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Important new products and services—including Ultrabooks, cloud computing and Android devices—raised questions and anticipation for the year ahead.
The late Steve Jobs made six lengthy appearances at our D: All Things Digital conference, from 2003 to 2010. Today, we are making all six of these appearances available free, in high-quality video.
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Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and longtime community and education activist, will be among the symbolically significant handful of people seated with First Lady Michelle Obama during the president’s State of the Union speech tonight. Also in the First Lady’s box, presumably to illustrate the benefits of immigrant entrepreneurs, will be Brazilian-born Mike Krieger, co-founder of Instagram, and Dr. Hiroyuki Fujita, founder and CEO of Quality Electrodynamics in Cleveland, Ohio.
Google’s annual Zeitgeist roundup of the year’s fastest-rising queries once again reflected the world’s fascination with celebrities and tragedies (or in the case of 2011’s No. 1, Rebecca Black, a combination of the two). But the real winner was anything to do with Apple — among the year’s Top 10 were searches on the anticipated iPhone 5, the iPad 2 and the late Steve Jobs. Lots more grist in the various categories.
“The thing that separated Steve Jobs from other people like Bill Gates–Bill was brilliant too, but Bill was never interested in great taste. He was always interested in being able to dominate a market. He would put out whatever he had to put out there to own that space. Steve would never do that. Steve believed in perfection….When I think about different kinds of CEOs–CEOs who are great leaders, CEOs who are great turnaround artists, great deal negotiators, great people motivators–but the great skill that Steve has is he’s a great designer. Everything at Apple can be best understood through the lens of designing.”
– John Sculley, one-time CEO of Apple, offers his insights into the secrets of Steve Jobs’s success in a long interview with “Cult of Mac” author Leander Kahney.
An extraordinary era came to a close Wednesday, October 5, 2011, with the announcement that Apple’s iconic co-founder, Steve Jobs, had passed away.
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