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1:20 AM ET, October 7, 2011

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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.
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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)
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
Jonathan Schwartz / What I Couldn't Say:
Realigning the Stars  —  I got to know Steve Jobs during a period when success eluded him.
Discussion: Gizmodo Australia
Josh Ong / AppleInsider:
Apple co-founder says time with Steve Jobs was a ‘great privilege’ of his life
Jessica Guynn / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Larry Brilliant recalls the personal side of Steve Jobs
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Stephen Wolfram Blog:
Steve Jobs: A Few Memories
Discussion: Epicenter, MacNN, TUAW and CNET News
Pierre Omidyar / Civil Beat:
Steve Jobs' Legacy: Think Different
Richard Branson / Virgin:
Remembering Steve Jobs
Discussion: Pulse2
Digits:
Former Apple CEO John Sculley Praises Jobs
Discussion: BetaNews, CNET News and Digits
Reuters:
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.
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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
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.
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
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: MacNN
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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.
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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Steven Musil / CNET News:
Ice Cream Sandwich to launch next week  —  A placeholder video on the official Android developers channel.  —  Google is expected to serve up Ice Cream Sandwich—the newest version of Android—on Tuesday at the Samsung Unpacked event in San Diego.  —  That revelation comes courtesy …
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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Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Reminder: iPhone 4S Pre-Orders Start Friday  —  With all that has happened in the last 24 hours, it's almost hard to remember it was just Tuesday that Tim Cook and Phil Schiller were introducing the iPhone 4S.  It's harder still to remember that the new phone goes on pre-order tomorrow.
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
7th-gen iPod nano teardown reveals new Apple processor, SanDisk flash  —  A teardown of Apple's seventh generation iPod nano, announced Tuesday, revealed a new Apple processor and a switch to SanDisk flash inside the diminutive music player, but few other internal changes from the previous model.
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 …
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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