You will either love the new "Jobs" movie with Ashton Kutcher. Or you will hate it.
Or you've still got a BlackBerry and you're not sure who this Steve Jobs is.
For myself, I have always struggled with the notion of Kutcher as Jobs. I always feared that he was just too nice, too sweet, too all-the-things-I'd-like-to-be-but-am-not.… Read more
Fab's latest makeover apparently includes a slimming of its workforce.
The design e-commerce site, which sells furniture, clothes, and decor, plans to lay off more than 100 people from its Berlin headquarters, or about 15 percent of its global workforce. The company said in a blog post that the cuts were necessary as it transitions away from its flash-sale business model.
The staffing reductions come a little more than a month after the online retailer closed a $150 million investment round, giving it a $1 billion valuation. The company said with the investment round, led by Chinese Internet site … Read more
Amazon is looking to hire thousands of new workers.
The e-commerce potentate announced Monday that it plans to hire over 5,000 new workers in the U.S. to work in its fulfillment centers, handling and processing customer orders. It's already in the process of hiring 2,000 new workers in addition to that figure for its customer service network.
According to Amazon, all of the fulfillment jobs are full-time, and it claims to pay its employees in those facilities 30 percent more than what they'd make in traditional retail stores. The compensation package for fulfillment center workers … Read more
Will he appear in his characteristic black turtleneck and reveal one more thing?
Will he proclaim to be the possessor of magic and revolutionary products?
Perhaps we will soon see, if rumors are to be believed that Ashton Kutcher -- he who is the incarnation of Steve Jobs in a new movie -- is to become the new spokesperson for Lenovo.
The New York Post's (almost) unimpeachable Page Six column insists that Kutcher is about to sign a $10 million deal with Lenovo to promote its products and even appear in some ads.… Read more
Apple likes to keep you guessing. When will the new iPhone come out? Will it have a larger screen? Is there a Retina iPad Mini or iWatch in the works for this year? Will Apple bring out a lower-cost iPhone for the masses? What about Apple Glass? The company has some patents for head-mounted displays?
The mostly unanswered questions and constant swirl of rumors help burnish the Apple mystique and fuel the fan base, who bask in the endless speculation and hype. It also keeps the press working overtime to sort out the various reports about what the company may … Read more
Instagram may not be quite so instant anymore now that it supports video, but that hasn't stopped the marketing juggernaut behind the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic from using the platform to debut what the studio calls the world's first Instagram trailer.
The trailer is 15 seconds worth of dramatic music, slow-motion shots of Ashton Kutcher with a beard, and inspiring dialog about crazy, misfit rebels. It's pretty much like the first full theatrical trailer for the film, except shorter. There's just as much shirtless Kutcher involved, though.… Read more
Instead of paying top dollar for the newest tech products, some people are spending a lot of money on the oldest tech products.
One of Apple's original computers, known as the Apple 1, sold for $387,750 in a Christie's online auction on Tuesday. It's the highest priced item ever sold in one of Christie's online-only auctions.
With the dog days of summer upon us, the tech world could use a diversion beyond the seemingly endless PRISM story and the accompanying saga of one Edward Snowden. So it is that one popular parlor game within some segments of the chattering class is to pose the seemingly provocative question of whether Apple's best days are behind it.
Everything is relative and the same might also be asked of Apple rival Samsung, which just this week revealed that it will finish up its second quarter way short of analyst projections. Truth be told, this is all part of … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Help Kickstart a documentary on the cultural impact of "Back to the Future."
- How movie theaters keep cool through summer's scorching months.
- A Web site that exposes Instagram frauds that use #nofilter.
- Kanye, the new Steve Jobs, gets Jobs-signed Apple mouse.
- How Xbox fans in Japan earned the nickname "Gropers."