Apple TV+ is currently enjoying a rather lengthy spell without competition from Disney+ in Europe. But that’s going to be cut short after Disney today announced it will expand earlier than planned.
Bob Iger: Apple and Disney might have merged if Steve Jobs were alive
Departing Apple board member and Disney CEO, Bob Iger, opened up about his relationship with Steve Jobs in an excerpt from his new book of life lessons coming out next week.
Iger and Jobs became close friends after Disney bought Pixar, making Jobs Disney’s biggest shareholder. According to Iger, he felt that if Jobs were still alive Apple and Disney would have combineded into one company, or at least been very seriously discussed.
Steve Jobs insisted every bolt on Pixar’s HQ be hand-tightened
Breaking news: Steve Jobs was kind of a perfectionist when it came to design.
OK, so that’s not exactly the world’s best-kept secret. But a new story about the creation of Pixar’s headquarters highlights Jobs’ obsessive attention to detail. For anyone who remembers hearing about the creation of Apple Park, it will sound eerily familiar…
Airbnb adds Angela Ahrendts to board of directors
It didn’t take Angela Ahrendts much time to find a new project after stepping down as Apple’s retail boss last month.
Ahrendts has reportedly accepted an offer to be Airbnb’s latest board member, becoming the second woman to get a seat the company’s big table.
Pixar just posted a dream job for Mac nerds
Pixar is looking for a good Mac nerd to join its support team.
If you’ve ever dreamed of working for one of the most iconic animation companies in the world, but don’t have any actual animation skills, this might be your best chance.
Beats headphones go full Mickey Mouse
The Beats Studio3 and Beats Solo3 wireless headphone lineups both got updated with new color options today.
Apple is putting out a new Skyline collection of color options for the Studio3 headphones. The collection’s four color options are crystal blue, desert sand, midnight black and shadow gray. Meanwhile, the Solo3’s have a new Mickey Mouse themed option to celebrate the famous cartoon character’s 90th anniversary.
Take a look:
How Steve Jobs got employees to tell him what sucked about his companies
Would you have liked to be the person to tell Steve Jobs that something about his company sucks? If not, you may not have enjoyed the experience of working with him.
In a recent Medium post, San Francisco-based marketing pro Andy Raskin relates a story overheard from a well-known (but unnamed) CEO. The CEO described the somewhat unorthodox, but effective, way that Jobs rooted out problems at Pixar, the company he ran alongside Apple. Here’s what he did.
We talk iPhone SE leaks, Steve Jobs saving Pixar, and the brightest flashlight on earth on The CultCast
This week on a very feisty episode of The CultCast: New iPhone SE will steal one of iPhone X’s best features; how Steve Jobs saved Pixar, then stole all their stock; MoviePass ends its unlimited movie option; Gal Gadot promotes Huawei on Twitter … from an iPhone; and we wrap with the best iPhone camera lenses, wireless security system, and the most powerful flashlight on Earth in an all-new Under Review.
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Pixar co-founder takes leave of absence following misconduct allegations
Pixar co-founder John Lasseter has become the latest high profile person to be accused of inappropriate behavior toward women. In a statement released today, Lasseter apologized for his alleged pattern of showering female employees with hugs and that he’s taking a six-month leave of absence.
As Chief Creative Officer of both Disney and Pixar, Lasseter is one of the most prominent persons in the animated film industry. Steve Jobs and Lasseter had a close relationship for years after the Apple CEO purchased Pixar from Lucasfilm.
Apple Clips adds new Disney and Pixar characters
Apple’s free Clips app for iOS just got even more fun!
A new update lets you add Disney and Pixar characters to your videos, and brings dozens of new graphic overlays and posters.