Tag - Cancer
Bill Campbell, a former football coach at Columbia University that worked in key positions at Apple, Claris, and other tech firms -- including running Intuit for four years -- and previous Apple Board member, has died at the age of 75. Campbell first joined Apple as a VP of Marketing under CEO John Sculley, and rose up the ranks to become the head of Claris' software division back when it was more formally a part of Apple. He returned to Apple in 1997 along with Steve Jobs, and served as a director on Apple's board until 2014, when he retired from the post. He continued to serve as Chairman of the Board of Intuit, where he had served as CEO from 1994-1998, until this past January. He died on Monday following a "long battle," with cancer, according to reports.
Gary Allen, a retired emergency medical technician who travelled the world to attend Apple Store openings and created ifoAppleStore, a site dedicated to tracking and reporting on Apple Store opening information that proved invaluable to Mac news sites like MacNN, has died of brain cancer at 67. Allen was an valued source for store opening progress and reports on possible store sites for the past decade, and a former contributor to our sister site AppleInsider. Allen ultimately attended more than 140 Apple Store openings around the world, and made many friends along the way.
In memory of Steve Jobs' life, several Mac software companies are donating 100 percent of their profits to pancreatic cancer research. For the next two days, Realmac Software will collect all revenue generated by RapidWeaver, Analog, Courier and LittleSnapper and donate it to Pancreatic Cancer UK. Meanwhile, SmellyPuppy has announced that all of the profits made from QuickCal between now and October 14th will be given to the Lustgarden Foundation.
Past concerns for the health of Apple CEO Steve Jobs are resurfacing after his demonstration of the iPhone onstage at the WWDC keynote, with a spokeswoman passing off his mince physique as a "common bug". The Wall Street Journal reports that, in addition to the new iPhone, bloggers and internet news sites are abuzz with talk of whether Jobs is in good health or not. Jobs recently suffered from pancreatic cancer, which was revealed after it was believed to have been treated.
Steve Jobs reportedly held on to the news about his pancreatic cancer for approximately nine months, before having corrective surgery and announcing the news to the world. According to CNN Money, Jobs attempted to solve the issue by maintaining a special diet, hoping to avoid surgery altogether. The news weighed heavily on Apple's board, which remained quiet at the advice of its lawyers.