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Set Photos Show Ashton Kutcher Playing Steve Jobs On Acid

Recent photos from the set of Steve Jobs biopic currently filming under the working title Jobs: Get Inspired (yes, really) show Ashton Kutcher playing Steve Jobs on acid. And no, that’s not a reference to Kutcher’s acting style. If you know much about Jobs’s life, you may already know that he freely admitted to taking LSD and other drugs in …

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Apple 1 Computer Goes For $374,000 At Auction

I’m a Windows fan now, but that doesn’t mean that I hate Apple. In fact, I have a soft spot for the Apple II – my very first computer. I would love to get my hands on its predecessor, but it apparently takes a millionaire to get one. According to CBS, there was an Apple 1 on auction in New …

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The 2012 Election’s Experiment in Social Advertising

When White House staffer Jim Messina was tapped to manage President Barack Obama’s campaign for re-election in 2011, he approached the unbridled animal that is modern presidential politics not like prior election campaigns but, rather, much like he would have if he was leading an explosive start-up tech company. For that reason, instead of seeking the guidance of political stalwarts …

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Steve Jobs Helped Devise Social Strategy For Obama’s Reelection Campaign

President Obama has long been known for his ability to engage the electorate on platforms that have been previously underused by those in the political arena. The president’s social media presence was a major feature of his campaign in 2008. In the four years since he was elected, though, the social media landscape has changed somewhat, thanks largely to the …

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Steve Jobs And Bill Gates Throw Down In Rap Battle

If you’ve been on YouTube for any amount of time, you’re probably aware of NicePeter’s and EpicLloyd’s Epic Rap Battles of History. The video pits two historical figures against each other in what can only really be described as epic. Past battles have pit Hitler vs. Darth Vader or Michael Jackson vs. Elvis, but the newest is by far the …

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Ashton Kutcher As Steve Jobs From the Set of jOBS

As you’ve probably heard, there are a couple of Steve Jobs biography movies in the works. One of them is an independent film called jOBS, with the popular Ashton Kutcher playing the role of Apple’s now-deceased king. Now, there’s a collection of stills from various movie shoots, and much like you might’ve noticed in the lead image, Kutcher has the …

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Steve Jobs Biopic Gets a Villain

The indie biopic that is in the works starring Ashton Kutcher as Jobs and Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak (Book of Mormon) has officially cast a villain. We also now know that the film is currently being directed by a relatively unknown in Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote). It will concentrate on Job’s life from 1971 on. Matthew Modine (Joker …

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Aaron Sorkin: Whoever Plays Steve Jobs Needs To Be Intelligent

Earlier this month, we received confirmation on the rumor that Aaron Sorkin would be the man to adapt the screenplay for the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic. The film, slated for release in 2014, will be based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling biography Steve Jobs. I’m sure most people feel Sorkin is up to the task, if not the perfect man for …

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Steve Jobs Gets A Video Tribute At The Webby Awards

Last night’s 16th Annual Webby Awards saw a tribute to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The tribute was introduced by the actors who starred in some of Apple’s most well-known advertisements. Justin Long and John Hodgman, better known as the Mac and PC of the “I’m a Mac” ads, spoke briefly before introducing Richard Dreyfuss, who provided the voice-over for the …

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Foxconn Opening New Chinese Plant

It was recently reported that Apple Inc. has teamed up with Foxconn, the Chinese supplier of iPhone and iPad devices, to improve the labor conditions in its manufacturing facilities. And now China Daily reports that Foxconn is investing $210 million into building a new production line in Huai’an City, China. Foxconn plants, known for various questionable practices including employing underage …

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iPhone 5 Rumor: Steve Jobs Heavily Involved In Redesign

Reports of an iPhone redesign continue to roll in. On Wednesday we received word that sources had confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that the iPhone will be getting a 4-inch display, to be manufactured by LG, Sharp, and Japan Display. The next day Reuters, not to be outdone, confirmed the rumors as well. Today, Bloomberg is adding its own …

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The Social Network’s Aaron Sorkin to Adapt Steve Jobs Biopic

Aaron Sorkin will be writing a screenplay for a Sony Picture’s biopic about Steve Jobs based on Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs. The studio made the announcement Tuesday. This is not the indie film we have been talking about on webpronews, featuring Ashton Kutcher in the lead role, and Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak. (Both are impressive dopplegangers of their Apple …

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