steve Wozniak Stories July 23, 2020

Steve Wozniak sues YouTube for allowing scammers to use his name and likeness

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has sued YouTube for allowing his name, photos and videos to be used by Bitcoin scammers. Videos have been posted to the video sharing site which mirror the scam carried out in the recent Twitter hack

Steve Wozniak Stories March 2, 2020

Apple cofounder falsely speculates family sinus infection made him ‘patient zero’ for coronavirus

Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak took to Twitter this afternoon to suggest that he and his wife “may have both been patient zero” for coronavirus in the United States. As it turns out, this wasn’t the case.

Steve Wozniak Stories February 5, 2020

Steve Wozniak’s salary from Apple is $50/week after savings and taxes

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak’s salary from Apple as an employee nets him around $50/week after savings and taxes. Woz revealed the snippet in a podcast interview with Guy Kawasaki

Steve Wozniak Stories August 27, 2019

As he does from time to time, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak joined Bloomberg today to talk about a wide range of topics. He touched on his thoughts on modern-day Apple, big tech antitrust, Trump, and more.

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Steve Wozniak Stories February 26, 2019

In a new interview with Bloomberg today, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak shared some of his thoughts about folding phones. With Samsung and Huawei currently leading the market with innovation in this space, he’s predictably worried about iPhone falling behind.

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Steve Wozniak Stories November 13, 2018

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak sat down for an interview today with CNBC. In the interview, he touched on several topics, including what he thinks of Apple today.

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Steve Wozniak Stories October 1, 2018

Student of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak’s $13,000 ‘Woz U’ coding program says ‘it’s broken’

Announced just about a year ago, the coding program Woz U, created with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, was designed with the goal of offering an affordable education. Now that a round of students have been through the curriculum, there seems to be a lot of problems with the program.

Steve Wozniak Stories January 31, 2018

After initially holding out on picking up an iPhone X, Steve Wozniak said last month that Tim Cook sent him one. While he hasn’t shared much about his thoughts on the flagship iPhone to date, last week he described some of his biggest frustrations with the iPhone X in a talk at the Nordic Business Forum in Stockholm.

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Steve Wozniak Stories December 11, 2017

Steve Wozniak one of 21 tech pioneers to blast FCC for flawed approach to net neutrality

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is one of 21 technology pioneers to sign an open letter calling for the cancellation of this week’s vote on ending net neutrality …

Steve Wozniak Stories December 7, 2017

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Speaking at the Pivot Summit in Geelong, Victoria today, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak shared a few new tidbits about his experience with the iPhone X so far and his thoughts on Face ID vs. Touch ID. Woz also offered up a few anecdotes about his years working with Steve Jobs. Wozniak is one of several speakers at the one day conference focused on providing insight about emerging technology.

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Steve Wozniak Stories October 24, 2017

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak not getting an iPhone X; iPhone 8 ‘same as iPhone 6’

Lots of people plan to buy the iPhone X, but Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak isn’t one of them – at least, not on day one. He said this will be the first year he doesn’t upgrade to a new iPhone at launch …

Steve Wozniak Stories October 13, 2017

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has today announced the formation of Woz U, an online university designed to make tech education more affordable.

While the initiative is an online-only one for now, Woz says that the plan is to offer brick-and-mortar campuses in more than 30 cities across the U.S. and around the world …

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Steve Wozniak Stories May 29, 2017

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has implied that Apple is too big a company to come up with the next big thing in tech.

Interviewed by Bloomberg on what are likely to be the biggest tech breakthroughs in the coming years, and which companies are likely to make them, Woz didn’t list Apple as a contender. A later comment he made underlined the fact that he doesn’t think it will be Apple …

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Steve Wozniak Stories April 17, 2017

Daniel Kottke, Chris Espinosa, Randy Wigginton, Bill Fernandez and Steve Wosniak – the original Apple I team

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has told USA Today that Apple will still be around in 2075 – alongside Google and Facebook.

Apple will be around a long time, like IBM (which was founded in 1911). Look at Apple’s cash ($246.1 billion, as of the end of its last fiscal quarter). It can invest in anything. It would be ridiculous to not expect them to be around (in 2075). The same goes for Google and Facebook.

He made the prediction ahead of the Silicon Valley Comic Con, whose theme is ‘The Future of Humanity: Where Will We Be in 2075?’ and said that he and Steve Jobs made that assumption from the start …

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Steve Wozniak Stories July 14, 2016

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It’s been an interesting election cycle to say the least, and now Pokémon Go is entering the fray. The presumptive nominees for both major political parties today addressed the game that’s seemingly taking over the internet, both attempting to use the game to lure in potential voters and talk job creation.

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Steve Wozniak Stories April 22, 2016

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In an interview with the BBC on national British radio, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said that he believes Apple should pay 50% tax, along with all other companies. He said he doesn’t like the distinction of different rules between corporations and individuals.

Today, although Apple has never been found to evade tax or conduct illegal practices, it does not pay at top-rate tax, using a variety of financial engineering schemes to redirect profits elsewhere, such as Ireland, with significantly lower tax requirements.

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Steve Wozniak Stories April 19, 2016

Steve Wozniak one of three judges of tech company competition, prize is one-on-one time with him

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has been announced as one of three judges of Talent Unleashed, a competition to identify the best tech companies in five categories. Fellow judges are Virgin founder Richard Branson and Facebook VP Nicola Mendelsohn.

The Talent Unleashed Awards are on the hunt for ground breaking technology superstars across five global categories across Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and the UK. Celebrating today’s passionate leaders, tomorrows change makers, bold innovation and game changing ideas.

There are five categories, including Best Start-up (Social Impact), Best Start-up (Tech Innovation) and Best Digital SME.

The prize is one-on-one time with Woz, but as this is described as time with him ‘at an exclusive cocktail party,’ it’s not clear that this is the kind of consultancy input entrants might hope for.

Woz retains an honorary position with Apple, but does not play an active role. He does, though, sometimes comment on the company, siding with Apple against the FBI but expressing concern at the complexity of the Apple Watch line-up.

Via Business Insider

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