Sour Apples

His old company sues Jobs

When Steve Jobs resigned as chairman of Apple Computer two weeks ago, it seemed the final act in a stormy corporate drama. But the saga continues. Jobs had enraged Apple's board of directors by starting a rival computer firm and luring five company employees, including senior engineers and marketers, to join him. Jobs' new venture, to be called Next, Inc., is expected to compete directly in Apple's core educational market. Last week Apple lashed back, filing suit against Jobs in Santa Clara County's superior court. The computer company (1984 sales: $1.5 billion) charged that Jobs had "secretly planned" to compete with...

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