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How Steve Jobs Patent-Trolled Bill Gates

March 3rd, 2012 03:06 admin View Comments

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theodp writes “Apple, which is currently waging IP war on Android vendors, is no stranger to patent trolling. Citing the Steve Jobs bio, Forbes’ Eric Jackson recalls how Steve Jobs used patents to get Bill Gates to make a 1997 investment in Apple. Recalled Jobs: ‘Microsoft was walking over Apple’s patents. I said [to Gates], “If we kept up our lawsuits, a few years from now we could win a billion-dollar patent suit. You know it, and I know it. But Apple’s not going to survive that long if we’re at war. I know that. So let’s figure out how to settle this right away. All I need is a commitment that Microsoft will keep developing for the Mac and an investment by Microsoft in Apple so it has a stake in our success.’ Next thing you know, BillG was lording over Jobs at Macworld Boston, as the pair announced the $150 million investment that breathed new life into then-struggling Apple. So, does Gates deserve any credit for helping create the world’s most valuable company?”

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Some Of Steve Jobs’ Golden Moments

August 24th, 2011 08:27 admin View Comments

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Apple’s inspirational co-founder Steve Jobs stepped down as Apple’s CEO. Though it was not completely unexpected it still came as a shock to us and we’re sure to many of you as well.

The goods news is that we’re hearing reports that Steve Jobs who has been elected as the Chairman of the board, will remain actively involved in developing major future products and strategy, while Tim Cook runs the day to day operations as Apple’s new CEO.

Steve Woznaik who had founded Apple with Steve Jobs had this to say about Steve Jobs:

“He’s probably going to be remembered for the next hundred years as the best business leader of our time. He will watch the company for a while, [and] hope it’s on such a good track… for a company as large as Apple, corporate culture doesn’t change overnight. The quality of the people doesn’t change.”

Here are some golden moments of Steve Jobs’ incredible career:

Steve Jobs demos Apple Macintosh, 1984:

Macworld Boston 1997 – The Microsoft Deal

The First iMac Introduction (1998)

The First iPod Keynote (2001)

Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech (2005)

Introducing the First iPhone (2007)

Introducing the First iPad (2010)

We hope that we can witness more of Steve Jobs’ golden moments in the future as Apple’s Chairman. If you feel we’ve missed on any of them, then please drop us a line in the comments.

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