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Steve Jobs bio: Behind the cover (roundup)

The official Steve Jobs biography is upon us. The author gives "60 Minutes" an intimate look at the work and family life of the Apple co-founder.

Steve Jobs introduces the iPhone
Jobs introduces the iPhone in at MacWorld Expo in January 2007.
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The official Steve Jobs biography is upon us. The author gives "60 Minutes" an intimate look at the work and family life of the Apple co-founder.

Jobs biographer: Apple co-founder was eager to talk (Q&A)

CNET chats with author Walter Isaacson, whose authorized biography of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs hits shelves today.
(Posted in Apple Talk by Josh Lowensohn)
October 24, 2011 11:53 a.m. PT

'Steve Jobs': An apt portrait of a jerk and a genius

Walter Isaacson's biography is a compelling book that, like Jobs himself, doesn't sugarcoat the Apple leader's history. But in it, Jobs does get the last word.
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(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
October 24, 2011, 8:33 a.m. PT

'Steve Jobs' biography: A wealth of detail

Walter Isaacson's biography of the Apple leader has been released. Here's a look at some of what's in the book.
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(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
October 23, 2011, 10:16 p.m. PT

'60 Minutes' on Steve Jobs: Hear icon's last pitch

Walter Isaacson, author of Jobs' authorized biography, offers a character study about one of the great visionaries, industrialists, and pitchmen of our time--warts and all.
(Posted in Apple by Greg Sandoval)
October 23, 2011, 4:47 p.m. PT

Jobs biographer sits down with '60 Minutes'

The CBS News magazine interviews Walter Isaacson about the iconic tech pioneer and his experiences with the man himself.
• Video: Steve Jobs, family man beyond the public persona
• Video: Walter Isaacson--'The key to understanding Steve Jobs'
• Video: Steve Jobs and 'the passion of his honesty'
• Video: Jobs regrets postponing surgery, has secret transplant
• Video: The Jobs reality distortion field
• Video: Jobs--'I admire Mark Zuckerberg'
• Video: Jobs told Obama he would be a one-termer
(Posted in Apple by CNET News staff)
October 23, 2011, 4:25 p.m. PT

Apple posts Steve Jobs celebration video

Video of employees' memorial for late Apple co-founder features speeches by Al Gore and CEO Tim Cook, as well as performances by Nora Jones and Coldplay.
(Posted in Apple by Steven Musil)
October 22, 2011, 7:10 p.m. PT

Bio quotes Jobs on partners in crime: Cook and Ive

Walter Isaacson's soon-to-be-released bio of Steve Jobs gives a look at two of the Apple co-founder's most important sidekicks in the post-Woz era: Tim Cook, the man who would be CEO, and Jony Ive, industrial designer extraordinaire.
(Posted in Apple by Edward Moyer)
October 22, 2011, 4:16 p.m. PT

Steve Jobs leaves apt rebuke of Hewlett-Packard

commentary Among the many scathing remarks that Steve Jobs is delivering from the grave, one of the most appropriate is aimed at Apple's Silicon Valley neighbor Hewlett-Packard.
(Posted in Nanotech - The Circuits Blog by Brooke Crothers)
October 21, 2011, 6:04 p.m. PT
Photo/Albert Watson

Was Jobs' next big thing an integrated Apple TV?

The Washington Post reports that former Apple CEO Steve Jobs reveals in his authorized biography that the company is working on an integrated connected-TV.
(Posted in Apple by Marguerite Reardon)
October 21, 2011, 3:35 p.m. PT

Steve Jobs bio: Scoring the surprises and score-settling

As the revelations pour forth from Jobs' upcoming biography, let's tally the score-settling--and see which ones are really surprising.
(Posted in Technically Incorrect by Chris Matyszczyk)
October 21, 2011, 3:31 p.m. PT

To Jobs, Microsoft and Google 'just don't get it' (video)

Apple CEO Steve Jobs shared some harsh words about Microsoft and Google in a taped interview with his authorized biographer Walter Isaacson.
(Posted in Apple Talk by 60 Minutes Overtime Staff)
October 21, 2011, 2:46 p.m. PT

Jobs in his own words: Meeting his biological dad (video)

In a preview clip of a "60 Minutes" interview airing Sunday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs tells biographer Walter Isaacson he initially didn't like what he learned about his biological father.
(Posted in Apple by CNET News staff)
October 21, 2011, 1:36 p.m. PT

Bio shows Jobs and Schmidt weren't pals after all

Pundits are calling for Eric Schmidt to stop with what they consider revisionist history about how Google and Apple were on friendly terms.
(Posted in Apple by Greg Sandoval)
October 21, 2011, 7:40 a.m. PT

Steve Jobs felt Android was a 'stolen product'

In biography, late Apple co-founder said he would go "thermonuclear" on Android, an operating system he saw as a "stolen product."
(Posted in Apple by Larry Dignan)
October 20, 2011 6:53 p.m. PT

Gates on Jobs: Weird (Jobs on Gates: Should have dropped acid)

In further revelations from the forthcoming biography of Steve Jobs, both Jobs and Gates offer very direct appraisals of each other.
(Posted in Technically Incorrect by Chris Matyszczyk)
October 20, 2011 7:26 p.m. PT

Jobs on his biological father: 'I didn't like what I learned'

The biographer of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs says Jobs actually met his biological father without either of the men knowing they were related. Jobs later said he was disappointed by the man.
(Posted in Apple Talk by Josh Lowensohn)
October 20, 2011 4:14 p.m. PT

Steve Jobs biographer: Jobs refused surgery

CBS has posted the first clip from the "60 Minutes" interview with biographer Walter Isaacson, who discusses Jobs' decision to attempt natural treatments for his tumor ahead of getting it surgically removed.
(Posted in Apple Talk by Josh Lowensohn)
October 20, 2011 11:55 a.m. PT

How can Apple replace Steve Jobs' celebrity? It can't.

Apple's private celebration of the late Steve Jobs yesterday was an all-out affair for a one-of-a-kind man. Can that level of celebrity be replaced?
(Posted in Apple Talk by Josh Lowensohn)
October 20, 2011 4:00 a.m. PT

Apple closes stores, celebrates life of Steve Jobs

As scheduled, Apple closed its retail stores today during a memorial service at the company's Cupertino HQ.
(Posted in Apple Talk by Josh Lowensohn)
October 19, 2011 11:12 a.m. PT

Apple launches Steve Jobs tribute page

The company's new page displays messages sent to Apple from people who want to share "their memories, thoughts, and feelings about Steve."
(Posted in The Digital Home by Don Reisinger)
October 19, 2011 9:19 a.m. PT

previous coverage

The real reason Steve Jobs wore turtlenecks

In a snippet from his upcoming biography of Apple's co-founder, Walter Isaacson reveals that Jobs once wanted all Apple employees to wear uniforms and that the black turtleneck resulted from his relationship with fashion designer Issey Miyake.
(Posted in Technically Incorrect by Chris Matyszczyk)
October 11, 2011 8:14 p.m. PT

The 1971 article that inspired Steve Jobs

The article in Esquire, which helped inspire a young Jobs and Steve Wozniak to build "blue boxes" to make free phone calls, still makes for a fascinating read.
(Posted in Apple by Charles Cooper )
October 11, 2011, 9:25 a.m. PT