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6:40 PM ET, October 6, 2011

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AP / YouTube:
Wozniak Tearfully Remembers His Friend Steve  —  Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak spoke with The Associated Press Thursday morning about his friend and former business partner Steve Jobs.  (Oct. 6)
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Business Week:
Eric Schmidt on Steve Jobs  —  The Google executive chairman admired Jobs's passion, courage, and smarts  —  Everyone knows the transaction where the board sided with John Sculley and Steve left Apple.  Steve sold all of his Apple stock, kept one share, and founded NeXT.  Typical Steve maneuver.
Jonathan Schwartz / What I Couldn't Say:
Realigning the Stars  —  I got to know Steve Jobs during a period when success eluded him.  When he'd left Apple, and founded NeXT Computer, Inc. In 1989, a few friends and I started a software company, Lighthouse Design, that devoted itself to the NeXT platform.
Stephen Wolfram Blog:
Steve Jobs: A Few Memories  —  I'm so sad this evening—as millions are—to hear of Steve Jobs's death.  Scattered over the last quarter century, I learned much from Steve Jobs, and was proud to consider him a friend.  And indeed, he contributed in various ways to all three of my major life projects so far …
Shantanu Narayen / Adobe Blogs:
With Our Deepest Sympathy  —  Steve was a unique visionary and his influence as a technology innovator will be sorely missed.  This is a sad day for the entire industry, and we offer our deepest sympathy to his family.  —  Below are thoughts from John Warnock and Chuck Geschke, Adobe co-founders and co-chairmen of the board:
Pierre Omidyar / Civil Beat:
Steve Jobs' Legacy: Think Different
Discussion: BBC
Richard Branson / Virgin:
Remembering Steve Jobs
Discussion: Pulse2
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:   Apple co-founder says time with Steve Jobs was a ‘great privilege’ of his life
Digits:
Former Apple CEO John Sculley Praises Jobs
Discussion: CNET News
Agence France Presse:
Samsung pays tribute to Steve Jobs
Discussion: 9to5Mac
Martin LaMonica / CNET News:
Bob Metcalfe recalls Steve Jobs' cold call
Discussion: eWeek, GigaOM, Guardian, AllThingsD and MediaFile
Apple:
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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Jessica Guynn / Los Angeles Times:
Steve Jobs' virtual DNA to be fostered in Apple University
Discussion: L.A. Times Tech Blog
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Steve Jobs, in His Own Words
Discussion: GigaOM, MacRumors, Gizmodo and HBR.org
Jim Aley / Business Week:
Steve Jobs: The Beginning, 1955-1985
Discussion: BusinessWeek.com
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Steve Jobs narrates the first Think Different commercial “Here's to the Crazy Ones”
Discussion: Laughing Squid
New York Times:
Steve Jobs's Patents
Discussion: The Next Web and Poynter
Christopher John Farley / Speakeasy:
Steve Jobs Knew The End Was Near Weeks Ago, Says Coming Biography  —  Steve Jobs knew that he was dying weeks before the end, according to a coming biography.  —  Walter Isaacson's book “Steve Jobs” is due out Nov. 21 from Simon & Schuster.  Jobs died Wednesday at the age of 56.
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
The day Steve Jobs called Walter Isaacson  —  In a special Time Magazine cover story, a preview of his forthcoming biography  —  For the seventh and perhaps the last time, Steve Jobs appears this week on the cover of Time Magazine, a special issue that includes a photo essay by Diana Walker …
Discussion: Betabeat and GottaBeMobile, Thanks:philiped
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Universe Dented, Grass Underfoot  —  After the WWDC keynote four months ago, I saw Steve, up close.  —  He looked old.  Not old in a way that could be measured in years or even decades, but impossibly old.  Not tired, but weary; not ill or unwell, but rather, somehow, ancient.  But not his eyes.
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Fred / A VC:
What We've Lost And What We've Gained  —  I shed my tears when Steve Jobs stepped down less than six weeks ago.  That's when I knew it was over.  The news came to me last night during a board dinner.  My 18 year old daughter kik'd me.  I asked her if she was sure.  She said “it's all over twitter”.
Discussion: Betabeat
Walt Mossberg / AllThingsD:
The Steve Jobs I Knew
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:   My apology to Tim Cook and remembering Steve Jobs
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR:
Samsung Galaxy Nexus full specs revealed; Verizon Wireless exclusive  —  Well, now that Apple has announced the iPhone 4S, there's only one other flagship on the horizon that people are eagerly anticipating and that's the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.  Codenamed “Nexus Prime,” the Galaxy Nexus …
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
HTC announces the Sensation XL with Beats Audio, we go hands-on  —  We suspected there'd be a special guest at HTC's party in London tonight and here it is: the brand new Sensation XL.  You might recognize the mug shot from the many leaks we've reported under the Runnymede codename …
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Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Intellectual Ventures Joins the Mobile Patent War, Suing Motorola Mobility  —  Intellectual Ventures filed suit Thursday against Motorola Mobility, saying that the company is infringing on its patents and refuses to take a license to its technology.  —  The patent amassing firm …
Rdio Blog:
Introducing: Free Access to Rdio  —  Some of the best things in life are free, and starting today, Rdio is one of them.  New Rdio users in the US can take advantage of many of our popular features for free, including streaming full songs without hearing a single ad — a meter at the top …
Eric Savitz / The Tech Trade:
Oracle To Pay $199.5M To Settle Charge It Ripped Off Uncle Sam  —  Oracle has agreed to pay the government $199.5 million plus interest to settle a lawsuit filed by the Justice Department alleging the company overcharged the government's General Services Administration for software and services.
 
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