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The death of Steve Jobs, 1955-2011 (roundup)

Apple's late leader leaves behind a vibrant legacy of pioneering efforts in the fields of high tech and entertainment, from the Mac to Pixar to the iPad.

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Steve Jobs 1955-2011

Apple's longtime leader, who died this week at the age of 56, leaves behind a vibrant legacy of pioneering efforts in the fields of high tech and entertainment, from the Mac to Pixar to the iPad.

Apple co-founder and chairman Steve Jobs dies

The technology pioneer who also co-founded the Oscar-winning animation house Pixar and computer maker NeXT, has passed away.
(Posted in Apple by CNET News staff)
October 5, 2011 4:41 p.m. PT

"It's in Apple's DNA that technology alone is not enough. It's technology married with liberal arts, humanities that yields us the result that makes our heart sing. And nowhere is that more true than in these post-PC devices."
--Steve Jobs, at the unveiling of the iPad 2 in March 2011

An Apple without Steve Jobs

Apple now faces a future without its co-founder and icon. Where does the company go from here?
(Posted in Apple Talk by Josh Lowensohn)
October 6, 2011 4:00 a.m. PT

With Pixar, Steve Jobs changed the film industry forever

Until the Apple founder came along and rescued LucasFilms' fledgling computer graphics division, animation in Hollywood was a dying art. Now, people expect great computer-animated films.
(Posted in Apple by Daniel Terdiman)
October 6, 2011 2:07 p.m. PT

How Steve Jobs reshaped the tech industry

The brilliant, irascible impresario championed the transition from minicomputers and beige IBM boxes to the Macintosh, the iPhone, and the concept that technology should be fun to use.
(Posted in Apple by Declan McCullagh)
October 5, 2011 5:10 p.m. PT

Apple's Jobs remembrance will be Oct. 19, report says

An e-mail purportedly sent to Apple employees today notes that the company plans to hold a private celebration of Steve Jobs' life and career at its headquarters later this month.
(Posted in Apple Talk by Josh Lowensohn)
October 10, 2011 1:03 PM PT

What I learned from Steve Jobs

guest column Many people have explained what one can learn from Steve Jobs. Guy Kawasaki was there with Jobs, launching the Macintosh and absorbing everything he could from Jobs' singular collection of talents. Here's Kawasaki's list of the top 12 lessons he learned from Steve Jobs.
(Posted in Apple by Guy Kawasaki)
October 8, 2011 8:33 a.m. PT

Apple's Jobs still shapes PC laptop future

Steve Jobs and Apple designers have set the course of cutting-edge laptop design for years to come. And one of the biggest beneficiaries of Apple's influence has been Intel.
(Posted in Nanotech: The Circuits Blog by Brooke Crothers)
October 8, 2011 3:57 p.m. PT

Casting about for actor to play Jobs

We're wondering if Noah Wyle is in the running to star in a possible Sony Pictures biopic on the late, great Steve Jobs. As Fortune magazine recalls, it wouldn't be the first time Wyle donned the mock turtleneck.
(Posted in Apple by Edward Moyer)
October 8, 2011 1:16 p.m. PT

Steve Jobs at the heavenly gates--there's an app for that

Cartoonists create humorous, poignant images depicting the Apple co-founder at the gates of heaven.
(Posted in Apple by CBSNews.com staff)
October 8, 2011 9:56 a.m. PT

Sony Pictures making deal for film rights to Jobs bio--report

The studio is striking a deal for the film rights to Walter Issacson's authorized biography of Apple's recently deceased co-founder, according to a report. Book is set to be released later this month.
(Posted in Apple by Edward Moyer)
October 7, 2011 6:01 p.m. PT

Tributes to Steve Jobs online and off (images)

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Post-it notes to Steve Jobs

Messages posted on the clear glass windows of Apple stores around the world capture some of the sentiments and ideas that define Steve Jobs and Apple.
(Posted in Apple by Daniel Farber)
October 7, 2011 3:56 p.m. PT

Steve Jobs funeral will reportedly be held today

A private funeral for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is being held today, according to a new report. Jobs passed away earlier this week.
(Posted in Apple Talk by Josh Lowensohn)
October 7, 2011 12:45 p.m. PT

How Apple and Greenpeace made peace

Steve Jobs and environmental watchdog Greenpeace publicly battled over toxics in Apple products but under Jobs' leadership, Apple designed cleaner products and improved its environmental practices.
(Posted in Green Tech by Candace Lombardi)
October 7, 2011 12:19 PM PDT

Manhattan's Time Square on the eve of Steve Jobs' death. Greg Sandoval/CNET

Colbert, Stewart in funny (but serious) Jobs tributes

In tributes to recently deceased Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart couldn't play it straight. But each had a serious undertone.
(Posted in Technically Incorrect by Chris Matyszczyk)
October 7, 2011 11:58 p.m. PT

Steve Jobs book to share his memorable quotes

Being rushed to the market after the passing of Jobs, "I, Steve: Steve Jobs in His Own Words," reveals the thoughts of the celebrated Apple co-founder on business, technology, and a range of other topics.
(Posted in Apple by Lance Whitney)
October 7, 2011 9:40 a.m. PT

Ranking Steve Jobs among the great innovators

There's little doubt the Apple co-founder belongs to a select list of historical businesspeople and tech visionaries. But where should he be on that list?
(Posted in Apple by Paul Sloan)
October 6, 2011 5:23 p.m. PT

Can Apple re-create Jobs' intangibles?

For the last three years Apple University has trained employees to think like Steve Jobs. His passing will put that effort to the test in the years ahead.
(Posted in Apple by Larry Dignan)
October 6, 2011 3:15 p.m. PT

Steve Jobs was an influence for all entrepreneurs

The iconic leader of Apple helped the thousands of people making a go as startup founders--even if they don't know it.
(Posted in Apple by Paul Sloan)
October 6, 2011 1:55 PM PDT

Reeling in the years of Steve Jobs (video roundup)

A collection of CNET and CBS video tributes in response to the death of Apple Chairman and co-founder Steve Jobs, 56.
(Posted in Apple by CNET News staff)
October 6, 2011 1:26 PM PDT

Jobs' fight against pancreatic cancer was 'admirable'

One medical expert who suspects Jobs may have succumbed to the cancer he fought for seven years says he was amazed to see Jobs up and around after his liver transplant.
(Posted in Apple by Greg Sandoval)
October 6, 2011 12:50 PM PDT

Steve Jobs and the business of design

The Apple co-founder proved that design is a key business strategy for the 21st century. It's something that many other executives are still trying to figure out.
(Posted in Apple by Jay Greene)
October 6, 2011 11:50 AM PDT

Authorized Steve Jobs bio release moved up again

Simon & Schuster's authorized biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will come out later this month.
(Posted in Apple Talk by Josh Lowensohn)
October 6, 2011 10:50 AM PDT

"By making computers personal and putting the Internet in our pockets, (Jobs) 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."
--President Obama

Steve Jobs' most revolutionary Apple products

Here's a look at the most game-changing products that Steve Jobs and Apple have created over the years.
(Posted in Crave by David Carnoy and Dan Ackerman)
October 6, 2011 8:50 AM PDT

Apple fans wake up to a world without Steve Jobs

Makeshift vigils adorn the outside of various Apple stores in Manhattan as people pay their respects to the Apple co-founder.
(Posted in Apple by Roger Cheng)
October 6, 2011 8:48 a.m. PT

Betting on Steve Jobs during Apple's dark days

In the late 1990s when Apple was on the brink of collapse, tech entrepreneur Michael Oh stuck with Apple over Microsoft because of Steve Jobs' leadership and vision.
(Posted in Apple by Martin LaMonica)
October 6, 2011 8:07 a.m. PT

Apple stock trading up following Jobs' death

The company's shares hold steady, more or less, as Wall Street responds to the passing of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
(Posted in Apple by Don Reisinger)
October 6, 2011 7:25 a.m. PT

Erstwhile enemy Sculley: Jobs was 'greatest CEO'

John Sculley, who ousted Jobs from Apple, offered praise after his death. Also: tributes from UK leader David Cameron, mathematician Stephen Wolfram, and an XKCD cartoon.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
October 6, 2011 6:42 a.m. PT

ZDNet: Steve Jobs, our digital version of Walt Disney

There's a solid argument to be made that Steve Jobs was the digital version of Walt Disney. Focus. Entertainment. Delight. Emotional attachment. Theatrical.
(Posted in Between the Lines by Larry Dignan)
October 6, 2011 6:28 a.m. PT

Steve Wozniak remembers Steve Jobs, early Apple

The Apple co-founder says to the CBS Early Show that his "mind went blank" when he heard of the death of Steve Jobs.
(Posted in Apple by Don Reisinger)
October 6, 2011 5:34 a.m. PT

Steve Jobs: Accidental video games visionary

Apple's late co-founder exerted a huge influence over video games, and he wasn't even trying.
(Posted in Apple by John Davison)
October 6, 2011 4:00 a.m. PT

Parisian pilgrimages mark Steve Jobs' death

As Europe awoke to news of the Apple co-founder's death, some ventured to its Apple store as a memorial.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
October 6, 2011 3:14 a.m. PT

Steve Jobs in his own words

In interviews and stage appearances over the years, the co-founder of Apple expressed a distinct philosophy about the allure and the essence of technology.
(Posted in Apple by CNET News staff )
October 5, 2011 9:12 p.m. PT

Public pays tribute to Steve Jobs at Apple stores

From coast to coast, fans and ordinary men and women outside Apple retails sites bow their heads to a man who changed the technology world in extraordinary ways.
• Memorial for Steve Jobs at Apple Store in SF (photos)
(Posted in Apple by Charles Cooper)
October 5, 2011 8:03 p.m. PT

Television and newspapers react to Jobs' death

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has died, and the mainstream is reacting both on television and in newspapers.
(Posted in Apple by Don Reisinger)
October 5, 2011 7:22 p.m. PT

Steve Jobs' big lesson: 'Stay hungry. Stay foolish'

Steve Jobs' 2005 commencement speech at Stanford says a lot about his life and the "great change agent" known as death.
(Posted in Apple by Larry Dignan)
October 5, 2011 7:15 p.m. PT

Steve Jobs: A timeline

CNET remembers the key milestones in Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' life. The tech luminary passed away today at the age of 56.
(Posted in Apple by CNET News staff)
October 5, 2011 7:06 p.m. PT

Bob Metcalfe recalls Steve Jobs cold call

Ethernet co-inventor Bob Metcalfe remembers interactions with Steve Jobs in the early days of personal computing and having Jobs at his wedding.
(Posted in Apple by Martin LaMonica)
October 5, 2011 6:44 p.m. PT

Pixar CEO Steve Jobs with the studio's other lead executives, Ed Catmull (left) and John Lasseter (right). Pixar

Steve Jobs on '60 Minutes' (video roundup)

A video tour of Steve Jobs' career through the lens of the CBS news magazine.
(Posted at CBSNews.com)
October 5, 2011 6:40 p.m. PT

Steve Jobs thought different

Over the 25 years Jobs worked at Apple, the company was an extension of the man and of his vision for computing, industrial design, and a digital lifestyle.
(Posted at CBSNews.com by Dan Farber)
October 5, 2011 6:40 p.m. PT

Obama, friends, rivals, officials mourn Steve Jobs

Industry execs and others express sadness at the death of a great tech leader, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
(Posted in Apple by Elinor Mills and Jay Greene)
October 5, 2011 5:29 p.m. PT

Twitter reacts with emotion to Steve Jobs' death

The second that news outlets started reporting on the death of Steve Jobs today, Twitter erupted with strong expressions of shock and emotion. Here are just a few.
(Posted in Apple by Leslie Katz)
October 5, 2011 5:19 p.m. PT

Tim Cook's memo to Apple employees about Jobs

Apple posts the memo sent to employees following the news of co-founder Steve Jobs passing away today.
(Posted in Apple by CBSNews staff)
October 5, 2011 5:30 p.m. PT

Jobs family statement: He died peacefully

The Jobs family says that Steve Jobs died peacefully.
(Posted in Apple by Larry Dignan)
October 5, 2011 5:44 p.m. PT

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Steve Jobs resigns from Apple (roundup)

Jobs resigns as CEO of the iconic electronics company he co-founded 35 years ago. He has asked Apple's board to put chief operating officer Tim Cook in his place.
(Posted in Apple by CNET News staff)
August 26, 2011 3:39 p.m. PT

Steve Jobs at Apple: A retrospective (pictures)

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