[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FC6y_tepEo&w=560&h=420] Admirers of Steve Jobs are gathering at Apple stores around the Bay Area and around the country tonight to pay their respects to an icon in our industry.
Apple co-founder and former chief executive Steve Jobs passed away today, and in the wake of the confirmation, obituaries have been appearing on news sites around the world. Here are links to some of the pieces that we think capture the spirit of the man who, in his own words, “put a dent in the universe.”
Editor's Pick Steve Jobs, the co-founder and former chief executive of Apple, has died. He was 56.
Tonight, a crowd of onlookers and press has gathered at Apple‘s headquarters to mark the passing earlier today of Steve Jobs. The flags are lowered to half mast. Employees are filtering out slowly. It’s a very sad scene as a small crowd looks at a bouquet of flowers in front of the building. Briefly, there was a rainbow near the campus.
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died today at the age of 56, and reactions, statements and tributes from admirers, friends, co-workers, the media, and even the president have started pouring in. We will update this post as more reactions come in throughout the night.
Expectations are extremely high for Apple’s new iPhone event tomorrow, where the company will unveil its latest flagship mobile device. Apple’s new chief executive, Tim Cook, will also be under pressure to repeat the success of the company’s last CEO, Steve Jobs, who left the company in August. Janney Capital Markets analyst Bill Choi said today that he expects Apple to sell around 107 million iPhones this year.
Editor's Pick The first time I met Box.net chief executive Aaron Levie, he showed me a magic trick with a deck of cards.
Apple is gearing up for its iPhone 5 debut at an event on Tuesday, October 4, reports All Things Digital. And alongside the new iPhone, newly crowned CEO Tim Cook is also expected to be the star of the show.
Microsoft has big plans for Windows 8′s touch interface, but at the moment, those plans don’t include Adobe Flash.
[vimeo 28482397 w=640 h=360] Jay Elliot has a unique insight into what makes Apple so successful. He worked closely with Steve Jobs in the 1980s, setting up the company’s operational and managerial structure. Based on those years, he’s written a book: The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation.
Here’s our roundup of the week’s top tech business news. First, the most popular stories VentureBeat published in the last seven days:
Steve Jobs shifted the technology landscape countless times as Apple’s CEO. Now that he’s retired from that role, we’ll also miss the many great moments that his singular personality has brought us.
The tech industry is busier than normal this August, which is usually a time of summer doldrums. The stock market tanked. Google bought Motorola. Hewlett-Packard decided to move into software via a $10 billion deal even as it decided to get out of PCs and tablets. And now Steve Jobs has resigned as the CEO of Apple. If you blinked, or were on vacation, you would come back to a different tech world.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUZOsc_nRLk&w=560&h=446] Steve Jobs is a notoriously private figure, but you can learn more about him in Leander Kahney’s book Inside Steve’s Brain. Kahney, currently the editor and publisher of Cult of Mac, stopped by VentureBeat to chat about the hurdles encountered while writing about Jobs. Kahney also talks about Jobs’ recent resignation.
Everyone’s talking about Steve Jobs resigning as CEO at Apple (just like they did in 1985, image at left) but a few publications are doing it in unique ways. Here are my top 10 favorite resignation stories.
With all of the supernatural success swirling around legendary Apple CEO Steve Jobs as he steps down from the position, it’s easy to forget that he’s human. Michael Dhuey, 53, had two opportunities to experience the real Jobs through working with him.
Yesterday’s bombshell news that Steve Jobs is stepping down as CEO at Apple has come as a shock to the tech community, but newly appointed CEO Tim Cook has assured employees in an internal email that nothing will be changing at Apple, Ars Technica reports.
Reactions to the resignation of Steve Jobs are coming in and they aren’t surprising, given Jobs’ influence on technology over the course of decades. Jobs has left a huge legacy on the world’s business landscape, and his resignation is stirring a lot of emotions among business executives who look up to him.
[Update: I probably should have specified a timeline for this market reaction. There's short term and long term. The market punished apple immediately in after market trading, as pointed out below. And yes, a week later, Apple's stock is actually higher than it was last week, as Gruber points out, BUT that comes after a week where the overall market had a nice upturn. Apple doesn't look so great in this perspective, where it appears slightly down compared to the market. But clearly, the most impact is going to come long-term, and that game has yet to play out].
They are the biggest of shoes to fill. Tim Cook is taking over as CEO of Apple. It’s the beginning of a new era in technology, as his predecessor Steve Jobs has been a dominating presence for everything associated with Apple. And Apple has defined some of the biggest changes in the history of technology.
Today, Steve Jobs stepped down as chief executive of Apple. Here is his letter to the Apple board of directors and the community overall.
Steve Jobs has resigned from the job of chief executive at Apple, the company has just announced in a press release.
Steve Jobs’ long-awaited biography is scheduled to be published on Nov. 21. Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs, the book promises to be one of the most interesting reads of the decade for people who follow the tech industry.
Apple finally overtook Exxon today as the most valuable public company in the world, closing with a market capitalization slightly above the oil giant.
Apple briefly overtook Exxon today as the most valuable public company in the world. That’s a big milestone in the larger world of computing, and it is a sign that the digital economy is becoming more important in some ways than the physical economy.
Steven Levy wrote his first book, Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution, in 1984. At the Defcon hacker conference in Las Vegas today, he talked about the word “hacker” and its origins amid a crowd of young practitioners of the craft, many of whom weren’t born when he published that book.
It seems insane, but Apple has more money today than the U.S. government. There’s even crazy talk about how Steve Jobs might have to bail out Uncle Sam, the way that J.P. Morgan did in the mid-1890s.
Apple posted another record-breaking quarter by making $7.3 billion — or $7.79 in earnings per share — in income off $28.6 billion in revenue.
Apple reports its third-fiscal-quarter earnings after the market close on Tuesday and analysts are expecting it to be a big quarter.
Adobe on Monday announced that updated versions of its Flash Builder and Flex applications are now available. The apps now support iPhone, iPad, and BlackBerry PlayBook. Previously, Flash developers were only able to port their apps over to the Android Market.