Facebook, Twitter and the rest of social media are dominated by the news regarding Steve Jobs. Well, what you may have heard is true – Steve Jobs, Apple’s Chairman, has just passed away at the age of 56. So long, Steve Jobs…
I have confirmed the news from many worth-noted sources – the ComputerWorld, PC World, and MSNBC – including Apple’s official website. In the tribute to Steve Jobs, Apple.com has changed the front page of the site with Steve Jobs’ photo, only with this text: Steve Jobs, 1955-2011.
If you didn’t know who Steve Jobs is (just in case) – he is the founder and former CEO of Apple, one of the most prominent tech companies in the world. He has invented uber-sleek gadgets and transformed the life of many via Apple’s technologies – iPod, iPhone, iCloud, iPad, etc.
Steve Jobs (and his gadgets) has a lot of fans worldwide. The news about his death has been the talk of the day on the web, especially on the social media. For example, Twitter is (as usual, at times) over-capacity, and the worldwide trending topics are related to Steve Jobs – RIP Steve Jobs, #ThankYouSteve, #iSad, and some others.
Steve receives condolences from so many people, including from his one-time rival, Microsoft’s Bill Gates, who said that having a chance to work with Steve in the past is a great honour. Google also pays a tribute to Steve Jobs – you can find “Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011” just under Google.com’s search bar.
On the brink of the release of iPhone 5, there are a lot of talks on the web whether iPhone 5 would fail (such as this from Mashable.) It seems that the iPhone 5 controversy would somehow subside due the Steve Job’s death.
Steve Jobs: A brief bio
Steven Paul Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was a co-founder, former CEO and Chairman of Apple Inc. He was also the chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios and was a member of the board of directors of the Walt Disney Company, following the acquisition of Pixar by Disney.
Jobs has battled cancer since 2004, who has finally resigned from his position as a CEO of Apple Inc, on August 24, 2011.
Steve Jobs may have passed away, but his legacy will remain in the business and technology arenas.
Rest in peace, Steve…
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