Steven Paul " Steve " Jobs ( / ˈ dʒ ɒ b z / ; February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) [ 5 ] [ 6 ] was an American entrepreneur [ 7 ] and inventor, [ 8 ] best known as the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Through Apple, he was widely recognized as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution [ 9 ] [ 10 ] and for his influential career in the computer and consumer electronics fields, transforming "one industry after another, from computers and smartphones to music and movies..." [ 11 ] Jobs also co-founded and served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios ; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, when Disney acquired Pixar. Jobs was among the first to see the commercial potential of Xerox PARC 's mouse -driven graphical user interface , which led to the creation of the Apple Lisa and, one year later, the Macintosh .
Steven P. Jobs, the charismatic technology pioneer who co-founded and transformed one industry after another, from computers and smartphones to music and movies, has died. He was 56.
By Shira Ovide Bloomberg News Apple said Wednesday that Steve Jobs, the technology pioneer who revived the company’s fortunes, died at the age of 56. Be sure to read The Wall Street Journal obituary for Jobs.
Good one....so few acquisitions..but had so much of impact on apples core product design! by Oct 31
By Robert A. Guth In a statement, Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates expressed his condolences on the death of Steve Jobs, saying that it had “been an insanely great honor” to work with his long-time rival and Apple Inc. co-founder.
Bill Gates and Steve Jobs have been competitors and friends for decades. Here's a look at some of the things Gates has said about Steve Jobs through the years. "During 1984 Microsoft expects to get half of its revenue from Macintosh software." -- Gates appearance at an Apple event in 1983 . "To create a new standard, it takes something that's not just a little bit different, it takes something that's really new and really captures people's imagination and the Macintosh, of all the machines I've ever seen, is the only one that meets that standard." -- 1998, as quoted three years ago in an AllThingsD interview . "I wish I had Steve's taste.
October 05, 2011 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. 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.
Disney President Bob Iger, perhaps the closest entertainment executive to Steve Jobs, said the Apple co-creator leaves a legacy that will "extend far beyond the products he created or the businesses he built." Jobs, who died Wednesday at age 56 after a battle with pancreatic cancer, was on Disney's board of directors and was seen as a key advisor to the company on digital strategies. He also, of course, sold Pixar to Disney for more than $7 billion, which made him the entertainment giant's largest shareholder. "Despite all he accomplished, it feels like he was just getting started," Iger said in a statement released by Disney. Jobs played an instrumental role in the television industry's move to migrate content from the big screen to the computer screen, the iPod and most recently the iPad. In 2005, it was Jobs who cut a groundbreaking deal with Walt Disney Co.'
Executives and politicians comment on the death of Steve Jobs , the co-founder and former chief executive officer of Apple Inc. (AAPL) : Bill Gates, chairman and founder of Microsoft Corp.
College dropout. Fired tech executive. Unsuccessful businessman.
Video of the Commencement address. I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college.
It's difficult to overstate how dramatically Steve Jobs reshaped how we interact with computers. The irascible, brilliant impresario led a transition from minicomputers and IBM PCs squashed into beige metal boxes to the Macintosh, the iPhone, and the concept that technology should be fun to use. Thanks to more than a dozen books about the Apple co-founder, and movies like Pirates of Silicon Valley , much of Jobs' life has become well-known. He started Apple with legendary engineer Steve Wozniak, at a time when the personal computer industry barely existed, after dropping out of Reed College.
Apple Computer co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs introduces the all-new flat-panel iMac computer during his keynote speech at the MacWorld Expo in January 2002. Simon Garfield: New iPhone was introduced without Steve Jobs He says one of Jobs' great accomplishments was popularization of typefaces Suddenly consumers could express themselves through choice of fonts, he says Garfield: Jobs has been an enduring tech inspiration Editor's note: Simon Garfield is the author of " JUST MY TYPE : A Book About Fonts", published by Gotham Books, a member of Penguin Group USA. London (CNN) -- With all the tributes to Steve Jobs, one thing tends to get forgotten: the man helped us write. Jobs was the first to give us a real choice of fonts, and thus the ability to express ourselves digitally with emotion, clarity and variety.
Jobs had battled cancer for years Jobs founded Apple when he was 21 He developed the concept of the personal computer and mouse He oversaw the launch of the iPod, iPhone, and iPad (CNN) -- Steve Jobs, the visionary in the black turtleneck who co-founded Apple in a Silicon Valley garage, built it into the world's leading tech company and led a mobile-computing revolution with wildly popular devices such as the iPhone, died Wednesday. He was 56. The hard-driving executive pioneered the concept of the personal computer and of navigating them by clicking onscreen images with a mouse. In more recent years, he introduced the iPod portable music player, the iPhone and the iPad tablet -- all of which changed how we consume content in the digital age. Fortune: Ten ways Steve Jobs changed the world
CUPERTINO, Calif. — Steve Jobs saw the future and led the world to it. He moved technology from garages to pockets, took entertainment from discs to bytes and turned gadgets into extensions of the people who use them. Jobs, who founded and ran Apple, told us what we needed before we wanted it. "To some people, this is like Elvis Presley or John Lennon.
On Wednesday, Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs died at 56 after years of failing health. His family issued a statement in the afternoon, saying, "Steve died peacefully today surrounded by his family." PHOTOS: Hollywood's Notable Deaths "In his public life, Steve was known as visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family.