How Apple narrowly missed inventing the Web browser, plus 4 other Apple stories to read today


With so many people writing about Apple, finding the best stories and reports isn’t easy. Here’s our daily pick of stories about the company from around the Web that you shouldn’t miss:

  • Ars Technica has an excellent look back at Apple’s HyperCard program on the 25th anniversary of its invention. HyperCard no longer exists, but it foretold the coming of the world wide web, Matthew Lasar writes.
  • The Wall Street Journal breaks down the primary reason Apple makes so much money on its devices compared to competitors: the lower prices it pays for parts. It uses Nokia’s Lumia 900 as the latest example.
  • It wasn’t just Apple CEO Tim Cook that talked about Steve Jobs at the All Things D conference in southern California this week. Wired describes how Jobs’ legacy has been felt at the event all week long.
  • Also at the ATD conference was the screenwriter of the upcoming Jobs biopic based on Walter Isaacson’s biography, Aaron Sorkin. Gizmodo rounds up some of Sorkin’s most interesting comments from his onstage interview, including how intimidating he says it is to write about someone as revered as Jobs.
  • TUAW sits down with Nolan Bushnell, Atari founder, who talks about what it was like hiring Jobs and how he sees Atari’s early culture reflected in Apple today.

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