The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — take the first tentative steps in the post-Jobs era. As a showman, technolgist, and business leader, he was unparalleled. But as a teacher, he gave us something even more valuable than ideas, products, and opportunity. Fired, he rebuilt. Dying, he lived even larger. Gone, he connected… → Read More
The thing about Steve Jobs quotes is that conceptually he never really said anything that Henry David Thoreau (or Emerson or Nietzsche) hadn’t already said about being self-reliant, but he managed to package it up real nicely for modern mainstream consumption. His ingenious way of making something as complex as transcendentalist philosophy accessible to the masses mirrored the way he brought… → Read More
As the news of Steve Job’s death spread last night, fans held spontaneous vigils at Apple stores around the globe. They came to pay tribute to a man they never met but who profoundly touched and changed their lives. We asked people outside the Apple store in downtown San Francisco to talk about the impact Steve Jobs had on their lives. → Read More
It’s been a hard night and Erick and I thought it would be fitting to reflect a bit on Steve Jobs and his legacy. We’re both understandably crushed by the news but rather than look back we wanted to look forward, forward to what comes next in a world without one of its greatest thinkers. → Read More
I know that a lot of you have probably already seen this awesome awesome video, but for some reason I missed out on it probably because I’ve been asleep all weekend so I’m reposting it again, in case you guys were also preoccupied with you know, stuff. Here is singer songwriter Stevie Wonder, who happens to be blind from childhood, singing the praises of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs for… → Read More
The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — explored the legacy and impact of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. @dsearls called him the Beethoven of Business, and we spent the hour and 15 minutes matching that to what I called Jobs’ ability to listen to the future. In recent years, Jobs has turned his focus on perfecting the microcomputing experience… → Read More
I sat down last night to write about Steve Jobs’ resignation as Apple CEO and something funny happened: I had nothing to say. This is not normal for me. I don’t get writer’s block. I often write thousands of words about what many would consider the minutia of tech. And yet, when it came to writing about one of the biggest stories we’re ever likely to see in this space, a story that far… → Read More
Steve Jobs is a man who lives in the minutiae of details. He, with his loyal staff, perfects what others would pass off as perfect. He has 313 patents to his name, which range from the Apple III to the iPod’s acrylic packaging. Almost all of them are notable but only a few are iconic. → Read More
Apple’s ninja-like lawyers quickly “took care of” the last figurine made in Steve’s likeness. Maybe this one will fare a bit different. At least with a reported $160 price tag, this 1/6 model will likely be a more limited run and might run under Apple’s radar. Or not thanks to the multiple miniature Apple products that probably infringe on several copyrights. No word on where you’ll be able to buy… → Read More
If you are reading TechCrunch you probably already realize this fact: Flavor-of-the-month consumer Internet companies have a way of hogging the spotlight. If you didn’t, we conveniently published some evidence of it yesterday.
But that reality predates us by at least a decade. In 1999 when the world talked about Silicon Valley, they usually meant sexy dot coms. In 2005 when people were writing… → Read More
Ah, the marvel that is our tips inbox. Just landed: an email from luxury fashion label VONROSEN, bringing forth the revelation that Apple head honcho Steve Jobs was wearing one of their cashmere sweaters on stage at WWDC 2011 earlier this week (and later when he asked the Cupertino city council for space to park his spaceship or something).
The email came straight from Dr. David Frederik von… → Read More
A Steve Jobs biography is nothing new. But a Steve Jobs authorized Steve Jobs biography may offer a lot of answers into the life of the famous iCEO. The book is going to be called “iSteve: The Book of Jobs.” The author is Walter Isaacson, a ex-executive from Time who has written biographies about Ben Franklin and Einstein. → Read More
A survey taken over the last year by Glassdoor, a jobs and career community that allows users to anonymously share an inside look at jobs and companies, confirms that Eric Schmidt looks better when he’s on his way out. As the Google big whig prepares to step down from a decade of service as chief exec, his employee approval rating is at an all time high.
On the flip side of the popularity coin… → Read More
I see you driving ’round town with an app that measures cellular radiation, and I’m like, “no interest”.
Apple head honcho Steve Jobs has made it abundantly clear that Tawkon‘s phone radiation measurement application is not welcome on its official App Store, pushing the startup to make it available for free (for jailbroken iPhones) through Cydia instead.
Tawkon sent a courteous email to Jobs in… → Read More
You can debate if there is still that much of an epic battle between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs – or Microsoft and Apple in other words – at all these days. As much as pundits like to keep drawing comparisons to their financials, the tech world is far more interesting that the competition between those industry giants, who are destined to remain giants for a long time.
Before I start rambling… → Read More