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Today is Steve Jobs Day in California

The governor of California, Jerry Brown, has declared today Steve Jobs Day, with a memorial taking place to honour Apple's co-founder.

Jerry Brown the governor of California, tweeted: "This Sunday will be Steve Jobs Day in the State of California," reports The Unofficial Apple Weblog.

A private memorial is also taking place today, with prominent Silicon Valley executives in attendance, along with those close to Jobs. Those attending were asked to respond to Emerson Collective, a philanthropic organisation established by Jobs' wife, Laurene Powell Jobs.

Apple is holding a separate event for employees on its Cupertino campus on Wednesday. According to the internal memo from CEO Tim Cook, it will be a celebration of Jobs' life. Apple Stores will also be closed for an hour on that day, so employees can watch a live webcast of the celebration, reports 9to5Mac.

"Although many of our hearts are still heavy, we are planning a celebration of [Jobs'] life for Apple employees to take time to remember the incredible things Steve achieved in his life and the many ways he made our world a better place," read the email from Cook.

A small private funeral was held for Jobs last week.

Tributes to Jobs have come in many forms, including songs and graphics, along with the testimonials from statesmen, actors, and technology giants. You can read our obituary here.