The World Reacts To The Death Of Apple CEO Steve Jobs15:06
Download

Play
This article is more than 8 years old.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs died Wednesday at age 56 after a long battle with cancer. (AP)
Apple CEO Steve Jobs died Wednesday at age 56 after a long battle with cancer. (AP)

Over 50 million messages have been posted on China's version of Twitter, and people around the world are turning Apple stores into shrines with offerings of pictures, flowers, and edible apples to honor Steve Jobs.

Twitter itself has seen a record number of posts, nearly 10,000 comments a second at its peak.

World leaders, including Barack Obama are paying tribute to Jobs, along with heads of technology companies Microsoft, Google, Sony, and Samsung, all of which are Apple competitors.

Did Steve Jobs impact your life? Tell us how on Facebook.

Quotes and Tweets

  • "Heaven got a major upgrade today." — Chris Calloway, Wired reader
  • Marco Borsato tweets "The best tribute for Steve Jobs is the fact everyone discovered his death on one of his devices."
  • Star Wars creator George Lucas said: "while others simply accepted the status quo, he saw the true potential in everything he touched"

Guest:

  • Steven Levy, senior writer for Wired Magazine, and author of "Insanely Great: The Life and Times of Macintosh," and "The Perfect Thing"
  • Jules Pieri, founder and CEO of "Daily Grommet," an e-commerce business
  • Tekla Perry, senior editor at IEEE

This segment aired on October 6, 2011.

Support the news

+Join the discussion
TwitterfacebookEmail

Support the news