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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 …
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.
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 …
Discussion: AllThingsD, PC Magazine and Epicenter
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.
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”.
Andy Lewis / Hollywood Reporter:
Steve Jobs' Biography Sales Jump 22,000 Percent Upon Death … The untimely death of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs on Wednesday at age 56 has given a boost to sales of the upcoming authorized biography Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.  —  The book is No. 1 on Amazon's “Movers & Shakers” list …
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:   Steve Jobs narrates the first Think Different commercial “Here's to the Crazy Ones”
Apple:
Apple CEO Tim Cook today sent the following email to all Apple employees:
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily and CNET News
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Steve Jobs, in His Own Words
Discussion: HBR.org
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Steve Jobs biography brought forward to October 24 release
Discussion: AllThingsD, I4U News and App Advice
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune:
The day Steve Jobs called Walter Isaacson
Discussion: 9to5Mac, Computerworld and GottaBeMobile, Thanks:philiped
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:   Universe Dented, Grass Underfoot
New York Times:   Steve Jobs's Patents
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)
Discussion: Engadget and Mashable!
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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:
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.
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.
Digits:
Former Apple CEO John Sculley Praises Jobs
Discussion: CNET News
Agence France Presse:
Samsung pays tribute to Steve Jobs
Discussion: 9to5Mac and AppleInsider
Martin LaMonica / CNET News:
Bob Metcalfe recalls Steve Jobs' cold call
Discussion: AppleInsider, Fortune and Digits
Sergey Brin / Google+:
From the earliest days of Google, whenever Larry and I sought inspiration …
Discussion: Computerworld
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 …
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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Billy Steele / Engadget:
Sprint now taking pre-orders for iPhone 4, reserve your 4S on October 7
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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