Some Thoughts On jOBS iBOMBING

We at TGD have been following the news on jOBS for a while, practically since it was announced, and reaction to the movie has been middling to mixed at best. The most recent batch of reviews haven’t been especially stellar, and the box office has been dreadful.

Jobs deflates at the box office

Why would you make a film about such an iconic person and treat it like a Lifetime movie of the week and put Ashton Kutcher at the head of the cast? This should have been an earth shattering biography.    Instead, as Deadline tells us so succinctly and beautifully:    

On the Eve of jOBS

The Steve Jobs biopic jOBS is just about in theaters, and while it’s gotten mediocre to decent reviews, the public will ultimately decide whether this retelling of Jobs’s life makes the grade or not. In all likelihood, this won’t be the last biopic of Jobs because Sony secured the rights to his life story right after he passed away, with Aaron Sorkin (A Few Good Men) writing the screenplay. (No one has been selected to direct or star in the film as of yet.) 

The Woz Comments Further on jOBS

The Steve Jobs biopic, jOBS, is due for release in September, and it’s already come with its share of controversy. The reviews have been middling to fair, and there’s been recent speculation that Steve “the Woz” Wozniak may have gotten short shrift in the movie. 

Permanent Hiring Expected to Remain Steady and Temporary Hiring to Grow in the Back Half of 2013

U.S. workers can expect a stable employment environment over the next six months along with an upswing in temporary jobs. In CareerBuilder's latest national survey, employers indicated that full-time, permanent hiring in the second half of 2013 will mirror that of 2012 while temporary and contract hiring is expected to increase 10 percentage points over last year. 

SAP wants to hire autistic people

The company which makes software that no one understands says it aims to train 650 workers with autism to become IT specialists by 2020.

Wozniak less-than-thrilled with jOBS film

The Steve Jobs biopic, jOBS, just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and it’s gotten fair to middling reviews.

First reviews for Steve Jobs biopic are in

When Steve Jobs passed away, a biopic at Sony was quickly announced, while another biopic was rushed into production starring Ashton Kutcher.

Steve Jobs biopic nears distribution deal

There are currently two Steve Jobs biopics in the works. The first one, entitled jOBS, stars Ashton Kutcher as the Apple visionary and has already finished shooting.

Android jobs rocket as iOS jobs stagnate

Android jobs are booming, while the number of Apple iOS vacancies has levelled off, the world's largest online jobs survey has revealed.

Sony slashes jobs to streamline smartphone supply chain

Sony's announced plans to cut 1,000 jobs from its handset division, Sony Mobile - one in seven of its workforce.

BlackBerry 10 delayed after disastrous RIM results

Research in Motion is to delay the launch of its BlackBerry 10 smartphone until the first quarter next year, following the announcement of even worse-than-expected quarterly results.

Nokia cuts thousands of jobs, plans focus on location services

Nokia's slashing 10,000 jobs and closing production and research sites, in an effort to staunch its losses.

Matthew Modine to play Sculley in indie Jobs flick

There's been a lot of talk lately about the independent film titled "Jobs" which depicts the frenetic early years of the Apple co-founder.

RIM's future in doubt as financial warning issued

Research In Motion is set to announce that it's sitting on a pile of unsold Blackberrys worth more than $1 billion.

Apple claims it pays plenty of tax

Apple's become embroiled in a row about the amount of tax it's paying in the US.

Google launches job search tools for military vets

Google's aiming to do its bit for unemployed military veterans with the launch of a series of tools to help them find jobs.

Facebook hiring international lobbyists

Facebook is planning to ramp up its lobbying power with the appointment of a set of 'international directors of policy'.

BranchOut brings jobs to Facebook pages

BranchOut, the largest specialized networking service on Facebook, released its newest product yesterday, the Jobs Tab.

High speed rail could create 1.3 million jobs

A new study out recently from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) suggests kneecapping high speed rail on the federal level might not be the best move at the moment.