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Today, The Information and the Wall Street Journal published a never-before-released audio transcript of an interview I conducted with Steve Jobs in 2008, a month after Apple opened the mobile floodgates by launching the App Store.
You can listen to the entire interview and read the full transcript here.
And here are some of my favorite quotes from the interview, illustrating how ...
In the summer of 2008, I got an unusual invitation: Steve Jobs, then Apple’s chief executive officer, wanted me, then a Wall Street Journal reporter, to come to Apple headquarters to hear how well a fledgling online service for the iPhone—the App Store—did in its first month in business. Even more unusual, he allowed me to record our meeting.
The recording of that interview, ...
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