Quantcast
Latest Stories

Silicon Valley elite honor Steve Jobs

By

PALO ALTO – Silicon Valley nobility paid tribute to revered Apple co-founder Steve Jobs on Sunday at a private memorial service held under tight security at Stanford University.

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Security teams from Apple and Stanford along with local police officers cordoned off the main quad on campus, only granting access to those with invitations to the private event.

Guests were directed to the university chapel for the service. Candles lined a path leading from the church to a museum, where a soiree in honor of the man behind iPhones, iPods, iPads, and Macintosh computers was to be held later on.

Chauffeur-driven black cars and sports-utility vehicles, some with government plates, parked close to the chapel entrance as guards shooed away inquisitive passersby and people snapping pictures of attendees.

Some guests were ushered in through a heavily patrolled rear entrance to the small Romanesque and Byzantine style church at the center of campus which has survived two major earthquakes.

The church is able to hold more than 1,000 people.

The list of those invited to the memorial for Jobs — who died on October 5 at age 56 — was rumored to include former US vice president Al Gore, who is a member of the Apple board, and founders of several top Internet firms.

The heir apparent of South Korea’s Samsung Group was to attend the service despite an ongoing legal battle with Apple, an industry source who declined to be named told AFP on Sunday.

Jay Y. Lee, the only son of chairman Lee Kun-Hee and chief operating officer of Samsung Electronics, was attending in response to an invitation from Apple CEO Tim Cook, the source said.

“Samsung, despite the legal rows, has maintained close ties with Apple as a major component supplier of panels and chips,” said the source, adding the younger Lee was close to Jobs and Cook.

A Samsung Electronics spokesman declined to comment, saying the visit was a private matter.

Samsung, the world’s second-largest maker of mobile phones, and Apple are at loggerheads in a series of patent lawsuits over the technology and design of smartphones and tablet computers.

But the South Korean firm last week delayed the launch of a new smartphone based on Google’s latest Android operating system as a gesture of respect for the legendary Jobs, who died after a years-long battle with cancer.

While Apple was heavily managing the scene on Sunday, responses to invitations were directed to the Emerson Collective, a philanthropic organization founded by the Apple co-founder’s wife, Laurene Powell Jobs.

The soiree in memory of Jobs at the Stanford museum following the service was expected to last late into the night.

California Governor Jerry Brown declared Sunday as “Steve Jobs Day” in the western US state, saying he had “embodied the California dream.”

“To call him influential would be an understatement…. His innovations transformed an industry, and the products he conceived and shepherded to market have changed the way the entire world communicates,” Brown said in a statement.

Jobs was buried in a private ceremony at a non-denominational cemetery three days after his death.

The Apple co-founder was also to be honored during an October 19 memorial for firm employees at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, California.

Apple has not indicated plans for a public memorial for Jobs, but people have paid tribute to him with flowers, candles, messages and more outside his home, the company headquarters and Apple retail stores around the world.

Jobs was a “uniquely Californian visionary. He epitomized the spirit of a state that an eager world watches to see what will come next,” Brown said in his proclamation.


Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter




Recent Stories:

DoH denies Filipino nurse no longer positive for MERS virus 40 mins elapsed EXO postpones release of mini album ‘Overdose’ 41 mins elapsed Suspected militant, son killed in Thailand’s south 1 hour elapsed Iran mother spares life of son’s killer after campaign 1 hour elapsed Japan to hunt fewer whales in Pacific this season 1 hour elapsed Deal brings no immediate change to eastern Ukraine 1 hour elapsed China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted 1 hour elapsed Pakistani madrassa names library after Bin Laden 1 hour elapsed
Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Apple , Computing and Information and Technology , Internet , private memorial service , Silicon Valley , Stanford University , Steve Jobs , tribute



Copyright © 2014,
.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement Advertisement
  1. Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  2. Did Deniece Cornejo lambast Vhong Navarro on social media?
  3. Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  4. Mommy Dionisia sings ‘Riking Bull,’sends netizens ablaze
  5. Taylor Swift tries video blogging, crashes into fan’s bridal shower
  6. Filipinos #PrayForSouthKorea
  7. Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  8. Tech company: Change passwords or suffer ‘Heartbleed’
  9. Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao scores, takes over social media
  10. DOF: Tagaytay, QC best at handling funds
  1. Did Deniece Cornejo lambast Vhong Navarro on social media?
  2. Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao scores, takes over social media
  3. Nude and so dangerous
  4. Mommy Dionisia sings ‘Riking Bull,’sends netizens ablaze
  5. Memes flourish after Pacquiao victory
  6. Netizens react to Pacquiao’s victory over Bradley
  7. IT technician found guilty of defrauding firm of P130,000
  8. Philippines may watch ‘blood moon’ online
  9. Samsung flagship smartphone goes on sale worldwide
  10. Heartbleed bug and what you need to know
  1. #RejectedBbPilipinas2014Questions flood Twitter
  2. Did Deniece Cornejo lambast Vhong Navarro on social media?
  3. Netizens fall in love with Crimea prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya
  4. Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao scores, takes over social media
  5. Nude and so dangerous
  6. Mommy Dionisia sings ‘Riking Bull,’sends netizens ablaze
  7. Why didn’t missing jet passengers use their cellphones?
  8. Russia tries to curb Crimean prosecutor’s Internet fame
  9. Memes flourish after Pacquiao victory
  10. Netizens thank Capa for Lee arrest

News

  • Suspected militant, son killed in Thailand’s south
  • Iran mother spares life of son’s killer after campaign
  • Japan to hunt fewer whales in Pacific this season
  • Deal brings no immediate change to eastern Ukraine
  • China says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted
  • Sports

  • Pacquiao shorts in Bradley fight sold for P1.7M in LA auction
  • Ryu pitches Dodgers past Giants
  • Alonso sets the pace in Chinese GP practice
  • Heat seek Three-peat but Spurs, Pacers top seeds
  • Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West?
  • Lifestyle

  • Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • Entertainment

  • EXO postpones release of mini album ‘Overdose’
  • ‘X-men’ filmmaker slams ‘fabricated’ sex attack claims
  • Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard on trial in DC
  • Whoopi Goldberg debuts as marijuana columnist
  • ‘X-men’ director accused of sex assault on teen boy
  • Business

  • Italy sells luxury state cars on eBay
  • Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade
  • Dollar up in Asia on US jobs data, Ukraine deal
  • Barbie doll has a problem
  • Oil prices mixed ahead of long Easter weekend
  • Technology

  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Filipinos #PrayForSouthKorea
  • Taylor Swift tries video blogging, crashes into fan’s bridal shower
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • DoH denies Filipino nurse no longer positive for MERS virus
  • WHO warns vs spread of MERS-Cov, urges vigilance in taking precautions
  • Last call for nominations to ’14 Presidential Awards
  • San Francisco business coalition slams proposed tax on sugary drinks
  • A ‘time-travel’ production of ‘Les Miserable’ at Stanford
  • Advertisement
    Marketplace