Apple employees to celebrate Steve Jobs’ life, retail stores to close for memorial

“Apple is holding a private memorial service for employees to celebrate the life of company co-founder and former chief executive Steve Jobs,” Brooke Donald reports for The Associated Press.

“The service, announced to Apple employees in an email by CEO Tim Cook, is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at company headquarters in Cupertino. It will also be webcast to employees worldwide,” Donald reports. “Apple plans to close its retail stores for several hours so employees can watch the service online, according to a person familiar with the matter.”

Donald reports, “The celebration is for 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,’ Cook wrote.”

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  1. I still can’t believe he’s gone. You know, as long as Apple exist, Steve will never truly me gone. I do hope Apple Retail stores would post that portrait at all their locations. A reminder to keep his ideals alive.

  2. it’s a vey moving event. First speaker is CEO Tim Cook, 2nd is Board member Mr. Campball, 3rd is former USA VP Al Gore, 4th is Jonny Ive… and musical guests Coldplay and Norah Jones.

    After the event, each employee is handed a 12 pages (including covers) small booklet contains Steve’s June 12, 2005 Stanford University speech.

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