Archive for August, 2011

The amazing Steve Jobs effect: Apple’s performance before and after Steve’s comeback

Aug. 25, ‘11: It goes without saying that Steve Jobs’ effect on Apple was profound. You don’t call a guy the best corporate leader in history for nothing. But just how dramatically did Steve turn Apple around in the 14 years after Gil … Continue reading →

Tampa Bay Bucs buy each player an iPad for playbook and videos

Aug. 25, ‘11: The St. Petersburg Times’ Rick Stroud reports another cool use of the iPad in the enterprise: Some veteran players, such as running back Earnest Graham (in his eighth season) and center Jeff Faine (in his ninth), still prefer to jot … Continue reading →

Refreshing Apple’s org chart

Aug. 25, ‘11: Apple updated its leadership page overnight, reflecting Steve Jobs’ new role as chairman and Tim Cook’s elevation to CEO. The first thing that you notice is that Steve Jobs is no longer in the upper-left corner of the chart. Nor is … Continue reading →

Tim Cook’s all-staff email: Apple is not going to change

Aug. 25, ‘11: Ars Technica’s Jacqui Cheng has obtained Tim Cook’s first all-staff email as Apple CEO. I want you to be confident that Apple is not going to change. I cherish and celebrate Apple’s unique principles and values. Steve built a company and … Continue reading →

Icon ambulance

Aug. 25, ‘11: Great story by Google exec Vic Gundotra about a call he got from Steve Jobs on a Sunday about how the yellow “o” in the Google logo didn’t look quite right in a specific setting and needed to be fixed. … Continue reading →

The only question about Tim Cook: Will he be as good as Steve at saying “no”?

Aug. 24, ‘11: As CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs did many things very well, but the best was his ability to say “no” when defining Apple’s products and vision. For example: The way he said “no” to a floppy drive for the iMac, … Continue reading →

Weirdly, Apple’s future is now less uncertain

Aug. 24, ‘11: Good point by Twitter persona Sammy the Walrus IV: However weird it may sound, Jobs’ resignation removes some “unknown” from $AAPL It’s true. Everyone has expected this to happen someday, but now we know it is today. The Apple story … Continue reading →

“Jobs’s greatest creation isn’t any Apple product. It is Apple itself.”

Aug. 24, ‘11: You will have the opportunity to read thousands of articles about Steve Jobs’ resignation as CEO of Apple — what it means, what’s next, etc. But read this one first, by John Gruber. He nails what makes Apple Apple, and … Continue reading →

Samsung acts like it doesn’t want HP’s PC business

Aug. 24, ‘11: From the official “Samsung Tomorrow” blog: The recent rumors that Samsung Electronics will be taking over Hewlett-Packard Co.’s personal computer business are not true. We hope this clarifies any confusion that may have occurred. Well, okay. It’s possible that Samsung … Continue reading →

Will Verizon be Sprint’s 4G LTE savior?

Aug. 24, ‘11: Five years after Sprint made its first bet on WiMax as its 4G network technology, it’s clear that a rival technology called LTE has won the 4G format war. Now Sprint will need to figure out how to build a … Continue reading →