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Political Leaders & Global Technology Heads Pay Tributes to Steve Jobs

At the age of 56, Steve Jobs is not among us anymore. “Steve died peacefully”, stated his family.

US President Obama said in a statement, "The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented."

Former UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair, said, "Steve Jobs was an extraordinary and creative human being, an inspiration and an innovator who believed that by the power of ideas the world could be transformed. As much as anyone in any walk of life in the early 21st century he changed people's lives simply by imagination and determination. His memory will serve as a symbol of what the human mind can achieve."

Arnold Schwarznegger Twitted, “Steve Lived the California Dream every day of his life and he changed the world and inspired us all.”

Steve Wozniak in an interview with the BBC (opens in new tab) said, "Almost all the time we had discussions about how something should be done in a company, he was almost always right." Mr. Wozniak thanks Jobs for all the marketing related techniques and understanding of the new technology.

Bill Gates also paid tributes to the late Mr. Jobs and stated, “Melinda and I extend our sincere condolences to Steve Jobs' family & friends.”

Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page, “Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you.'

Samsung also didn’t stay behind in extending their condolences and said, “Mr Jobs was an ‘innovative spirit’ who will be remembered forever.”

Sony’s Howard Stringer said, “The digital age has lost its leading light.”

Rupert Murdoch, Newscorp CEO stated, "Today, we lost one of the most influential thinkers, creators and entrepreneurs of all time.”

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said, “Once in a rare while, somebody comes along who doesn't just raise the bar, they create an entirely new standard of measurement. RIP SteveJobs."

Ravi Mandalia
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Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.