November 3rd, 1999

[8:00 AM] Steve Jobs To Deliver Webcast Speech As Pixar CEO, QT Not To Be Used
by Staff

Several Observer sent us notes they received from Charles Schwab about a webcast event to be held next week with Steve Jobs. Mr. Jobs, iCEO of Apple Computer, will be speaking in his other role as CEO of Pixar, the animation studio responsible for Toy Story and A Bugs' Life. The event is only open to Schwab account holders. It is also only available through RealPlayer as well, which is interesting considering the superior performance offered by Apple's QuickTime Streaming. An excerpt from the Schwab e-mail:

On Thursday, November 11, 1999, 7:00 PM Eastern Time, the Schwab CEO Speaker Series will feature Steve Jobs, Chairman and CEO, Pixar Animation Studios.

As a valued Schwab Signature Services client, you're invited to participate in this CEO Speaker Series event via live web broadcast!

Pixar is the Academy Award-winning animation studio that combines world-class creative talent with proprietary technology to create original computer-animated films. In 1997 Pixar entered into a partnership with The Walt Disney Company to finance, produce and distribute five computer-animated feature films and related products. Pixar's first film, Toy Story, was the world's first fully computer-animated feature film and the highest-grossing film released in 1995. Pixar's second film, "A Bug's Life" was the highest-grossing animated feature released in 1998. Pixar's third film, Toy Story 2, will be released this Thanksgiving.

Join Mr. Jobs as he discusses Pixar's current projects, future opportunities for computer-animated films, and his strategy for Pixar.

To participate, click on the Speaker Series link and log on to Click on Quotes & Research, then Signature Research, then CEO Speaker Series. Follow instructions on the site to download RealPlayer.

Participants can also submit questions for Mr. Jobs in advance of the event. You can find more information on getting an account with Charles Schwab at the company's wen site.

The Mac Observer Spin: It is doubtful that Mr. Jobs had any control over the streaming format being offered, but this would have been a nice opportunity to showcase QuickTime Streaming to an audience not necessarily dominated by Mac users.