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Steve Jobs resigns as CEO, named chairman
Reuters ^ | August 24, 2011

Posted on 08/24/2011 3:57:03 PM PDT by bd476

Silicon Valley legend Steve Jobs on Wednesday resigned as chief executive of Apple Inc in a stunning move at the technology giant he co-founded in a garage.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: apple; stevejobs
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1 posted on 08/24/2011 3:57:07 PM PDT by bd476
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Must be pretty sick!


2 posted on 08/24/2011 3:59:55 PM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (Tag line under construction, please mind the gap!!)
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To: bd476

Apple shares down 5.6% after hours.


3 posted on 08/24/2011 4:00:34 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: bd476

Just saw this, too.

Thanks for all the hard work, Steve, and get yourself ready for all that awaits!


4 posted on 08/24/2011 4:00:56 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: bd476

I really hoped I wouldn’t see this day so soon. He really is a visionary and his ability to create has changed our world in so many ways. I will be praying for him!


5 posted on 08/24/2011 4:02:02 PM PDT by FarRightFanatic (It wasn't an election. It was a socialist coup.)
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To: Yossarian; Empireoftheatom48; Zhang Fei
Yes, it is sad news considering the company always had his signature all over it in the form of his creative ideas, hard work and diligence from the very beginning.

6 posted on 08/24/2011 4:05:07 PM PDT by bd476
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To: FarRightFanatic
FarRightFanatic wrote: "I really hoped I wouldn't see this day so soon. He really is a visionary and his ability to create has changed our world in so many ways. I will be praying for him!"
Well said! And prayers are an excellent idea.

7 posted on 08/24/2011 4:07:57 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

The guy’s only 56, and he’s about to buy the farm. Sad...


8 posted on 08/24/2011 4:13:37 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: bd476

Your post beat mine by a few minutes :)


9 posted on 08/24/2011 4:15:08 PM PDT by reegs
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He's been on a medical leave of absence since January 17th.

I wish him and his family the best.

10 posted on 08/24/2011 4:15:14 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: bd476
That makes new CEO Tim Cook The Most Powerful Gay Man in Silicon Valley.
11 posted on 08/24/2011 4:15:38 PM PDT by Leroy S. Mort (Fiat justitia ruat caelum)
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To: newzjunkey

Like him or not, you can’t deny that Steve Jobs is a visionary - a type we don’t see much of anymore - and he’s made a significant impact on our world. Prayers going out to a giant of a man.


12 posted on 08/24/2011 4:17:37 PM PDT by reegs
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To: bd476

***Well said! And prayers are an excellent idea.***

I agree. Prayers up.


13 posted on 08/24/2011 4:17:58 PM PDT by kitkat (Obama, rope and chains)
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To: bd476

I am typing this from my iPhone right now. He has done so much for the company and I hope his health improves so he can come back, although it doesn’t look good.


14 posted on 08/24/2011 4:18:15 PM PDT by 10thAmendmentGuy ("[Drug] crusaders cannot accept the fact that they are not God." -Thomas Sowell)
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To: bd476; ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1234; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; AFreeBird; Airwinger; Aliska; ...
Steve jobs resign thread. But there's an earlier thread already going —PING!

POST COMMENTS ON THIS THREAD, PLEASE!


Apple !

Please, No Flame Wars,
Discuss technical issues, software, and hardware.
Don't attack people!
Don't respond to the Anti-Apple Thread Trolls!
PLEASE IGNORE THEM!!!

If you want on or off the Mac Ping List, Freepmail me.

15 posted on 08/24/2011 4:20:01 PM PDT by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft product "insult" free zone.)
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To: bd476

iPhone is my first apple device. And, his innovation and vision for user experience are forever etched into my life. Feel very sad reading this news as it means his end may be nearer than ever before.


16 posted on 08/24/2011 4:25:21 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: bd476

Whoa. Prayers up. Too young.


17 posted on 08/24/2011 4:26:48 PM PDT by PA Engineer (SP/XX12: Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: bd476

Jobs has made a huge impact and will be missed.

Will Woz ever come back?

I am not sure what he has been up to lately.


18 posted on 08/24/2011 4:28:28 PM PDT by moviefan8
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To: Zhang Fei; reegs; newzjunkey; Leroy S. Mort; kitkat; 10thAmendmentGuy; Swordmaker; Yossarian; ...
Pancreatic cancer is the worst. My prayers are extended for Steve Jobs and his family. Here's a very short excerpt of some newly added paragraphs from Reuters:

" ...Apple shares were suspended from trade before the announcement. They had gained 0.7 percent to close at $376.18.

The pancreatic cancer survivor and industry icon, who has been on medical leave for an undisclosed condition since January 17, will be replaced by COO and longtime heir apparent Tim Cook..."

End excerpt. Read the rest of the story Steve Jobs resigns from Apple, Cook becomes CEO


19 posted on 08/24/2011 4:28:51 PM PDT by bd476
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This really hurts. Steve— stay with us! Damn...


20 posted on 08/24/2011 4:30:05 PM PDT by agooga (Struggling every day to be worthy of their sacrifice.)
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To: Leroy S. Mort

“That makes new CEO Tim Cook The Most Powerful Gay Man in Silicon Valley.”

Geeze, you think they’d get the message...


21 posted on 08/24/2011 4:34:34 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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So???


22 posted on 08/24/2011 4:36:24 PM PDT by KevinDavis (What has Ron Paul done in Congress??)
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To: indianrightwinger
indianrightwinger wrote: "iPhone is my first apple device. And, his innovation and vision for user experience are forever etched into my life. Feel very sad reading this news as it means his end may be nearer than ever before."

It is very sad, he is one of a kind. Still, I'm going to hold out some hope and prayers that he will live a long life.

23 posted on 08/24/2011 4:36:27 PM PDT by bd476
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Gonna go out on a limb here, but I think that the new CEO Tim Cook really knows what he’s doing.


24 posted on 08/24/2011 4:36:50 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: Leroy S. Mort

As long as he delivers the goods and doesn’t wave it in my face, then who cares.


25 posted on 08/24/2011 4:41:07 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: bd476
The sweet victory Jobs has, is the absolutely incredible success of Apple. Gates stole his ideas and propelled Microsoft into what it is today. To get a great lesson in what happen find the movie, 'Pirates of the Silicon Valley'.

I've always 'pulled' for Jobs just because of the crap that was thrown his way. He's a lib...but there's plenty of us 'conservatives' that pulled for him through the years. I did hear he was put into another slot in the company today. Something like the Chairman...can't remember exactly but it's a position that, if he gets well, he could do something with.

26 posted on 08/24/2011 4:43:34 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Palin/Perry 2012)
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Microsoft owned PCs, but now we’ve shifted to the mobile world, and Apple owns that. Now it’s Microsoft looking up at Apple.


27 posted on 08/24/2011 4:44:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: bd476

*sigh* Pray for Justice Ginsberg as well. She wants to continue serving the country. So be it.

Good friend died last February from this cancer.


28 posted on 08/24/2011 4:45:23 PM PDT by SMGFan
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Gates is a lib, too...so it’s a wash.


29 posted on 08/24/2011 4:45:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: PA Engineer
PA Engineer wrote: "Whoa. Prayers up. Too young."
Agree, he is far too young. I hope researchers are able to find a method to diagnose pancreatic cancer earlier and a cure.

I believe that Steve Jobs has the fortitude and self discipline to do whatever it takes to fight the good fight which will allow time and good research to be on his side.

30 posted on 08/24/2011 4:45:44 PM PDT by bd476
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To: SMGFan
Pray for Justice Ginsberg as well. She wants to continue serving the country. So be it.

Well I certainly pray she hangs on until Obama is out of office.

31 posted on 08/24/2011 4:47:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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agooga wrote: "This really hurts. Steve— stay with us! Damn..."
It's very sad. Prayers and good thoughts sent for he and his family.

32 posted on 08/24/2011 4:51:04 PM PDT by bd476
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To: The KG9 Kid
The KG9 Kid wrote: "Gonna go out on a limb here, but I think that the new CEO Tim Cook really knows what he's doing."

If Steve Jobs had anything to do with his appointment, you're probably right.

33 posted on 08/24/2011 4:53:03 PM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

Very sad. I hope he will heal and remain with the company.


34 posted on 08/24/2011 4:55:56 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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Yep..and it is sweet justice as far as I’m concerned. Gates is a maggot; I’m just sorry I can’t afford Apple and I’m sorry a good conservative hasn’t blown everyone’s doors off in this field. But it is what it is...


35 posted on 08/24/2011 5:02:06 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Palin/Perry 2012)
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Outlaw Woman wrote: "The sweet victory Jobs has, is the absolutely incredible success of Apple. Gates stole his ideas and propelled Microsoft into what it is today. To get a great lesson in what happen find the movie, 'Pirates of the Silicon Valley'."
Agree Outlaw Woman. And you're bringing back some bad 80s memories for me personally. My work back then had the best computers around, all Apples with outstanding software. They never crashed. There were no jokes about making late night sacrifices to kick start them after a crash as there later would be with anything created by Gates.

Rumors traveled fast back then about some of Gates' strong armed sales techniques. It was not pretty.

36 posted on 08/24/2011 5:03:11 PM PDT by bd476
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To: DainBramage; All

I hope you get I Brain Damage..


38 posted on 08/24/2011 5:09:12 PM PDT by KevinDavis (What has Ron Paul done in Congress??)
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SMGFan wrote: "*sigh* Pray for Justice Ginsberg as well. She wants to continue serving the country. So be it.

Good friend died last February from this cancer."


I'm very sorry for your loss, SMGFan.

Prayers sent for your dear friend and for you and for Justice Ginsberg.

39 posted on 08/24/2011 5:10:10 PM PDT by bd476
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freekitty wrote: "Very sad. I hope he will heal and remain with the company"

Freekitty, well said.

40 posted on 08/24/2011 5:13:19 PM PDT by bd476
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Thanks Steve, you made my transition into the personal computer very easy. Could never understand why you leaned to the left, though. You embody all that we conservatives stand for, fiscally.


41 posted on 08/24/2011 5:18:27 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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It came installed and I dont have to buy a new one every six months.


42 posted on 08/24/2011 5:19:41 PM PDT by DainBramage
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Did you see that movie? “Pirates of the Silicon Valley’? That film pretty well firmed up my opinion about Gates. Unfortunately his product became the most affordable; that is why he made it big while Jobs has been the true visionary.

Life is not fair...but paybacks are hell.


43 posted on 08/24/2011 5:19:59 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Palin/Perry 2012)
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Prayers indeed!


44 posted on 08/24/2011 5:20:47 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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My aren’t we touchy..


46 posted on 08/24/2011 5:24:32 PM PDT by KevinDavis (What has Ron Paul done in Congress??)
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Huskrrrr wrote: "Thanks Steve, you made my transition into the personal computer very easy."

Well said. He did that for many.

47 posted on 08/24/2011 5:32:44 PM PDT by bd476
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As long as he delivers the goods and doesn’t wave it in my face, then who cares.

The article makes it pretty clear he doesn't wave it any anyone's face. He doesn't talk about his personal life and doesn't appear to be in a relationship. It doesn't look like he has time--he starts emailing underlings at 4:30 in the morning and prides himself on being the last one out of the office at night.

48 posted on 08/24/2011 5:33:00 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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If Steve Jobs had anything to do with his appointment, you’re probably right

Jobs said in his letter that he “strongly recommended” Cook to be his successor.


49 posted on 08/24/2011 5:37:26 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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Outlaw Woman wrote: "Did you see that movie? 'Pirates of the Silicon Valley'? That film pretty well firmed up my opinion about Gates. Unfortunately his product became the most affordable; that is why he made it big while Jobs has been the true visionary. Life is not fair...but paybacks are hell."


No, I haven't seen it yet, but will definitely put it on my list. Thanks!

I remember wondering why anyone would purchase anything created by Gates, but then quickly realized the imbalance between what I wanted and what I could afford.

Friends of mine in Europe have asked me many times why any American would own anything made by Microsoft. In the case of my friends, it's not European snobbery as much as a fear of viruses and wasting money and time with crashes. LOL, it kind of reminds me of many Americans' fear of buying a Yugo.

50 posted on 08/24/2011 5:45:43 PM PDT by bd476
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