Latest Book on Steve Jobs Reveals That Apple Inc. was Interested In Buying Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)
For some people, even after death, their name will keep floating in the media for some reason. And if it is going to be a sort of biography by a person, who was watched closely, then the interest level to read such books remains very high. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) co-founder and former CEO, Steve Jobs, might have died, but his thoughts and interests will continue to float through the media. Truly, some of the people associated with him bring up events unknown to the public, which would have otherwise remained among a select group of people only.
Jobs Keen On Yahoo!
One of the thoughts or the interests of Jobs was to acquire Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO). It was tough to say whether it would have actually happened or not. However, to think that Jobs was keen to acquire Yahoo itself might have brought in a minimum of 1000 Watts brightness among its shareholders. The scenario would have been totally different if only Apple acquired Yahoo.
An upcoming book named, ‘Becoming Steve Jobs’ is said to have shaped up to be the surprise of a lifetime on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s co-founder. The recent leak indicated that Jobs declined a living donor liver transplant. He was also said to be not keen on the company producing another TV product.
The book was co-authored by Rick Tetzeli, Executive Editor of Fast Company, and Brent Schlender, technology journalist. Though the book is not due to hit shelves before March 24, a major portion of it was available on Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s ‘Look Inside the Book’ feature.
The book reveals one of the sensational disclosures, which is that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ)’s CEO, Tim Cook, offered to provide Steve Jobs part of his liver. Cook offered it after undergoing a series of tests and founding that he was in good health. While he visited Jobs house with the good news, the co-founder was said to have turned down the offer.
In another section of the book, it narrated as to how Jobs and Disney CEO, Bob Iger, were involved in a discussion to buy Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO). The acquisition would have provided access to patents and Internet-related services. If only that happened, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) would not have grown like it did.
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