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The New Hollywood

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There is a new Hollywood emerging and it’s a little further north.

According to the New York Times more people are becoming fascinated with the lives of the people ruling over Silicon Valley. For example the wedding of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan made the cover of People magazine and the paparazzi have followed them on every leg of their Italian honeymoon.

Ryan Tate a former gossip blogger for Gawker says more interest is being spent on people such as Zuckerberg, late Apple CEO Steve Jobs and the heads of companies such as Google and Dropbox. He says when the economic news is so bad people want to be distracted by the lives of celebrities. And these days those celebrities reside in Silicon Valley where some of the richest people are under 35.  read more »

Pulled from Production

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People can’t get enough of Steve Jobs; but if you want a piece of the head apple it’s going to cost you.

A few weeks ago the Chinese company In Icons announced the release of a very realistic Steve Jobs action figure. Since then the company says pressure from both Apple and the late founder’s family has led them to re-consider the tribute.

The company released a statement saying they do not believe they overstepped any legal boundaries but out of respect for the family they will stop manufacturing the figure. However before this decision was made the company had already sold some dolls; and since the announcement the value has increased by 3,000%.  read more »

Steve Jobs Immortalized

Since his death in October Steve Jobs has been immortalized in many ways; and now he’s being cased it’s in plastic.

If you’re looking to hold on to the Apple CEO forever you just might get your chance. Chinese company “In Icons” is selling a life like action figure of the tech powerhouse. The twelve inch tall figure is set to ship next month and retails for just under one hundred dollars. And you get all the Steve Jobs likeness money can buy.

The figure is wearing Jobs standard uniform of new balance shoes, blue jeans, a black mock turtleneck and silver framed glasses. Then there are the accessories; buyers will also receive extras such as two apples, a belt, and another set of glasses.  read more »

An App for Everything

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There’s an app for everything; whether you like it or not.

Fueled by the shocking death of Apple founder Steve Jobs the recently released Apple iPhone 4S is flying off the shelves, selling more than four million units in just three days. And with the phone’s new operating system comes an app called “Find My Friends.” If your friends allow it, your phone will track their locations on a map. The company is advertising this as a great tool to stay in touch and share your location with the people that are important to you.  read more »

An Empty Stage

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Apple will certainly miss its creator. Steve Jobs will also be sadly missed by his devoted family members, friends, stockholders and consumers who were so profoundly touched by this visionary in so many ways.

In this time of such reflection, allow me to add my own profession. Speaking for the thousands of my colleagues in the business media, we will sorely miss this very public face of a very private person. Perhaps more than the product, it was the person who drove us to dig into everything Apple, looking for a scoop or an exclusive interview.  read more »

An Empty Spotlight

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Apple will still be apple without Steve Jobs; but will it taste as sweet?

Apple and its stockholders will miss Steve Jobs. Gadget gurus around the world will miss Steve Jobs. But no one will miss the face of Apple more than me and my colleagues in the media.

Despite being a one-sided love affair the media rarely has a bad word to say against the man who was never quick to grant an interview. When he did they were short and not always sweet. I’ve frequently covered Apple and Steve Jobs during my three plus decades as a business reporter based in the San Francisco Bay Area.  read more »

The New Head Apple

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Apple’s core has been shaken; so who is the man stepping up to stabilize the tech powerhouse.

This is not the first time Tim Cook has stepped in to take the reins but when he does little is heard from or about Steve Job’s stunt double. Cook has been working behind the scenes at Apple since he was hired in March of 1998. He has served as Apple’s CEO twice before while Jobs dealt with health issues.  read more »

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Inside Steve Jobs

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Want to know more about the man behind the tech world’s most popular company; head to the nearest bookstore.

The lead up to any Apple announcement or new gadget never fails to put the tech world on edge. And as exciting as their news always is; the delivery would never be complete without CEO Steve Jobs. Jobs is the face of apple; rumors of his failing health can crash the company stock and one appearance can send revenue through the roof.

And coming this November Apple fans will get an inside look at the man behind every device they own. According to Barnes and Noble the official Steve Jobs biography will be available to purchase on November 21st.  read more »

Richer Than America

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Are you in need of a loan? Since Uncle Sam is a little cash strapped these days; maybe it’s time to consider Uncle Steve.

For months Washington has publicly struggled to agree on a debt ceiling. And even though they’ve managed to hammer out a deal, the country is far from financial stability. So the next time you need to borrow a few bucks, consider the company who right now is worth more than the federal government.

According to Apple’s financial records the company has more cash on hand then America does. Their last quarterly report said Apple has $76.4 billion of reserve cash. The Treasury Department on the other hand, is sitting on just $73.7 billion.  read more »

Tracking Technology

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Rumors are flying that your favorite handheld gadget is tracking your every move. And now congress is tracking them.

About a week ago reports surfaced that Apple’s iPhone and iPad were tracking your movements. Supposedly the latest operating system is compiling and storing the history of everywhere you go. Apple’s Steve Jobs told the Wall Street Journal it’s never transmitted the precise location of devices to the company, but said the phone’s database does create a list of the cell phone towers and Wi-Fi hot spots you connect with. They do admit there are a few bugs to work out with the new system and that this should be done within a few weeks.  read more »