That all-important “one more thing” from Apple’s software presentation is part of the iCloud Web application and storage suite. It was a coup of sorts — and Apple’s win over competitors could be attributed to Jobs’ experience at Pixar Animation Studios, which he co-founded.
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In that interview eight years ago, Jobs described the vast divide between technology and entertainment executives, and he talked about how he bridged it.

“One of the things I learned at Pixar is the technology industries and the content industries do not understand each other,” he said. “In Silicon Valley and at most technology companies, I swear that most people still think the creative process is a bunch of guys in their early 30s, sitting on a couch, drinking beer and thinking of jokes. No, they really do. That’s how television is made, they think; that’s how movies are made.”

Likewise, record executives can’t relate to technical people, Jobs said.
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Because technology companies treat record labels like clearing houses for content, Silicon Valley bigwigs have trouble getting through the door, Jobs suggested. So it was perhaps Jobs’ expertise from Pixar, during his exodus period from Apple, that has given him the edge to secure risky deals with entertainment giants first.




  1. john mc says:

    Look Steve jobs genius is PR/advertizing. He is a typical used car salesman.

  2. The Dude says:

    There’s something to be said for NOT owning & operating your own high performance cloud. OTOH, a private, personal backup cloud is nice to have too.

    Dallas & Uncle Dave have it right. People want things that work and are reliable. Android is getting there, but its too scattered, unreliable and every month there is a new hardware platform that has software compatibility quirks with the last. Who wants the hassle of hacking all the time?

    Peedro once again shows us his narrow mindedness and hatefulness of a great American company.

  3. jescott418 says:

    Apple offers volume and ways to lock customers in. That is perfect for content media mogul’s. The iCloud is nothing more then a means to do just that. What’s good for Apple is good for media customers. But bad for Apple customers. Who will now get locked even further into Apple.

  4. jobs says:

    #45 People don’t get locked into anything. People use things because it works better or it is easier then what they were using.

    I don’t believe that the reason Apple has had so much success is because a few people drank some Kool-aid. Apple has had record sales mainly due to first time Mac buyers. And the huge success of ipod, itunes and i os devices. They have worked harder on this system over the last 10 years then anyone else that is why they are where they are now.

    All the other players believed that gaming or business was the future and laughed at Apple’s digital hub theory back in 2000. 10 years in and Microsoft is just showing real promise with Windows 8. I think 8 has potential to show that Microsoft hasn’t been just repackaging win 2000 for the last decade. Don’t forget Google and Amazon both have great potential to change what the future looks like also.

  5. foobar says:

    That totally makes sense. I think all computer manufacturers, ISP’s, content companies, and online services should stop business right now and make Americans do all this stuff for themselves again! It’s made the USA weak and the terrorists have won. And it kills puppies. And kittens. And frightened away the unicorns.

  6. foobar says:

    #49 I am also disgusted by Amazon who provides terrific, a terrific Kindle device, and a pleasant customer experience. Both Amazon and Apple are pricks trying to ruin democracy.

  7. Dallas says:

    #47 Your Alphie-like rambling and parroting terms you just heard says you are embarrassed with your dumb post earlier. But then you said “cloud thingy” which is a leading indicator of being a moron. I hope you don’t work with heavy machinery.

    I’ll assume you were trying to agree but had difficulty defending your earlier stupid post and things just got messy. It’s ok and we’re here to help you.

  8. The Dude says:

    Peedro is infamous for inventing things other people say, which is why proper debating with him is useless. I’m sure he’ll pop a vessel one of these days. Hopefully he will finish some landscaping around here before that happens.

  9. The Dude says:

    Yawn


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