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4:40 AM ET, August 25, 2011

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Apple:
Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple  —  Tim Cook Named CEO and Jobs Elected Chairman of the Board  —  Apple's Board of Directors today announced that Steve Jobs has resigned as Chief Executive Officer, and the Board has named Tim Cook, previously Apple's Chief Operating Officer, as the company's new CEO.
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Letter from Steve Jobs  —  To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:  —  I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know.  Unfortunately, that day has come.  —  I hereby resign as CEO of Apple.
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Resigned  —  Reading around the web an hour ago, looking for confirmation of the then-minutes-old news that Steve Jobs had resigned as CEO, I repeatedly encountered and bridled each time at use of the adjective “shocking” to describe the announcement.  But my initial resentment was unwarranted.
Walt Mossberg / AllThingsD:
Essay: Jobs's Departure as CEO of Apple Is the End of an Extraordinary Era  —  Steve Jobs' resignation as Chief Executive Officer of Apple is the end of an extraordinary era, not just for Apple, but for the global technology industry in general.  Mr. Jobs is a historic business figure whose impact …
Vic Gundotra / Google+:
Icon Ambulance  —  One Sunday morning, January 6th, 2008 I was attending religious services when my cell phone vibrated.  As discreetly as possible, I checked the phone and noticed that my phone said “Caller ID unknown”.  I choose to ignore.  —  After services, as I was walking to my car with my family …
Discussion: Tom Anderson
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Steve Jobs's Best Quotes  —  Steve Jobs has stepped down as CEO of Apple, the company he founded and turned into the largest technology company in the world.  Although his tenure as CEO will be remembered for ushering in fundamental changes in the way people interact with technology …
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Steve Jobs and the sound of silence  —  Like many of my colleagues in Silicon Valley, I was having a fantastic day today.  It is crisp in the shade, warm in the sun.  The skies are a magical blue with puffy clouds floating like dreams.  And when all seemed to be going well, an email in my inbox …
Discussion: Reuters and iDownloadBlog.com
Bloomberg:
Wozniak, Kerner, Haverty on Steve Jobs Resignation  —  Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Inc., Lou Kerner, managing director at Wedbush Securities Inc. and Lawrence Haverty, a portfolio manager at Gamco Investors Inc., talk about Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs\'s decision to resign and the outlook for the company.
Discussion: VentureBeat and Electronista
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Apple posts new official executive organization chart  —  In light of today's shakeups, Apple has posted a revised organization chart on its website.  The chart lists the newly minted CEO Tim Cook, as well as the other executive staff.  It also shows Jobs' new position as Chairman of the Board and Cook's new Board seat as well.
Discussion: @markgurman and mocoNews
Robert X. Cringely / I, Cringely:   Cupertino Two-Step  —  I was about to board an airplane Wednesday …
Quora:
Why did Steve Jobs recommend Tim Cook to replace him as CEO rather than Jonathan Ive or Scott Forstall?
Discussion: Google Watch
Robert Scoble / The Next Web:   A front row seat to Steve Jobs' career, by Robert Scoble.
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Apple's Stock: Looks Like Jobs's Departure Was Priced In
The Business Insider:
These Apple Execs Will Run The Show Now That Steve Jobs Is Gone
Discussion: @markgurman and Smash iPhone
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
What Happens Next at Apple?
Discussion: Shiny Objects and CNET News
Tom Anderson / The Next Web:
How Google+ will succeed and why you'll use it whether you want to or not.  —  Editor's note: This is a guest post written by Tom Anderson, the founder & former President of MySpace.  Follow him on Google, Twitter, and Facebook.  —  There's been more than a few “Google+ is doomed” articles as of late.
Discussion: VentureBeat and @carnage4life
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Facebook Targets Instagram With Photo Filters  —  Get ready for the photo-filter wars to begin.  —  Facebook plans to add a series of photo filters to its mobile application in the coming months with the hopes of drawing off fans of Instagram, the popular photo-sharing application.
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Anonymous Leaks Nude Pics of BART Spokesman  —  Anonymous has declared war on San Francisco's commuter subway system, BART.  They've staged protests and hacked website, but a leak of nude pics of a BART spokesman has taken things to another, more personal level.
Discussion: The Snitch and @revolutionchan
 
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