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Remembering Steve Jobs on his 66th birthday

How the circumstances of Steve Jobs’s birth, and his decisions over education, would shape both his entire life — and then the entire world through the creation of Apple and the Macintosh.Steve JobsThe Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was born on February 24, 1955, and brought up by his adoptive parents, Paul and Clara Jobs. While he would later dismiss the idea that the circumstances of his adoption had any influence on him, he was born straight into a dispute over a deal, and startling signs of his later strengths and weaknesses were there from his early years. Read more…

Steve Jobs job application valued at $175,000 heads to auction

A rare piece of Steve Jobs memorabilia is going up for auction, with the latest a job application filled out by the Apple co-founder in 1973 that was previously sold for over $175,000.The auction is for a single sheet of paper, consisting of a form filled out by Steve Jobs. Written out in 1973, the form predates his joining of Atari in 1974, and the founding of Apple with Steve Wozniak in 1976.The page is half-filled, with some elements entered alongside blanks. For example, he lists his address as Reed College, as well as stating the answer to “Access to transportation?” as “possible, but not probable.” Read more…

Apple employees were major donators to Biden election campaign

The presidential campaign of Joe Biden received considerable donations from employees of tech companies, campaign finance records reveal, with Apple employees reportedly the fourth-largest source of funding.President Joe Biden’s campaign and supporting joint fundraising committees saw a high level of donations from employees linked to the five tech giants for the 2020 election, an investigation reveals. Employees from Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook provided at least $15.1 million in total to the campaign.The employee donations from each company, collected by the main Biden campaign and joint fundraising committees, are also the five largest sources of donations on the list, as analyzed by the Wall Street Journal. The data used declarations from employees identifying who their employer is, which did not apply to everyone. Read more…