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    Steve Jobs and Tabloid Journalism

    February 22nd, 2011

    Those so-called supermarket tabloids, such as the National Enquirer, are notorious for publishing bad news. Usually, it’s about celebrities or politicians, and the readers appear to enjoy reading about the peccadilloes of the rich and the famous. Most of the time, those stories appear to be made up in a reporter’s word processor, although some […]

    Apple and Steve Jobs: It’s Not the End of the World

    January 18th, 2011

    When Steve Jobs announced Monday morning that he was taking a third leave of absence from Apple to deal with unmentioned medical issues, the stock was poised to take a drubbing when trading resumes Tuesday; the price is already down in overseas trading. Unlike most other tech companies, Jobs is regarded as so intertwined with […]

    Of Apple Rumors and Patent Filings

    November 2nd, 2009

    These days, companies will frequently file patents about each and every thing they can as a defensive measure. That’s because there are loads of sharks (or patent trolls) in the waters just waiting to file infringement lawsuits, particularly in certain districts in Texas that seem to attract such actions and provide a high degree of […]

    Apple’s Music Event and the Rumor Sites

    September 9th, 2009

    Folks, it’s not as if there were too many surprises at Apple’s music event. I could say, in retrospect, that the thing happened on my birthday, and that Apple is aware of that information, but that would be the height of egomania. The fact is that the event happened at a time convenient for Apple […]