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Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Microsoft. It’s complicated.

Looking back at Steve Jobs’ tenure at Apple, it’s impossible to separate the role Microsoft and Bill Gates played. The companies helped pioneer the industry and define an era. The two CEOs partnered at various times, competed all the time, and challenged one another in ways that helped shape the landscape of technology.

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It’s a complex relationship – which you can witness in this amusing video compilation of Steve Jobs best quotes about Microsoft.

Watch Steve Jobs conflicting point of view about Microsoft

Watch Bill Gates emotionally talk about Steve Jobs on 60 minutes (May 2013)

Lets look a little deeper into the history of these two great men.

Friends (1981 to 1983)

Bill Gates at Apple Event 1983

Bill Gates, Mitch Kapor and Fred Gibbons at the Macintosh Software Dating Game (1983)

During the development of the Macintosh in the early 80s, Microsoft was an important ally. Apple needed groundbreaking softwares for it’s upcoming platform and Microsoft was one of the few companies developing for it. It was a crucial phase for Apple.

The strength of their relationship could be witnessed at an Internal Apple Event in Hawai where Steve Jobs introduced the Macintosh to a few Apple VIPs. Bill Gates sugarcoated the Mac and Steve Jobs loved every moment of it.

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were so close at the time that according to a Guardian article, they even double-dated occasionally.

But all good things must end.

Rivals (1983 to 1996)

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates photographed in NY in 1985

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates in NY (1985)

Steve Jobs had this dream where Apple would dominate the computer business and Microsoft would own the application-side of that business. The OS would naturally also by controlled by Apple.

But Bill Gates wasn’t blind. He understood that the Graphical User Interface was the future of computing. He also knew that it would quickly make its DOS operating system irrelevant and threatens Microsoft to become (just) a software company dependent of Apple. Bill Gates had bigger plans.

For years, Microsoft had engineers secretly copying the Macintosh OS and working on its own version of a Graphical OS: Windows. Not long after the Internal Event in Hawaii, Steve Jobs learned the crushing news. Microsoft wanted to compete with Apple; Bill Gates deceived him.

For the next 15 years, Apple would engage in a strange relationship with Microsoft. On one end, Microsoft was prying marketshare away from Apple, on the other, it was one of its biggest partner. Steve Jobs would soon leave Apple and create NeXT but would not succeed to make a dent in Microsoft’s dominance.

Along the way, Jobs often sparred with Microsoft, criticizing the company’s lack of creativity.

“The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste,” Jobs said in the 1996 public television documentary “Triumph of the Nerds.” “They have absolutely no taste. And I don’t mean that in a small way, I mean that in a big way, in the sense that they don’t think of original ideas, and they don’t bring much culture into their products.”

In a New York Times article that ran after the documentary aired, Jobs disclosed that he called Gates afterward to apologize. But only to a degree.

”I told him I believed every word of what I’d said but that I never should have said it in public,” Jobs told the Times. ”I wish him the best, I really do. I just think he and Microsoft are a bit narrow. He’d be a broader guy if he had dropped acid once or gone off to an ashram when he was younger.”

Truce (1997 to 2002)

Steve Jobs and the Microsoft Deal (1997)

Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and the Microsoft Deal (1997)

Things changed when Steve Jobs came back at Apple in 1997. On the brink of bankruptcy, Jobs turned to his ‘old acquaintance’ Bill Gates for help.

The Microsoft Deal is considered a low point in Apple’s history by many.

When Steve Jobs announced that Microsoft was not the enemy anymore, few could believe their ears. He went as far as praising the quality of their Mac apps like Office and Internet Explorer… that was outrageous!

Things were weird for a few years – 5 years to be exact. Which corresponds to the 5 years of the ‘Microsoft Deal’. During that period Steve Jobs only had good things to say about Redmond. But it was an illusion. If Bill Gates was a great liar, Steve Jobs was his equal.

Frenemies (2003 to 2011)

The Get a Mac campaign ran from 2003 to 2008. Guess who PC is based on?

The Get a Mac campaign ran from 2003 to 2008. Guess who PC is based on?

It’s now 2003 and iPods are selling like hotcakes. The Apple brand is cool again.

Apple understood it could not compete with Microsoft on the desktop so it brought the battle to another field: mobile. Here, Microsoft is a minor player. Apple doesn’t need Microsoft like it did at the turn of the millenium. So Steve doesn’t have to play nice anymore.

Apple’s tone of voice about Redmond suddenly changes.

The Get a Mac campaign hits the airwaves and pokes fun of the PC industry and Microsoft (watch this All Things D interview with Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were Bill is compared to the PC guy!).

The praising days are over.

Was Steve Jobs still bitter at Bill Gates and Microsoft after all these years?

Steve’s sudden change of attitude towards Microsoft in the mid-00s seems to indicate that.

There’s however an event that is even more striking. During All Things D5 in 2007, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were ‘finally’ reunited on a stage. Steve was given the opportunity to praise Bill Gates when asked what Bill’s contribution to the PC industry was. Steve’s answer was rather generic: “Bill was the first to truly see the value of software.” That’s all… You can watch Steve’s answers here.

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates at All Things D5 (2007

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates at All Things D5 (2007)

But if Steve was still bitter about Bill, why would he keep a letter of Bill next to his bed during his last moments?

Though to say…

What both men really thought of each others or what really happened behind the curtain will probably never be known. You have to hope that these titans truly shared mutual respects and eventually found grounds to appreciate each others. Bill Gates seems to have:

Bill Gates statement at the passing of Steve Jobs

I’m truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs’ death. Melinda and I extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends, and to everyone Steve has touched through his work.

Steve and I first met nearly 30 years ago, and have been colleagues, competitors and friends over the course of more than half our lives.

The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come.

For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.

Bill Gates, 2011.

Steve jobs and Bill Gates (1991)

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates in Fortune Magazine (1991)

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak at Apple

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak at Apple

The two Steve’s working on the Apple I in 1976.

The Bitcoin is not under any government regulation and thus it is not enforced anyway by the government. This is the reason why the government is unable to regulate it. There are some countries though that has released some regulation laws on transacting in cryptocurrencies.

The Japan government has accepted Bitcoin and thus it is used in many stores. This also led to the rise in the price of Bitcoin.

The regulations and the rise in price of this cryptocurrency have forced many countries to follow the same. You would observe that the price of Bitcoin would move a lot when there is any news regarding its regulation. This could happen even if the news may not be directly impacting cryptocurrencies. In Cyprus when the funds got seized then there was a huge rumour about using cryptocurrencies instead.

If on the other hand the government states that there will be a ban on the use of cryptocurrencies then the price of it changes drastically. Most governments are not in favour of the cryptocurrency because it is totally anonymous. There have been discussions about having a third party to supervise it. This could impact the price of the cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin significantly.

Media also plays a very key role in influencing the price of cryptocurrency. Bitcoin is very volatile and if there is even a slight change in its price then this could affect the price majorly. The price is also very easy to be manipulated thanks to the media. The traders react immediately to any positive or negative news published by the media. Also remember that the market capitalisation of cryptocurrency is not very huge and thus it is just the game of some players.

There could be some news about hacking the exchange or that the currency was used to trade drugs. All these will impact the price negatively.

It is not surprising to know that it is the Bitcoin developers and its users who decide on how the price of the cryptocurrency will move. They are very influential to cause the major price fluctuations. Also it is based on trust and since traders have lots of trust in this currency it has survived for so long.

One should know the sentiments that affect the Bitcoin prices. The discussion forums and chats would let you know what traders are thinking. This could give you a hint on how the market will move in the future.

Apple’s 10 most important keynote announcements of all time

Over the past 30 years, many great things came out of Cupertino and most of them were introduced with fanfare by Steve Jobs. But which announcements were the most important? Which ones shook the world?

This is the same with the trading field too and the various trading systems were introduced into the trading market with great pomp and show but not all of them were able to make it until the end. But there are a few who have actually succeeded in doing this and to know them better Read more at this website.

I did my research and created a video showing Apple’s Top 10 keynote announcements in all their glory. I couldn’t decide which one was more important, so I’ve listed them in chronological order.

Can you guess which they are?

Watch Apple’s 10 most important keynote announcements

…continue reading as I elaborate on each choices and list a few runners-up who didn’t crack the top 10.

1. Macintosh introduction (1984)

Macintosh introduction The launch of the Macintosh is well known and documented. It’s no surprise to see it on this list.

It’s worth mentioning that aside from revolutionising personal computing, thank you Xerox PARC, the Macintosh established Apple as a different kind of company. One that valued human interaction more than specifications. One that pushed the limits of innovation to create products easy and pleasant to use.

The Macintosh truly helped put computers in every home – although it’s Microsoft that succeeded at that. But that’s another story…

  • Watch the Macintosh introduction keynote

2. iMac introduction (1998)

Original iMacThe cute transparant computer took the industry by surprise. It’s the first product of the “new” Apple Era envisioned by Steve Jobs. It was a smashing success. Sales went through the roof  and for some time, iMac was the #1 computer sold in the USA.

The birth of the iMac signalled the death of the boring beige boxes and positioned Apple as a trendsetter. Major computer manufacturers like Dell, Compaq and HP took the cues of Apple’s new design and started offering systems in different flavors.

iMac made computers fun.

  • Watch the iMac introduction keynote
  • Watch Steve Jobs interview about the iMac

3. OS X Strategy (1998)

Mac OS X box At the time, the relationship between Apple and the developer community was at its lowest. Many had left the Macintosh platform because of dwindling sales and an uncertain future. Others were bemused at the demise of Rhapsody, Apple’s touted future OS. Steve Jobs killed it not long after taking over from Gil Amelio.

The Mac OS was old, buggy and lived in the shadow casted by Windows 95. The future of the Mac was bleak even when iMacs were selling like hot cakes.

All this changed on May 11th 1998. Steve Jobs unveiled the foundation of Mac OS X and demonstrated why Apple had acquire NeXT and its Unix based operating system. The transition to OS X was bold and looked painful for developers. Many needed to recode part, if not all, of their applications to make use of the new powerful OS.

But Apple was totally committed to OS X and Steve Jobs made it clear that it was the only way to go forward.

And it paid out.

Mac OS X brought a strong foundation to the Mac and is still being used 15 years later in every Macs. It’s also at the hearth of iOS, the operating system of the iPhone and the iPad. As it turned out, OS X was instrumental in creating the Post-PC era. How ironic.

  • Watch the unveiling of the Mac OS X strategy

4. Steve Jobs becomes Apple’s CEO (2000)

Steve Jobs no more iCEODuring the early years of his second stint at Apple, Steve Jobs shared duties at two companies. He was CEO at Pixar and interim CEO (iCEO) at Apple.

When asked if he’d drop the interim title, Steve never gave a straight answer. Pixar was highly successful and Steve loved his job.

Most believed he would eventually become Apple’s new CEO. But there was always a possibility that Steve decided to leave Apple once he judged Apple strong enough to continue without him.

Then during a Macworld New York keynote, Steve Jobs had One More Thing to say. He surprised the audience by announcing he would drop the iCEO title. The place went completely ballistic!!!

Apple finally had their leader. They would be unstoppable for the following 10 years.

  • Watch Steve Jobs dropping the iCEO title

5. iPod introduction (2001)

Original iPodThe launch of the tiny music player changed the world of consumer electronics and reshaped Apple. It can by argued that it’s the most important product Apple ever introduced!

That’s amazing because when iPod was announced, the tech industry wasn’t impressed. Rumors were that Apple would release a revolutionary PDA. Instead they ‘just’ unveiled a music player… Most were disappointed, me included.

Boy were we wrong and was Steve right!

Before the iPod, Apple was a niche computer maker with 3% market share and cool looking iMacs and iBooks.

iPod changed all that in the following years (it didn’t happen all at once!). With iPod:

  • Apple became mainstream: Cool people, artists, influencers started to use the iPod in public places, displaying the iconic white earbuds. Soon, all wanted to have an iPod – even Windows users. In 2003, the award winning silhouette ad campaign would strengthen Apple’s position as one of the coolest lifestyle brand on the planet.
  • Apple became dominant: With ±70% market share in the digital music player market, Apple wasn’t the joke of the industry anymore. They had a successful product. The tech industry, the media and consumers would start to respect them again.
  • Halo effect: Many iPod owners didn’t own a Mac but bought one down the way. It helped increase Apple’s computer market share.
  • Profit maker: The iPod quickly became Apple’s most profitable business unit. It allowed Apple to increase it’s R&D investments and create amazing new products. It’s safe to say that a lot of iPod’s money went into the development of the iPhone and more products down this list 🙂

All that because of the iPod!

So yes, this tiny music plater really achieved BIG THINGS!

  • Watch the iPod introduction

6. iTunes Music Store introduction (2003)

iTunes Music Store

The shift to digital music was already started, but no existing solutions was compelling enough for users to drop their music CD in favor of mp3s. It was a complex world of Digital Right Management and small online music portfolios. It sucked.

With the launch of the iTunes Music Store, Apple single handedly changed the business landscape of the music industry.

It brought tons of music (200,000 songs) of the biggest artists under a single and easy to use platform for just ¢99.

At launch it only worked on the Mac but a few years later a Windows version was released. With millions of songs in its catalog, it quickly became the best place to find music and overtook WallMart as the #1 music store in the world.

The iTunes Music Store helped Apple sell more iPods and brought the Apple brand in contact with even more people. One didn’t need to own an Apple product to purchase songs.

The lessons learned with the iTunes Music Store served Apple to start many other online activities and products. It’s responsible for the creation of the Apple TV. But more importantly, the creation of the App Store (more on this later…)

  • Watch the iTunes Music Store introduction keynote

7. Switch to Intel (2005)

Apple and IntelIt’s funny that people would care about the type of chip used in a computer. I bet most people don’t know what runs inside their iPhones or Samsung Galaxy.

But back in 2005, everyone knew Apple didn’t run the ‘standard’ Intel chip and that wasn’t a good thing.

In the late ’90s, Apple made a point to show that their PowerPC chip was faster than Intel (Watch the Snail ad, Burn ad, and Steamroller ad).

In the mid 00’s, the PowerPC lost a bit of its edge, especially in mobile computing. Steve Jobs made a fool of himself when promising a PowerBook G5 that never came.

That all changed when Steve Jobs surprised many by announcing the Mac would adopt the Intel chip. It installed made Apple’s product roadmap more appealing since Apple would get chips as fast as their competitors. Developers were happier because it made porting their Windows app to the Mac easier.

But more importantly, in the mind of consumers, Macs were now as powerful as PCs. It made it easier for them to make the switch to the Mac. All that because of a chip…

  • Watch the switch to Intel keynote

8. iPhone introduction (2007)

The original iPhoneJust before Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone he said “Today Apple is reinventing the iPhone“. He was halfway right.

iPhone did more than redefining what the future of phone would be. It created a truly personal computer. One that someone could carry on him/her at all time.

The iPhone became the most successful electronic product of all time (gross revenue & profits). It made Apple the most valuable company in the world – within a few years, the iPhone business was generating more profit than the whole Microsoft.

The influence of the iPhone is however more profound. It kicked started the mobile computing era which was rather stagnant for a few years.

  • Suddenly, smartphones became the most wanted piece of electronic;
  • Smartphone makers adopted/copied the look of the iPhone (Goodbye tiny keyboards);
  • Mobile operators were forced to increase bandwidth to keep up with iPhone’s users mobile surfing habits;
  • Websites started to offer better web browsing experience to their mobile visitors.

The iPhone also led Apple to create the iPad which ignited the Post PC era (more down the list). The iPhone is in my opinion, Apple’s most impactful product ever made.

  • Watch the iPhone introduction keynote

9. iPhone App Store introduction (2008)

App Store

If you remember back in 2008, most software innovation came from the web. Groundbreaking services like YouTube, facebook and Twitter were all online based. Little was happening on the desktop and most programmers were shifting their efforts to the web.

Not surprisingly, Apple decided to emulate that trend by allowing only online apps to be installed on the iPhone. That didn’t work really well…

A year after releasing the iPhone, realising their mistake, Apple announced the iOS SDK. It allowed developers to create iPhone Apps. The tech world welcomed the news with open arms.

But during the same keynote, Apple introduced something more important that didn’t get as much coverage: the App Store.

Now, iPhone users had an easy place to find and buy all kind of apps. Developers had a easy way to bring their apps to millions of customers. This was a game changer.

Thousands of free and paid apps were created for the iPhone – making it the most vibrant computing platform. These apps added tremendous value to the iPhone because it could be used to do many amazing things.

The App Store helped Apple sell millions more iPhone. It also differentiated iPhone from it’s competitors that didn’t have as many apps.

Overall, the App Store generated billions of profits for Apple and its developers.

It also paved the way to the release of Apple’s next blockbuster product, the iPad. With thousands of compatible apps already available at launch, the iPad had a major advantage.

  • Watch the iPhone SDK and App Store introduction

10. iPad introduction (2010)

Steve Jobs introduces the iPadSteve Jobs apparently said to some of his close friends that the iPad was the most important thing he’s ever done. It’s in fact the culminating effort of more than 30 years of his career.

He most certainly envisioned it a long time ago, although back then, he didn’t know what shape it would take.

If we look closely at the iPad, we can see fingerprints of Apple’s 10 most important keynote announcements all over it. It’s not a coincidence.

  • Macintosh: Ease of use and intuitiveness
  • iMac: Cool factor
  • OS X: Uses a variant of it  i.e. iOS
  • iPod: Built-in
  • iTMS: Built-in
  • iPhone: In a sense, it’s a larger iPhone
  • App Store: Built around it

The iPad is Steve Jobs’ legacy. It’s his gift to all of us.

  • Watch the iPad introduction keynote
  • Watch Steve Jobs talking to Walt Mossberg after the iPad unveiling

Runner up:  Apple Store unveiling (2001)

Amazing Apple StoreBecause the Apple Store was announced at a private Press Event and not a keynote, it couldn’t make it to this list.

However, there’s no denying the importance of the Apple Store in Apple’s history. The stores are responsible for putting iMacs, MacBooks, iPods, iPhones, iPads and more iThings in the hands of millions of people – small, big, old, young, Apple fans and Microsoft fans.

Apple’s products look great on a screen, but they feel even better once you hold them. And that’s the magic of the Apple Store.

It created the best product experience potential buyers could get. You know the saying: “Once you go Mac, you never go back…”

  • Watch the Apple Store introduction

Runner up:  Think Different Campaign

Apple Think Different John Lennon and Yoko OnoThis one was difficult not to include in this Top 10. It’s one of my favourite Apple creation on all time.

It’s Apple’s soul. It’s his identity, what it stands for.

The Think Different Campaign brought back pride in the heart of Apple employees and fans at a time they needed the most. It was a rallying cry, a reminder of why we loved the brand (after all, why should we care about a computers?). Think Different made it clear.

Steve Jobs joined Apple in 1997, but it’s the Think Campaign that marked the beginning of a new era at Apple. One that saw the company rise to unprecedented heights and make a dent in the Universe.

The only reason it didn’t make the top 10 is that its reach was too narrow to compete with the other keynote announcements. It only targeted Apple employees and it’s fans.

  • Watch the unveiling of the Think Different campaign
  • Watch the original Think Different ad
  • Watch the Think Different ad narrated by Steve Jobs

Apple 10 most important keynotes announcements in history

That’s it. Apple’s 10 most important keynote announcements as far as I’m concerned. Agree?

OS X Aqua interface & iTools introduction – Macworld SF (2000)

An all-software keynote geared towards the Future where Steve Jobs revealed OS X, iTools and a new CEO.

It is not just important to know where you are placed in the trading field but it is also important to know with whom you are operating on the field. Yes, here we are talking about the brokers who form a very important part and play an essential role in a trader`s success. Now, who gets eligible to become one such agent?

  • The one who has had enough experience in this field, who has got involved in trading opportunities and has amply participated in helping traders in achieving profits.
  • The one who has been certified to operate as registered agents to help traders have a good trading experience.
  • The ones who have a good knowledge about the various trading strategies and plans that can help a trader in enjoying success and profits.
  • The one who holds a legal license to operate as agents in helping the traders on the trading field.

These are some of the important and essential qualities in a broker and fulfilling all these would make him a good broker. There are also brokers who do not follow all these and they do not fall under any of these standards. They generally follow rules and regulations of their own and are mostly attached to systems that are fraudulent in the field aiming to cheat the traders of their hard earned deposit money.

Qprofit System

Qprofit System review is one that has got some real good registered brokers and they have been certified as having some good broking agents in helping traders with the right and the apt suggestions and trading ideas. They take to support the traders from the first step till the last and promise to travel with them in all types of situations and market conditions. So being with them is definitely a good and a fruitful option for the traders.

00:00. Update on Apple & Products
13:41. New Think Different heroes
15:00. New iMac TV ads
18:07. Internet Strategy
25:42. iReview, iCards & demo
37:21. iTools (Kidsafe,, iDisk, Homepage)
49:10. iTools demo
1:00:40. EarthLink partnership
1:07:20. Mac OS X
1:13:50. Aqua user interface & demo
1:29:50. Apps demo (IE, Mail, QuickTime, Bomb app, Quartz)
1:43:13. Quake 3 failed demo
1:46:00. Dock demo
1:54:21. Developers: Adobe, Microsoft, Macromedia, Quark, ID, Palm
2:04:08. onApple’s mission
2:08:03. ONE MORE THING… Apple’s new CEO

Date: January 5, 2000
Location: Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco
Steve was 44 years old.

Original iBook, AirPort & HALO introduction – Macworld NY (1999)

Say hello to Apple’s newest laptop, a candy-colored clamshell book with an handle and wireless networking.

The very idea of doubling the invested funds gives a different and a unique idea to each and every investor. It is a spark that leads to whether a massive or a small investment depending upon how the opportunity is understood and perceived by an investor. It is the investment psychology that triggers each investment idea in every trader. For a few it is about the money they make here while for a few it is their longevity here. So this way this field is taken up by different traders differently though earnings and profits are the primary goals which are perceived differently.

Trading perceptions

  • For a few traders, it is the headlines that are everything about trading. So it is this that satisfies them and they are ready to do things for getting that status.
  • For a few others it is this badge they get when they are identified with the profits made by them on the trading field. It is definitely a prestigious thing to get identified this way.
  • While for a few it is just that they need to trade without losing anything that would make them regret their decisions.

The deceiving market

As all of us know and think, trading is a profitable market. At the same time it is also a deceiving one trying to allure traders with lavish offers and promotions. It is this that tempts trades to get in here blinkering all their trade plans and ideas. Sometime it is so very impulsive that traders become very impulsive and they get attracted to make huge investing mistakes here. These are of course common here but it is fact to be understood and realised that such opportunities should be ignored or taken up after an in-depth scrutiny. Cybermentors is a reliable website that elaborates on this point with clarity.


00:00. Noah Wyle, star of “Pirates of Silicon Valley” impersonates Steve
03:08. Update on Apple
07:18. QuickTime TV & demo
20:05. Sherlock 2 demo
32:10. Update on products
39:22. HALO unveiled for the time (Sadly, soon afterwards Microsoft bought Bungie and the rest is history…)
41:05. IBM ‘s voice recognition demo with Ozzie Osbourne
47:07. iBook introduction
57:14. iBook TV ads
57:56. ONE MORE THING… AirPort
1:07:57. AirPort TV ad
1:08:41. AirPort demo
1:13:02. Amazing demo with Phil Schiller jumping off from 4 meters high! (MUST WATCH)

Date: July 21, 1999
Location: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York
Steve was 44 years old.

Steve Jobs funniest moments

Steve Jobs raised the bar when it came to keynote presentations. They were simply astonishing. A Steve Jobs presentation doesn’t just deliver information, it educates, motivates and entertains. We mostly remember “Stevenotes” for iconic product introductions and One More Things moments, but they were also filled with humour. When is the last time you had fun watching a presentation? Steve knew how to press the right buttons to make a crowd laugh and you can watch a compilation of his funniest moments above.

…and what about Phil?

Trading is a lucrative business and there are many reasons why you should start trading.

The market does not bother about who or what you are. All that matters in this market is your ability to analyze and take trades. The business is thus totally pure.

The trading business has very little drawbacks. If you are correct you make money, if not then you lose money. You do not have to worry about anything here like managing employees, taking a business license, paying various taxes etc. Also you do not even need an office space to trade. You can start trading at home too.

You need to have some disposable cash to get into this business but apart from that your social class is irrelevant. Where you stay and what you do is totally not considered.

Also having influences or your college degree is of no use here. It could be that you have dropped out of school. If you are successful then you are a winner in this business.

Trading lets you have full control on your risk. You will never lose more money than you cannot afford to. This is the best thing about this business. All that you need to do is to take positions based on your risk taking appetite.

Whether the economy is good or bad, this is of no concern to you as a trader. When the economy is good you are bullish on the market. When the economy is bad then start short selling. You get to make money both ways. Read further information on this.

After watching the video you might ask where’s Phil Schiller? After all, Steve and Phil had many amazing moments on stage. It’s true. There are so many great moments between these two that it deserves a compilation of its own. Stick around, there’s another video on the way… it should ship sometimes before Spring!

We’re on YouTube

YouTube Channel - SmallTo complement this blog an Every Steve Jobs Video YouTube channel has been created… actually it preceded this blog by a few weeks 🙂 It’s a convenient way to quickly browse through the full (and growing) archive of ±150 clips.

The things I like the most about the channel are the Playlists, especially the ones going through Steve’s ‘careers’ in chronological order – which I will highlight a bit further. It’s fascinating to watch Steve evolve as a person and as a leader. If like me you were following Apple in the 90′s, looking back at the old keynotes in sequence and seeing how foretelling Steve was is astonishing.

Steve Jobs career is divided in four chapters: Apple, NeXT, Pixar and again Apple. There’s a playlist for each period and it covers every event in chronological order. If after a Keynote Jobs spoke with Steve Wozniak before heading to the local TV station to discuss a newly announced product, it will appear as such in the Playlist. It’s the absolute Steve Jobs Time Machine! If you have time on your hand it’s a must try, if you don’t, make time.

  • Steve Jobs’ 1st act at Apple (1978 – 1985)
  • The NeXT years of Steve Jobs (1985 – 1996)
  • Steve Jobs’ Pixar Story (1995 – 2003)
  • Steve Jobs Back at Apple (1997 – 2011)

In the future, when my WordPress skills will have improved, I’ll add these playlists in this blog 🙂

Update: Well, it didn’t take me long to figure it out. I just added them in a menu called Chronology.

Steve Jobs “One more thing…” complete compilation (1999-2011)

Steve Jobs keynotes were often punctuated by memorable “One more things…”moments in a manner similar to Peter Falk’s Columbo character. Steve typically feigned some concluding remarks, turned as if to make a false exit from the stage, then turned back to say “but there’s one more thing”. Steve must have love it so much since he used it 31 times during his tenure at Apple!

1999 MacWorld SF: iMacs in colors
1999 Macworld NY: AirPort WiFi
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Original iBook, AirPort & HALO introduction – Macworld NY (1999)

Say hello to Apple’s newest laptop, a candy-colored clamshell book with an handle and wireless networking.

00:00. Noah Wyle, star of “Pirates of Silicon Valley” impersonates Steve
03:08. Update on Apple
07:18. QuickTime TV & demo Read More

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Power Mac G4 introduction – Seybold (1999)

The keynote started as a rehash of MacWorld NY but became suddenly interesting with the unveiling of Power Mac G4.

00:00. Update on Apple
02:13. QuickTime TV & demo
16:42. OS 9 features Read More

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iMovie & iMac DV introduction – Apple Special Event (1999)

Steve Jobs launched Mac OS 9 before announcing a new iMac with DVD… and iMovie.

00:46. Remembering Akio Morita, the late founder of Sony
01:30. OS 9 review
07:25. OS 9 demo (Sherlock 2, Keychain, automatic software update) Read More

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OS X Aqua interface & iTools introduction – Macworld SF (2000)

An all-software keynote geared towards the Future where Steve Jobs revealed OS X, iTools and a new CEO.

00:00. Update on Apple & Products
13:41. New Think Different heroes
15:00. New iMac TV ads Read More

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G4 Cube introduction – Macworld NY (2000)

Hardware focused keynote where Steve Jobs introduced the G4 Cube, new Power Mac G4, new iMacs and more.

02:00. Optical Mouse introduction
05:50. TV ad
07:00. New Power Mac G4 with Dual processors and Gigabit Ethernet & demo Read More

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iTunes & PowerBook G4 Titanium introduction – Macworld SF (2001)

Steve Jobs starts Apple’s digital hub era with the introduction of iTunes and iDVD.

01:21. OS X overview & demo
20:27. Maya demo
27:00. OS X schedule

Steve Jobs “One more thing…” complete compilation (1999-2011)

Steve Jobs keynotes were often punctuated by memorable “One more things…” moments in a manner similar to Peter Falk’s Columbo character. Steve typically feigned some concluding remarks, turned as if to make a false exit from the stage, then turned back to say “but there’s one more thing”. Steve must have love it so much since he used it 31 times during his tenure at Apple!

1999 MacWorld SF: iMacs in colors
1999 Macworld NY: AirPort WiFi
1999 Seybold: “22″ Apple Cinema Display
1999 Special Event: iMac DV
1999 Special Event: iMac DV Special Edition
2000 Macworld SF: “Steve drops the “i” in iCEO
2000 Macworld NY: G4 Cube
2001 Macworld SF: PowerBook G4
2002 Macworld NY: 17-inch iMac G4
2002 Macworld NY: iPod for Windows
2003 Macworld: 12-inch Aluminum PowerBook G4
2003 WWDC: Power Mac G5
2003 Paris Expo: Wireless mouse & Keyboard

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2004 Macworld: iPod Mini in color
2004 Special Event: Special U2 iPod
2005 Macworld: iPod Shuffle
2005 “One more thing…” Event: TV Shows on iTunes
2006 Macworld: MacBook Pro
2006 “It’s ShowTime event”: Movies on iTunes Store
2006 “It’s ShowTime event”: iTV (later renamed Apple TV)
2006 “It’s ShowTime event”: Live performance by John Legend
2007 WWDC: Safari for Windows
2007 Web App for iPhone
2007 Special Event: iTunes WiFi Music Store
2008 iPhone Software Roadmap event: $100M iFund
2008 Special Event: Aluminum Unibody MacBook
2009 Apple Music Event: iPod Nano with video camera
2010 WWDC: FaceTime
2010 Apple Music Event: Apple TV (2nd gen)
2010 “Back to Mac” event: New MacBook Air
2011 WWDC: iTunes Match

Steve Jobs “BOOM” complete compilation (1992-2010)

What would a Steve Jobs keynote be without a BOOM or two? While watching Apple keynotes, I was surprised at how many BOOM Steve could throw in the air and I decided to count them out. I had known idea what I was getting myself into…. During his extraordinary “keynote” career, Steve Jobs echoed at grand total of 314 resounding BOOMs. And lucky you, you get to watch them all!

BOOM facts:

– The best time to catch a BOOM is during a demo
– BOOMs come in clusters when Steve’s RDF is at its apex
– Most BOOMs in a row: 4 (x3: Xserve, OS X Panther demo, OS X Tiger demo)
– Most BOOMs in a minute: 7 (OS X Tiger demo)
– Most BOOMs in a keynote: 37 at WWDC 2003 (33 of them during the OS X Panther demo)

BOOM list:
1 : NeXTSTEP internal demo video (1992)
4 : MSPDC (1996)
1 : Macworld SF (1999)
1 : WWDC (1999)
18: Macworld SF (2000)
7 : Macworld NY (2000)
15: Macworld SF (2001)
4 : Macworld Tokyo (2001)
8 : Macworld NY (2001)
4 : Apple Special Event (iPod) (2001)
11: Macworld SF (2002)
4 : Apple Special Event (Xserve) (2002)
14: Macworld NY (2002)
8 : Apple Expo Paris (2002)
9 : Macworld SF (2003)
9 : Apple Special Event (iTMS) (2003)
2 : All Things D1 (2003)
37: WWDC (2003)
11: Apple Special Event (iTunes for Windows) (2003)
1 : Macworld SF (2004)
2 : Apple Special Event (iTunes EU) (2004)
30: WWDC (2004)
20: Macworld SF (2005)
6 : All Things D3 (2005)
9 : WWDC (2005)
1 : Apple Special Event (iPod video) (2005)
21: Macworld SF (2006)
9 : WWDC (2006)
3 : Apple Special Event (Apple TV) (2006)
17: Macworld SF (2007)
3 : All Things D5 (2007)
14: WWDC (2007)
3 : Apple Special Event (Aluminium iMac) (2007)
2 : Apple Special Event (iPod Touch) (2007)
2 : Macworld SF (2008)
1 : Apple Special Event (New iPods) (2008)
1 : Apple Special Event (iOS 4) (2010)
1 : WWDC (2010)