Microsoft said Thursday that it would eliminate up to 18,000 jobs , the largest round of layoffs in company history. Most of those cuts come from Nokia, which Microsoft recently acquired for $7.2 billion in a transaction that formally closed in April . It's now clear that Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella, thinks the Nokia acquisition was a big mistake.
If you dig even just a little bit into the history of Apple, you'll learn that former CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs wasn't the easiest person to work with. In fact, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak recently revealed that many early Apple employees said they would never work with Jobs again given the chance, according to a recent interview.
It's a US holiday week, which means that some of us at TUAW will be taking a few days off from the daily deluge of Apple news and reviews to spend time in the warm summer weather enjoying ourselves. Before we do that, though, we're going to hang out with the chat room crowd on TUAW TV for an hour today and just shoot the breeze about the Apple news of the past few days.
Former Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs is known for instilling Apple's ridiculously high standards when it comes to product design and development. A large part of meeting those standards involved motivating employees to work hard and be prepared at all times — values that Jobs took very seriously, according to a former employee.
Bono wasn't the only recording artist making waves and talking about Apple at this year's Cannes Lions event. Kayne West, arguably the most influential rapper in the world today, stopped by to talk about the Internet and his major influences . Some readers will be surprised to learn his biggest influence isn't Jay-Z or any other musical act: it's late Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs.
“[Jobs] came by one day, and we sat on a bench by the pool, and he said, ‘I’d like you to join the Apple board,’" Campbell told Lashinsky. "I said, without hesitation, ‘For sure.’”Campbell is one of the few Apple insiders to have watched Steve Jobs develop professionally, first at NeXT and then at Apple.“I watched him emerge as a CEO in real time,” Campbell says. “I had a continuum with him.
You may know Ron Johnson as the man who helped mold Target into the retailer it is today, or perhaps as the Senior Vice President of Retail Operations at Apple from 2000 through 2011. Maybe you know him from his recent work trying to turn JCPenney around before he was ousted in April of this year.
Hartmut Esslinger met Steve Jobs in January 1982. Asked what he thought about Apple, he said it was a cool idea, but bad design.He didn’t like that I said the products were incredibly ugly and wasteful in production," Esslinger says. "But when I explained he understood."with smartwatches, the risk of not designing for the future, and the flaws of other tech companies.
Curiosity feted its first Martian year on the red planet (687 earth days) with a stiched-up selfie while NASA reflected on the Mars rover's triumphs and setbacks. So far, it has achieved most of its mission goals, particularly its quest for evidence that Mars could have supported life.
Salesforce, the cloud pioneer known for customer management software, is going into health care.In an announcement on Thursday, Salesforce and Philips, the Dutch electronics maker, are jointly announcing what they call an “open cloud-based, health care platform.
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