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8:30 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.
Discussion: Electronista
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.
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Larry Brilliant recalls the personal side of Steve Jobs  —  Over the course of 35 years of friendship, Larry Brilliant never gave an interview about Steve Jobs.  —  Jobs shielded himself and his family from the media, and his friends respected his privacy.
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 …
Pierre Omidyar / Civil Beat:
Steve Jobs' Legacy: Think Different
Discussion: BBC
Tim Berners-Lee / W3C Blog:   Steve Jobs and the actually usable computer
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:   Apple co-founder says time with Steve Jobs was a ‘great privilege’ of his life
Richard Branson / Virgin:
Remembering Steve Jobs
Discussion: Pulse2
Digits:
Former Apple CEO John Sculley Praises Jobs
Martin LaMonica / CNET News:
Bob Metcalfe recalls Steve Jobs' cold call
Agence France Presse:
Samsung pays tribute to Steve Jobs
Discussion: Datamation.com and 9to5Mac
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: Adweek, Betabeat, GottaBeMobile and MacDailyNews, Thanks:philiped
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  —  To survive its late founder, Apple and Steve Jobs planned a training program in which company executives will be taught to think like him, in ‘a forum to impart that DNA to future generations.’ Key to this effort is Joel Podolny, former Yale Business School dean.
David Pogue / Pogue's Posts:
Steve Jobs: Imitated, Never Duplicated
Discussion: Tech Daily Dose
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
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 …
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
Discussion: Betabeat and Scobleizer
Brian Lam / The Wirecutter:
Steve Jobs Was Always Kind To Me (Or, Regrets of An A**hole)
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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Klint Finley / SiliconANGLE:
Google Announces Database-as-a-Service for App Engine, Hot on Oracle's Heels  —  Yesterday Oracle announced a database-as-a-service offering and a Java platform-as-a-service as part of its Oracle Public Cloud, which is now in developer preview mode.  Today Google announced its own DBaaS based on MySQL called Google Cloud SQL.
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 …
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 …
 
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Darrell Etherington / GigaOM:
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Important Information Regarding the Right of Borders Customers to Opt Out of Transfer …
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Time-zone databse down  —  Today, the time-zone database was closed down.
Discussion: Gmane and Techdirt
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