He’ll always be “Sir Steve” to us! According to a report made public only this week, Apple CEO Steve Jobs was up for honorary knighthood by the British government a couple of years ago, only to be roundly rejected by none other than the Prime Minister himself.
As with many of Apple’s App Store changes, controversy has erupted in the wake of the company’s new in-app subscription billing, which has claimed another high-profile developer who has penned an open letter to Cupertino over their rejection.
Earlier this month, in a rare coming together of technological behemoths, albeit for a good cause, Apple partnered with eBay, HP, Intel, Intuit and Oracle in what was deemed an "unprecedented" philanthropic move to help Stanford Medical Center construct a new $2 billion hospital. The hospital would have the vision of being innovate in using the latest technology, much like the aforementioned tech companies.
On Thursday morning, we reported that President Barack Obama was coming to San Francisco for a technology shindig with the CEOs of a number of companies, including Apple’s Steve Jobs -- and the CEO reportedly attended, despite currently being on medical leave from the company.
We've never been too keen on the inclusion of rumors surrounding Steve Jobs' health in our regular news coverage, but it's hard not to chime in on the fact that according a reliable source, Steve is looking as healthy as a horse during a recent visit to Apple's Cupertino campus. If that kind of scuttlebutt doesn't drive the company's stock prices back up, we don't know what will.
When people think of Apple, they tend to think of Steve Jobs. So linked are the man and the company, that when his health takes a dip, so too do the fiscal fortunes of all that he's built. Confident, polished and well spoken, Jobs rarely flounders in the public eye. If you set your Wayback Machine for a trip to the late 1970s, however, you'll find evidence to support the theory that true greatness is not born but honed over time. Ladies and Gentlemen: for your viewing pleasure, we present to you Awkward Steve Jobs!
With Apple CEO Steve Jobs taking his most recent leave of absence, it has led to Wall Street speculating on who may take over Apple should Jobs have to step down. In addition to that, an Apple Inc. shareholder proposal that specifies requiring Apple disclose a CEO succession plan won the backing of Institutional Shareholder Services, a proxy-advising service today. Apple opposes the proposal.
One January day not all that long ago, Apple CEO Steve Jobs stepped on stage and introduced a new product to the applause of 3,000 people in attendance. If you’re thinking about the iPhone, think again: Monday marks the 27th birthday of the Macintosh.