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Steve Jobs Dies

Posted: October 6, 2011 in Uncategorized
Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs 1955-2011

 

Steve Jobs, the Apple founder and former CEO who invented and masterfully marketed ever-sleeker gadgets that transformed everyday technology, from the personal computer to the iPod and iPhone, has died. He was 56.

Steve Jobs passed away on Wednesday 5th October 2011. He was more than Apple’s CEO, he helped make computers a household necessity and ushered in the iPod, iPhone and other must-have gadgets. Considered one of the greatest American CEOs of his generation.

Neither Jobs’ family nor Apple has revealed where Jobs died. they neither released the cause of his death. Jobs has been fighting pancreatic cancer for years and had a liver transplant. Apple’s website has since dedicate the homepage to Jobs. On it there is a full -page photo of the CEO with the text “Steve Jobs 1955-2011.”

His Story

Steven Paul “Steve” Jobs (born February 24, 1955) is an American businessman, and the co-founder and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Jobs previously served as CEO of Pixar Animation Studios.

In the late 1970s, Jobs, with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, created one of the first commercially successful personal computers. In the early 1980s, Jobs was among the first to see the commercial potential of the mouse-driven graphical user interface. After losing a power struggle with the board of directors in 1985, Jobs resigned from Apple and founded NeXT, a computer platform development company specializing in the higher education and business markets. NeXT’s subsequent 1997 buyout by Apple Computer Inc. brought Jobs back to the company he co-founded, and he has served as its CEO since then.

In 1986, he acquired the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm Ltd which was spun off as Pixar Animation Studios. He remained CEO and majority shareholder until its acquisition by the Walt Disney Company in 2006. Jobs is currently a member of Walt Disney Company’s Board of Directors.

Jobs’ history in business has contributed greatly to the myths of the idiosyncratic, individualistic Silicon Valley entrepreneur, emphasizing the importance of design and understanding the crucial role aesthetics play in public appeal. His work driving forward the development of products that are both functional and elegant has earned him a devoted following.

In mid-January 2009, Jobs took a 5 month leave of absence from Apple to undergo a liver transplant.

Apple announced his death without giving a specific cause.

“We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today,” the company said in a brief statement.

Not only he was a great inventor, he created several thousand jobs with his inventions. RIP