Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said Monday he's not optimistic the effort to kill the flawed Stop Online Piracy Act will succeed. On Friday legislators in the United States indefinitely shelved the SOPA bill and its equally controversial sister, the Protect Intellectual Property Act, in the face of a backlash led by Google, Wikipedia and a host of other online companies.

President's Speaker Series: Steve Wozniak -- From Garage to Global Importance: the Rise of the PC THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2012 7:30 PM TO 9:00 PM Engineering School of - Dean's Office Office of Marketing and Communications President's Office

Steve Wozniak will be a featured speaker this spring at Des Moines Area Community College’s West Des Moines campus. The Apple Computer co-founder will offer a keynote address at 1 p.m. on March 8 in conjunction with the school’s iWeek celebration — a program designed to promote creative and innovative thought.

Ever wonder what it would be like to put two of the biggest icons among geeks into the same room? Well wonder no longer avid VentureBeat reader. VentureBeat Founder and Editor-In-Chief Matt Marshall had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and legendary actor Leonard Nimoy on stage at the VentureBeat/DEMO Enterprise Disruption event last night.

Steve Wozniak and the Fusion-io team announce their newest product.

The VentureBeat team, being the huge geeks that we are, are delighted to be co-hosting Enterprise Disruption: An Evening of Change and Innovation tonight in San Francisco. The event, produced by our partners at DEMO and underwritten by Fusion-io, will showcase some truly bright student-led startups. While the event is at capacity, you can still register to get on the waitlist — or follow along with our live video stream, which will start tonight at 6:15pm Pacific, right here in this post.

A photo captured nearly 30 years ago and brought to light this week shows a shaggy-haired Steve Jobs, clad in blue jeans and a leather jacket, expressing his affection for then rival IBM while walking the streets of New York City in the lead up to the launch of the first Mac. Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Macintosh team that helped pioneer the personal computer revolution alongside Jobs and Steve Wozniak, published the photo to his Google page on Thursday in memoriam of the late Apple co-founder and his rebellious spirit.

How did a drug-taking college dropout create one of the largest companies of the world?" That's the question that this one-hour documentary on Steve Jobs by the BBC. I just saw it and it's nice.

The SignaturesAt a sparsely attended Sotheby's auction Tuesday bidding for the documents started at $70,000 and ended 9 minutes later at $1.35 million. The unidentified buyer, who followed the action by telephone, will pay a total of $1,594,500, once Sotheby's "buyer's premium" is factored in.

UPDATE: According to Bloomberg, the documents went to Eduardo Cisneros, chief executive officer of Cisneros Corp. The Cisneros family, according to a 2006 Forbes listing, is the second wealthiest in South America.