Steve Jobs has passed away at the age of 56, and various tech titans are paying their respects to Apple's ex-CEO at this time.
One such company is Google, with a link on Google.com directing its users to Apple's home page which is now showing a sign of respect for its deceased co-founder.
Meanwhile, Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page have also paid their tributes to Jobs, with Brin praising Jobs for his "passion for excellence" while Page remembering how Jobs was "very kind" to reach out to him when became CEO of Google.
Jobs has been instrumental in Apple's success over the years. Though he left the company in 1985 due to an internal power struggle, the man continued on with his own company, NeXT Computer, that specializes in workstations for businesses. Jobs returned to Apple in 1996 when the Cupertino-based company acquired NeXT for US$249 million and was reinstated back to the position of CEO.
However, over the years, Jobs suffered a series of health problems, undergoing an operation for pancreatic cancer in 2004 and a liver transplant in 2009. In both instances, Jobs had to take an extended medical leave of absence to recuperate. In his absence, he left Apple's daily operations to Tim Cook, who was then Chief Operating Officer for Apple and recently named its new CEO after Jobs stepped down from the position.
In an internal email to Apple employees, Cook informed the team of Jobs' passing, and has stated that the company will be "planning a celebration of Steve's extraordinary life for Apple employees that will take place soon".
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