Its sad news for internet world as co-founder and chief executive of Apple Inc. Steve Jobs has passed away today. Whole world is under grieved, each news channel is displaying this news and covering every movement as well as statements of world’s renowned personalities on this situation. Steve Paul Job, who was born on 24th February 1955 at San Francisco California, had co-founded Apple Inc. on April 1st, 1976 with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. He was also in the board of directors of Walt Disney from 2006.
Since January this year Steve went on indefinite leave and in August Steve Job stepped down from his post as CEO of Apple declaring company’s COO Tim Cook as his successor and CEO. In his resignation Steve had written:
“I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role. I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.”
Steve Jobs announced Tim Cook as the new CEO of Apple Inc. and on his sad demise Tim Cook released the following statement:
“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. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.
We are planning a celebration of Steve’s extraordinary life for Apple employees that will take place soon. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories and condolences in the interim, you can simply email[email protected].
No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Laurene and his children during this difficult time.”
Job’s family released the following statement after his sad demise:
Steve died peacefully today surrounded by his family.
In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family. We are thankful to the many people who have shared their wishes and prayers during the last year of Steve’s illness; a website will be provided for those who wish to offer tributes and memories.
We are grateful for the support and kindness of those who share our feelings for Steve. We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief.
Google founder Sergey’s Brin’s as well as Larry Page wanted to hire Steve Job as CEO of the company.
Google CEO Larry said the following in his statement after Steve sad demise:
“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. He was very kind to reach out to me as I became CEO of Google and spend time offering his advice and knowledge even though he was not at all well. My thoughts and Google’s are with his family and the whole Apple family.”
Here is the statement said by Google Founder Sergey’s Brin’s:
“From the earliest days of Google, whenever Larry and I sought inspiration for vision and leadership, we needed to look no farther than Cupertino. Steve, your passion for excellence is felt by anyone who has ever touched an Apple product (including the Macbook I am writing this on right now). And I have witnessed it in person the few times we have met.
On behalf of all of us at Google and more broadly in technology, you will be missed very much. My condolences to family, friends, and colleagues at Apple.”
Bill gates said that he was “truly saddened to learn of Steve Jobs death.” He added:
“The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come. For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.”
world’s most powerful personality and US president Barack Obama states:
Michelle and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Jobs. Steve was among the greatest of American innovators – brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.
By building one of the planet’s most successful companies from his garage, he exemplified the spirit of American ingenuity. By making computers personal and putting the internet in our pockets, he made the information revolution not only accessible, but intuitive and fun. And by turning his talents to storytelling, he has brought joy to millions of children and grownups alike. Steve was fond of saying that he lived every day like it was his last. Because he did, he transformed our lives, redefined entire industries, and achieved one of the rarest feats in human history: he changed the way each of us sees the world.
The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented. Michelle and I send our thoughts and prayers to Steve’s wife Laurene, his family, and all those who loved him.
Steve Job is known as the father of Ipad, who brings the revolution in the field of mobile technology. His health condition declines from 2004 when he was first operated for pancreatic cancer surgery and after that in 2009 he underwent a liver transplant. Job health condition goes on declining with days passing and on 6th October 2011 he left us. He was just 56-year-old.
We will miss Steve Job A lot, but his soul will always be with us !
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