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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014
By United Press International
Westboro Baptist Church targets tech companies

Westboro Baptist Church targets tech companies

TOPEKA, Kan., July 31 (UPI) --The Westboro Baptist Church has decided to target tech companies with protests on its "God hates the media" tour.
Aileen Graef
Apple confirms purchase of Beats for $3 billion

Apple confirms purchase of Beats for $3 billion

CUPERTINO, Calif., May 28 (UPI) --Apple confirmed that it will purchase high-end headphone maker Beats Electronics for $3 billion, and founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre will join the company.
Ananth Baliga
Apple, Samsung attempt to end their patent war

Apple, Samsung attempt to end their patent war

SEOUL, May 19 (UPI) --Samsung and Apple are attempting to set aside their courtroom battles and attempt to put an end to their patent infringement lawsuits.
Ananth Baliga
Leonardo DiCaprio, Danny Boyle in talks to participate in Steve Jobs biopic

Leonardo DiCaprio, Danny Boyle in talks to participate in Steve Jobs biopic

LOS ANGELES, April 22 (UPI) -- Leonardo DiCaprio and Danny Boyle are being eyed to respectively star and direct in an upcoming Aaron Sorkin-penned film about Steve Jobs' life.
Veronica Linares
Mark Zuckerberg's salary drops to $1, but he earns $3.3B through stock options

Mark Zuckerberg's salary drops to $1, but he earns $3.3B through stock options

MENLO PARK, Calif., April 1 (UPI) -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's base salary fell to $1 last year, but his total compensation for the year was $653,165 and $3.3 billion in stock options.
Ananth Baliga

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 1, 2014.
By United Press International
Sources: Apple mulling Spotify-like streaming service

Sources: Apple mulling Spotify-like streaming service

CUPERTINO, Calif., March 24 (UPI) -- Apple, according to unnamed sources, is considering launching a subscription-based music streaming service on account of declining iTunes music sales.
Ananth Baliga
David Fincher to potentially direct new Steve Jobs film

David Fincher to potentially direct new Steve Jobs film

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Sony Pictures will consider David Fincher to serve as director for their new film about Steve Jobs.
Annie Martin

Apple founder Steve Jobs up for commemorative postage stamp

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The face of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs may be before the public next year, appearing on a commemorative U.S. postage stamp, the Washington Post reported.
Steve Jobs' time capsule unearthed by 'Diggers'

Steve Jobs' time capsule unearthed by 'Diggers'

ASPEN, Colo., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- National Geographic's "Diggers" has uncovered a time capsule that contained among other things a Lisa mouse put in by Steve Jobs in 1983.
Ananth Baliga

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014.
By United Press International
Apple's Macintosh turns 30

Apple's Macintosh turns 30

Jan. 24 (UPI) -- After the miserable performance of the Apple III, Steve Jobs launched the Macintosh computer 30 years ago today, transforming the company into the behemoth it is today.
Ananth Baliga

Doritos taco shell inventor dies of cancer

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Todd Mills, the Arkansas man whose idea for Doritos as taco shells spawned $1 billion in Taco Bell sales, has died of brain cancer, family said. He was 41.
Dropbox doubles its valuation to $8 billion

Dropbox doubles its valuation to $8 billion

Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Dropbox, once thought to be toppled by tech giants Apple, Google and Microsoft, is now a rising gem seeking to be valued at $8 billion.
Sonali Basak
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Steve Jobs
A screen shot of the Apple website shows a photo of Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple on October 5, 2011, after it was announced that he died at the age of 56. Jobs was the founder and former CEO of Apple that transformed personal computer technology and invented devices such as the iPod, iPhone and iPad. UPI/Mohammad Kheirkhah
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Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs (born February 24, 1955) is an American entrepreneur and inventor. He is co-founder, chairman, and former chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Jobs also previously served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, following the acquisition of Pixar by Disney. He was credited in Toy Story (1995) as an executive producer.

In the late 1970s, Jobs, with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Mike Markkula, and others, designed, developed, and marketed one of the first commercially successful lines of personal computers, the Apple II series. In the early 1980s, Jobs was among the first to see the commercial potential of Xerox PARC's mouse-driven graphical user interface, which led to the creation of the Macintosh. After losing a power struggle with the board of directors in 1985, Jobs resigned from Apple and founded NeXT, a computer platform development company specializing in the higher-education and business markets. Apple's subsequent 1996 buyout of NeXT brought Jobs back to the company he co-founded, and he served as its CEO from 1997 until 2011. In 1986, he acquired the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm Ltd which was spun off as Pixar Animation Studios. He remained CEO and majority shareholder at 50.1% until its acquisition by The Walt Disney company in 2006. Consequently Jobs became Disney's largest individual shareholder at 7% and a member of Disney's Board of Directors.

His aim to develop products that are both functional and elegant has earned him a devoted following.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Steve Jobs."
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