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"Steve Jobs"- the Film Fails to Nail It

"Steve Jobs"- the Film Fails to Nail It

Failing to click to millions of Steve Jobs’ fans and followers, the film based on his life history failed to nail it on the box office and was counted among one of biggest flops of the weekend.

The film was placed among five ‘most disappointing’ films. The ones other than Steve Jobs included The Last Witch Hunter, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, Rock the Kasbah and Jem and the Holograms.

Only ‘Witch Hunter’ managed to touch the $10 million mark. ‘Kasbah’ and ‘Jem’ were rated as the most disappointing opening on the weekend by the critics and viewers.

In an unexpected turn of events, the two holdover films, ‘The Martian’ and ‘Goosebumps’, made it to the top two ranks in the rating list.

Steve Wozniak Impressed By Work on Upcoming Biopic of Steve Jobs

Steve Wozniak Impressed By Work on Upcoming Biopic of Steve Jobs

Co-founder of Apple Inc., Steve Wozniak, said he is quite impressed with the work of director Danny Boyle, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and the cast of an upcoming biopic of Steve Jobs.

Wozniak told CNNMoney that it is a stellar inspection that is unlike any other movie about Jobs. Due to his close relationship with the late entrepreneur, Wozniak acted as consultant to the Danny Boyle movie, which hits cinemas in October and sees Michael Fassbender in the lead role.

Gibney's film feels less than even-handed in name-checking Jobs as a 'genius' without spending any time meaningfully exploring Jobs' personal contributions to the products so many of us, in Gibney's word, 'love'.

Bill Gates comments on Steve Jobs

Bill Gates comments on Steve Jobs

The new Steve Jobs autobiographical book 'Becoming Steve Jobs' tells about Microsoft founder Bill Gates' opinions regarding Jobs. Gates has admired Jobs and showed a lot of respect for him. However, he still spoke about the intellect of Jobs, and also the mistakes committed by him. Gates also spoke about Jobs's showmanship.

According to Gates, "I was never in his league. I mean, it was just amazing to see how precisely he would rehearse. And if he's about to go onstage, and his support people don't have the things right, you know, he is really, really, tough on them".

Steve Jobs' biopic set for October release

Steve Jobs' biopic set for October release

Los Angeles: Filmmaker Danny Boyle's biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will release on October 9, this year.

The film, adapted from Walter Isaacson's biography Steve Jobs, is written by Aaron Sorkin and stars Michael Fassbender in the lead role. Actor Seth Rogen stars as co-founder Steve Wozniak, said The Hollywood Reporter.

'Steve Jobs' will see competition from 'Vacation' reboot, Halle Berry-starrer thriller 'Kidnap' and Buena Vista's 'The Finest Hours', starring Chris Pine, as they release on the same date.

Michael Fassbender to play Steve Jobs in biopic

Michael FassbenderWashington, Nov 28 : Michael Fassbender will be portraying the role of Steve Jobs in the biopic of Apple's co-founder under the banner of Universal, it has been revealed.

Danny Boyle will helm the movie and Aaron Sorkin has been roped in as the screenwriter on the project, Contactmusic reported.

According to reports, Christian Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio declined the offer for the lead role.

Scott Rudin, Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady will produce the movie. (ANI)

Steve Jobs' legal agreement auctioned for $40,045

Steve-JobsWashington, Dec 13 : A signed legal agreement between Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs and his college Robert Friedland has reportedly fetched an eye-popping sum of 40,045 dollars at an auction.

The 8-page document dates back to August 17, 1978 and Tristar Productions CEO Jeff Rosenberg bought it at the RR Auction house.

RR Auction Vice President Bobby Livingston said that in 30 years of business they have only offered one other Jobs item, a signature; while the recently auctioned document, was incredibly substantial and significant in its connection to a major figure in his life, and is of the utmost rarity, Cnet reports.

iPad-centric schools open in Netherlands

iPad-centric-schoolsAmsterdam, Aug 23 : Seven iPad-centric "Steve Jobs schools" opened their doors across the Netherlands earlier this week.

The elementary schools, where iPads play an important role in education and where each student gets his or her own iPad, will educate students as per the principles of the O4NT foundation. O4NT is the Dutch acronym "education for a new era", which emphasises the role of the iPad in an elementary school environment, Xinhua reported citing local media.

Apple enthusiast commemorates Steve Jobs’ 58th birthday with YouTube video collection

Apple enthusiast commemorates Steve Jobs’ 58th birthday with YouTube video collectionTo commemorate the 58th birthday of Apple's legendary CEO Steve Jobs on February 24, one of Apple's countless enthusiasts launched a new YouTube channel - called Every Steve Jobs Video - which apparently is the biggest archive of Steve Jobs videos on the Internet.

Kutcher's health failed preparing to play Steve Jobs

Kutcher's health failed preparing to play Steve JobsLos Angeles, Jan 27 - Actor Ashton Kutcher ended up staying in a hospital while trying to get into his character in upcoming movie "jOBS", which revolves around Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

The "Two and a Half Men" actor fell ill with pancreas problem after he had a fruit-only diet to prepare for his portrayal as Jobs.

"First of all, the fruitarian diet can lead to like severe issues. I went to the hospital like two days before we started shooting the movie. I was doubled over in pain," aceshowbiz. com quoted Kutcher as saying.

Steve Jobs tops list of world’s best chief executives

Steve Jobs tops list of world’s best chief executives Sydney, Jan 11 : Late visionary Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has topped a list of the world's best chief executives, according to a report.

The global list, compiled by French business school Insead for Harvard Business Review, ranked the former Apple head first.

Jobs was followed by Amazon's Jeff Bezos in second and Samsung's retired boss Yun Jong-Yong in third, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher to hit theatres in April

Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher to hit theatres in April Washington, Jan 5 : The much-awaited Steve Jobs biopic `jOBS', starring Ashton Kutcher as the late Apple visionary co-founder will be released in April.

The movie will premiere later this month at the Sundance Film Festival, which runs from Jan. 17-27 in Park City, Utah.

According to ABC News, Kutcher won't be playing the young and shaggy Jobs the entire time.

2012 was an eventful year for Apple

2012 was an eventful year for AppleThe year 2012 was quite a unique and eventful one for Apple, with the company making some pertinent adjustments to its day-to-day functioning after the October 2011 demise of its iconic co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs.

While the year witnessed Apple releasing a number of devices and continuing with its success streak, there were also a few low points for the company, especially during the last few months.

Steve Jobs' massive luxury yacht, 'Venus,' unveiled

Steve Jobs' massive luxury yacht, 'Venus,' unveiled The big `Venus' luxury yacht, which Apple's late CEO Steve Jobs was working on before his death in October last year, has recently been unveiled; and Dutch blog One More Thing has posted some pictures and videos of the massive boat.

According to reports, Jobs - with some assistance form French designer Phillipe Stack - had been designing the massive luxury yacht stealthily for years; and wanted to ensure that the construction of the yacht included the application of a few of the distinctive design characteristics of the Apple devices.

Apple’s home page featured video tribute to Steve Jobs on his first death anniversary

Apple’s home page featured video tribute to Steve Jobs on his first death anniversary Commemorating the first death anniversary of the legendary Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs on October 5, the company's corporate home page - Apple. com - featured a video tribute to its iconic leader.

The video tribute was a well-thought-out amalgamation of Jobs' black-and-white photographs, and an audio which featured his announcements of Apple's popular devices - such as the iPhone - and his descriptions of Apple's corporate philosophy.

Steve Jobs forecast iPad’s inception in rare 1983 recording

Steve Jobs forecast iPad’s inception in rare 1983 recordingWay back in the year 1983, Apple's late CEO Steve Jobs delivered a speech at the International Design Conference in Aspen, Colorado; and, going by a recently-discovered rare recording of that speech, he forecast the inception of the iPad!

The audio related to Job's full speech at the conference has been posted by Marcel Brown to his Life, Liberty and Technology site; and it completely reinforces the `visionary' title which has often been used to describe his farsightedness in the technology arena.

Christie’s to auction off original Apple 1 computer at October sale

Christie’s to auction off original Apple 1 computer at October saleIn a Tuesday announcement, the Christie's auction house in London revealed that, at a forthcoming October sale, it is auctioning off a rare Apple 1 computer, which will likely fetch a price of up to £80,000 (approximately $127,000).

Set to hit the auction block on October 9, the original Apple 1 computer - one of the first computers to be designed and hand-built by Apple's co-founders Steve Wozniak and late Steve Jobs - comes from the estate of Joe Copson, an ex-employee of Apple.

Steve Jobs’ 1983 speech made available by Center for Design Innovation

Steve Jobs’ 1983 speech made available by Center for Design InnovationThe Center for Design Innovation has recently made available - via The Next Web - a 1983 speech which Apple's late CEO Steve Jobs delivered at the International Design Conference at Aspen, when he was in his twenties.

In his nearly 20-minute talk, Jobs summed up the state of personal computing as it was at that time; and, noting that the market was headed towards a notable boom, expounded on the ways in which personal computers would alter the technology landscape forever.

Police nabs person who stole articles from Jobs’ home

Police nabs person who stole articles from Jobs’ homeInvestigators in the US have been able to trace a person who stole several objects including the driving license of late Steve Jobs, the founder of the leading technology company in the world, from his house.

According to the investigators, Kariem McFarlin, the person accused of stealing, was desperate for money when he Steve Jobs house in Palo Alto under renovation. He jumped over the fence and found a spare key and entered the house when there was no one. He then discovered the house belonged to one of the richest person in the country.

Portal releases videos of late Jobs on iTunes

Portal releases videos of late Jobs on iTunesWeb digital portal, All Things Digital has released all the videos of late Apple co-founder Steve Job's on iTunes at its annual D conference.

The company released all the videos beginning in 2003 as free video and audio podcasts on iTunes. The audio and video podcasts are released on iTunes under the title, "Steve Jobs at the D: All Things Digital Conference."

Apple denies allegations of e-book price fixation

Apple denies allegations of e-book price fixationTechnology giant, Apple has said refuted allegations that it was involved in a conspiracy to fix prices of e-books in order to snatch away Amazon's leadership in the market.

The US Department of Justice alleged that the company joined publishers for fixing prices of e-books. Natalie Kerris, a spokeswoman for Apple said that the allegation by DOJ against Apple is simply not true. He also said that Apple's e-book store successes excelled in innovation and fostered competition and was able to break Amazon's monopolistic hold over the market.

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