The smartphone wars are moving on to the living room: Bloomberg says Jeff Robbins, the Apple software engineer who designed iTunes, is leading the company’s efforts to build a television set. Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs told Walter Isaacson in his new biography that he had “finally cracked” how to make a web TV. “It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine,” Jobs says in the new book. Nothing is yet official but analysts expect the television in late 2012 or 2013.
Jobs and Obama had a tense meeting just last year, according to the biography. Jobs was upset that his wife had arranged the meet-up, telling her husband that Obama was "really psyched" to meet him. But the Apple founder thought that Obama should have asked himself. During the 45-minute session, Jobs told Obama, "You're headed for a one-term presidency," chiding the president because he saw the U.S. as not friendly to businesses. Jobs made his poitn by telling Obama how much easierit was to start a factory in China.
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