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11:00 AM ET, October 6, 2011

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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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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 …
Brian Lam / The Wirecutter:
Steve Jobs Was Always Kind To Me (Or, Regrets of An A**hole)  —  I met Steve Jobs while I worked at Gizmodo.  He was always a gentleman.  Steve liked me and he liked Gizmodo.  And I liked them back.  Some of my friends who I used to work with at Gizmodo refer to those days as the Good Old Days.
Kori Schulman / White House.gov Blog:
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:
Steven Levy / Wired.com:
Steve Jobs, 1955 - 2011  —  Steven Paul Jobs, 56, died earlier today at his home with his family.  The co-founder and, until last August, the CEO of Apple, Inc., was the most celebrated person in technology and business on the planet.  No one will take issue with the official Apple statement that …
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.
Wall Street Journal:
Apple's Steven Paul Jobs, 1955-2011  —  Mr. Jobs's pursuit of aesthetics sometimes bordered on the extreme.  George Crow, an Apple engineer in the 1980s and again from 1998 to 2005, recalls how Mr. Jobs wanted to make even the inside of computers attractive.
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.
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
Steve Jobs narrates the first Think Different commercial “Here's to the Crazy Ones”  —  I had never heard this version until just now.  It never aired.  —  Here's to you, Steve.  You were the Crazy One.
Discussion: Laughing Squid
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
My apology to Tim Cook and remembering Steve Jobs  —  A few weeks ago I wrote an article for the Next Web about Steve Jobs.  In it I tell about my front-row seat on Steve Jobs career.  —  Tonight I apologized to Tim Cook, Apple's new CEO, for being harsh on him and his performance on Tuesday where he introduced the iPhone 4s.
Discussion: Robert Scoble
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Steve Jobs, in His Own Words
Discussion: Macworld and HBR.org
New York Times:
Steve Jobs's Patents
Discussion: The Next Web
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Steve Jobs biography brought forward to October 24 release
Discussion: AllThingsD
John Markoff / New York Times:
Steve Jobs, Apple's Visionary, Dies at 56
Harry McCracken / Time:
Technology's Great Reinventor: Steve Jobs (1955-2011)
Discussion: Poynter and Gizmodo
Jim Aley / Bloomberg:
Steve Jobs Dead at 56
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
A Big Shadow Demands a Balancing Act at Apple
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.
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BBC:
Steve Jobs dies: Steve Wozniak's tribute  —  The co-founder of Apple says he will remember Steve Jobs for his “very quick mind” and “knowing what made sense in a product”.  —  Steve Wozniak, who met Mr Jobs at school and was in a computer club with him before starting the company, said:
Discussion: CNET News, SlashGear, Tnooz and Electronista
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.
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend.  Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world.  I will miss you.
Agence France Presse:
Samsung pays tribute to Steve Jobs  —  SEOUL — South Korea's Samsung Electronics said Thursday it was saddened by the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, calling him a “great entrepreneur” with an innovative spirit.  —  The two firms are embroiled in a bitter patent row but Samsung chief G.S. Choi said …
Discussion: 9to5Mac and AppleInsider
Martin LaMonica / CNET News:
Bob Metcalfe recalls Steve Jobs' cold call
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
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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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)
 
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