"Steve Jobs," the only authorized biography of the Apple co-founder, has sold around 379, 000 copies in the United States in its first week of publication, making it one of the best selling titles this year. Although not a record-breaker, the biography still outsold the next bestselling book of the week by three times, already making it the 18th bestselling book of the year in the U.S., according to numbers from Nielsen BookScan via thebookseller.com. The book also scored the biggest week of sales for any book in the U.S. since last November. According to the data, the book also soared to the top of the bestseller charts in Britain. Nielsen BookScan, a data provider for the book publishing industry, uses point-of-sale data from some 12,000 retail locations across the U.S. as well as online and e-book retailers. The biography, written by former managing editor of Time magazine Walter Isaacson, was granted with Jobs' full cooperation even in his final days. On its first day of public … [Read more...] about Steve Jobs biography becomes bestseller in U.S.
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Passionate, prickly, and deemed irreplaceable by many Apple fans and investors, Steve Jobs made a life defying conventions and expectations. And despite years of poor health, his death on Wednesday at the age of 56 prompted a global gasp as many people remembered how much he had done to transform the worlds of computing, music and mobile phones, changing the way people communicate and access information and entertainment. "The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come," said Microsoft co-founder and long-time rival Bill Gates. "For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it's been an insanely great honor." The founder of Apple Inc died on Wednesday in Palo Alto, surrounded by his family. The circumstances of his passing were unclear, but Jobs has had a long battle with cancer and other health issues. Jobs' family thanked many for their prayers during the last year of … [Read more...] about Steve Jobs “may never be equaled”
Apple Inc co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs, counted among the greatest American CEOs of his generation, died on Wednesday at the age of 56, after a years-long and highly public battle with cancer and other health issues. Jobs' death was announced by Apple in a statement late on Wednesday. The Apple.com homepage featured a black-and-white picture of him with the words "Steve Jobs, 1955-2011." The Silicon Valley icon who gave the world the iPod and the iPhone had resigned as CEO of the world's largest technology corporation in August, handing the reins to current chief executive Tim Cook. A survivor of a rare form of pancreatic cancer, he was deemed the heart and soul of a company that rivals Exxon Mobil as the most valuable in America. "Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve," Apple said in a statement announcing Jobs' passing. "His … [Read more...] about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dead at 56
Apple's legendary co-founder and top ideas man Steve Jobs resigned as chief executive Wednesday, the company said, in a long expected move after he began a dramatic fight with cancer. Photo: Reuters In a written statement, Apple, the world's second biggest company by market capitalization, announced that chief operating officer Tim Cook would take over as CEO but that Jobs would stay on as chairman of the board. "Steve's extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world's most innovative and valuable technology company," board member Art Levinson said in a statement. No reason was given for Job's resignation, but his health problems, including a lengthy medical leave for a liver transplant in 2009 and his increasingly gaunt appearances at public events, fueled speculation he would have to give up the everyday running of the company he co-founded in 1976. Cook ran Apple when Jobs went on medical leave and has essentially been running … [Read more...] about Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO
HA NOI (VNS)— "Stay hungry. Stay foolish. Think different." This famous phrase by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has continued to inspire people all over the world even after his death last year. To mark the first anniversary of his death and acknowledge his contribution to society, a group of Vietnamese artists has assembled an exhibition of artworks that aim to tell the story of his life and career. The exhibition, entitled Think Different, is taking place at the National Library in Ha Noi through tomorrow. It is believed to be the first-ever art exhibition in the world dedicated to Jobs. Sponsored by the US Embassy in Viet Nam, it includes a bust of Jobs and 21 oil paintings that illustrate his life and contributions to information technology during a 35-year career. Jobs was a charismatic pioneer in the personal computer revolution in the 1970s and 80s and made influential innovations in the computer and consumer electronics fields into the 21st century. The … [Read more...] about Artists celebrate life of tech pioneer Steve Jobs