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Bill Gates reflects: Steve Jobs, old rivalries, and Foundation future

Bill Gates reflects: Steve Jobs, old rivalries, and Foundation future

Bill Gates has described his final meeting with Steve Jobs, in an emotional interview with 60 Minutes' Charlie Rose in which he recalled his rival and friend's "forward looking" attitude. "He and I, in a sense, grew up together" Gates said of his relationship with Jobs, a complex friendship that saw each man engage and respect with each other on a personal level, while at the same time lead companies that at many points in their history were fiercely competitive and even antagonistic.

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Why Steve Jobs’ Cup of Coffee Would Go for Much More Than Tim Cook’s

Why Steve Jobs’ Cup of Coffee Would Go for Much More Than Tim Cook’s

If you’re thirsty, you can grab a cup of Joe with Apple CEO Tim Cook and talk to him about, well, just about anything.

Right now, Cook is auctioning off the amount of time it takes to sip a cup of coffee to one lucky (and rich) fan. As of this writing, the bid stands at $190,000, even though its estimated value is $50,000. And since there are nearly three weeks left to bid, it shouldn’t surprise anyone if that figure runs much, much higher.

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Apple’s government liaison indicates next two iPhones were designed during Jobs’ reign

Apple’s government liaison indicates next two iPhones were designed during Jobs’ reign

The iPhone is a hot commodity, and so it isn't surprising that over half of the reported smartphone thefts in San Francisco concerned the Apple-branded handset. San Fran's District Attorney George Gascon has been meeting with phone makers in light of the growing number of phone thefts, discussing with them the creation of a standard kill-switch for disabling a handset that has been stolen. Eventually he met with Apple's government liaison, and had some interesting things to say about the encounter.

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Weekend Watching: rediscovered VHS tapes of Woz speaking at 1984 Apple Pi club

Weekend Watching: rediscovered VHS tapes of Woz speaking at 1984 Apple Pi club

Today several bits of a couple of speeches made by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and another Macintosh legend have surfaced via a friendly holder of several VHS recordings of a 1984 meeting of the Apple Pi computer club. These tapes recorded Woz and Apple Employee #6 Randy Wigginton speaking at the Denver Apple Pi computer club back on October 4th 1984, and are being digitized and cleaned for your enjoyment this weekend. Don't miss the "Pledge of Apple Allegiance", whatever you do.

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Apple chairman says it’s “weird” without Jobs, but last quarter was still “phenomenal”

Apple chairman says it’s “weird” without Jobs, but last quarter was still “phenomenal”

It's been roughly 16 months since the passing of Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs, and the chairman of the company's board of directors, Arthur Levinson, says that it's been "weird" not having Jobs around. Even though the company has released several new products since the co-founder's passing, such as the iPad mini and the iPhone 5, Levinson says that it's been tough to ignore Jobs's absence.

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Kutcher talks focus, customers, and the impossible in JOBS

Kutcher talks focus, customers, and the impossible in JOBS

JOBS star Ashton Kutcher, who plays the lead role of Steve Jobs in the film, gave a talk this morning at Macworld/iWorld 2013 and discussed what it was like to play the role of the co-founder and former CEO of one of the biggest technology companies on Earth. When asked what he thought the most important things were that viewers should get out of the movie, he had a few things in mind.

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JOBS may not be entirely accurate, but does it matter?

JOBS may not be entirely accurate, but does it matter?

The Steve Jobs biopic, JOBS, made its debut this past weekend at the Sundance Film Festival (with a theatrical release on April 19), and the reviews have begun pouring in. While many critics praised Kutcher and Gad for a job well done in their roles as Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, respectively, they were quick to criticize a few inaccurate details in the film. For instance, we saw the first clip from the film a few days ago, and Steve Wozniak said himself that the scene was “totally wrong,” and it’s actually not what happened at all during the early days of Apple. In the long run, though, does it really matter? In the Hollywood industry where the truth doesn’t always entirely make it through anyway, should we really be upset that a narrative non-fiction film isn’t 100% accurate?

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First clip from JOBS shows Kutcher, Gad in action [UPDATE]

First clip from JOBS shows Kutcher, Gad in action [UPDATE]

The anticipation is building to extreme levels for the upcoming biopic, JOBS, about co-founder and former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, and sidekick Steve Wozniak. The two characters are played by Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad, respectively, and for the first time, we get to see the two of them in action, thanks to the very first clip from the movie that was released today.

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