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4:24 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
Pierre Omidyar / Civil Beat:
Steve Jobs' Legacy: Think Different
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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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.
Discussion: WordPress.com News
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.
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  —  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.
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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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.
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Danny Sullivan / Daggle:
iPhone 4S: Even Unlocked, You Won't Be Network Swapping This Phone
Discussion: AllThingsD and TechnoBuffalo
David Pogue / Pogue's Posts:
Steve Jobs: Imitated, Never Duplicated  —  Wednesday evening, Apple broke the news that Steve Jobs had died.  —  Since that moment, tributes, eulogies and retrospectives have poured over the world like rain.  He changed industries, redefined business models, fused technology and art.
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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Universe Dented, Grass Underfoot
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.
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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