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The simple productivity hack Steve Jobs used to hone Apple's focus and set the company on the path toward its $1.9 trillion valuation

Steve Jobs launched two of the most valuable companies — Apple and Pixar. Successful leaders like Google cofounder Larry Page and former Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang both went to Jobs for leadership advice.  Jobs believed that smart leaders will focus on only one goal each year, instead of making a list of what they want to achieve.  Concentrating on one goal at a time can allow leaders to obtain greater focus, Jobs said.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In the fall of 2007, newly...
Tags: Apple, Google, Jobs, Yahoo, Steve Jobs, Trends, Larry Page, Ben Franklin, Marissa Mayer, Jerry Yang, Harvard Business Review, Joe, Tim Ferriss, Yang, Isaacson, Walter Isaacson


An Amazon Ad Prompted Steve Jobs and Phil Schiller To Block In-App Purchases of Kindle Books On iOS

According to a collection of internal emails recently released by lawmakers, as part of the House Judiciary Committee's antirust probe into Apple, a series of Amazon advertisements prompted Steve Jobs and Phil Schiller to block in-app purchases of Kindle books on iOS. 9to5Mac reports: As it stands today, the Kindle app for iPhone and iPad does not allow users to purchase ebooks directly. Users can read the ebooks they've already purchased, but to buy new ones, they have to use Safari. This is Am...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Jobs, Steve Jobs, Tech, Phil Schiller, House Judiciary Committee, Schiller, Steve Jobs Phil Schiller


Emails Reveal Why Steve Jobs and Phil Schiller Blocked In-App Purchase of Kindle Books

Internal Apple emails, made public by the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust inquiry, have revealed information about why Apple blocked in-app purchases of Kindle books on iOS devices, reports The Verge. Two sets of emails between Steve Jobs, Phil Schiller, Eddy Cue, and various other senior Apple executives, disclose the exact thinking behind how Apple approached Kindle on iOS. The current precedent was outlined by Steve Jobs, who stated that "I think this is all pretty simple — iBooks is...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Steve Jobs, Kindle, Antitrust, App Store, Phil Schiller, House Judiciary Committee, Schiller, Kindle Store, Apple Books, Amazon s TV, Internal Apple, Amazon for Kindle, Steve Jobs Phil Schiller Eddy Cue


Elon Musk and Bill Gates are sparring over Gates' criticism of Musk's coronavirus comments. Here are 10 other rivalries that have formed between some of the world's biggest tech leaders.

While there are many close friendships among tech CEOs in Silicon Valley, there are plenty of feuds, too.  Some appear to be friendly rivalries — like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison — but others have become more contentious.  Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, for example, have been openly feuding for years, while Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have made digs at each other over outer space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, Time, US, San Francisco


Elon Musk is sparring with Bill Gates after he criticized Musk's coronavirus comments. Here are 10 other rivalries that have formed between some of the world's biggest tech leaders.

While there are many close friendships among tech CEOs in Silicon Valley, there are plenty of feuds, too.  Some appear to be friendly rivalries — like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison — but others have become more contentious.  Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, for example, have been openly feuding for years, while Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have made digs at each other over outer space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, Time, US, San Francisco


Newly surfaced emails show how ruthlessly Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Google built their businesses and ate up smaller companies

New documents surfaced through a Congressional investigation into Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook show how the companies pursued acquisitions and fought off perceived competitors.  The documents provide a rare glimpse into the actions taken by top executives including Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs at crucial moments for their company. Lawmakers said the documents are evidence that companies engaged in anticompetitive behavior, but CEOs defended their companies' actions and said they conti...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, Steve Jobs, Youtube, Washington, Trends, Pennsylvania, Jeff Bezos, Kevin Systrom, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet


Newly released Steve Jobs emails, included in Congress' antitrust investigation, show how ruthless the Apple founder could be (AAPL)

Newly released emails from Steve Jobs show how ruthless he could be. In one of the emails, made public by a Congressional subcommittee investigating antitrust concerns, Jobs advised subordinates to "cut off" a developer. In another email message, Jobs said Apple's iBooks bookstore was going to be the only digital books marketplace on iPhones and iPads.  The messages are sure to add to concerns that Apple is using its control over its App Store to throttle rivals and boost its own apps. Visit B...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Congress, Steve Jobs, Trends, App Store, Joe, Aapl, Trump, Hewitt, Congressional, Apple Google, Eddy Cue, Troy Wolverton, Schiller, App Store Apple


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Emails released on Wednesday by the congressional subcommittee investigating antitrust in Big Tech gave an insight into how Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon headed off competitive threats. The emails revealed how Google bought YouTube; why Amazon bought Ring; why Steve Jobs cut off a developer; and why Facebook acquired Instagram. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said he coul...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Australia, Steve Jobs, Youtube, Trends, Eu, Nasa, Jeff Bezos, Republican, Wall Street Journal, Alexa, Trump, Jim Jordan


Emails released as part of Congress' antitrust hearing show how ruthless Steve Jobs could be (AAPL)

Newly released emails from Steve Jobs show how ruthless he could be. In one of the emails, made public by a Congressional subcommittee investigating antitrust concerns, Jobs advised subordinates to "cut off" a developer. In another email message, Jobs said Apple's iBooks bookstore was going to be the only digital books marketplace on iPhones and iPads.  The messages are sure to add to concerns that Apple is using its control over its App Store to throttle rivals and boost its own apps. Visit B...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Congress, Steve Jobs, Trends, App Store, Joe, Aapl, Trump, Hewitt, Congressional, Apple Google, Eddy Cue, Troy Wolverton, Schiller, App Store Apple


Best Tech Stocks to Invest In During the Pandemic

Investing in the technology sector may require you to enter periods when some of your stock picks are struggling. This was the case during the early days of the pandemic when the share price of several tech stocks took a significant hit. Focusing on the long-term is usually the best method to take when you’re choosing stocks to buy in this sector. Consider How COVID-19 Impacts Companies Shutdowns do not affect all businesses negatively. With more people working from home, software as a servic...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Business, Steve Jobs, Economy, Qualcomm, Aapl, AMZN, GOOGL, Waymo, Apple AAPL Apple


Lakers try to connect with familes from the NBA bubble

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Lakers wear their loved ones draped around their necks. For LeBron James, it’s a gold chain that has links with his children’s names: Bronny, Bryce and Zhuri. For JaVale McGee, it’s a beaded necklace with a princess dangling from it, which jostles the other hardware McGee puts on after practice. “My daughter made this necklace for me,” he said. “So right now it’s my favorite one.” While players and coaches have access to golf, fishing, pool time and games in the NBA ...
Tags: Apple, Florida, Steve Jobs, Kentucky, Disney, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Michelle Obama, Mlb, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Taylor, Facetime, WNBA


The Death of the Priest Class

Over at The New York Times they put up an article about the fact that white men are starting to see the rise of women (Ugh!) and minorities (Good Lord!)    The piece, entitled "In Publishing, ‘Everything Is Up for Change’" says that "A wave of deaths and retirements prompted publishers to name new leaders. Now the industry is in a rare moment of transformation that promises to influence the books put out into the world."  Matt Mullenix asks how institutions like newspaper, book, and mag...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Steve Jobs, Ebay, Pets, US, New York Times, Oxford, Matt, Marko, Max Perkins, PBurns, Donald McCaig, Columbia Record Club, Matt Mullenix


This Week in Apps: Apple argues for commissions, ‘Find My’ NDA, Alexa to open apps

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series* that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a combined $544 billion valuatio...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Amazon, Android, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Washington Post, Steve Jobs, China, US, Siri, Tech, Developers


Adding an external GPU to your Mac is probably a better upgrade option than getting a new one

Apple recently announced that they would be transition their Mac line from Intel processors to their own, ARM-based Apple Silicon. That process is meant to begin with hardware to be announced later this year, and last two years according to Apple’s stated expectations, and while new Intel-powered Macs will be released and sold leading up to that time, it does mean that the writing is on the wall for Intel-based Apple hardware. Existing Macs with Intel chips will still be useful long after ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Adobe, Mac, Steve Jobs, Tech, Intel, Computers, Ram, Computing, Nvidia, Amd, Razer, Gpu


Ford CEO Jim Hackett has finally come into his own as the carmaker launches its much-anticipated Bronco SUV (F)

Ford CEO Jim Hackett has faced steady criticism since he took over at the automaker in 2017. Hackett is a staunch proponent of "design thinking," and the first Ford vehicles shaped by that process are starting to come to market. The best example is the all-new Bronco SUV, which debuted last week after years of anticipation — and racked up so many reservations that it briefly crashed the pre-order website. Ford has challenges ahead, as it emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic and a near total shut...
Tags: Facebook, California, Steve Jobs, France, Disney, US, America, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Reagan, Ferrari, Ford, Mary Barra, Gm, Chrysler


'Antennagate' just turned 10. Here's how the iPhone 4's antenna issues became one of Apple's biggest scandals of all time. (AAPL)

This week marked the 10th anniversary of "Antennagate," one of the biggest scandals in Apple history.  The scandal began when Apple's iPhone 4 went on sale on June 24, 2010. Customers who bought the phone quickly realized its bars disappeared or calls were dropped altogether when held in the left hand.  Apple downplayed the problem as a miscalculation of signal strength, and then CEO Steve Jobs told customers they were simply holding the phone wrong.  Apple eventually admitted that the problem...
Tags: Apple, Jobs, Steve Jobs, Trends, Ars Technica, New York Times, Facetime, Bloomberg Apple, New York Times Apple, Antennagate, Rubén Caballero, New York Times Frustrated, New York Times Then Apple, Ars Technica Macworld CNN, Bloomberg CBS News But Apple, New York Times PC World Computer World Apple


How to inspire creativity from your remote workers

Steve Jobs once said, “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.” This implies creativity is something you’re born with as opposed to something you can learn on the go. While this may be true to a degree, there’s absolutely nothing to stop you from taking inspiration and ideas and encouraging yourself and others to think ou...
Tags: Startups, Steve Jobs, Growth Quarters


Podcast #627: How to Deal With Jerks, Bullies, Tyrants, and Trolls

There are some people in life who are more than unpleasant, more than annoying. They’re real, genuine a**holes. My guest today has written the preeminent field guides to identifying, dealing with, and avoiding all of life’s jerks, bullies, tyrants, and trolls: The No Asshole Rule and The Asshole Survival Guide. His name is Bob Sutton, he’s a Stanford professor of organization and management, and we begin our conversation together with how Bob defines what makes an a-hole an a-hole, what cause...
Tags: Podcast, Steve Jobs, Life, Stanford, Bob, Social Skills, Bob Bob, Bob Sutton


Dave Morin, one of the first Facebook employees, has launched a new VC firm that uses a subscription funding model

Silicon Valley investor Dave Morin is setting up a new VC fund, following his departure from Slow Ventures in 2019, according to report from Dan Primack at Axios. The new fund will be named "Offline Ventures" and will target health and IT startups. Morin's partners are big tech names themselves — his wife Brit Morin, James Higa, and Nate Bosshard. Offline Ventures will use a rolling fund structure in which backers pay into the firm on a quarterly basis, Primack wrote. The firm will require a m...
Tags: Facebook, Steve Jobs, Brit, Trends, SEC, Silicon Valley, Slow Ventures, Morin, Dan Primack, Dave Morin, Brit Morin, Brit Co, Primack, Axios Dan Primack, Facebook Platform, Bosshard


This VC just closed on $60M to fund ‘technical risk,’ saying other VCs mostly do not

Ashmeet Sidana, a longtime VC who struck out on his own in 2015 to form Engineering Capital, just closed his third and newest fund with $60 million in capital commitments from a university endowment, a fund of funds, and three foundations. Sidana — who previously spent nearly nine years with Foundation Capital and received one of his first limited partner agreements  afterward from Foundation’s legendary founder, Kathryn Gould — says the fund came together despite the pandemic without too much p...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Steve Jobs, Stanford, India, Tech, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Foundation Capital, Vmware, Splunk, Digital Ocean, Nutanix, Foundation


This VC just closed on $60 million to fund “technical risk,” saying other VCs rarely do the same

Ashmeet Sidana, a longtime VC who struck out on his own in 2015 to form Engineering Capital, just closed his third and newest fund with $60 million in capital commitments from a university endowment, a fund of funds, and three foundations. Sidana — who previously spent nearly nine years with Foundation Capital and received one of his first limited partner agreements  afterward from Foundation’s legendary founder, Kathryn Gould — says the fund came together despite the pandemic without too much p...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Steve Jobs, Stanford, India, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Foundation Capital, Vmware, Splunk, Digital Ocean, Nutanix, Foundation


Your future MacBook will probably look a lot more like the iPhone — and that could be just what Apple needs to get ahead of Windows (AAPL)

Apple will start developing its own chips for future Mac computers, a shift that could give the tech giant more freedom to create custom Mac features that are closely tied to its software. It's an approach that Apple has taken with the iPhone and Apple Watch, both of which have features powered by the neural engine in Apple's homegrown chips. The development of its own silicon is just one way in which Apple is blending its mobile and desktop ecosystems. The company is also redesigning the Mac'...
Tags: Apple, Cook, Asus, Mac, Steve Jobs, Trends, Intel, Macbook, Tim Cook, Acer, Dell, Apple Watch, Bloomberg Businessweek, Lenovo, Steve, Control Center


Here’s a dumb graph about Steve Jobs’ stylus hate and Apple Pencil releases

Is this stupid? Damn right it’s stupid, but that’s never stopped me before. So, Steve Jobs never liked styluses. This began publicly at the launch of the original iPhone, where — when talking about the device’s physical keyboard-less design — he famously asked “who wants a stylus?” You think that’s it? Well, let me tell you about something else. It was in a presentation for iOS 4 back in 2010 — and Steve Jobs broke the hearts of stylus fans everywhere. In a rant about the iPad (guess it was more...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Steve Jobs, Apple Pencil, Plugged


Time For A Rethink In How The Arts Are Delivered

Of course, Zoom is not the answer to saving the arts for the digital generation, but it does pose the question: Why don’t we have better alternatives? For many institutions, fear that improving the virtual performance would threaten the health of the physical one has kept them in a state of pseudo-Internet denial. But the international health crisis has forced organizations to confront a generational sea change that has been brewing across the arts since Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone. – The Am...
Tags: Art, Steve Jobs, Ideas, 07.06.20


The Most Important Ingredient to Successful Leadership

Guest post from Brad Chase: No business subject garners more attention than leadership.  There are endless leadership books, classes, websites and more.  Everyone is searching for the essential qualities of a successful leader.  But what if you had to pick just one quality?  Think about it for a moment.  What would you choose as most important to the success of a business leader?  Do you have your answer yet?  Don’t read on until you have one. I have done countless speeches on...
Tags: Apple, Leadership, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Disney, Strategy, Netflix, Einstein, Costco, Msn, Marie Kondo, Dan McCarthy, Brad Chase, King County Boys


Elon Musk called Jeff Bezos a copycat — again — over Amazon's Zoox acquisition. Here are 9 other rivalries that have formed between some of the world's biggest tech CEOs.

While there are many close friendships among tech CEOs in Silicon Valley, there are plenty of feuds, too.  Some appear to be friendly rivalries — like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison — but others have become more contentious.  Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, for example, have been openly feuding for years, while Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have made digs at each other over outer space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, Time, San Francisco, Trends


5 ways to get the word out about your new side hustle

If you want to attract customers, then you'll need to be proactive about telling the world what makes your products or services special.It's hard to point to just one issue that's holding 89 percent of people with side businesses back from earning more than $1,000 per month, but failure to drum up significant demand likely plays a significant role. To start, you'd do well to experiment with social media marketing, maximizing customer reviews, receiving referrals, making the most of the marketing...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Business, Pinterest, Instagram, Steve Jobs, Marketing, Facebook Messenger, Innovation, Tripadvisor, Freelance, Gig Economy, Side Hustle, WiseStamp


9 movies and TV shows you can stream to understand the magnetic world of Silicon Valley and Big Tech

Silicon Valley is the epicenter of the US tech industry. The region and the powerful companies and leaders therein have a long history — it can be a lot to digest. But if you're looking for a place to start, look no further than the myriad streaming services at your disposal. We stuck to movies and TV shows that we found were free to watch with subscriptions at the time of writing this post. Sorry, "Pirates of Silicon Valley." Here are 9 movies and TV shows you can watch on HBO, Netflix, Hulu,...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, US, Trends, Netflix, Harvard, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Michael Fassbender, Ashton Kutcher, Seattle, Hulu, Gates


Michael Hawley, Programmer, Professor and Pianist, Dies at 58

Michael Hawley, a computer programmer, professor, musician, speechwriter and impresario who helped lay the intellectual groundwork for what is now called the Internet of Things, died on Wednesday at his home in Cambridge, Mass. He was 58. From a report: The cause was colon cancer, said his father, George Hawley. Mr. Hawley began his career as a video game programmer at Lucasfilm, the company created by the "Star Wars" director George Lucas. He spent his last 15 years curating the Entertainment G...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Tech, Paris, Cambridge, Lucasfilm, Bill Nye, Mount Everest, Ircam, Yo Yo Ma, George Plimpton, Marvin Minsky, Hawley, Media Lab


So your instincts were completely wrong — here’s what to do next

Boris is the wise ol’ CEO of TNW who writes a weekly column on everything about being an entrepreneur in tech — from managing stress to embracing awkwardness. You can get his musings straight to your inbox by signing up for his newsletter! Last week I wrote about how to “get to no.” Basically, how to find out if you’re wrong, who to ignore, and who to listen to. This week I’ll give you some tips on what to do once you come to terms with being wrong. Steve Jobs was famous for being extraordinaril...
Tags: Startups, Steve Jobs, Boris, Podium, Growth Quarters