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4:40 AM ET, October 7, 2011

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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.
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D.B. Grady / The Atlantic Online:
In Praise of Bad Steve  —  Steve Jobs didn't change the world by playing nice  —  When filmmaker Stanley Kubrick died, the steely perfectionist who ground actors into submission died with him.  Kubrick was a good man — Matthew Modine once described him as “probably the most heartfelt person I ever met” …
Discussion: Eric Lundquist
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:
Tim Berners-Lee / W3C Blog:
Steve Jobs and the actually usable computer
Discussion: MacNN
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Apple co-founder says time with Steve Jobs was a ‘great privilege’ of his life
Jonathan Schwartz / What I Couldn't Say:   Realigning the Stars  —  I got to know Steve Jobs during a period when success eluded him.
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Larry Brilliant recalls the personal side of Steve Jobs
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Richard Branson / Virgin:
Remembering Steve Jobs
Discussion: Pulse2, The Times, Guardian and TG Daily
Harry McCracken / Technologizer:
To Steven Jobs on His Thirtieth Birthday  —  On February 24th 1985, Steve Jobs turned thirty.  His Apple coworkers helped him celebrate by creating a short film for him.  They set it to the wonderful song “My Back Pages” by one of Steve's idols, Bob Dylan, and filled it with images from Jobs' first three decades.
Discussion: MacRumors and The Next Web, Thanks:mariedomingo
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Hong Kong teen's somber design for Jobs a cyber hit  —  (Reuters) - A Hong Kong design student's poignant tribute to Apple founder Steve Jobs became an internet hit Thursday with its minimalist, touching symbolism and brought a job offer and a flood of commemorative merchandise using his design.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Tweets About Steve Jobs Spike But Don't Break Twitter Peak Record  —  As with Google, Twitter saw a spike in activity related to the death of Steve Jobs.  However, the company said that the number of tweets per second didn't break new records.  —  The Peak Records
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.
Matt / WordPress.com News:
Retro Mac Theme
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Nuance To Acquire Swype For $100+ Million  —  Nuance has acquired Seattle-based startup Swype for something more than $100 million, says a source with knowledge of the deal.  —  I'm a big fan of Swype, and this is a brilliant acquisition by Nuance.  Swype first launched at a TechCrunch conference in 2008.
Charles Duhigg / New York Times:
With Time Running Short, Jobs Managed His Farewells  —  Over the last few months, a steady stream of visitors to Palo Alto, Calif., called an old friend's home number and asked if he was well enough to entertain visitors, perhaps for the last time.  —  In February, Steven P. Jobs had learned that …
Discussion: I, Cringely and MacNN
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Christopher John Farley / Speakeasy:
Steve Jobs Knew The End Was Near Weeks Ago, Says Coming Biography
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
The day Steve Jobs called Walter Isaacson
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 …
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Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
iPhone 4S: Even Unlocked, You Won't Be Network Swapping This Phone  —  The iPhone 4S decisions looms.  But can I buy an unlocked iPhone and swap it as I like?  Nope.  In fact, buy an iPhone 4S on Verizon or Sprint, and you can't easily use that later with AT&T, it seems.
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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple's iPhone 4S now available for pre-order ahead of Oct. 14 launch  —  As promised, Apple has begun pre-orders for the anticipated iPhone 4S.  Pre-ordering is now available in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom through Apple's website.
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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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Windows Azure beats Amazon EC2, Google App Engine in cloud speed test  —  Microsoft's Windows Azure has beaten all competitors in a year's worth of cloud speed tests, coming out ahead of Amazon EC2, Google App Engine, Rackspace and a dozen others.  —  The independent tests were conducted …
Discussion: Microsoft News
Eric Goldman / Technology & Marketing Law Blog:
GoDaddy Mismanages Its User Agreements—Crabb v. GoDaddy  —  Crabb v. GoDaddy.com, Inc., 2:10-cv-00940-NVW (D. Ariz. Sept. 27, 2011)  —  As online user agreements become longer and more byzantine, it's become common for a “master” user agreement to incorporate numerous other documents by reference.
 
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