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Steve Jobs — 1955-2011  —  Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.  Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor.
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Yukari Iwatani Kane / Wall Street Journal:
Apple's Steve Jobs Is Dead  —  Steven P. Jobs, the Apple Inc. chairman and co-founder who pioneered the personal computer industry and changed the way people think about technology, died Wednesday.  —  “Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich …
Larry Page / Google+:
I am very, very sad to hear the news about Steve.  He was a great man with incredible achievements and amazing brilliance.  He always seemed to be able to say in very few words what you actually should have been thinking before you thought it.  His focus on the user experience above all else has always been an inspiration to me.
Apple:
Statement by Apple's Board of Directors  —  We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.  —  Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that  —  enrich and improve all of our lives.  The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.
Kori Schulman / The White House:
President Obama on the Passing of Steve Jobs: “He changed the way each of us sees the world.”  —  Following the loss of visionary Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, President Obama released this statement:
Discussion: GeekWire, CNET News, Digits and Mashable!
Bill Gates / The Gates Notes:
I'm truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs' death.  Melinda and I extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends, and to everyone Steve has touched through his work.  Steve and I first met nearly 30 years ago, and have been colleagues, competitors and friends over the course of more than half our lives.
Apple:
Apple CEO Tim Cook today sent the following email to all Apple employees:  —  Team, I have some very sad news to share with all of you.  Steve passed away earlier today.  Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.
Business Wire:
Statement by Steve Jobs' Family  —  PALO ALTO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Steve Jobs' family today made the following statement regarding his death:  —  Steve died peacefully today surrounded by his family.  —  In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family.
Walt Mossberg / AllThingsD:
The Steve Jobs I Knew  —  That Steve Jobs was a genius, a giant influence on multiple industries and billions of lives, has been written many times since he retired as Apple's CEO in August.  He was a historical figure on the scale of a Thomas Edison or Henry Ford, and set the mold …
Jennifer Leggio / @mediaphyter:
Dick Costolo / @dickc:   Once in a rare while, somebody comes along who doesnt just raise the bar, they create an entirely new standard of measurement. #RIPSteveJobs
John Markoff / New York Times:
Steve Jobs, Apple's Visionary, Dies at 56
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Microsoft:
Steve Jobs (1955-2011): Statement from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer
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Microsoft:
Xbox 360 Teams Up With Entertainment Leaders to Transform TV  —  AT&T, BBC, Comcast, HBO, Rogers, Telefónica, Televisa and Verizon are among providers rolling out new TV entertainment services on Xbox LIVE.  —  A new era in television begins this holiday where your entertainment …
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Ben Rudolph / The Windows Blog:
Control Your Xbox with your Windows Phone Using the Xbox Companion App  —  Earlier today you probably spotted the big, big news from our pals over on the Xbox team.  They're bringing a new world of entertainment to your living room and making it faster, funner (yes, that's right, funner) and easier to find.
Discussion: IntoMobile and TechNet Blogs
Brier Dudley / The Seattle Times:
Xbox becomes TV hub with Comcast, FiOS, HBO; no Frontier
Discussion: Guardian, BetaNews and Joystiq
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft Blog:   Xbox Live TV: What's inside? Silverlight
Reuters:
Exclusive: Microsoft considers bidding for Yahoo: sources  —  (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is considering a bid for Yahoo Inc, resurfacing as a potential buyer after a bitter and unsuccessful fight to take over the Internet company in 2008, sources close to the situation said on Wednesday.
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Not So Much on a Microsoft Bid for Yahoo (They're Crazy, But Not That Crazy)
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Sprint Confirms It Will Offer Unlimited Data Plan for iPhone  —  Sprint will indeed offer unlimited data plans when it starts taking iPhone orders later this week, AllThingsD has confirmed.  —  “We will be offering the benefit of our unlimited plans that start at just $69.99,” said spokeswoman Michelle Leff Mermelstein.
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines Blog:
Oracle vs. Salesforce.com's Benioff goes WWE: We're being played  —  Summary: Oracle cancels a keynote from Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff and the crowd goes wild.  Suddenly, this feels more like a pro wrestling match.  —  Oracle cancels Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff's keynote …
Brian McClendon / Google LatLong:
Google Earth downloaded more than one billion times  —  How large is one billion?  One billion hours ago modern humans were living in the Stone Age.  One billion minutes ago, the Roman Empire was flourishing.  If you traveled from Earth to the Moon three times, your journey would measure one billion meters.
Discussion: PC World
Dan Primack / Fortune:
What Federated paid for Lijit  —  Federated Media paid just “south of $100 million” in stock to acquire Lijit Networks, Fortune has learned from multiple sources.  The deal was announced earlier this month, but without any financial details.  —  Lijit is a Boulder, Colo.-based provider …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: LinkedIn Has Bought Contact Management Start-Up Connected  —  LinkedIn has acquired Connected, a small contact management start-up that unifies and dynamically updates users' connections on email, social networks, calendars and phones, according to sources close to the company.
 
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