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Today in Apple history: Apple brings back Steve Jobs with NeXT buyout

December 20, 1996: Apple Computer buys NeXT, the computer company Steve Jobs founded after leaving Cupertino a decade earlier. The deal costs Apple $429 million. It’s a massive price to pay for the failing NeXT, which already saw its hardware division crash and burn. The price is worth it when you consider what Apple gets […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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