Netflix the online media streaming service is now offering to stream “Jobs”, the biographic movie based on Steve Jobs, founder and visionary behind the Cupertino tech giant Apple Inc., and starring Ashton Kutcher, who portrayed the character of Steve Jobs for the silver screen. The film will be available for free for Netflix customers who are using the company’s unlimited streaming plan.
Kutcher is pouring himself into the role of Steve Jobs before filming of the movie entitled, ‘Jobs’, begins next month. He’s letting his hair grow out. I understand he’s canceled all meetings and actually canceled all other projects,” said producer Mark Hulme, whose newly formed Five Star Feature Films is the sole investor behind ‘Jobs’. “He believes the role was meant for him.”
Apple posted a new page today on its website outlining how the company is “creating jobs through innovation.” To be exact, Apple said it “created or supported” approximately 514,000 U.S. jobs. About 304,000 (47,000 at Apple) are in fields such as engineering, manufacturing, and transportation, and 210,000 are attributed to the iOS app economy. The numbers mirror our recent report discussing how jobs created by the iOS app economyare often overlooked during discussions about low-wage jobs in China. The company clearly wants to highlight its contributions to jobs created stateside. Apple explained:
Yesterday, we reported that Apple had rejected Readability’s iOS application from the App Store as it did not offer in-app subscription option, which had raised concerns if this policy would be applicable to Software as a Service (SaaS) apps.
Steve Jobs has apparently responded to a MacRumors reader to clarify that in-app subscriptions are only for publishing apps and not Saas apps.
MacRumors reader sent the following email to Steve Jobs:
That’s all we know for now, folks. Apple’s CEO is taking a medical leave from work, his second in as many years, with Tim Cook filling his role during that time. In an email to the Apple team, Steve Jobs says he’ll be on leave to “focus on [his] health,” though he will retain the position of CEO and will remain involved in the major strategic decisions — Tim Cook will be picking up the slack on day-to-day operations. No further details have been provided, save for Steve expressing his love for Apple and wish to return to his duties as soon as he can.