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Steve Jobs 
Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American inventor and entrepreneur. He was co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Jobs also previously served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of the Walt Disney Company in 2006, following the acquisition of Pixar by Disney.

In the late 1970s, Jobs—along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Mike Markkula and others—designed, developed, and marketed one of the first commercially successful lines of personal computers, the Apple II series. In the early 1980s, 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 Macintosh. After losing a power struggle with the board of directors in 1985, Jobs left Apple and founded NeXT, a computer platform development company specializing in the higher-education and business markets. 

In 1986, he acquired the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm Ltd, which was spun off as Pixar Animation Studios. He was credited in Toy Story (1995) as an executive producer. He remained CEO and majority shareholder at 50.1 percent until its acquisition by The Walt Disney Company in 2006, making Jobs Disney's largest individual shareholder at seven percent and a member of Disney's Board of Directors. Apple's 1996 buyout of NeXT brought Jobs back to the company he co-founded, and he served as its interim CEO from 1997, then becoming permanent CEO from 2000, onwards. After resigning as CEO in August 2011, Jobs was elected chairman of Apple's board of directors and held that title until his death.


On October 5, 2011, Jobs died in California at age 56, seven years after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.A small private funeral was held on October 7, 2011.
The funeral is characterized as a small private gathering, this person said. The person wouldn't say where or when the event was taking place, citing respect for Mr. Jobs and his family's privacy.

 On his death he was widely described as a visionary, pioneer and genius—perhaps one of the foremost—in the field of business, innovation, and product design, and a man who had profoundly changed the face of the modern world, revolutionized at least six different industries, and who was an "exemplar for all chief executives". His death was widely mourned and considered a loss to the world by commentators across the globe.

Golam Kibria:

যুক্তরাষ্ট্রে ‘স্টিভ দিবস’ ঘোষণা
অ্যাপল আজ স্টিভশূন্য। বিশ্বের বদলের দৈব রূপকার এ উদ্ভাবক তবুও আছেন কোটি কোটি ভক্তের অন্তরজুড়ে। এ জন্য দক্ষিণ যুক্তরাষ্ট্রে ১৬ অক্টোবরকে (রোববার) ‘স্টিভ জবস ডে’ হিসেবে ঘোষাণা করা হয়েছে। সংবাদমাধ্যম সূত্র এ তথ্য জানিয়েছে।

ক্যালিফোর্নিয়ার গভর্নর জেরি ব্রাউন ১৬ অক্টোবরকে স্টিব জবস ডে উদ্যাপন করার কথা আনুষ্ঠানিকভাবে ঘোষণা দিয়েছেন। স্বপ্নকে বাস্তবে রূপ দেওয়া এ মহাউদ্ভাবকের প্রতি শ্রদ্ধা আর সম্মান জানাতেই এ দিনকে স্টিভ ডে হিসেবে পালন করা হবে।

এ দিন স্টিভের দেওয়া স্টানফোর্ড ভার্সিটির ঐতিহাসিক ভাষণকে স্মরণ করেও শোকসভা অনুষ্ঠিত হয়। ১৯ অক্টোবর কুপারটিনোতে অবস্থিত অ্যাপল সদরদপ্তরের কর্মীরাও স্টিভের প্রতিশ্রদ্ধা জানাতে স্মরণসৌধ নির্মাণ করছে।

গভর্নর জেরি ব্রাউন স্টিভকে উদ্দেশ্য করে বলেন, স্টিভের কারণেই ক্যালিফোর্নিয়া আজ বিশ্বব্যাপী এত বেশি পরিচিতি হয়েছে। স্টিভ ছিলেন ক্যালিফোর্নিয়ার স্বপ্নদূত। যিনি শুধু স্বপ্ন বুনে নয়, তা জীবনে বাস্তবও করে গেছেন। এ কারণে তাঁকে শ্রদ্ধা জানাতে দক্ষিণ যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের ক্যালিফোর্নিয়া যথাযথ সম্মানের সঙ্গে ‘স্টিভ দিবস’ পালন করবে।

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The iPhone 4S is not the last major project that Steve Jobs worked on, according to one analyst. That would be the next iPhone--let's call it the iPhone 5.
The next-generation iPhone "was the last project that Steve Jobs was intimately involved with from concept to final design. For that reason...this product will establish the high water mark for iPhone volumes," Ashok Kumar, an analyst at Rodman & Renshaw, wrote in a research note this week. He expects the iPhone 5 to be a "cult classic" because of Jobs' involvement.
In the note, Kumar said the phone will have a slimmer profile and larger screen size but with the same dimensions as the iPhone 4S (the relatively-small 3.5-inch screen is not one of the 4S' best features). The iPhone is also expected to have LTE, or Long Term Evolution--what's sometimes referred to as 4G.
Another source, who I spoke with this week and who claims to have knowledge of the redesign, said the iPhone 5 is a "complete redesign. This is a very large project that Steve dedicated all of his time to. He was not that involved in the 4S because his time was limited."
That makes sense to me. Cosmetically, the iPhone 4S is identical to the iPhone 4. So no big change here. And though the 4S has been revamped on the inside, in some respects, it carries over technology already in the iPad 2: the same dual-core processor, same memory capacity, same accelerometer, same gyroscope, among other similarities.
So, it's probably not unreasonable to expect the iPhone 5 to be a "complete redesign," as the source said--meaning both externally and internally, though probably less so internally when compared with pronounced user-facing changes like the display size. (No telling what kind of plans Apple has on the software front: iOS 6? Siri 2?)
The iPhone 5 should debut around the time of Apple's Developer's Conference in the summer of 2012, according to Kumar's research note.

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