Golden Globes loves Steve Jobs even if nobody else does

It may not have done well at the box office, but Steve Jobs is poised to make a huge splash this award season. The film picked up four Golden Globe nominations when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the candidates this morning. The association loved the Aaron Sorkin flick so much they made it the […]

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Silicon Valley accused of destroying Steve Jobs movie

New York Times tech writer Nick Bilton has taken aim at Silicon Valley in his latest column — attacking it for helping to bring down Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs biopic, which so far has earned just $18 million at the box office in its first seven weeks. Although Bilton doesn’t place all the blame […]

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Steve Jobs movie is unceremoniously dumped out of theaters

Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs movie had another disastrous showing at the box office over the weekend. With earnings declining more than 69 percent from the previous weekend to just $823,000, the movie was dumped from 2,072 screens — more than any other film. By comparison, the new Bond movie Spectre took $73 million in its opening […]

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Jobs done? Sorkin’s biopic flops on opening weekend

Steve Jobs had his toughest two days at the box office this weekend since the real Jobs launched the poor-selling Power Mac G4 Cube. The long-awaited Aaron Sorkin biopic turned to not be that eagerly-anticipated after all, since it limped to a disappointing $7.3 million on its first weekend of wide release. For those keeping track […]

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Sorkin: My conscience is clear about Steve Jobs movie accuracy

Steve Jobs screenwriter Aaron Sorkin says his “conscience is clear” over accusations that his movie doesn’t portray events as they actually happened. People have been split over the Steve Jobs movie, with some (like Woz, John Sculley, and Andy Hertzfeld) saying it’s a great achievement, and others (Tim Cook, Jony Ive, Laurene Powell Jobs) arguing […]

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Steve Jobs‘ Aaron Sorkin apologizes to Tim Cook. Sort of.

Steve Jobs writer Aaron Sorkin has been doing the media rounds as of late. Last night he appeared on Conan, where he made a kinda-sorta apology to Tim Cook for their recent falling-out — only to then turn around and joke about Apple hacking his personal files. As you do. Tim Cook and Sorkin’s war-of-words started after Cook […]

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Chill, haters — Sorkin says you might like his Steve Jobs flick

Laurene Powell Jobs and Tim Cook have slammed Aaron Sorkins’ upcoming biopic on Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, but according to the Sorkin, they actually might like it, if they ever go see it. Apple CEO Tim Cook has opposed the film by calling out “opportunistic” filmmakers like Sorkin for making movies about Jobs, while Steve’s […]

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Tim Cook Discusses Apple’s Enterprise Efforts at BoxWorks 2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook is participating in a „fireside chat“ today with Box CEO Aaron Levie at BoxWorks 2015, following Apple’s record-breaking iPhone launch weekend.

Given that this is an enterprise conference, the interview naturally begins with a discussion of Apple’s enterprise efforts, although Cook notes that to some degree there is no such thing as an „enterprise phone“ any more than there are enterprise cars and that Apple has been quietly numerous phones and tablets to companies.

Cook does, however, highlight some of Apple’s enterprise partnerships, including Cisco and Box, emphasizing how transformational mobile is for businesses. Mobility enables significant increases in productivity and gives companies the opportunity to rethink their business processes. But nobody, including Apple, is way out in front on this.

Levie then gives Cook a „layup“ question, asking why this sort of transformation can’t happen on Android, with Cook responding that users want to use the best hardware with security built in from the start and a unified ecosystem.

Talking about ecosystem growth, Cook talks about how iOS has pulled the Mac along for the benefit of both operating systems, emphasizing the smooth transition between devices enabled by Apple’s Continuity features. „We think people want some similarity, but clearly these operating systems are different things. So we have no intention to blend them.“

Turning to partnerships, Levie and Cook discuss how Apple is working with former rivals like IBM and Microsoft to deliver better solutions for customers, something that will definitely benefit enterprise. Pointing toward Microsoft’s Office demo at Apple’s media event earlier this month, Cook notes „Apple and Microsoft can partner on more things than we can compete on. And that’s what the customer wants.“

We will continue to update this post as the interview proceeds.



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Behind-the-Scenes Moments & Cast Interviews From Upcoming ‘Steve Jobs’ Film

With publicity for the new Steve Jobs movie ramping up ahead of its October 9 release, a new video was shared by ScreenSlam over the weekend, showing a few behind-the-scenes moments of the creation of the film, along with some cast and crew interviews.

Seth Rogen, who stars as Steve Wozniak, praises screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s unique approach to the story and describes the movie as so „cinematic“ and different from any other biopic, that it almost feels more like fiction than reality. Director Danny Boyle also described the movie as a natural extension of Sorkin’s previous movie, The Social Network, with both films centering around individuals who „create this modern world“ and the repercussions their innovations have on themselves, their friends and family, and everyone who uses what they built.

ScreenSlam also posted a lengthier 37-minute video – of which the original video is a truncated version – that houses in-depth interviews with more cast and crew members including Katherine Waterston, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Aaron Sorkin himself. The glimpses behind the cameras of the movie’s shoot can only be found in the shorter video, however.

The film has been the subject of some controversy over the last week, when Aaron Sorkin gave a heated response to Apple CEO Tim Cook’s initial negative impression of the yet-to-be released movie. The next day, Sorkin reneged slightly on his comments, saying that „Tim Cook and I probably both went a little too far,“ and hoping that Cook enjoys the movie when he sees it as much as Sorkin enjoys Apple’s products.



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