Tag: Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs’ love affair with Japan

By Mikey Campbell Published: 04:43 PM EST (01:43 PM PST) Late Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs was somewhat well-known for being a Japanese Zen Buddhist, but few knew how deep his infatuation with Japan ran and how it helped shape who he was and the company he created. An in-depth article published on Friday by Japanese news site Nippon.com illustrates how the country's culture, people and even food influenced Jobs, as seen in both his private and business lives. Longtime Apple journalist Hayashi Nobuyuki sifted through years of reportage on Jobs and his tumultuous rise within the tech industry to find exactly how Japan affected the former Apple chief. Nobuyuki writes that it all began when Jobs first discovered Zen Buddhism. After a long period of soul-searching, including a short stint to India, Jobs found the Japanese school of China's ancient religion at a temple close to his home in Los Altos, California. There he met Sōtō Zen monk Kōbun Read the full article →

Apple and the year ahead

by Dan Moren, Macworld.com   Dec 30, 2011 9:00 am Assuming apocalyptic doomsday predictions from South America don’t come to fruition, 2012 is poised to be a different kind of year for Apple. In 2011, the company rolled out significant updates to most of its products—including two major new operating system versions—and also introduced a new Web platform to glue all of its devices and platforms together. But the company also lost its most significant figure, Steve Jobs, and had a new man officially take the reins of the company. SIMILAR ARTICLES Review: MacBook Air (first-generation) 2011 in review: The year in Mac The 27th Annual Editors’ Choice Awards The 27th Annual Editors’ Choice Awards: Hardware What you need to know about Thunderbolt Remembering Steve Jobs, the man who saved Apple Given all of that, it would seem that 2012 might have to be a quiet year by comparison. But Apple’s not the kind of company to stand still. Read the full article →

Steve Jobs bio debuts at No. 1 spot on bestseller lists

by Gregg Keizer, Computerworld   Oct 24, 2011 12:00 pm Editor's Note: This story is excerpted from Computerworld. For more Mac coverage, visitComputerworld's Macintosh Knowledge Center. SIMILAR ARTICLES Publisher advances Jobs bio pub date to Oct. 24 E-Book prices fuel outrage -- and innovation Remembering Steve Jobs, the man who saved Apple Apple posts video of Jobs memorial Steve Jobs: Making a dent in the universe Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO Steve Jobs, the only bio ever authorized by the iconic CEO, led bestseller lists on its release. The biography of Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs debuted today at the top of Apple’s iBookstore, as well as Amazon’s and Barnes & Nobles’ bestseller lists. The first biography of the iconic entrepreneur written with Jobs’ cooperation was penned by Walter Isaacson, a former editor at Time. Isaacson has written bestselling biographies of Benjamin Franklin, Albert Read the full article →

A look at Steve Jobs’s life and times

by Agam Shah, IDG News Service   Oct 5, 2011 6:04 pm Steve Jobs will be remembered as a computer visionary but also as a maverick—a sometimes cantankerous one—who pursued a doggedly independent path for Apple that could make it frustrating for partners to work with but allowed it to produce unique products.   Jobs, the Apple co-founder who resigned from the company in the mid-1980s and returned a decade later to make Apple one of the most successful technology companies in the world, died Wednesday after battling a series of health problems in recent years. Read Macworld’s remembrance of Steve Jobs “We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today,” Apple’s Board of Directors said Wednesday in a statement. “Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.” Since returning to Apple 15 years ago, Jobs—working Read the full article →