NASA Administrator Charles Bolden visited a rocket engine factory in Canoga Park on Thursday that could benefit as congressional Republicans push the agency to spend more federal money visiting other planets and less on studying our own.
U.S. stocks were lower in morning trading on Friday after data showed the economy shrunk in the first quarter and corporate profits declined the most in a year. The U.S. government slashed its gross domestic product estimate to show GDP shrinking at a 0.7 percent annual rate instead of the 0.2 percent growth pace it […]
While Hollywood has tried to get the story of the rivalry between Apple visionary Steve Jobs and Microsoft trailblazer Bill Gates right, Steve Wozniak had a front row seat as it went down in real time.
Wozniak was the co-founder and technical genius behind Apple. In that role, he was the man that brought Jobs’ visions to life. Over the years, he would get to know both Jobs and Gates very well as Apple and Microsoft weaved in and out of being competitors and partners.
During a press call on Wednesday for National Geographic Channel’s “American Genius,” Wozniak explained the main difference between Jobs and Gates.
“Steve Jobs [has] a very futuristic forward vision, almost a bit of the science fiction, ‘Here’s what life could be,’ but Bill Gates had more of an execution ability to build the things that are needed now, to build a company now, make the profits now, in the short-term,” Wozniak explained. “I think that was the biggest difference between them.”
Wozniak, who was interviewed on the upcoming National Geographic program, said that while Jobs may be the more celebrated figure currently in the story of the rise of personal computers, Gates was the one who really understood how to make money.
“You really need the vision like Steve Jobs has, but the vision doesn’t go anywhere if you try to jump in and build products before they are cost effective for what they do, return on investment is there,” he said.
Wozniak added, “It was during the time of the Macintosh that the world market grew 10 times and Apple did not go up with it.”
“American Genius: Jobs vs. Gates” premieres Monday, June 1 at 9 p.m. on National Geographic Channel.
For the past 50 years, computer processing technology has adhered to a theory known as Moore’s Law. The concept states that processing power increases two-fold every two years. It also states that the size of the transistors used to make computer chips also decreases.
Intel co-founder Gordon Moore first published the theory in 1965 and it has since been referred to as the “Golden Rule” of the electronics industry. Intel innovation strategist Steve Brown explains the impact that Moore’s Law has had over the last 50 years and how we can expect it to have an even bigger influence on our lives in the future.
Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) held its I/O developer conference on May 28 at the Moscone Center in San Fransico. The search engine giant announced new offerings including the Android Pay, Android M, and a lightweight Android derivative operating system (OS) called Brillo to an audience of 6,000 developers present at the event and two million streaming […]
Morning Headlines: -Midwest is wetter in northeastern areas in the 11-15 day period. Rains in southeastern areas this weekend and early next week should improve moisture for corn and soybeans. The 6-10 day outlook is warmer. The 11-15 day outlook is wetter in northeastern areas. Temperatures are warmer. -Plains are slightly drier today and […]
The bright spot in that disappointing GDP revision? Gross domestic income. Gross domestic income, or GDI, measures “the value of the production of goods and services in the United States as the costs incurred and the incomes earned in production,” according to the BEA. Basically, GDI is everything that happens in the US economy, including wages, […]
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The slow transformation of Treasure Island from a Navy base to San Francisco’s largest housing project turned a tricky corner on Friday when 290 acres traded hands from the U.S. Navy to the city.
The exchange allows for developers Lennar Urban and Wilson Meany to start building infrastructure and streets by next year and construction on the first phase of 500 housing units around Clipper Cove by 2017. Treasure Island and adjoining Yerba Buena Island will eventually have 8,000 housing units (one-quarter…
Machines are only getting smarter and more efficient. So much so that they’re starting to take over both blue-collar white-collar jobs. NPR recently posted a guide created by researchers that predicts the chance of our jobs being automated w…
A market mired in a narrow range makes for a tough slog in the trading pits, where ulcer-riddled flippers rely on swings to scalp their profits. And this year has been among the tightest we’ve ever seen among the blue chips. In fact, the Dow‘s high-to-low range is only 6.68% so far this year. That’s […]
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