Inside Apple (at Yahoo)

We're back on the third Monday for December.

We'll be meeting at Yahoo's main cafeteria for a presentation by Adam Lashinsky, Fortune Magazine Senior Editor and author of Inside Apple.

Next month: Renaissance, three days at UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center with eighteen must-see presentations about iOS and app making. Early registration runs through November 30. Sign up at

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  • Gene L.

    If anyone is looking for iPhone developers, we will have some bandwidth shortly after the New Year and will be happy to take on a new project

    December 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was insightful. It was not just boosterism for his book. It actually gave useful insights into what Apple's culture is and why it has been so successful despite defying "conventional wisdom".

    December 21, 2012

  • Venkat R.

    Hi folks,

    I am a co-founder and CTO at Clarius Systems, a startup in Silicon Valley that is re-imagining the way business users interact with enterprise content. We're funded by Sequoia Capital and led by industry veterans. We're looking for top-notch iOS developers for leading our mobile application effort.

    Please contact me at venkat (at) clariussystems (dot) com

    Venkat Rangan

    December 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome presentation and location! Great job to our host Tim Burks and thank you to our guest speaker Adam

    December 18, 2012

  • Bob N.

    Very Nice Meetup.

    I am on the talent acquisition team at Duck Duck Moose, creators of educational children's apps for iPhone and iPad. We have won 14 Parents' Choice awards and a CES award for our work. We are funded by Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed Ventures with an investment from Stanford University and we are looking to build out our company.

    We are looking to hire several top iOS software professionals including developers and at least one team leader.

    Please contact me at bob (at) duckduckmoose (dot) com.


    December 18, 2012

  • Itsuro Y.

    Thanks Adam. Nice presentation.

    I feel that iphone would lose more market share by Android, and would drugged into the price competition. I recommend Apple to create new accessory phone market as the iPad companion device. Why we need to carry both iphone & iPad together?
    Too many duplicated features, and iphone become a just a phone function device for iPad user. So, I recommend Apple to create new accessory feature phone.

    Addition to the new device, I recommend Apple to acquire LVMH To fill out the gap of Steve Jobs, and sell new devices through WW DutyFree shops through TOP watch brands with expensive price.

    We can learn a lot from the history of watch industry. That is how Apple's stock would goes up again, and may reach to One trillion dollar company instead of going down with 1~2 hundreds billion dollar company. How do you think?

    I have unique HMI solutions for Apple for their next AppleTV remote controller. Best,

    December 18, 2012

  • Jose De D.

    Great Meetup!

    December 18, 2012

  • Evan K.

    Very interesting presentation -- I like the focus on the later Apple, a period much less covered in Valley folklore than the early days.

    1 · December 17, 2012

  • Chris T.

    Nice presentation

    December 17, 2012

  • Harrison R.

    Excellent presentation.

    December 17, 2012

  • Jon

    Adam is a great speaker with I love his insights into local Companies.

    1 · December 17, 2012

  • Matthew Y.

    Full time opportunity for combined iOS development and Javascript UI/UX development and neo4J graph database knowledgeand and Linux at a venture capitalist funded startup. Contact [masked] for more details

    December 17, 2012

  • Michael S.

    Tim, is Apple going to buy Yahoo? Sounds like a great, unfounded rumor. Guess they could call the merged companies Yapplhoo!

    1 · December 17, 2012

  • Kimo C.

    With 500 people attending, will this be live streammed too?

    December 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just came from NY and would like to attend this meetup. I'm on the waitlist - will I get in if I show up?

    December 17, 2012

  • Dan S.

    I'm interested in meeting people tonight who could work with me on transitioning my photo upload and editing website into a mobile app. If interested and if we don't connect tonight shoot me an email at [masked].

    December 17, 2012

  • Marin U.

    Anybody going there from mountain view? I'd appreciate if somebody does carpooling

    December 17, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Do u happen to have one more spot?

      December 17, 2012

    • Waylen L.

      sure, Philip. Wanna meet me at coupa cafe in downtown PA? I finish my meeting there around 6:15pm.

      December 17, 2012

  • Tim B.

    Have you been following Renaissance? We've been announcing new speakers and today posted a press release. Two of our newest speakers are Louie Mantia and Dan Scheinman. You might know Louie as the designer of Tap Tap Revenge, or Twitterrific for iPad, or GarageBand for iPad, or iTunes 10, or Square Wallet... do you get the idea, here? I met Dan through a mutual friend after this story was published about him in the Mercury News:

    I'm posting here because tonight I'll announce that until midnight tomorrow night (Tuesday 12/18), the "svios" discount code is good for 20% off Renaissance registration. Anyone who is signed up before tonight's meetup will get a guaranteed free copy of Adam's book "Inside Apple". Must be present to win. :)

    December 17, 2012

  • Esh

    Hi All,

    I am looking for really good mobile app developers who have worked on speech recognition side of it. Someone who has experience with SIRI, Tell Me, Nuance, VLingo etc. I am trying to work on a concept and would like to talk to you more and see if you would be able to help me with it.

    I can also be reached at [masked]

    December 17, 2012

  • Joshua A.

    I don't mind driving up to 3 people from SF to the event tonight. I can pick you up at 24th st bart station

    If you would like a ride, please send me a private cell is[masked] as well if you would like to text...

    first come first serve...3 at 6pm 24th st bart station


    December 17, 2012

  • Larry T.

    I don't work at Yahoo any more and I can't make it to the meetup tomorrow, but I think this is how it will work: Make a right turn into the first driveway on First Ave. to enter Yahoo's main campus. If there's a security guard in the booth, tell him you are attending a meetup in URL's cafe and he'll point you towards the best available parking.

    1 · December 16, 2012

  • Andy C.

    Is there a visitors' parking near Yahoo! URLs Cafe?

    December 16, 2012

  • Joey J.

    When will Apple come out of the dark ages regarding developer

    Some low-lights:
    Its impossible for a developer to search the bug database to find out if a bug with the SDK or tools has already been reported or if there is a know workaround for said bug.

    It's clear that Apple's approach of keeping their people compartmentized overflows into the SDK as there are lots of inconsistencies in the various APIs and builtin view controllers - just try to add a photo to an SMS message in your app (you can't, but the user can if they use iMessage directly). That's just one example.

    December 14, 2012

  • Zulfi S.

    At every Apple keynote it seems, we're told about how many credit cards iTunes has on file, but it never leads anywhere. Why has Apple shied away from stepping into payments industry with full force? Is Apple working on anything interesting (other than Passbook) in this domain?
    Also, when's the Apple TV set coming out, and what will it look like?

    December 13, 2012

  • Warren S.

    Whatever happened to Steve Job's promise of an open FaceTime standard?

    1 · December 13, 2012

  • Tim B.

    Adam Lashinksy is as close an Apple-watcher as they come.

    I'm expecting that we'll have lots of time for questions, so as a warmup, please post any questions that you have for Adam here. Like these:
    - What will be Scott Forstall's next project?
    - What's the plan for Passbook?
    - When will Apple buy Nest? Tesla? Yahoo?

    Your turn.

    1 · December 13, 2012

  • Tim B.

    I just ordered 10 copies of Inside Apple to give away in a drawing at the meetup. We'll have five available to anyone and five that will go to Renaissance attendees as a thank-you for signing up. Or to be sure you have one for Adam's autograph, order one from Amazon at

    3 · December 7, 2012

  • Art G.

    I attended Adam Lashinsky's Apple presentation at the 2012 Carmel Authors and Ideas Festival; it was great!

    November 21, 2012

  • alex s.

    Hey guys! Thank you for having me! We're coming from North Carolina and look forward to this meet up!

    November 8, 2012

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