Ron Wayne left Apple after just twelve days and sold his stake which would now have been worth an estimated $35 billion. Incredibly, the guy never regretted the decision. Why? In his own words, Wayne realized he was “standing in the shadow of a couple of really brilliant guys” and that his “level of creativity couldn’t possibly match theirs”. Figuring out he “would have wound up doing rather mundane work”, Wayne pulled out.
Joining other reactions on the web to Steve Jobs’ sudden resignation as the CEO of Apple yesterday, Google’s vice president of engineering Vic Gundotra recalled on Google+ a particular Sunday in January 2008 when Apple’s boss asked him to call his home. The reason? The Google logo on the iPhone:
So Vic, we have an urgent issue, one that I need addressed right away. I’ve already assigned someone from my team to help you, and I hope you can fix this tomorrow. I’ve been looking at the Google logo on the iPhone and I’m not happy with the icon. The second O in Google doesn’t have the right yellow gradient. It’s just wrong and I’m going to have Greg fix it tomorrow. Is that okay with you?
Steve Jobs has started cutting price on Macs.
15.4″ MacBook Pro Glossy Screen – Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz, 2GB Memory, 120GB Hard Drive Notebook is selling at $1299 , when the list price is $1999. (See here). Where as Macbook Air is selling for $1,149.99 (Reg $1794). Apple store managers, meanwhile, are offering to match any advertised price — a policy they quietly followed in the past but now openly acknowledge.
Apple has posted a teaser for a one-day Black Friday shopping event that promises unspecified bargains for shoppers.
Come back to the Apple Online Store the day after Thanksgiving for a special one-day-only holiday shopping event. You’ll find dozens of great iPod, iPhone, and Mac gift ideas.
Finally Microsoft has released a new ad. The guy in the end actually says “I am a PC go FISH” or do they mean something else???
We will have to wait and see what Apple has to say next.
Watch this old ad from Apple as well (Featuring Gisele)