1. Steve Jobs Resigns As Apple CEO, Named Chairman

    August 24, 2011 7:16 PM EDT Steve Jobs has resigned from his position as Apple CEO, taking on the new role of chairman, according to a company-issued press release. COO Tim Cook has been elected the company's new CEO, and will join the board as well. "I have always ...

  2. Apple's iCloud: The Best Reactions From Around The Web

    June 07, 2011 12:38 PM EDT When Steve Jobs talks, people listen. Then they do a whole lot of talking themselves, usually with their fingers. Overall, the reaction to Apple's iCloud announcement within the music industry was rather muted, partially because most of the i ...

  3. Apple's iCloud Could Finally Make Music Pirates Pay

    June 07, 2011 7:48 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs on Monday introduced more than just a cloud storage system for songs that fans buy legitimately through iTunes. He unveiled a system that might finally get music lovers to pay for the songs they got through ...

  4. Lady Gaga Criticized Apple's Ping in Meeting With Steve Jobs

    June 07, 2011 7:10 AM EDT Lady Gaga isn't intimidated by Apple CEO Steve Jobs, apparently. The singer last year traveled to Cupertino, Calif., along with her business manager, Troy Carter, at Jobs' request to discuss Apple's music-centered social network Pin ...

  5. Steve Jobs' Apple Keynote By The Numbers

    June 06, 2011 3:45 PM EDT Apple and CEO Steve Jobs love to jam their keynote presentations full of stats, figures, and numbers. Here's a quick list of the most relevant to Billboard readers: -- 200 million iOS devices sold to date -- iOS holds 44% of the smartphone ma ...

  6. Apple's Steve Jobs Set to Take Stage At Developers Conference As iCloud Buzz Grows

    June 06, 2011 8:30 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc Chief Executive Steve Jobs returns today (June 6), to the stage at San Francisco's Moscone center to take the wraps off what investors hope will be the next source of growth for the world's most valuab ...

  7. What Apple's Move to Control iCloud Domain and Trademark Signals

    June 02, 2011 11:54 AM EDT Apple earlier this week made the highly unusual move of forecasting the topics of Steve Jobs' keynote at next week's Worldwide Developers Conference, causing many to ask… why? The answer, or at least part of it, lies in Apple's desi ...

  8. Apple to Unveil 'iCloud' Service Next Week

    May 31, 2011 3:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Getting answers out of Apple is like watching the TV series "Lost": Some questions get answered, others not, and new questions ultimately arise. That's what comes to mind with the company's latest press release , in which it conf ...

  9. Lil Jon Live Q&A Part 1 - Steve Jobs is the devil, hastags, Twisted Sister, Celebrity Apprentice, sweaters, ties, John Rich, selling pizza, the "Johns"

    Lil Jon Live Q&A Part 1 - Steve Jobs is the devil, hastags, Twisted Sister, Celebrity Apprentice, sweaters, ties, John Rich, selling pizza, the "Johns"

    May 21, 2011 3:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Jon Live Q&A Part 1 - Steve Jobs is the devil, hastags, Twisted Sister, Celebrity Apprentice, sweaters, ties, John Rich, selling pizza, the "Johns" Videos Steve Jobs Lil Jon Live John Rich ...

  10. 'iSteve: The Book of Jobs' Expected Out Next Year From Simon & Schuster

    April 11, 2011 2:01 PM EDT In case you didn't know more than you wanted to about Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs, his authorized biography is scheduled to come out next year from publisher Simon & Schuster. Titled "iSteve: The Book of Jobs" is being writ ...

  11. Apple's Developers Conference Scheduled for June -- Here's Why They Probably Won't Unveil Their Cloud Music Service There ...

    March 28, 2011 2:45 PM EDT Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference is scheduled for June 6-10, the company announced today, which is sure to start a new round of speculation over whether CEO Steve Jobs will use his keynote address to unveil the company's much-anti ...

  12. iTunes Monopoly? Apple's Jobs Ordered by Judge to Answer Anti-Competition Charges

    March 23, 2011 7:31 AM EDT Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs, who is out on medical leave, has been ordered by a federal magistrate to answer questions from plaintiffs' lawyers in an antitrust lawsuit related to his company's iTunes business. U.S. Magistrate J ...

  13. Billboard Bits: Aerosmith, J.Lo to Perform on 'Idol,' Bon Jovi Says Steve Jobs 'Killing' Music Biz

    March 15, 2011 6:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Aerosmith, J.Lo to Perform on 'Idol,' Says Nigel Lythgoe "American Idol" executive producer Nigel Lythgoe revealed that Steven Tyler (and his Aerosmit ...

  14. 'Steve Jobs Is Killing the Music Business,' Says Jon Bon Jovi

    March 14, 2011 6:23 PM EDT Jon Bon Jovi is accusing Apple co-founder Steve Jobs of "killing" the music industry with iTunes. "Kids today have missed the whole experience of putting the headphones on, turning it up to 10, holding the jacket, closing their eyes ...

  15. Apple iPad 2 Launches Today

    March 11, 2011 11:10 AM EST 0 0 0 Apple Inc.'s updated version of its iPad tablet computer will be available in stores Friday afternoon but those who can't wait to say they own the gadget can beat the crowds by ordering one online before the sun rises. The Cupertino compan ...

  16. Apple iPad 2 Launches Today

    March 11, 2011 8:44 AM EST Apple Inc.'s updated version of its iPad tablet computer will be available in stores Friday afternoon but those who can't wait to say they own the gadget can beat the crowds by ordering one online before the sun rises. The Cupertino comp ...

  17. iPad 2's Great Music Leap Forward: GarageBand

    March 03, 2011 11:55 AM EST The GarageBand app for the new iPad 2 offers nine different amp options. The musical possibilities of what can be accomplished with the iPad just took a huge leap forward. On Wednesday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the iPad 2. During his presen ...

  18. Apple -- And Steve Jobs -- Unveil iPad 2, Garage Band App

    March 02, 2011 2:57 PM EST At a special press event today in San Francisco, Apple unveiled the next generation of the iPad, dubbed the iPad 2 . Unlike past events, this reveal was not much of a surprise, since Apple hinted at it pretty clearly in the invitations sent out fo ...

  19. New iPad to Launch Today With or Without Steve Jobs

    March 02, 2011 7:48 AM EST More than a year after igniting the tablet computing craze, Apple Inc was preparing to unveil the second version of its blockbuster iPad on Wednesday -- possibly minus lead showman Steve Jobs. Plenty has changed over the course of the year. Credit ...

  20. Apple iPad Launch Slated for March 2, Source Says

    February 23, 2011 7:44 AM EST Apple Inc is expected to launch its new iPad on March 2, contrary to speculation of a delay of the latest version of the popular tablet computer. One person familiar with the matter said recent speculation about a delay until June was "simply ...

  21. Apple Stocks Falls 5% in Morning Trading

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST Shares of Apple Inc. were down 3% in midday trading Tuesday after the company announced over the weekend that CEO Steve Jobs will take an indefinite medical leave. The stock opened the trading day down 5% but quickly recovered some of those losses ...

  22. Stock Futures Drop Following Steve Jobs Medical Leave Announcement

    January 17, 2011 12:00 AM EST Stock index futures extended their fall on Monday, pulled lower by Apple Inc (AAPL.O) after the company's CEO Steve Jobs said the company's board had granted him leave to concentrate on his health. Apple's shares traded in Frankfurt ...

  23. Apple CEO Steve Jobs Taking Medical Leave of Absence

    January 17, 2011 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc. founder and CEO Steve Jobs sent a note Monday to employees saying he's taking a medical leave of absence so he can focus on his health. He says he will continue as CEO and be involved in major decisions but has asked chief operatin ...

  24. Verizon to Begin Selling iPhone Next Month

    January 11, 2011 2:08 PM EST 0 0 0 The rumors were true: Verizon Wireless today announced it will begin selling Apple's iPhone, ending rival AT&T's three-year exclusive on the iconic device. Verizon will carry the existing iPhone 4, not some new iPhone model. Pre-orders ...

  25. Rupert Murdoch and Steve Jobs to Unveil iPad-Only Newspaper Next Week?

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch and Apple head Steve Jobs will reportedly appear onstage together next week to unveil The Daily, the much anticipated iPad-only newspaper. According to a report on Yahoo's The Cutline blog , the two CEOs will laun ...

  26. Business Matters: Will Apple and Google Bid on EMI?

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Will Apple and Google Bid on EMI? -- Now that Citigroup's takeover of EMI seems to be a near certainty, it's time for the pundits to ponder possible acquirers. If history offers any lesson it is that Apple and Google will be frequently c ...

  27. American Music Awards 2010: 10 Things You Didn't See On TV

    November 21, 2010 11:18 PM EST 0 0 0 You saw will.i.am's Lego hat while you were in your living room chilling on the couch -- but what did people at the 2010 American Music Awards catch behind the scenes at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles? Here, Billboard gives you the s ...

  28. Apple's iTunes Announcement Likely About Beatles Catalog

    November 15, 2010 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 The smart money on tomorrow's mysterious iTunes announcement is that Apple will finally be adding the Beatles catalog to the digital music store. That's not fully confirmed, but after a day of phone calls, e-mails and cryptic messages, Bil ...

  29. Apple Promises Big iTunes Announcement Tuesday: 7 Possibilities

    November 15, 2010 3:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Apple is promising a big announcement on Tuesday, taking over the homepage of its website with a teaser promising that tomorrow is a day "that you'll never forget." A visit to the Apple website cues up this cryptic message: "Tomo ...

  30. Is Spotify Really All That?

    October 29, 2010 6:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 The much-ballyhooed subscription service is about to launch this week. Or next month. Or not. As a free service. Or only paid. Maybe. Amid all the uncertainty, Billboard plugged in its earbuds to find out if Spotify is actually worth waiting for. In ...

  31. RIM's Balsillie Responds To Barbs From Apple's Jobs

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Research In Motion's Jim Balsillie brushed off Steve Jobs' critique of RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet computer, saying the Apple CEO's barbs made no sense outside of his company's "distortion field." Jobs on Mo ...

  32. Business Matters: A Look At Apple's Q4 Numbers

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. A Look At Apple's Q4 Sales Numbers -- Here's a quick look at the sales stats from Apple 's fiscal 2010 fourth quarter ended Sept. 25: 3.89 million Macs (up 27% from last Q4), 14.1 m ...

  33. Apple 4Q Net Income Soars 70 Percent; iPad Falls Short

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc. said Monday that net income for the most recent quarter soared 70 percent on strong sales of iPhones, though iPad sales fell short of expectations. Shares fell in after-hours trading. Apple's stock had been breaking through record- ...

  34. Atomic Tom Plays Subway Concert Using Only iPhones

    October 15, 2010 5:52 PM EDT 0 0 0 Technology is a wonderful thing. Universal Republic's latest rock project Atomic Tom would probably agree with that sentiment after the band's instruments were stolen recently. In a stroke of genius, Atomic Tom members improvised with thei ...

  35. Coldplay, Gaga Help Apple Roll Out New iPods, Ping Network

    September 01, 2010 3:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 Apple CEO Steve Jobs used a performance by Coldplay 's Chris Martin and a video of Lady Gaga to help launch new Apple music products during the company's annual media event earlier today (Sept. 1). After rolling out a new lineup of iPod mo ...

  36. The New Apple iPod Lineup

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the stage at its annual media event and introduced a completely new lineup of iPods, revamping every model it has on the market, in what he called “the strongest lineup of iPods we’ve ever had.” The Shuffle gets navigatio ...

  37. Apple Introduces 'Ping'; Revamping Entire iPod Lineup

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple is getting into the social network business with the introduction of its music-centric service called "Ping." At Wednesday's press event in San Francisco, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said the newest iteration of iTunes, known as iTun ...

  38. Beatles, iTunes Deal Still At Impasse

    August 06, 2010 7:19 AM EDT 0 0 0 Don't hold your breath waiting for Beatles songs to go on sale at iTunes or other online retailers, says Yoko Ono . The Fab Four have long resisted the allure of digital downloads, instead selling millions of old-fashioned compact discs last ye ...

  39. RIM Says Apple Claims About BlackBerry Unacceptable

    July 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc appears to be deliberately distorting the issues surrounding the iPhone 4's antenna design by asserting that Research In Motion's BlackBerry has similar reception problems, RIM said. "Apple's attempt to draw RIM into ...

  40. @Apple's WWDC: No Lala, No iTunes Upgrade, But Big iPhone News

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Anyone hoping Apple would introduce its new music strategy during Steve Jobs’ keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference today found themselves disappointed. The CEO didn’t even mention the May 31 shuttering of streaming music service Lala, wh ...

  41. @D8: Apple's Jobs On Google, Gizmodo, Adobe, and Advice For The Music Biz

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple CEO Steve Jobs rarely speaks at events not hosted by Apple itself. But Tuesday night, less than a week before he’s scheduled to take the keynote stage at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference June 7, he sat down for a 90-minute interview w ...

  42. Apple's Jobs Says iPad Idea Came Before iPhone

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs shared a secret with is audience at a technology conference outside Los Angeles Tuesday: The idea for the iPad came before the iPhone. The idea to ditch the keyboard for what Jobs calls a multi-touch display came about in ...

  43. Plugged/UnPlugged: What Apple’s Flash Ban Means For Music

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple’s policy of banning Flash technology from the iPhone and iPad gained new attention this week after CEO Steve Jobs posted a rather lengthy explanation of the somewhat controversial policy. And while it may seem like just another academic tech ...

  44. Apple COO Gets $22 million Reward As Jobs Stand-in

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc has awarded its COO a bonus valued at $22 million for leading the company while chief executive Steve Jobs was on six months' medical leave last year. The cash-and-stock award came at Jobs' recommendation, and was made in recog ...

  45. Apple's Jobs Says Cash Hoard Allows For Bold Moves

    February 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Steve Jobs defended Apple Inc's decision to maintain a $40 billion cash pile and said it was better to save the money for bold risks, like acquisitions, than to spend it on stock buybacks or cash dividends. Faced with shareholders' quest ...

  46. Apple Holds Annual Meeting As Stock Seeks Catalyst

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc Chief Executive Steve Jobs will hold his annual face-to-face meeting with shareholders on Thursday (Feb. 25), and there will be no shortage of questions for a company famously stingy with information. Apple's shares have been treadi ...

  47. Apple Unveils 'iPad' Tablet Device

    January 27, 2010 2:18 PM EST 0 0 0 Apple Inc Chief Executive Steve Jobs took the wraps off the "iPad" tablet on Wednesday, looking to define a new category of wireless device that will play video, games and all sorts of other media. Jobs, who returned to the helm last year ...

  48. It's Here: Apple Unveils $499 iPad Tablet

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the wraps off the company's much-anticipated touch screen tablet computer today in San Francisco. Dubbed the iPad, the computer looks and works very much like a larger version of the iPhone, Apple's touch-screen ...

  49. Business Matters: Spotify, Citizen Cope, IODA and More

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Spotify CEO Daniel Ek tells BBC News a U.S. launch is ...

  50. Apple's Steve Jobs Returns To Introduce New iPods, Ringtones, 'iTunes LPs'

    September 09, 2009 3:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Apple CEO Steve Jobs returned to the keynote stage at the company's press event, for the first time since his liver transplant earlier this year, to announce several upgrades to the iTunes service, as well as a new line of video-recording iPod ...

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