The world watched in awe this week as 33 courageous miners in Chile were finally rescued after 68 days of being trapped underground. Now praised as heroes, they’re being lavished with gifts -- including iPods.
If you ventured out to see The Social Network in recent days you've been subjected to Trent Reznor's musical genius, as the movie's soundtrack was conceived and recorded by Reznor and partner in crime, Attius Ross. If the soundtrack did nothing for you, that's OK: you don't have to enjoy Reznor's music to respect the man himself. Well spoken, introspective and dangerously intelligent, the former Nine Inch Nails frontman's candor is legendary. In a recent interview, Reznor frankly declared his feelings surrounding social networking, and surprisingly, Steve Jobs.
Let's see, what's on television Thursday nights? Anything good? Oh, let's not talk about The Office, 30 Rock, Grey's Anatomy, or any of those other shows. How about you set your Tivo to record those and instead, focus all of your attention to this Thursday's profile of Steve Jobs on Bloomberg television. The show will chronicle Jobs' journey from college dropout to Silicon Valley king, and the advancements and achievements he's managed in the technology sector since then. The show will also feature interviews with those who know him, like The Woz, and those who admire all of his work.
We speculated in this space before that Apple's heavy hand in the creation, design, and rollout of mobile ads in their iAds program would drive businesses away. If the whispering anonymous rumor mill is correct (and when are they ever wrong? HA!), it appears Adidas is lacing up their running shoes and fleeing the control freak nature of Cupertino.
Although it may have seemed like the end of the world when co-founder Steve Jobs left Apple back in 1985, many observers feel that the company wouldn’t be on such strong footing today if it hadn’t gone down the way it did.
Steve Jobs now has the approval needed to tear down his 17,000 square-foot historic mansion, which once belonged to copper baron Daniel Jackling. In its place, he will build a new house--dare we call it, iHouse--that is somewhat modest for a billionaire technology CEO. Costing $8.45 million dollars, the 4,910 square-foot house will feature five bedrooms and plenty of windows and decks.
Despite having a net worth of $6.1 billion thanks to a long string of wildly popular Apple products (and even more to his ties to Disney), CEO Steve Jobs has only come in at 42 on a new list of the 400 wealthiest Americans.
Allegedly Steve Jobs was help up at an airport in Japan because he was trying to bring throwing stars with him back to America. While we were excited to have Steve pulling off some sweet ninja moves at the next Apple event, Apple released a statement calling the whole event, "pure fiction."
In non-ninja-related news, the Boxee Box is available for pre-order and debate it's merits against the Apple TV.