Osterloh's Return Suggests Google Just Got Serious About Hardware


Google has rehired former executive Rick Osterloh to lead its hardware businesses, which it plans to consolidate under a single division, according to news reports published last week. Osterloh, who recently stepped down as president of Motorola, reportedly will head up Google’s Nexus business, which will include a suite of products dubbed the “living room.” “It looks like Google is trying to develop a coherent hardware product strategy and fix the hodgepodge collection of hardware products,” analyst Kevin Krewell said.

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Review: 'Becoming Steve Jobs' looks to dispel accepted Jobs myth

With “Becoming Steve Jobs,” coauthors Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli seek to dismantle perceptions of Jobs the egomaniacal, callous autocrat, replacing accepted opinion with a retelling of the life of a man who they describe — for better or worse — as being “half genius, half asshole.”



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SoHo Apple Store hosts 'Becoming Steve Jobs' book reading, Q&A session with authors

Authors Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli visited the Apple Store SoHo in New York on Thursday to read selections from their hotly anticipated biography “Becoming Steve Jobs” and field questions from what quickly became a packed house.



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