By his count, Iovine has pulled this off four times over the past couple of decades by (1) introducing the world to Snoop Dogg, Tupac, and Chronic-era Dr. Dre, (2) shepherding the careers of Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson, (3) giving Eminem his start, and (4) creating Beats, the hardware company that turned headphones into a fashion accessory and today accounts for 34 percent of US stereo headphone sales.
Gilbert Wong, the mayor of Cupertino, California, calls his city council to order. "As you know, Cupertino is very famous for Apple Computer, and we're very honored to have Mr. Steve Jobs come here tonight to give a special presentation,
If Steve Jobs's life were staged as an opera, it would be a tragedy in three acts. And the titles would go something like this: Act I—The Founding of Apple Computer and the Invention of the PC Industry;
Can you imagine going to work thinking you will be named the new CEO of Yahoo! that day, only to be shown the door? This is a tough love type story.
Wow, business can be harsh. Tim Armstrong of AOL can apparently be a little bit harsher.
They’re the two titans of the tech industry, and they command attention throughout the digital realm the way the U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R. once drove the geopolitical agendas of the entire world. They’ve sparred before, especially on the issue of Android vs. the iPhone.
From 2005 - This is partly a story about a company called Apple Computer. It's also partly a story about a fancy new iPod that plays videos as well as music and that could dramatically change the way people entertain themselves. But it's mostly a story about new things and where they come from, about which there are a few popular misconceptions.
Grignon and some colleagues would spend the night at a nearby hotel, and around 10 a.m. the following day they — along with the rest of the world — would watch Jobs unveil the first iPhone. He was going to watch his boss, Steve Jobs, make history at the Macworld trade show in San Francisco.
Apple fans had for years begged Jobs to put a cellphone inside their iPods so they could stop carrying two devices in their pockets.