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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Revere But Fear

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 07:00 AM

"A new list of the 30 "most respected" chief executives across the world has named Apple co-founder Steve Jobs the most valuable of all, noting that 'America could use 1,000 more like him.'"

They also noted that the Apple Employees "revere but fear him" in the last line of the image above. Regardless, he did bring Apple back from the brink and into success and amazing profitability. I'd say well deserved, what are your thoughts?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Make Your Own Steve Jobs Doll

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 08:00 AM

"Paper dolls aren't exactly the macho-must have accessory, but you'd be forgiven for one of these gracing your cubicle.Steve Jobs in paper dolly form comes with standard issue black turtleneck, jeans, wire-rimmed glasses and carries an iPhone. (Maybe in version 2.0 he'll sport an iPad?)"

You can download the cut out here, and have your very own Steve Jobs doll. And no, I won't be making one in case you were wondering.

Tags: jobs, , doll

Friday, March 12, 2010

"I'm Rich(er)!" Steve Jobs

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 10:00 AM

"In its annual list of the world's billionaires, Forbes this year ranked Apple CEO Steve Jobs in a tie with six others for 136th place with a net worth of $5.5 billion. Jobs' net worth is up from $5.1 billion in an October 2009 Forbes ranking of richest Americans and up from $3.4 billion and 178th place in last year's world ranking."

Doesn't hurt that Apple stock is up more than 150% from last year. But he still has a ways to go to catch up to number one on the list, Carlos "Slim" Helú, who has net worth of $53.5 billion, bumping out Bill Gates. Just so you know, "Slim" was able to build up his wealth in the telecom industry and he takes in roughly $33 million....PER DAY! 

Tags: jobs, forbes, list, rich

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

iPad Tethering Allowed? Ask Steve

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 09:00 AM

"Not content with answering tech questions from Americans, Steve Jobs this week answered a question from all the way over in Sweden."

So Jezper asks via email if he will be able to tether his iPhone and his iPad, to which Steve replies via email from his iphone... No. 

Monday, March 8, 2010

iPad at the Oscars

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 10:00 AM

"Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was in attendance at the Oscars Sunday night, and during the telecast the first iPad ad revealed, upon closer look, prices for some titles in the new iBookstore."

So some eagle eyes out there watching the first commercial noticed prices on some of the books, ranging from $7.99 USD to $14.99 USD. Jobs was also on hand, in his words, "To see Up win," which it did, so perhaps he was good luck.

Monday, March 1, 2010

iTunes Hits Ten Billion Song Mark

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 09:00 AM

"When Steve Jobs personally called Woodstock, Georgia native Louie Sulcer to tell him he'd won Apple's iTunes Store 10 Billion Song Sold contest, Sulcer first thought was that he was being pranked. "He called me and said, ‘This is Steve Jobs from Apple.' I said, ‘Yeah right,' " Sulcer tells Rolling Stone."

I don't blame him, I think I'd be a little hesitant to believe that Steve Jobs was calling me. Fitting choice for winning though, as the winner picked a Johnny Cash song called "Guess Things Happen That Way."

Monday, February 22, 2010

Steve Jobs Awarded the Jim Henson Celebration Honor

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 10:00 AM

"Macworld is reporting that Steve Jobs is one of the recipients of the Jim Henson Celebration Honor - one of four Jim Henson Honors. Established in 2005, the awards program acknowledges organizations, individuals, or products that reflect the core values and philosophy of Jim Henson and the company he founded."

Jobs was one of four honored this year, the other three being 826 National, Neill Blomkamp and the YouTube Symphony Orchestra. The criteria used to evaluate the honorees includes creativity, innovative applications of art and technology and inspiration of others.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Jobs Tells WSJ How Much he Loves Flash. Not.

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 09:00 AM

"Steve Jobs unloaded on Flash during a meeting with Wall Street Journal executives last week, according to Gawker.Jobs met with editors of the Journal to show them the new iPad. The Journal make widespread use of Flash on its website for video, infographics, etc., and editors raised concerns about the absence of Adobe's plug-in."

No surprise here I guess, we all know how much Steve Jobs hates Flash, and I'm not such a big fan myself. It does make me curious though as to how many sites currently using Flash will adapt in order to work effectively with the iPad. I'm hoping for as many as possible, what are your thoughts on Flash?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Will There be Macworld 2011?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Events" @ 07:00 AM

"What will Macworld 2010 look like without Steve Jobs? For starters, the annual gathering of Mac fans will see less than half as many exhibitors Feb. 9-13: 220 this year versus 500 in 2009, the last year Apple said it would officially support the San Francisco event."

I was hoping they would have more exhibitors than what they are expecting so they might be around for a few years. But I imagine the Apple faithful will show their support in order to keep this show going. They moved it to February (this week in fact) so that it didn't conflict with CES, of which Apple was a part. What are your thoughts? Anyone out there attending?

Tags: jobs, 2010, expo, macworld

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Book of Jobs, Really?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 12:00 PM

"The formidable Economist magazine has blessed Steve Jobs with a rare cover story examining the potential impact of the Jesus tablet. Even rarer, the iPad story is mostly positive, even if the religious imagery is over the top."

Yes, it is a little over the top in my opinion. You can read the story here.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Harvard Study Says Steve Jobs is the World's Best Performing CEO

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 07:00 AM

"Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been named the world's best-performing CEO by the prestigious Harvard Business Review. The publication conducted a study regarding 2,000 CEOs worldwide, choosing a sample group consisting of 48 nationalities from companies based in 33 countries."

You can read the article here and see who else was in the running, but it only considered those who took on the job between January 1995 and December 2007 so some long-time CEOs weren't considered, such as Ellison and Gates. For his part, Jobs has delivered, on average, an annual 30% shareholder return since he came back, as well as helping to add $150 billion USD to the market cap.

Tags: jobs, best, ceo, harvard

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Jobs Intervenes in the App Store

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 11:00 AM

"The impassioned pleas of one developer e-mailed to Steve Jobs resulted in a quick reversal of his app's rejection. The launch of the app today is the first known approved app that can stream live video directly from one iPhone to another, and the first approval for an app with known use of private APIs. Apple's change of heart came "directly from the top," and is a sign that real change in the App Store approval process is in the works."

He must have really written a good email to get Jobs involved. Either that, or in combination with that, Jobs liked the app and wanted to see it succeed. I don't know how much of this can be attributed to a "real change" in the App Store approval process though, sounds to me like an isolated incident. What are your thoughts?

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 10:00 AM

"We spotted this license plate outside Apple's HQ in Cupertino. How long till they start selling bracelets?"


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Jobs Added Few More $$ To His Net Worth

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 12:00 PM

"In September, Steve Jobs' $5.1 billion earned him the No. 43 spot on Forbes' list of the 400 richest Americans. Since then, Apple's shares have rocketed to new intraday highs."

The way they figure it, by the time the markets closed on Wednesday, Jobs was about $300 Million USD richer but Apple only gets partial credit. 3/5 of his enrichment was for Apple, but the rest was based on Disney performance. I don't think I'd care who it was from.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Jobs is Number One

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 10:00 AM

"Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been named the most influential individual in the global technology industry, topping the 2009 Agenda Setter's list."

Jobs was last on top of this list in 2003, and is the only person to hit the number one spot twice during the 10-year life of this list. Others include Evan Williams from Twitter, Eric Schmidt of Google, Larry Ellison of Oracle and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook.

The list is voted on by an "expert panel" that decides the 50 people that have the move influence on the IT industry worldwide.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Two Billion Downloads and Counting

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 10:00 AM

"Apple today announced that more than two billion apps have been downloaded from its revolutionary App Store, the largest applications store in the world."

Two billion downloads, impressive number and no other devices has such a resource. And it keeps on growing, with "85,000 apps available to the more than 50 million iPhone and iPod Touch customers worldwide" as well as 125,000 developers that have registered in the iPhone Developer Program.

According to Steve Jobs, "The App Store has reinvented what you can do with a mobile handheld device, and our users are clearly loving it."

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Jobs Back, And Now You Can Watch the Presentation

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Events" @ 07:00 AM

"The lights had only just dimmed as the most exciting part of the press conference happened; Steve Jobs walked onto the stage to huge cheers and applause, looking fit and healthy. Wearing his trademark black turtleneck top and jeans, he expressed his gratitude towards the team at Apple and everyone's continued support during his health leave."

And this began the Apple music event called "It's Only Rock and Roll" yesterday, something that not everyone was convinced would happen, and that had been one of the rumors swirling around the net. If you, like most of us, had to settle for watching the streaming blogs to get the news, you can now watch the event via Apple's Quicktime link. Or if you prefer, you can head over to iTunes and download this and other Apple events.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Google CEO Schmidt Leaves Apple's Board

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 10:00 AM

"Google CEO Eric Schmidt has resigned from Apple's board of directors, Apple announced Monday."

In a statement from Steve Jobs via Apple "Eric has been an excellent Board member for Apple, investing his valuable time, talent, passion and wisdom to help make Apple successful,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Unfortunately, as Google enters more of Apple’s core businesses, with Android and now Chrome OS, Eric’s effectiveness as an Apple Board member will be significantly diminished, since he will have to recuse himself from even larger portions of our meetings due to potential conflicts of interest. Therefore, we have mutually decided that now is the right time for Eric to resign his position on Apple’s Board.”

There were many complaints about conflict of interest in the relationship, especially from shareholders, but the FTC probe had to throw some kinks into it as well. I guess this takes some of the blurriness from their relationship.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Steve Jobs Isn't A Role Model

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Talk" @ 09:00 AM

"Fast Company co-founder Bill Taylor has sparked a bit of a controversy on his Harvard Business Review blog by suggesting the heretical idea that — shock! — Steve Jobs might not be the best role model for other business leaders. Apparently, it’s deeply offensive to suggest that what makes Steve great are the exact qualities that typically make for bad management at most companies. He micro-manages every aspect of Apple, has been known to fire people with minimal cause, and perennially runs the risk of out-shining his company — which is particularly problematic when his health problems continue to cast into doubt his long-term prospects as CEO."

And yet Apple continues to thrive, proving yet again that when you run a company (instead of blathering on in a blog or newspaper about those who do) you follow your guts not some pre-defined formula for success. That's why Steve Jobs is the success he is and Apple is the company it is. In the article, numerous times, Bill Taylor mentions the saying "Trust the art, not the artist." I say it's the artist that makes the painting, not the theory of the painting that makes the artist.

The truth is, there's nothing about Bill Taylor that equates to real-world business experience. Unlike Jobs, Taylor has never been a CEO of a company. In his own bio he calls himself a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur, although except for founding the massive flop Fast Company which, as far as I know, no one outside of Silicon Valley reads at all, none of his business ventures have brought him any great successes otherwise he wouldn't be blogging for a publication.

He may be a successful writer, but he's not been a successful CEO, proving that he's probably spent entirely too much time talking about business theory and not enough time actually doing business. At least he's good at linkbaiting, though.

Jobs succeeds because he broke the mold. That's the whole point. He does things his way. Anyone who claims to know business should understand that. Maybe that's the way business should be done, not trying to see how to fit school training into the real world.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

North Carolina Turns Into Apple Country

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 12:00 PM

"The rumors have been swirling for weeks, but as per the Governor's words, it is official. Gov. Beverly Perdue signed the incentives bill targeting Apple into law today."

And here are the Governor's words: "North Carolina continues to be a prime location for growing and expanding global technology companies," Perdue said in a news release. "We welcome Apple to North Carolina and look forward to working with the company as it begins providing a significant economic boost to local communities and the state."

The data center for Apple is supposed to employ 50 or so people full-time, and made possible by the tax break that is said to be worth close to $46 million USD over the next 10 years. The bonus is if they keep the server farm in place for 30 years because then the savings in corporate taxes jump to over $300 million USD. Seems like a lot of money for 50 jobs doesn't it? But perhaps with the jobs created in building this facility and the small businesses that may benefit from being close to this facility it may have penciled out for them. 


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