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FBI Background Check Describes Apple Founder As Dishonest, Narcissistic
2012-02-10 05:44:53

Steve Jobs had mediocre grades while in high school, admitted to using marijuana and LSD when he was younger, and was described as narcissistic, dishonest, bitter, and neglectful of the daughter born out of wedlock to him and his high-school sweetheart, according to a background check released by the FBI on Thursday. According to Bloomberg's Adam Satariano and Karen Gullo, the agency released 191 pages of records on the Apple founder, compiled during a background check when Jobs was being...

2012-01-29 08:38:30

A 2007 email suggesting the existence of a so-called "gentlemen's agreement" between Apple and Google, in which the latter party promised not to recruit talent from the former, was made public as part of a class action lawsuit on Friday. In that email, which was disclosed as part of a proposed class action lawsuit against the two tech giants and five other companies, Steve Jobs wrote to Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt to ask him to stop trying to recruit an Apple engineer, according to...

New Apple CEO Gets $400M Stock Award
2012-01-10 13:44:12

Apple has announced that it is giving its new CEO Tim Cook a one-time stock award worth nearly $400 million, the largest such award given by any company in roughly a decade. Apple´s legendary creator Steve Jobs turned over the reins to his long-time lieutenant shortly before his death last August. Insiders say that the decision of the company´s board to grant Mr. Cook a million restricted stock units (RSUs) was largely a gesture to indicate its confidence in his competence as a...

Steve Jobs Action Figure Falls Under Apple’s Legal Hammer
2012-01-05 09:00:00

It looks as if the previously reported Steve Jobs action figure will become a very limited edition collectible, Amy Willis reports for The Telegraph. Earlier this week, the Chinese company In Icons announced the sale of a highly-detailed poseable doll of the late, iconic Apple CEO but with perhaps more buzz than expected, Apple´s legal team took notice and has threatened court action if the doll is sold. The 12-inch tall doll, listed for $99, was seen on the company´s website...

Creator Of Steve Jobs Action Figure Refrains From Selling Iconic Doll
2012-01-17 09:15:13

It appears that In Icons, a Chinese doll manufacturer who was determined to sell a Steve Jobs action figure has had a change of heart and will not be selling the 12-inch tall highly-poseable replica of Apple´s iconic founder. In a statement on its website, In Icons explains the decision, “Though we still believe that we have not overstepped any legal boundaries, we have decided to completely stop the offer, production and sale of the Steve Jobs figurine out of our heartfelt...

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