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Apple PR urged Newsweek not to hire Steve Lyons, the blogger behind Fake Steve Jobs

You might know Lyons as the tech columnist for Newsweek , or perhaps you remember him from the satirical blog, Fake Steve Jobs , of which he was the author. According to a recent CNN interview with Lyons, Apple’s PR hoped Newsweek would not hire him. “Their head of PR told my predecessor, Steven Levy, to pass word to the powers that be at Newsweek that Apple wasn’t happy with the idea that they were going to hire me,” Lyons said. “Yes, that happened. And Apple plays thi…