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October 12, 2011

The Obscure Contributions of Steve Jobs

Written By: Erin @ 10:35 am
Category: Events

Today we live in a world without Steve Jobs.

The company Jobs started generates more revenue than the United States Treasury Department. Apple employs more than 49,000 people in an economy where the unemployment rate is 9.1 percent.

These facts leave us mourning the loss of a great American innovator and wondering what will happen to Apple Inc.

Jobs and Apple have given us the iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iPhone, and iPad, but what else would we miss without Jobs’ insight?

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  1. Toy Story 1, 2 and 3. Jobs bought a company in 1986, which is now known as Pixar, for a mere $10 million. The first film released was Toy Story.  About 25 years, 26 Academy Awards, seven Golden Globes and three Grammy awards later, Pixar films have earned more than $6.3 billion worldwide. They also kept 27-year-old voice actor John Morris employed. (He voiced Andy. Look it up.)

February 11, 2010

Apple and Adobe, at it again…and Google moves on

Written By: Michael Klein @ 5:07 pm
Category: Strategy

The Apple iPhone’s inability to display Adobe’s flash technology has been a source of much controversy ever since the iPhone first conquered the market 3 years ago. While many have speculated either a software update to existing devices, or the introduction of Flash support to the next generation iPhone, few have considered that Apple would just not support Flash entirely moving into the future.

With the recent introduction of the iPad, Apple’s intentions of Flash support on their devices in the future is quite clear…there will be none. Apple’s CEO, Steve Jobs, has recently been publically quoted, venting his frustration with both Adobe and Flash technology altogether. “Apple does not support Flash because it is so buggy, he says. Whenever a Mac crashes more often than not it’s because of Flash. No one will be using Flash, he says. The world is moving to HTML5.”

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