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FILE - In this file photo taken Jan. 11, 2011, Tim Cook, Chief Operating Officer of Apple, announces that Verizon Wireless will carry Apple's iPhone, in New York. Apple Inc. on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 said Steve Jobs is resigning as CEO, effective immediately. He will be replaced by Cook, who was the company's chief operating officer. It said Jobs has been elected as Apple's chairman. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

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RIM co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis (l) and Jim Balsillie

Even with $1 salaries, RIM co-CEOs are doing just fine

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Cisco CEO John Chambers said the first quarter was solid as the company weathered economic uncertainty and limited capex spending.

<p>Steve Jobs passed away today, <a href="">Apple announced late this afternoon</a>.</p>

<p>Here, we take a look back at some of the big moments in his tenure at the iconic electronics company he co-founded.
As the 20th century segued into the 21st and as we moved ever deeper into the Digital Age, few individuals personified or drove the era in the way that Steve Jobs did. Apple, over the course of more than three decades largely under his leadership, defined and redefined personal computing with a startling number of iconic devices, from the Apple 1 and the original Macintosh to the iPod and the iPad.
<i>Editor's note: This story was originally published the day <a href="">Steve Jobs resigned from Apple</a> and has been updated to reflect news of his death. </i>

Steve Jobs at Apple: A retrospective (pictures)

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