SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — World-premiere operas derived from the gender-bending Broadway hit "M. Butterfly" and from meditations on Victorian-era repression in Bram Stroker's "Dracula" are coming to...
State partners with nonprofit to revamp local high schools
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has announced a new partnership with a nonprofit to help revamp the state's high school curriculum.
The Providence Journal reports that five high schools will be selected to receive grants of up to $500,000 from the organization XQ to redesign their schools.
Apple opens new chapter amid weakening iPhone demand
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple hoped to offset slowing demand for iPhones by raising the prices of its most important product, but that strategy seems to have backfired after sales sagged during the holiday shopping season.
Results released Tuesday revealed the magnitude of the iPhone slump — a 15 percent drop in revenue from the previous year. That decline in Apple's most profitable product caused Apple's total earnings for the October-December quarter to dip slightly to $20 billion.
Sundance: Documentary dives deep into the fraud of Theranos
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney has always been interested in the psychology of fraud and self-deception. So when HBO CEO Richard Plepler and Graydon Carter proposed...
Today in History
Today in History
Today is Thursday, Jan. 3, the third day of 2019. There are 362 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Jan. 3, 1977, Apple Computer was incorporated in Cupertino, California, by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Mike Makkula Jr.
On this date:
In 1521, Martin Luther was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church by Pope Leo X.
In 1777, Gen. George Washington's army routed the British in the Battle of Princeton, New Jersey.
Disney animation and Pixar president Ed Catmull to retire
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ed Catmull, the president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios since 2006, is retiring next year. The Walt Disney Company says Tuesday that the 73-year-old Pixar co-founder will remain in an advisory role through July 2019.
Robert Iger, Disney's chairman and CEO, said in a statement that Catmull's impact on the entertainment industry is immeasurable.
Tesla faces a reckoning with CEO Elon Musk’s job in jeopardy
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The very attributes that have fueled a mania around Elon Musk — his vision, brash personality and willingness to take risks — could prove to be his downfall.
The Tesla CEO who made his fortune and his renegade-genius reputation by bursting through the barriers of conventional thinking faces a humiliating comedown as government regulators try to oust him from the company in a lawsuit accusing him of duping the electric car maker's stockholders.
Apple computer built in 1970s sold for $375,000 at auction
BOSTON (AP) — A computer built in the 1970s that helped launch the personal computer age as well as a trillion-dollar company has sold for $375,000.
The fully functioning Apple-1 auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction was sold at a live sale Tuesday.
RR says the winning bid came from a U.S.-based businessman who wishes to remain anonymous.
Book Review: ‘Small Fry’ more than a Steve Jobs story
"Small Fry: A Memoir" (Grove Press), by Lisa Brennan-Jobs
The ghost of Steve Jobs haunts "Small Fry," the memoir by his first daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs. He looms larger than life even on the pages where he is missing — and he missed a lot. But we already knew that. We also knew that he was not a particularly nice person, that he was a genius, a charismatic visionary, the co-founder of Apple Computer.
Functioning Apple computer built in 1970s up for auction
BOSTON (AP) — A piece of computer history that helped launch a trillion dollar company is hitting the auction block.
A fully functioning Apple-1 being auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction in September is one of only 60 or so remaining of the original 200 that were designed and built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in 1976 and 1977.
The Latest: Apple surges to $1 trillion in market value
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on Apple reaching a market value of $1 trillion (all times local):
Apple is worth $1,001,679,220,000.
The maker of the iPhone and other gadgets became the world's first publicly traded company with a market value of $1 trillion on Thursday.
The company reached the milestone a couple of hours into the trading session when its shares reached $207.04. They closed with a gain of 2.9 percent to $207.39. The shares are up 23 percent so far this year.
Milestones along the way for Apple’s trip to $1 trillion
April 1976 Apple is founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne.
June 1977 The Apple II computer is released.
December 1980 Apple goes public and its stock beings trading on the Nasdaq.
April 1983 Former PepsiCo executive John Sculley becomes Apple's CEO after being recruited by Steve Jobs.
January 1984 Jobs unveils the Macintosh, the first mass-market personal computer to feature a mouse and a graphical interface on the display screen.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — At a divisive time for U.S. immigration policies, a California school board has decided to name a new elementary school after an award-winning journalist who disclosed in 2011 that he had been living in the U.S. illegally.
The Mountain View Whisman School District board voted Thursday to name the as-yet-unopened school after Jose Antonio Vargas, bypassing Steve Jobs and other technology giants with ties to the San Francisco Bay Area's high-tech Silicon Valley.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Historian Walter Isaacson is saluting more than 3,000 graduates at the University of Mississippi.
Isaacson is the main speaker at Saturday's commencement ceremony in Oxford.
The name “Apple” came from founder Steve Jobs’ like of the fruit. Mystery surrounded the reason for the name Apple, but in truth it was just the fruit that Jobs liked and named the company after that.
Recent articles have discussed a proposal by the UW-Stevens Point to make cuts in the liberal arts, including majors in English, the arts and history. This proposal reflects a shift from education to job training, a focus on “high-demand career paths” rather than “high-quality lives.”
Publisher of Theranos book moves up release date to May
NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of an investigative book on blood testing startup Theranos has moved up the release date from October to this spring.
"Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup" was written by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist John Carreyrou, who in The Wall Street Journal first raised questions about the company's blood-testing technology.
- Aiken StandardMead Hall students spend 'A Night at the Museum'May 2, 2019
- The Detroit NewsRange Rover Evoque gets a much-needed interior makeoverApril 18, 2019
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- Post-BulletinApple's Hollywood moment draws intense interest, skepticismMarch 31, 2019
- The Washington TimesSteve Jobs' pre-Apple job application expected to fetch $50k at auctionFebruary 23, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — Elizabeth Holmes, a Stanford University dropout once billed as the "next Steve Jobs," has forfeited control of Theranos, the blood-testing startup she founded, and will pay $500,000 to settle charges that she oversaw a "massive fraud."
Daughter of Steve Jobs is working on a memoir
NEW YORK (AP) — Lisa Brennan-Jobs, daughter of the late Steve Jobs, has a book deal.
Grove Press announced Wednesday that Brennan-Jobs is working on a coming-of-age memoir, "Small Fry." The book is scheduled for Sept. 4.
What is one thing that Steve Jobs, Benjamin E. Mays, Maya Angelou and Luther Powell all have in common? All of them were mentors to individuals who accomplished great things in the world. Mr. Jobs mentored Mark Zuckerberg, Mr. Mays mentored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ms. Angelou mentored Oprah Winfrey and Mr. Powell mentored his son, retired Gen. Colin Powell.
Author Walter Isaacson has been a chronicler of some of the world's greatest minds. He has written extensively about Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, and most recently about Leonardo da Vinci. Per Isaacson, the true masterminds of this world have one characteristic that sets them apart: Relentless, unquenchable, curiosity.
I must say, it is always quite the gas to have movie reviewing as one of your jobs. I review about 45 or so movies a year. After work on Thursday, I head to the movie house to see what’s new for the week.
Sometimes I am thrilled with what I see — and the following was when Thursday nights turned into a nightmare.
When I see a bad movie, I immediately want my time back. Now I can enjoy a movie that is so bad, it’s entertaining, but sometimes it’s just a big black hole in my week.
The death of CSX Corp. Chief Executive Officer Hunter Harrison just two days after the railroad announced his medical leave resurrects questions about just how much companies should disclose about the health of their leaders.
Business leaders like Warren Buffett and the late Steve Jobs often credited their enormous success to simplicity. Buffett repeatedly explains that his best stock market secret is no secret at all: buy quality and hold it. Similarly, Jobs made complex machines—computers, music recordings, cellular telephones—so simple and intuitive that even aging Oliver tractor drivers can operate them.
Night of the nerds: Atari founder Bushnell headlines Tech Bloc rally
Tech Bloc is bringing industry icon and Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, considered the father of video gaming, to headline its annual rally at Rackspace’s headquarters Nov. 9.
Fiyyaz Pirani, the 28-year-old CEO and founder of online health care services company Medology, calls himself a "serial tech entrepreneur" who eschewed higher education in pursuit of a vision he said traditional classrooms don't teach.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to speak at Ohio college
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is speaking at a southwest Ohio university this week.
Wozniak is scheduled to speak at Miami University at 7 p.m. Monday as part of the 2017 Anderson Distinguished Lecture Series. The event is open to the public.
Wozniak helped create Apple's first two personal computer models. His work with the late Steve Jobs launched Apple on its way to becoming one of the most influential technology companies in the world.
The Atlantic removes an editor over harassment claims
NEW YORK (AP) — The Atlantic magazine has removed contributing editor Leon Wieseltier from its masthead after allegations emerged this week that Wieseltier harassed numerous women during his years with The New Republic.
In a staff memo issued Friday, and shared with The Associated Press, Atlantic Editor in Chief Jeffrey Goldberg wrote that the magazine has "zero tolerance" for workplace harassment.
Steve Jobs’ sweet ride is part of high-end car auction
NEW YORK (AP) — A sleek sports car once owned by Steve Jobs could sell for over $300,000 at a December auction — practically pocket change compared to some of the million-dollar vehicles that will be offered alongside it.
The Apple founder's 2000 BMW Z8 convertible is among about 30 sets of hot wheels that will be offered by a variety of consignors at the Dec. 6 sale in Manhattan.
NEW YORK — Researching the life of Leonardo da Vinci left Walter Isaacson in a playful mood.
“He’s the most fun, joyous person I can imagine,” said the best-selling biographer, whose “Leonardo da Vinci” comes out Tuesday. “And that was the big surprise. I thought he was going to be this brooding genius.”
Isaacson’s new book celebrates genius of Leonardo da Vinci
NEW YORK (AP) — Researching the life of Leonardo da Vinci left Walter Isaacson in a playful mood.
"He's the most fun, joyous person I can imagine," says the best-selling biographer, whose "Leonardo da Vinci" comes out Oct. 17. "And that was the big surprise. I thought he was going to be this brooding genius."
SCOTTSBLUFF — If you’ve heard of Carnegie Hall in New York City, you already know a little about Andrew Carnegie.
Laurene Powell Jobs to buy stake in Wizards, Capitals
WASHINGTON (AP) — Billionaire executive Laurene Powell Jobs has agreed to buy a 20 percent stake in Ted Leonsis' Monumental Sports & Entertainment.
A spokeswoman for Monumental confirmed to The Associated Press that there is an agreement in place with Powell Jobs pending approval from the NBA and NHL. Monumental owns the Washington Wizards, Capitals, Mystics and the Arena Football League's Washington Valor and Baltimore Brigade.
Ten years after the first iPhone was introduced, Apple announced the $1,000 iPhone X yesterday, saying the new flagship phone will set the course for technology over the next decade.
“This is a phone we’ve been dreaming about for a long time,” said Craig Federighi, an Apple executive.
10 Things to Know for Wednesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
1. IRMA DEALT HARSH BLOW TO FLORIDA KEYS
Search-and-rescue teams make their way to the Keys' farthest reaches as federal officials estimate one-quarter of all homes on the islands were destroyed.
First look: Apple’s luxury iPhone both copies and innovates
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — As soon as you see the iPhone X up close, you'll realize that it's nothing like any of the previous models that Apple has released during the past decade.
But you might notice striking similarities with some of the sleek smartphones that Samsung, Google and others have been churning out during the past year or two.
CUPERTINO, Calif. — The crowd at Apple’s new “spaceship” headquarters saw new smartphones — including a premium version priced at $999 — as the company commemorated its 10th anniversary of the iPhone.
Apple opened the event asking the audience to cover their screens as an audio clip of Steve Jobs played. Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, said that it was fitting that Jobs opened the theater — named after him — where the event is taking place.
Apple may test the bounds of iPhone love with a $1,000 model
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is expected to sell its fanciest iPhone yet for $1,000, crossing into a new financial frontier that will test how much consumers are willing to pay for a device that's become an indispensable part of modern life.
Apple expected to unveil next iPhones at Sept. 12 showcase
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's faithful fans and investors won't have to wait much longer to see what the iPhone maker has in store next.
The company sent out invitations Thursday to set Sept. 12 as the date for an annual post-Labor Day showcase.
As usual, the famously secretive Apple didn't say what's on tap, but this is typically when the company unveils new iPhones.
Apple CEO Tim Cook reaps $89.6M windfall from long-term deal
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook has collected $89.6 million as part of a 10-year deal that he signed as an incentive to keep the iPhone maker at the forefront of the technology industry after he took over the reins in 2011 from company co-founder Steve Jobs.
The windfall detailed in a Monday regulatory flowed from 560,000 Apple shares sold during the past week.
Foxconn drama tells admittedly flawed story about the realities of producing electronics
As state officials roll out the red carpet for Foxconn and the thousands of jobs the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer promises to create in Wisconsin, a Madison theater group is telling a markedly different story about working conditions at one of the company’s Chinese plants.
NEW YORK (AP) — Philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs, is buying a majority stake in The Atlantic magazine.
The value of the sale, made through Jobs' organization, Emerson Collective, was not disclosed.
It was a lucky few who scored tickets to last week’s world premiere of The (R) Evolution of Steve Jobs at The Santa Fe Opera. Ironically, the visionary’s revolutionary invention became a theatergoer’s most irksome distraction.
The ringing, buzzing and illuminated screen of the smartphone makes the once loathed digital watch (which was always set to go off during an evening performance) seem tame and old-fashioned in comparison.
If opera is going to grow as an art form in the 21st century, it’s going to need more than directors imposing quirky concepts onto familiar repertoire or composers retracing well-worn tracks of post-Romanticism. It’s going to need the kind of musical and dramatic persuasiveness that enthralled the Santa Fe Opera’s audience on Saturday night at the world premiere of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, a bracing opera by composer Mason Bates and librettist Mark Campbell.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — It's 2007, and Steve Jobs has just finished launching the first iPhone before an enraptured audience when he nearly collapses, exhausted by the illness that will kill him four years later.
At this moment in Mason Bates' opera "The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs," a harrowing sound emerges from the orchestra pit, a crushing downward progression that's described in the score as an "electronic shutdown."
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Kalle Lyytinen, Case Western Reserve University
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Jean Twenge, San Diego State University
(THE CONVERSATION) Sometime around 2011 or 2012, it suddenly became very easy to predict what people would be doing in public places: Most would be looking down at their phones.