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'Oh Wow': Steve Jobs' Last Words

Mona Simpson remembers her brother as a man who loved beauty, art, and family

(Newser) - "OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW." Those were Steve Jobs' final words, spoken as he looked at his family just hours before he died on Oct. 5 , recalled his sister Mona Simpson in the eulogy she gave at his Oct. 16 memorial service, as published by the New ... More »

Cook's Apple Is Streamlined, Friendlier

But he's 'not a product guy'

(Newser) - Tim Cook is already, if not remaking, at least tweaking Apple in his image. He’s been streamlining Apple’s corporate structure and changing some of its corporate philosophies, the Wall Street Journal reports. He has, for example, announced that Apple will now match employee donations to charities and nonprofits... More »

What Did Steve Jobs' Last Words Mean?

People are fascinated by his 'Oh wow': Christopher John Farley

(Newser) - It’s easy to infer meaning from Steve Jobs’ last words , “OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.” After all, he had reportedly been talking to his biographer about God and the afterlife as the end of his own life neared, writes Christopher John Farley in the Wall Street ... More »

Steve Jobs: So Great With Tech, So Awful With People

Biography zeroes in on contradiction

(Newser) - One thing the new Steve Jobs biography has done has tempered the saint-like portrait of him that emerged in the days after his death. Maureen Dowd in the New York Times and Farhad Manjoo in Slate focus on this part of Jobs' personality, the one through which he could be... More »

Sorkin Writing Steve Jobs Movie?

'Social Network' writer said to be considering the offer

(Newser) - Sony is making a Steve Jobs movie based on the biography by Walter Isaacson, and none other than Social Network scribe Aaron Sorkin is being courted to write it, the Los Angeles Times reports. A source says Sorkin is considering the idea, but neither Sorkin nor Sony gave an official... More »

Apple Closing Stores During Jobs Tribute Tomorrow

Don't count on getting in around 1pm ET

(Newser) - Apple is closing some retail stores for at least an hour tomorrow as the company pauses to celebrate the life of Steve Jobs, insiders tell the Wall Street Journal . Another source tells Reuters that Apple workers around the country will be invited to watch a video feed of the celebration... More »

Break Out the Turtleneck: Tomorrow Is Steve Jobs Day

Yes, really

(Newser) - Well, this should do nothing to quiet those who already think the world is making too big a deal about Steve Jobs’ death: Tomorrow has been declared “ Steve Jobs Day ” by organizers of an online movement, who are encouraging participants to dress like the Apple founder and/or post... More »

7 Obscure Facts About Steve Jobs

He has a novelist sister, for one

(Newser) - The Week culls Steve Jobs coverage to present seven little-known facts about him, including:
  • Famous sister: His biological sister is novelist Mona Simpson, who once "painted a not-altogether-flattering picture of Jobs in her Silicon Valley novel, A Regular Guy." Still, Jobs called her one of his "
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How Edison Differed From Steve Jobs

He was a larger-than-life 'wizard,' while Jobs was more human: Randall Stross

(Newser) - The death of Steve Jobs brought no end of Thomas Edison comparisons, but given that Randall Stross has written books on both men, he's probably in a better position than most to weigh in. The two inventors had much in common—less formal schooling than their peers, incredible vision,... More »

Sony Pictures Plans Steve Jobs Movie

Studio is acquiring the rights to the upcoming book: Deadline

(Newser) - Steve Jobs the icon will soon be Steve Jobs the movie. Sony Pictures is acquiring the rights to the soon-to-be-released authorized biography of Jobs, reports Deadline . The book by Walter Isaacson of Time—one of the few people Jobs spoke to in his final days, notes the New York Times... More »

Jobs' Death Boosts Mock Turtleneck Sales

St. Croix rep says sales nearly doubled

(Newser) - In an odd, somewhat bittersweet tribute to Steve Jobs' influence, sales of mock turtlenecks surged yesterday. No, this isn't an Onion headline , although it is a TMZ headline. A rep for clothing line St. Croix, which apparently makes the black mock turtlenecks Jobs was famous for wearing, tells the... More »

Let's Calm Down About Steve Jobs

He was a terrific tech guy, but this public grief is out of whack: Hamilton Nolan

(Newser) - The tributes to Steve Jobs have taken on a "quasi-religious tone," writes Hamilton Nolan, who suggests it's time to dial things back a notch or two. Jobs' death is "certainly a devastating loss" to his family, his friends, and his company, writes Nolan at Gawker . As... More »

Steve Jobs: A Legacy Like No Other

His heirs may struggle as technology moves forward

(Newser) - Steve Jobs wasn't the Thomas Edison or Henry Ford of his time, but some future American business visionary may be known as the Steve Jobs of his time, writes Michael Hiltzik. Jobs—a "master of bare-knuckled business strategies from the old school"—wasn't known as an... More »

Jobs' Cancer Ran Predictable Course: Doctors

Those with neuroendocrine tumors typically die within 6 to 8 years, say experts

(Newser) - The rare form of pancreatic cancer that killed Steve Jobs ran a predictable course, experts tell the Wall Street Journal . While 80% of the 40,000 Americans who get pancreatic cancer annually die within a year of their diagnosis, Jobs had a neuroendocrine pancreatic tumor, a type that accounts for... More »

Steve Jobs a Man of 'Stunning Breadth'

Walt Mossberg recalls Sunday night calls with Apple CEO

(Newser) - Steve Jobs "was a historical figure on the scale of a Thomas Edison or Henry Ford," writes tech guru Walter Mossberg in the Wall Street Journal ; but, more than that, he was also a man of "stunning breadth" who loved to talk about his "sweeping ideas... More »

Westboro Announces Steve Jobs Protest— Via iPhone

Official says Steve Jobs targeted because he 'taught sin'

(Newser) - Westboro Baptist Church says it will picket Steve Jobs' funeral, but apparently God also hates irony: Leader Margie Phelps announced the protest via a Twitter announcement made on an iPhone. "The irony here is almost unbelievable," notes Josh Wolford on Web Pro News . Jobs' sin? Phelps tweeted... More »

Fans Worldwide Mourn Steve Jobs

From Beijing to New York, fans gather, leave flowers

(Newser) - Mac fans everywhere gathered online and at Apple stores offline last night, mourning the loss of Steve Jobs, reports the LA Times . There were flowers, memorabilia, and even a bagpipe player at the company headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., where the company flags flew at half-staff. At an Apple store in... More »

Obama on Steve Jobs: 'World Has Lost a Visionary'

Politicians mourn Apple founder

(Newser) - The death of Steve Jobs has brought tribute from politicians from across America, many of whom compare Jobs to the greatest geniuses in American history, Politico reports.
  • President Obama: "The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact
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Mark Zuckerberg: 'Steve, Thank You'

Facebook CEO calls Steve Jobs a 'mentor and a friend'

(Newser) - A fellow titan of the tech world salutes the late Steve Jobs : "Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend," writes Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook . "Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you." (Click for Bill Gates'... More »

'I Will Miss Steve Immensely'

Bill Gates pays tribute to his one-time rival Steve Jobs

(Newser) - Bill Gates pays homage to Steve Jobs in a statement rounded up by AllThingsD . "Steve and I first met nearly 30 years ago, and have been colleagues, competitors and friends over the course of more than half our lives," writes the former Microsoft CEO. "The world rarely... More »

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