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Apple Founder Steve Jobs dies at 56

October 6, 2011
By Gabrielle Davelaar
AMSTERDAM – Steve P. Jobs, co-founder of Apple has lost  his battle against cancer. He was 56.
Jobs struggled with pancreatic cancer for a long period, while remaining the face of the company until August 2011.
He led the company, which changed the technological world tremendously, from 1996.
Not only did the company change the design of computers but also new gadgets such as iPods, iPhones and iPads were crucial products that changed the technological scene globally.
 A full-page image of Jobs with an accompanying note “Steve Jobs 1955-2011” has been posted on the company website.
Many people left messages of condolences.
“Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives,” Apple said. “The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.”
 Leading tech world gurus also sent their condolences.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, said: “Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend.”  “Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you.”
Apple Computer was founded in 1976 by Jobs and his childhood friend Steve Wozniak. The Apple computer was considered to be the world’s first personal computer.

“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,” wrote President Barack Obama on the official White House blog.

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