After a company based out of Hong Kong called Icons tried to create a action figure of Steve Jobs and got sued by Apple, a new brave and courageous company has come forward to attempt to do the same but with a stuffed toy instead. According to PC Magazine the doll is called iCEO and the new “plush doll” was released last Wednesday by the pillow company, Throwboy. The toy does actually look like the founder of Apple according to other blogs, with it’s 15 inch tall height, that includes removable rimless glasses with the signature black turtle neck with 100% denim jeans aswell.
Only 1200 are going to be made of this toy, so it’s a limited-edition. You can pre-order it right now for $60 with a limit of two purchases per person, and the product will be shipping by August 2012 and you can of course order it from other countries. I am sure that Apple will have filed a lawsuit against them before the toy is released and shipped out, stay tuned for details.
Okay so according to Cnet, I’m sure alot of people hate it when any of there friends can remove them off their friend’s list, well apparently this has lead to murder. And stay tuned for more, because I think that this is just the beginning, as the feature can REALLY piss anyone off, leading to murder. And in this case it not confirmed 100% true for Facebook’s “Remove Friend” feature to be the culprit in causing the man to murder a couple.
Anyways, the story goes like this. Marvin Potter (no it’s not Harry Potter’s Dad), at the age of 60, is being accused of killing both Billie Payne Jr. and also this persons girlfriend named Billie Jean Hayworth.
According to the Associated Press, this Tennessee couple had been unfriended by his own daughter on Facebook.
And apparently the couple had then complained to the cops about Potter’s own daughter, Jenelle, had been harrassing them.
The quote that only came from AP that came from the local sheriff was: “It’s a senseless thing.” and that’s pretty much the case from the sounds of it all.
Potter is standing with charges both together with Jamie Curd, 38, who apparently had his own romantic feelings towards Jennelle Potter. All these implications lead towards Facebook unfriending is somehow leading towards the romantic feelings towards Jenelle Potter. And the implication is that Facebook unfriending is some how the culprit in leading to a very senseless rise of relations, which leads to a murder of couple. And I guess there won’t be any lessons learned from a story like this. With only the public dimension of Facebook makes all of this too public, the dimension of the public of the human’s own dysfunction.
The video interview with Walter Isaacson on his book of Steve Job’s interview has been posted on Youtube. There are a number of extras that were not included in the broadcasted video. The interview which is double the length, promotes Job’s with an authorized biography which will be on sale in the U.S. and is currently available on iBooks and other parts of the world additionally. Starting from the top is part 1, and so on and so fourth to the bottom. The book on the Steve Job’s Biography by Walter Isaacson is available on Amazon, and also iBooks.
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With the authorization of the biography of Steve Jobs that is set for release next Monday by Walter Isaacson, there are small bits of info in the book that has been coming to the surface from time to time. The significant revelations are to become available to the public ahead of the books launch on Sunday, which will be surfaced when CBS airs their show 60 minutes in an interview with Isaacson. There is a small preview of the interview which can be seen here. It will be known that jobs regretted an earlier choice to delay surgory for his pancreatic cancer way back in 2004.
“I’ve asked [Jobs why he didn't get an operation then] and he said, ‘I didn’t want my body to be opened…I didn’t want to be violated in that way,’” Isaacson recalls. So he waited nine months, while his wife and others urged him to do it, before getting the operation, reveals Isaacson. Asked by [60 Minutes correspondent Steve] Kroft how such an intelligent man could make such a seemingly stupid decision, Isaacson replies, “I think that he kind of felt that if you ignore something, if you don’t want something to exist, you can have magical thinking…we talked about this a lot,” he tells Kroft. “He wanted to talk about it, how he regretted it….I think he felt he should have been operated on sooner.”
It’s noted that Isaacson will note that jobs did proceed with his cancer treatments after his surgory, though he was trying to convince people he had been cured. At the time of the surgory, the cancer had spread beyond his pancreas to tissues surrounding. That suggests that surgory that could of been done earlier could of caught the cancer and stopped it from spreading, giving Jobs a better chance.
In the interivew with Isaacson, which will be aired on 60 minutes starting at 7:00 PM Eastern Time on Sunday on CBS, shows a number of other details regarding Jobs life, which includes the views on death and how it effected wealth on Apple’s earlier workers, an aspect that changed how he dealed with his own wealth.
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