The Steve Jobs Book Is Out!

I saw the piece about Steve Jobs and the author last night on 60 Mins! The book look like it is going to be AWESOME and I cant wait tho read it!

About The Book : Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology. He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering.

Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted.

Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple’s hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.

About the Author
Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, has been chairman of CNN and the managing editor of Time magazine. He is the author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life and of Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and daughter.

10 Things Every Small-Business Website Needs

Here is a great article I found on what every small business website needs!

10 Things Every Small-Business Website Needs –

From contact information to customer testimonials, here are the essentials that will effectively help you do business.

1. A clear description of who you are
2. A simple, sensible Web address
3. An easily-navigated site map
4. Easy-to-find contact information
5. Customer testimonials
6. An obvious call to action
7. Know the basics of SEO
8. Fresh, quality content
9. A secure hosting platform
10. A design and style that’s friendly to online readers

Netflix To Split DVD Service

Qwikster: Netflix To Split DVD Service Into New Business

From The Huffington Post :
In a post on The Netflix Blog that went up Sunday night, the company’s CEO, Reed Hastings, announced that Netflix would split its DVD-by-mail service and its streaming-video service into two companies. The new DVD-only company, called “Qwikster,” will be completely separate from the streaming business. Hastings also expressed contrition for the way the company rolled out its recent price hike, which alienated many customers.

Hastings wrote: “It is clear from the feedback over the past two months that many members felt we lacked respect and humility in the way we announced the separation of DVD and streaming, and the price changes. That was certainly not our intent, and I offer my sincere apology.” He went on to announce that Qwikster — the name is chosen “because it refers to quick delivery” — is becoming its own entity because ” “we realized that streaming and DVD by mail are becoming two quite different businesses, with very different cost structures, different benefits that need to be marketed differently, and we need to let each grow and operate independently.”

The move comes on the heels of an overwhelmingly negative reaction to Netflix’s price hike in July. This week, the company announced it had lost many more subscribers than expected, and its stock price fell accordingly.

Sony’s SMP-N200

Sony’s SMP-N200 player set to take on Roku, Apple TV for $99 next month
By Richard Lawler posted Sep 18th 2011 9:22PM


The successor to Sony’s underappreciated Netbox was introduced at IFA recently, and now the company has revealed pricing for the SMP-N200 in the United States. It’ll be on sale for $99 in October, and updates the old box with support for 3D, live streaming content and other unspecified new features. The original featured then-impressive support for local media playback and streaming, but does the Blu-ray-less wonder does it have what it takes in 2011? If it has a UI refresh and access to comparable sources thanks to Sony’s now streamlined Video Unlimited / Music Unlimited media approach then this could play well as a one-two punch with a connected PC, phone or tablet. We’ll find out next month, check out the details after the break or our hands on pics from CEDIA here.

Windows 8 Previewed Today at BUILD

The next generation of Windows is coming and it looks pretty bad ass!  This is a HUGE jump from Windows 7 and has the cool Microsoft tile look!  The Windows 8 Tablet looks very cool!  People are already saying its iPad and the Windows tablet will be the only 2 competitive tablets out there!

Check It Out :

Windows 8 Previewed at BUILD

Windows 8

The keynote finished a few hours ago at BUILD where Steven Sinofsky and other members of his engineering leadership team shared a detailed preview of the next major Windows release codenamed “Windows 8” to the thousands of developers in attendance here in Anaheim.

via Windows 8 Previewed Today at BUILD.
– Watch The Keynote from Build

MacBook Air review – Engadget

My laptop of choice!  the fully loaded Macbook Air 13″  I personally love it and highly recommend the 13″ inch for those who don’t travel much and the 11″ inch for those who do a lot of traveling!  Check out the Engadget review!MacBook Air review (mid 2011)

By Tim Stevens

Macbook Air


There comes a time when that giant, corporate-issued laptop stops fitting into your lifestyle. When dragging around a Kensington roller case just won’t do. When you start to hear the siren lilt of something thinner, lighter, and maybe a bit more alluring. For years the MacBook Air has been that svelte temptress hollering your name, but it’s always been a bit too slow — all show and no go. It didn’t have the power and the longevity to make it a serious contender for your serious affections.

No more. With its latest refresh, Apple has taken what was once a manilla-clad curiosity and turned it into a legitimate machine, not just a sultry looker. Good thing, too, because the death of the plastic-clad MacBook means the Air is now Apple’s entry-level portable. Weary traveler looking for a laptop that will lighten your load and, it must be said, your wallet too? This might just be it.

via MacBook Air review (mid 2011) — Engadget.

RobFuz(esi).com & WordPress

Hey everyone

Wait a sec, I need to blow off some dust on my ol BLOG!  As you can see I converted my old blog to a WordPress system!  I am really impressed with WordPress and plan on using it in all of my companies sites! I am very excited about the possibilites and the capabilities of what I can do with it!  Also you may have noticed a new domain name!  I registered recently because I accidentally let lapse and some Asian person snagged it!  Oh well, you snooze, you loose, so I am now going under a domain name that is 3 letters longer 🙂  I also set up word press on my custom server!  This is something I wanted to do from day one of blogging and that alone is cool to server my own blog on my own site with amazing themes and plugins!  I am imported my old blog and will try to keep up with my site more often!  Welcome Back! 🙂

Yes, This Creepy Person Was a Marketing Ploy By Fox


Many emails littered our inbox last night night asking about the weird bald-looking dude who received an uncomfortable level of face-time during the All-Star game. Of course, this is a sneaky Fox promotion for a television show. I guess we’ve fallen for it as well since I’m now writing about it. But here’s the WIkipedia info on “The Observer”:

The Observer is also seen on occasion in other Fox programs. For example, on April 7, 2009, the Observer was seen on American Idol. He was on the front row and blatantly shown near the beginning of the episode. This appearance, along with others at televised sports events, including a close-up appearance at the 2009 Major League Baseball All-Star game, is part of a viral marketing campaign by Fox Television


Sirius Pulls Even With XM; Stern Is The Reason

A new technology poll from Jacobs Media says XM and Sirius are now equally popular, but the momentum — largely driven by Howard Stern — is shifting toward Sirius.

Overall satellite radio subscribership increased from 7% in 2005 to 12% in this year’s survey of rock listeners. But when compared to other new media — Internet streaming, iPod ownership and usage, and cell phone applications — satellite radio remains a medium that is still in its infancy.

That’s because the majority of respondents still like their radio free. In response to an “agree” or ”disagree” statement — “I will not pay for radio when I now get it for free” — seven of every ten poll takers agree or agree strongly.

The Jacobs poll reveals a dead heat between Sirius and XM — both are tied with 6% each among all respondents. Not surprisingly, men are more apt to subscribe to either service, as are 30-39 year-olds, college grads, and those with a household income of $100,000 and more.

Interestingly, the reasons current satellite radio subscribers selected either XM or Sirius were largely driven by the programming and marketing strategies that each company has employed.

For XM, the top reasons for signing up are the music channels (24%), commercial-free programming (14%), the belief that XM is good while traveling (12%), and because it came with the vehicle that they purchased or leased (11%).

Sirius subscribers, on the other hand, were heavily motivated by the arrival of Stern. Overall, one-third (32%) of those who now pay for Sirius list him as the key factor in their decision. Other reasons include the music channels (19%), and commercial-free programming (12%).

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New Sony Digital Projectors coming to a Movie Theater near you!

LOS ANGELES – After more than a decade of talking about it, movie theaters and studios are finally rolling out digital projectors that show sharper, brighter images without cracks, pops or hisses. rnrnThis weekend, Sony Electronics will enter the field with a projector that displays the sharpest resolution envisioned under a set of standards issued for digital cinema. rnrnMovie studios last year agreed on such technology standards, which will allow components made by different manufacturers to be interoperable. Those components include the projector itself, the computer that stores the movie and sound, software that compresses the huge digital files and security systems that prevent piracy. rnrnAnd, after years of debate about who would pay for the systems, studios and companies that sell digital cinema systems agreed to share the cost.rnrn- OK Where is the IMAX Theaters 🙂 Looks Killer

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Steve Jobs keynote live from Macworld 2006

Steve Jobs keynote live from Macworld 2006 – Engadget: “Steve Jobs keynote live from Macworld 2006”

Always fun when Steve Jobs does his keynote speechs. Today he announced mainly that the Intel chips are here in Macs and they are shipping today! Pretty cool news, I will see what you can actually do with them now. Can you run PC programs? We will see 🙂 Check it out! Also a new FM transmitter / remote for the Ipod with dock conectors and some new SNL content on Itunes.

Sightsee By Space

Famous sites, buildings, and natural wonders viewed from space. is a collection of famous sites, buildings, and natural wonders viewed from space. Please choose from our categories below or search for your favorite location. is a collection of famous sites, buildings, and natural wonders viewed from space. Please choose from our categories below or search for your favorite location.”

– Pretty Cool! I liked looking at places wher I had been and trying to look around the map and find other cool spots 🙂