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Walter Isaacson recently appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to promote his biography of Steve Jobs. In the seven-minute interview (embedded below), Stewart and Isaacson discuss the the process of writing the biography while trying to stay objective about its subject -- a task Isaacson ad...

October 26th 2011 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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You had to see this one coming a mile away after hearing that Sony Pictures obtained the rights to a film version of Steve Jobs's biography. The LA Times reports that Aaron Sorkin, the writer behind the Mark Zuckerberg biopic The Social Network, is reportedly in consideration to write a screenplay...

October 26th 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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I've just finished a marathon session of reading all the way through Steve Jobs on my iPad -- and I'm sure Jobs would have appreciated the odd harmony of people reading his life story on a device he helped create. After reading his biography, I'm no longer convinced that Steve Jobs would have li...

October 25th 2011 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Steve Jobs's biography debuted ahead of schedule this week and skyrocketed to the top of the charts at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Exact sales numbers are not available, but the biography is the top seller on Amazon's Kindle, hardcover and audiobook bestseller lists. It also tops the charts on B...

October 25th 2011 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs has been released a couple hours early on the Kindle Store, and its release in the US iBookstore is expected at midnight. The US iBookstore is still showing the book as available for pre-order as of this writing, but it should be available for download...

October 23rd 2011 at 10:35pm 0 Comments
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We're seeing an unending stream of tidbits from the new biography of Steve Jobs to be released tomorrow. Author Walter Isaacson, who interviewed Jobs extensively has this interesting passage as quoted by Razorianfly: "He very much wanted to do for television sets what he had done for com...

October 23rd 2011 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Steve Jobs doesn't like Android and considers the mobile OS to be Apple's main competitor. It was apparent in the Q4 2010 earnings conference call when he discussed the mobile operating system and berated competitor's adoption of the 7-inch tablet. And this same hostility is very apparent in his...

October 21st 2011 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Walter Isaacson's new book on late Apple CEO Steve Jobs has yet to be released, but the Huffington Post recently obtained an advanced copy of the authorized biography, and highlighted some of its most salient revelations. Throughout the course of the 656-page book, Isaacson provides fascinating...

October 21st 2011 at 7:37am 0 Comments
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On Monday, the scheduled release date for Steve Jobs: A Biography, Fortune Magazine will publish an exclusive excerpt from Walter Isaacson's highly anticipated biography of Steve Jobs. The sections to appear will focus on Steve's working relationship with the former CEO of Microsoft, Bill Gates...

October 20th 2011 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requi...

October 10th 2011 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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Sony Pictures has successfully bid for the rights to turn Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Steve Jobs into a motion picture. Deadline reports the deal is worth between one to three million dollars and headed by producer Mark Gordon. Deadline suspects bidding had already been taking place...

October 8th 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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In an essay for Time magazine's October 17th issue, Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson says the reason Jobs agreed to a biography was because he wanted his kids to know him better. "I wanted my kids to know me. I wasn't always there for them, and I wanted them to know why and to understand...

October 7th 2011 at 4:45pm 0 Comments