Tales of Retail
It is a POPS done right.
The Apple Cube on Fifth Avenue managed to transform a windswept plaza at one of the busiest intersections in Manhattan into a destination known the world over—one that became a shrine to its creator when Steve Jobs passed away earlier this week. The Journal‘s Eliot Brown (an Observer alum!) talked with reclusive developer Harry Macklowe about how the cube came to be. Like all things Apple, it wasn’t his idea but Jobs’.
The Observer was walking down Fifth Avenue late this afternoon and happened to pass the Apple Store. Although the store itself, now sheathed in scaffolding, saw the normal hustle and bustle of buyers descend into its subterranean depths, another crowd had gathered outside to honor the memory of the company’s founder Steve Jobs.
Apple founder Steve Jobs died today at 56 years old. Mr. Jobs’s battle with cancer that forced him to take a hiatus from, rejoin, and then relinquish his post as the head of Apple was well-documented in the press. Apple’s press release, right here, via Yahoo Finance:
In June, The Observer celebrated Pride Week by publishing a list of New York’s most powerful gay men and women; we didn’t include now-newly-minted Apple CEO Tim Cook, as his base seems to be Cupertino. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t suit our other criteria. As we wrote in June, “gay power seems more Read More
The forthcoming biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, once known as iSteve and now called Steve Jobs: The Biography, will include Mr. Jobs’ resignation from Apple, reports PC World.
The 9/11 Memorial: Past, Present and Future is an absorbing look at the World Trade Center site—including the original development of the Twin Towers, the devastating attacks that brought them down and the elaborate process behind the construction of the memorial and the accompanying museum.
It contains some 400 still photographs and hours of video clips. It will be free to the public between September 1 and September 12 (mark your calendar) and can be purchased for $9.95 thereafter.
And it will be available exclusively on the Apple iPad.
The riots in London seem finally to have subsided, but strange things are afoot stateside this week, so much so that we’re starting to wonder if Mercury, which went retrograde Aug. 3, is currently doing to the entire planet what it once did so publicly to Jeremy Piven. (Also, when does the statute of limitations Read More
Love it or hate it, Brooklyn is what it is. That’s probably why it does not have an Apple Store yet.
Not long after Scott Dadich was appointed executive editor of digital magazine development for all of Condé Nast, “the tops of the mastheads,” as the senior editorial staffs are called, filed into the company’s fourth-floor lecture hall for a series of meetings. Condé’s new iPad king was holding court.
This wasn’t the first time the tastemakers of 4 Times Square had met Mr. Dadich. He’d been shopping “that Wired thing” around the company since it debuted in iTunes’ App Store in May 2010 to considerable fanfare and a flurry of downloads.
But this time, Mr. Dadich faced a few more sets of crossed arms.