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Days to Remember with Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was born in February 24, 1955 and died October 2011. He co-founded Apple Inc. with Steve Wozniak. Steve Jobs was fired by the board of directors at Apple Inc during a power struggle. He stepped aside, learned a few things, bought a graphic animation company he later renamed Pixar Animation Studios. His comeback to Apple was different as he came up with one innovative product after another. Because of the acquisition of Pixar by The Walt Disney Company, he became a member of the board of directors at Walt Disney Company. While a member of the board, Pixar under Disney came up with one box-office hit after the other.

1955

Steve Jobs was born in February 24, 1955 Born in San Francisco, California, U.S. Throughout his lifetime was known to have taken the following companies to great heights: Apple, NeXT, Pixar, and then Walt Disney. He worked at HP and later in life at Atari, the game company.

1977

Steve Jobs designed, and developed the one of the first personal computers, the Apple II series with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

1980

Steve Jobs was the first to spot the commercial potential of Xeox PARC' mouse-driven graphical user interface and led to the success of Macintosh.

1985

Fired by the board of directors at Apple after a power struggle; that same year he founded NeXT. NeXT Inc was a computer software and hardware company that went under in 1996. Headquarters of the company was located at Redwood City, California. NeXT designed computer workstations for business markets and higher education.

1986

Jobs acquired the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm Ltd, which was later renamed Pixar Animation Studios. He was the CEO of Pixar Animation Studios until The Walt Disney Company acquired the company in 2006. That made him a member of Disney board of directors and largest single shareholder. So far box-office animation hits includes:

Toy Story in 1995; A Bug's Life (1998); Toy Story 2 in 1999; Monster, Inc in 2001; Finding Nemo in 2003; The Incredibles in 2004; Cars in 2006; Ratatouille in 2007; WALL-E in 2008; UP in 2009; Toy Story 3 in 2010.

1996

Apple acquired NeXT, and by virtue of the acquisition Steve Jobs was back to Apple Inc. Jobs served as the CEO of Apple from 1997 to August 2011.

2005

In October 2005, Disney acquired Pixar after a partnership agreement expired despite various failed attempt to patch up the sour relationship. Jobs became the member of the board of Disney about the same year.

2011

October 5, 2011 Jobs died in Palo Alto, California after overcoming liver transplant and struggling with pancreatic cancer. Jobs took a medical leave in January 2011 and resigned in August 2011 but remained at the company as chair of the board of Apple.





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