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Steve Jobs pledged “thermonuclear war” on “grand theft” Android

Steve Jobs pledged “thermonuclear war” on “grand theft” Android

Steve Jobs described Android as a "grand theft" of iPhone technology, promising to "go thermonuclear war" to "destroy" Google's smartphone platform according to a new biography of the Apple founder. In a subsequent heated meeting with Eric Schmidt, then CEO of Google, Jobs refused to consider any sort of settlement to the lawsuit Apple filed, arguing that his company had "plenty of money" and telling Schmidt "I want you to stop using our ideas in Android, that's all I want" according to a copy of the book obtained early by the Associated Press.

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Apple retail stores to close Wednesday during Steve Jobs memorial

Apple retail stores to close Wednesday during Steve Jobs memorial

According to the WSJ, two sources familiar with the situation revealed that Apple will be briefly closing down some of its retail stores on Wednesday during the company's internal Steve Jobs memorial ceremony scheduled for the morning of October 19. The ceremony is open only to Apple employees and will take place at the outdoor amphitheater on the Infinite Loop campus.

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Apple Logo with Steve Jobs face in it called into question

Apple Logo with Steve Jobs face in it called into question

It's not like the logo was called in to the police station for questioning, no, instead what's happening now in the week after the passing of the legendary entrepreneur designer inventor Steve Jobs is an argument over who created the now omnipotent "face in apple" logo that you've almost certainly seen since it went viral in the past few days. The dispute over who originally created the logo, or more specifically who came up with the concept for the logo, has been quietly, and I emphasize quitely, raging between several graphic design-minded parties.

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Apple to celebrate Steve Jobs’ life on October 19

Apple to celebrate Steve Jobs’ life on October 19

Apple CEO Tim Cook has reportedly sent out an email to employees to inform them of a planned celebration of Steve Jobs' life on Wednesday, October 19. The internal memorial ceremony will be held in the outdoor ampitheater of Apple's Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino and will start at 10am.

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Colbert sends final goodbye to Jobs on iPad 2 he gave him, for free

Colbert sends final goodbye to Jobs on iPad 2 he gave him, for free

It's been undeniably heartwarming to see the outpouring of love and remembrance for Steve Jobs who passed early this week, and today (or last night, rather), one of his biggest fans and greatest allies added to that pile of appreciation with a short segment. In this segment you'll see Colbert show the excellent experience he had with Apple and their intelligent offering of free product to him over the years as well as a personal email Jobs sent to him the night after he showed off his iPad 2, the first iPad 2 owned by a non-Apple-employee, mind you, at the Grammys.

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Apple University: another Steve Jobs legacy

Apple University: another Steve Jobs legacy

The technology world, and certainly the gadget news world, stood still this week as news spread instantly across the web that Steve Jobs had passed away - and today we learn that his legacy will live on - through education. And not just through the products he literally helped invent, ranging from the personal computer to the iPhone, through a school that'll include a training program where company executives present and future will learn how to think and act like their former leader. In "a forum to impart that DNA to future generations", a project will ensure the future of Apple, this effort reportedly lead by former dean of Yale's Business School, Joel Podolny.

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Steve Jobs Tributes: Visionary and Leading Light

Steve Jobs Tributes: Visionary and Leading Light

A visionary, a great entrepreneur and the "leading light" of the digital age: some of the most prominent names in the tech industry and beyond have joined in praised Apple's Steve Jobs, who passed away yesterday at the age of 56. Uncompromising and focused, Jobs was responsible in no small part for a ground shift in computing, and his death has prompted an outpouring of tributes in the hours since the announcement. We've gathered together some of the comments that have particularly caught our attention, as we think on what Jobs achieved in his time with us.

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Steve Jobs Passes Away, the world mourns a legend

Steve Jobs Passes Away, the world mourns a legend

Today we've learned a sad fact, as reported by Apple themselves, that Steve Jobs has passed away. In a statement published by Apple's Board of Directors it was announced that Jobs passing has of course brought sadness as well as reverence to the hearts of all that knew him. The world has lost a great mind and a great man, and we all mourn his passing with the utmost respect and honor.

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Steve Jobs opened Samsung patent negotiations court told

Steve Jobs opened Samsung patent negotiations court told

Apple ex-CEO Steve Jobs personally contacted Samsung management in 2010, in an attempt to hash out the ongoing patent concerns and give the Korean company "a chance to do the right thing" it has been revealed. The exec outreach news was shared as part of Apple's legal presentation in Austalian courts yesterday, the WSJ reports, though Jobs' involvement was apparently limited to just the initial olive-branch. "The discussions started with contact from [Jobs], and then he wasn't involved in meetings beyond that" senior Apple exec Richard Lutton confirmed during cross-examination.

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