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Childhood/Education • Born in San Francisco, California on February 24th,1955 to an American mother and a Syrian father, Joanne Carole Schieble, and Abdulfattah John Jandali. One week after birth, Jobs was put up for adoption by his unmarried mother. He was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs of Mountain View, Santa Clara County, California, they gave him the name Steven Paul Jobs. Jobs attended Cupertino Middle School and Homestead High School in Cupertino, California. After graduating high school he enrolled in Reed College in Portland, Oregon, but he later dropped out. In the autumn of 1974, Jobs returned to California and began attending meetings of the Homebrew Computer Club with Steve Wozniak, he took a job as a technician at Atari, a manufacturer of popular video games, during this time, it was discovered that a slightly modified toy whistle included in every box of Cap'n Crunch breakfast cereal was able to reproduce the 2600 Hz supervision tone used by the AT&T long distance telephone system. Jobs and Wozniak went into business briefly in 1974 to build "blue boxes" that allowed free long distance. Jobs Later returned to his job at Atari, and was given the task of creating a circuit board for the game Breakout.According to Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell, Atari had offered $100 for each chip that was reduced in the machine. Jobs had little interest or knowledge in circuit board design, and made a deal with Wozniak to split the bonus evenly between them if Wozniak could minimize the number of chips. Much to the amazement of Atari, Wozniak reduced the number of chips by 50, a design so tight that it was impossible to reproduce on an assembly line. At the time, Jobs told Wozniak that Atari had only given them $500 (rather than $5000), and that Wozniak's share was thus $250
Current Company/Website • Steve Jobs is currently Chief Executive Officer of Apple Computer Inc. which was co-founded by Steve Jobs, Stephen Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne on April 1st, 1976 when Apple Computer Company was first incorporated. The first personal computer Jobs and his business partner Stephen Wozniak introduced was called the Apple I. It sold for $666.66, in reference to the phone number of Wozniak's Dial-a-joke, became a huge success and turned Apple into an important player in the personal computer industry. In December, with a successful IPO, Apple Computer became a publicly traded corporation, further boosting Jobs's stature. Then in May of the next year, Apple Computer released the Apple III, but it met with less than stellar success. As Apple continued to grow, the company began looking for an experienced executive to help manage its expansion. In 1983, Jobs lured John Sculley away from Pepsi-Cola, to serve as Apple's CEO, that same year, Apple also released the technologically advanced but commercially unsuccessful Lisa. In 1984 the Macintosh was introduced and was the first commercially successful computer with a graphical user interface or G.U.I. The success of the Macintosh product line eventually led Apple to abandon the Apple II. • Jobs has also been and continues to be since its inception the Chairman and CEO of Pixar Animation Studios. • In 1986, Steve Jobs bought Lucasfilm's computer graphics division from George Lucas for $10 million and named the new computer animation studio Pixar. • http://www.apple.com • http://www.pixar.com
Products/Services offered • The Products and Services that apple offers are as follows: Intel Processor based laptop and desktop computers. PowerPC Processor based laptops, desktops, and servers, apple also offers computer accessories, software, and MP3 players. The Intel based laptops start at 1,099.99-1,499.99 MacBook 13” • http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wo/0.RSLID?mco=A4791B5D&nclm=MacBook , 15” • MacBook Pro starts at 1,999.00 and goes up to 2,499.00, and MacBook Pro 17” is 2,799.99 http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wo/0.RSLID?mco=925997E8&nclm=MacBookPro • The Intel Based Desktop’s are the iMac’s and the MacMini’s. The MacMini’s range from 599.00 to 799.00. http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wo/0.RSLID?mco=37CDA12F&nclm=Macmini • The iMac’s Range from 1,299.00 to 1,699.00. http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wo/0.RSLID?mco=EDB278F7&nclm=iMac PowerPc Class Apples top of the line is the PowerPc G5 Desktop which is a Dual Core Machine and comes in two processor configuration single and Dual Processors. http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wo/0.RSLID?mco=253B4693&nclm=PowerMac
Products/Services offered. • Apple currently has two types of servers the Xserve G5 and the Xserve Raid. The Xserve G5 ranges from 2,999.00 up to 7,048.00 and comes in four different configurations. http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wo/0.RSLID?mco=81FFD127&nclm=Xserve • The Xserve Raid comes In three different configurations and ranges from 5,999.00 up to 12,999.00. http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wo/0.RSLID?mco=15559A3&nclm=XserveRAID • Apple also offers software, Computer accessories, and MP3 Players, they also offer educational, business, international, and financial services. http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore/
Inventions • blue box – Would allow people to make free long distance calls. (1974) • Apple 1 – First truly successful personal computer designed and marketed by Apple Computer Co. Sold For $666.66 (1976) • Apple 3 – Not as successful as Apple 1 (1976) • Apple Lisa – Technologically advanced but commercially unsuccessful. (1983) • Macintosh – First commercially successful computer with a graphical user interface, (1984) The success of this product line led Apple to eventually abandon the Apple 2 project. • Founded NeXT Computer Company in 1985 after resigning in protest from apple due to an internal power struggle between then CEO John Scully and the Apple Board of Directors. • The NeXT Workstation technologically advanced over the Macintosh, but wasn’t ever able to break into mainstream because it was cost prohibitive.(1985) Tim Berners-Lee ran the first web server on a NeXT computer and developed the first web browser on that same machine as well.(1999)
Childhood/Education • Donna Dubinsky was born on July 4th, 1955 and comes from a strong Jewish background. Donna grew up in Midwest Michigan where her father worked as a scrap dealer. She went to a high school where armed guards had to keep order, but eventually ended up going to Yale university where she majored in history and earned her bachelors degree in 1977, and later obtained an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1981. After graduating from Harvard Business School, she went to work for Apple Computer where she started as a customer support liaison, by 1985 she was running part of the distribution network, but later became unhappy with turf warfare within the company. In 1986, Bill Campbell recruited to a senior position at Claris, a software subsidiary if Apple, Dubinsky was responsible for international sales and marketing.
Company • Palm Inc, is the official market leader in palm os, palm os handhelds, and windows mobile smart phones. • Palm Inc Timeline • Palm Inc Company Information • Company Backgrounder • Palm has diversified it self since it opened its doors for business officially in 1992, was then and still is a pioneer in mobile computer software. In September 1995 U.S. Robotics acquired Palm Computing. • In March 1996 Palm launches the pilot 1000 which was there first personal organizer. • In March 1997 Palm launched its second major project called the palm pilot and was extremely successful. • In May 1997 3com acquires U.S. Robotics and all subsidiaries. • April 2005 A significant milestone is reached: More than 1 million Treo 600 smartphones are sold worldwide. • In May 2005, palmOne acquires sole rights to the Palm brand name and changes its company name back to Palm, Inc. in July and forges a new category with the LifeDrive™ mobile manager.
Products/Services offered • The products and services that palm offers are Life Drive Organizers, Treo Smartphones, Palm Handhelds, software for palm os and windows mobile palm products, business solutions for government, health care, and business professionals, they also offer support for your individual palm product depending on the Palm that you have and what kind of computer you have pc or Mac. • Palm Store • Palm Products • Palm Software • Palm Business Solutions • Palm Support • Owner Resources
Resources • http://www.apple.com • http://www.palm.com/us • http://www.google.com • http://www.pixar.com • Wikipedia – Online Encyclopedia
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