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Steve Jobs FBI file pulled with Freedom of Information Act

Steve Jobs FBI file pulled with Freedom of Information Act

There's quite a bit of hubub about the Steve Jobs FBI file that's been put up for download by any man, woman, or child who would dare read it today, but not a whole lot of people speaking about how it came to us all now, of all times. What's going on here is that the FBI was vetting Jobs for a tech job with the President - a Bush at the time. The result of this interview process was a set of papers with interviews of colleagues of Jobs speaking highly and in some cases not so highly of his character - this packet of papers is now available for download thanks to the Freedom of Information Act and a fellow by the name of Michael Morisy.

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Steve Jobs’ FBI file: “Deceptive” and “driven”

Steve Jobs’ FBI file: “Deceptive” and “driven”

The FBI has released its file on Apple founder Steve Jobs, a 1991 investigation into the CEO that characterizes the iconic exec as both "a deceptive individual" and one of "high moral character and integrity." The contrary report documents feedback from colleagues, employers and others and was constructed by the FBI when Jobs was being considered for political office in the President's Export Council under the original Bush administration. Although many spoke positively of Jobs, others were less convinced, with suggestions that he "has integrity as long as he gets his way."

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Apple’s Tim Cook talks charitable contributions at internal meeting

Apple’s Tim Cook talks charitable contributions at internal meeting

It's clear that Apple CEO Tim Cook, who replaced the late Steve Jobs, is a different kind of leader than Jobs was. While Jobs was not known for philanthropic efforts during his life and his time with Apple, Cook is focusing heavily on talking up Apple's charitable contributions. In fact, Cook recently told employees at a Apple Town Hall meeting that the company is donating to charity in a big way.

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Neil Young to continue Steve Jobs music legacy

Neil Young to continue Steve Jobs music legacy

One of the most famous musicians of all time, Neil Young, spoke this week with Peter Kafka and Walt Mossberg of AllThingsD about the future of digital music, and how he'd be continuing Steve Jobs legacy in pioneering for it. A device which allows you to download music with the highest possible resolution is what Young aims to create. This device will allow ultra high-fidelity audio downloads, and because of Young's talks with Jobs on the matter before he died, Young wasted no time invoking his name to spread the word about it.

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Steve Jobs met with Lytro CEO to discuss iPhone integration

Steve Jobs met with Lytro CEO to discuss iPhone integration

For those of you that have no idea what the Lytro standalone camera is, know this: it allows you to take a single photo with the ability to focus on any point in its field of view. Capturing the entire light field, all the light traveling in every direction in every dimension - seemed at least a little enticing to Steve Jobs, as it turns out, the CEO of Lytro, Ren Ng, meeting with him soon after the ideas behind the Lytro technology were made public. Can you imagine an iPhone 5 with no need to focus?

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Apple playing for keeps with Tim Cook salary splurge

Apple playing for keeps with Tim Cook salary splurge

Apple CEO Tim Cook is not netting a near-$400m annual salary, despite reports supposedly detailing the chief exec's bulging paycheck, as the top-tier benefits are contingent on him staying with the company for a decade. Speculation as to Cook's financial position began yesterday, with an AP report citing the restricted Apple stock the company's board approved as part of his taking the role Steve Jobs vacated last year. However, subsequent reports failed to recognize when, exactly, Cook could expect to see any cash.

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The Zen of Steve Jobs graphic novel available this week

The Zen of Steve Jobs graphic novel available this week

There's a book out there, ladies and gentlemen, that some might call a comic, but others will know better as a graphic novel, that contains information about the years between when Steve Jobs was fired from Apple leading up to when it rejoined the collective. What we've got here is a based on a true story (though not entirely true word-for-word) account of those years in graphic form, as compiled and created by a set of folks who took vast amounts of time speaking with the people closest to Jobs and the people he worked with during that time. In this book you'll gain a better understanding of what led Jobs to create, for example, the iPod wheel.

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Steve Jobs action figure is creepily realistic

Steve Jobs action figure is creepily realistic

There are people from all walks of life that were huge fans of Steve Jobs and the Apple empire he built over the years. Jobs passed away last year and since then many have wondered about Apple and mourned the loss of one of the giants of the tech world. If you want to remember jobs geek style, this action figure is the ticket.

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