Even though Apple fell short of Wall Street's iPhone sales expectations, carrier Sprint ( S) managed to exceed expectations this quarter. The Overland Park, Kan.-based company activated 1.5 million iPhones during its the three months ended in June with 40% going to new postpaid customers.
Steve Jobs is revered for the contributions he made to technology and society as a whole, but now he's joined a list next to George Washington. TIME has come up with a list of 20 most influential Americans of all time, listing Jobs as the most recent one. "He was the high priest of the computer age, and as the pancreatic cancer that would kill him at age 56 took its toll, he appeared ever more gaunt and ascetic in his uniform of jeans and black turtleneck at the live introductions of his latest Apple products," the article said. Also included on the list are George Washington; Thomas Jefferson; Sacagawea, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark; Abraham Lincoln; Sitting Bull; Alexander G. Bell; Thomas Edison; Henry Ford; Wright Brothers; Margaret Sanger; Albert Einstein; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Louis Armstrong; James Watson; Martin Luther King Jr. and Muhammad Ali.
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