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Crikey Blogs | FILM & TV|

Movie review: Jobs — one long, cheesy moment

Joshua Michael Stern’s Steve Jobs biopic is a bit of a turkey, but anyone trying to pin the blame on Ashton Kutcher should take a closer look at the script, writes Luke Buckmaster.

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Schembri watch … mapping media … Apple’s story …

In Montana, Texas and Mississippi they love Republican flag-waver Fox News. In Hawaii, Idaho, North Dakota and Iowa it’s liberal-leaning MSNBC. Plus other media news of the day in today’s media briefs.

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The Daily Beast | LINKS|

Drugs, sex and deception from Mr Apple

Old FBI documents about Steve Jobs, recently posted online, dredge up juicy details of the Apple co-founder’s life — including pointed observations of his personality and ethics and his use of psychedelic drugs, writes Dan Lyons.

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New York Times | LINKS|

Steve Jobs’ sister delivers his eulogy

A heartfelt and personal eulogy written and read by novelist Mona Simpson at the memorial service for her big brother — and Apple founder — Steve Jobs. It covers Jobs life as a father and his final words said just hours before he died.

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How to sidestep The Oz paywall … baby-face Salt … Tribune to close? …

How to bypass the Australian’s paywall … “Baby-face” Bernard Salt and the Courier Mail … Front Page of the Day … Tribune, journal of the left, faces closure after 75 years and more …

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The Daily Beast | LINKS|

The harsh realities of Steve Jobs

A new Steve Jobs biography may not contain any huge revelations, but it paints the late tech guru as a genius on one hand and a tough, spiteful industry heavyweight on the other, writes Dan Lyons.

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CNET | COMPANIES|

Revealed: Steve Jobs final project

In the final months of his life, Steve Jobs spent his time at Apple helping to design the new iPhone 5 — not the iPhone 4S that was released just last week. Jobs’ last project is expected to be a “complete redesign”.

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Grieving Jobs without worshipping Apple? It’s all Steve’s design

Perhaps the loss of Jobs also hammers home another loss of jobs, as the much-vaunted “creative class” that overwhelmingly uses Apple products — and defines itself at least partly by this use — is turning out to be increasingly illusory and economically unsustainable for its workers.

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Rudd the apple of the media’s eye

Rudd got up to three-quarters of Gillard’s coverage in a week that was meant to be all about the carbon price.

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Michael Tomasky | LINKS|

Stephen Fry reviews the iPhone 4S

Stephen Fry got his hands an iPhone 4S eight hours before Steve Jobs died. The actor/writer/comedian/author-cum-gadget man felt inspired to pen an in depth review for The Guardian.

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Start Up Smart | LINKS|

Top 20 Steve Jobs quotes

Lots has been said about the life and career of Steve Jobs, but what about words from the man himself? Oliver Milman compiles 20 of the best Jobs quotes.

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Thank you, Steve Jobs, for your influence

Crikey readers have their say.

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Best Week Ever | LINKS|

20 things Steve Jobs didn’t invent

Steve Jobs was an incredible inventor, but he didn’t create everything to do with the internet, music and personal computing. Michelle Collins examines the 20 inventions we should be grateful Jobs never touched.

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Remembering Steve Jobs: iSad, iMourn, iLife …

Crikey media wrap: Apple founder Steve Jobs passed away this week but his legacy — and incredible collection of inventions, from iPods to viable home computers and the technology behind Toy Story — lives on.

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Steve Jobs deserved his cult — you don’t even know how he influenced you

Steven “Steve” Paul Jobs is dead. He certainly influenced my life. And yours too. Even if you’ve never bought an Apple product.

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Steve Jobs’ life as told by Steve Jobs

In 2005, university dropout Steve Jobs gave the commencement address at Stanford University. It’s a wonderful speech, outlining Jobs’ birth, getting sacked from Apple, his creations with Pixar and his search for finding work that he loves. Most poignantly, he discusses his battle with cancer and his views on death.

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New York Times | LINKS|

Vale Steve Jobs: his NY Times obit

Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, helped change how society communicates. Have a read of the fascinating indepth obituary by the New York Times, examining the life of a visionary.

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NY Times Business | LINKS|

The brilliance of Steve Jobs

Stories reflecting on the career of Steve Jobs tend to focus on Apple’s iPhone and iPad, but don’t forget that Jobs virtually invented the PC when he was barely 21. He will be remembered as a consummate businessman, writes Joe Nocera.

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Column Five Media | LINKS|

An infographic ode to Steve Jobs

Column Five Media charts the crucial moments in the career of Steve Jobs — from co-founding Apple in ‘76 to announcing the iPad in 2010 — in this groovy infographic ode.

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Huffington Post | LINKS|

10 weird facts about Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs his resignation as CEO from Apple this morning. But did you know he was adopted and his biological sister is a famous novelist? Or that he doesn’t give money to charity?

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iQuit, says Jobs, leaving Apple in the hands of a disciple

New Apple CEO Tim Cook has plenty of cred for the job. But Steve Jobs he is not.

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Introducing … the iPod

Sad day for Apple fanboys today with the news Steve Jobs is stepping aside as CEO of Apple. If you were doubting how much of an impact Jobs has had on popular culture, take a look back at his 2001 introduction to a remarkable new device that could store an amazing 1000 songs … the […]

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Crikey Blogs | LINKS|

Steve Jobs’s resignation letter

Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple and has nominated an heir, Tim Cook. Jobs has also suggested he would serve “if the Board sees fit” as Chairman. Head over to The Stump to read his resignation letter in full.

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The Guardian | JOURNALISM|

The 100 most powerful people in the media

It’s time for The Guardian’s annual list of the 100 most powerful and influential people in the media, with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg taking the number one spot from Steve Jobes.

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Huffington Post | COMPANIES|

Apple’s new UFO-like HQ

Steve Jobs has finally received council approval to build a spaceship looking headquarters for Apple in Cupertino, California. The ring shaped building will be able to hold 12,000 people.

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