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Now Free on iTunes: Steve Jobs' Q&As

Apple founder candidly addressed array of topics

(Newser) - From 2003 to 2010, Steve Jobs appeared at the D: All Things Digital conference and gave candid, unrehearsed answers on topics including Apple, its competitors, and many other aspects of the digital world. (He even made one appearance with rival Bill Gates.) High-quality videos of those appearances are now... More »

Tim Cook: Apple Will 'Double Down' on Secrecy

CEO hopes to bring some manufacturing to US

(Newser) - If you thought Apple was secretive under Steve Jobs, brace yourself: Tim Cook says his company is going to "double down" on its strategy of keeping mum. "I feel strongly that being secretive on the product side of our business is so important," the CEO said at... More »

Flip Creator Scores $10M for Grilled Cheese Venture

Yes, you heard us correctly: grilled cheese

(Newser) - The next logical step for Jonathan Kaplan, creator of the Flip video camera, is clearly ... grilled cheese sandwiches. Kaplan announced his new project yesterday at the D9 conference, and revealed that he snagged a whopping $10 million in venture funding. (Kaplan wouldn't actually specify the amount, but VentureBeat does... More »

Steve Jobs 'Troubled' by Apple Plant Suicides

But China factory is 'no sweatshop,' says boss

(Newser) - The situation at a suicide-plagued plant making Apple components in China is "troubling" but the factory is no sweatshop, Steve Jobs told a tech conference last night. "It's a difficult situation," said Jobs, who was making his first appearance at the All Things Digital conference since 2007.... More »

Life After Gates Will Take Some Adjustment

Yahoo fallout just the first challenge for Ballmer, Microsoft

(Newser) - Microsoft and CEO Steve Ballmer are facing a scary, new post-Bill-Gates world, Therese Poletti writes on MarketWatch. On a panel at the All Things Digital conference earlier this week, Ballmer and Gates fielded questions about Microsoft’s failed Yahoo bid and unpopular Vista operating system. “Ballmer and indeed Microsoft... More »

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