We’ve covered many of Don Melton’s posts about the birth of Safari (I’m really tempted to switch back from Chrome…just because), from how it got its name to how engineers hid it in plain sight during its development. Today Don talks about the day Steve Jobs took the wraps off Apple’s own browser.
HP has been in a lot of trouble lately, with its revenues dwindling as growth in the printer and PC industry slows down. In 2010, HP’s board forced the then CEO Mark Hurd to resign amidst allegations of sexual harassment. Sadly it was also Hurd who helped HP stock rise 130% during his tenure.
Steve Jobs tried to lend a hand to Hurd, even offering to speak to the board on his behalf, in hopes of keeping a solid leader at HP’s helm.
Previously we reported that jOBS, the movie staring Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs, would premiere at Sundance this year, now we know that the movie will be in the proverbial theater near you in April.
Last we’d heard about Steve Jobs’ yacht Venus was when it was spotted in Netherlands being officially unveiled in the presence of Jobs’ family members. Today, Dutch media outlets report that the yacht has been impounded in Amsterdam after designer Philippe Starck obtained a court order over claims of unpaid fees from the Steve Jobs family.
It’s an unusually media heavy day for the normally very private Tim Cook. Tonight his interview with Brian Williams airs on NBC and Bloomberg Businessweek has published a long, and fascinating, interview with Tim Cook led by Businessweek’s Josh Tyrangiel. While portions of both interviews have been discussed already—Tim Cook Says Apple To Start Manufacturing Macs In USA Soon and Tim Cook: Television is an “Area of Intense Interest”—the discussions in the Businessweek interview are too compelling not to comment more on.
This evening we have our first official look at Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in jOBS (yes, lower case “j”, upper case “O”, “B” and “S”) which will premiere at Sundance in January, plus rumor is that Apple is scooping up laid off TI engineers in Israel for it’s Haifa research facility, and Pocket has made a deal with Matter for content and revenue.
If there’s been one topic of conversation that has been a given since WWDC this year, the iPhone 5 launch this fall, and the iPad mini it’s been that Apple has lost its innovative edge. Yeah we talk about how cool the iPhone 5 and iPad mini are, but as we’ve said before—they are iterations of a successful thing. In a short chat with TC’s Andrew Keen, Woz shares some insights into Apple, and how he thinks Steve Jobs didn’t need to be a “rugged bastard” for Apple to succeed.