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Steve Jobs, Technology Pioneer: 1955-2011

October 6, 2011

By Sumitra Duncan

Yesterday the sad news was announced that Steve Jobs, co-founder and longstanding CEO of Apple, Inc., passed away at age 56 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. I first learned of this news via my Facebook feed, fittingly viewed on my iPhone, and within minutes friends had reposted the news accompanied by many inspirational quotes from Jobs-my favorite of which come from his address to the 2005 graduating class at Stanford.

Wired.com described Jobs as the "most celebrated person in technology and business." As a visionary innovator whose contribution to our love of mobile technology could be described as unrivaled, Jobs pioneered a shift in the way that we communicate, work, socialize, navigate, research, broadcast, and entertain ourselves while watching video, listening to music, and playing games on the go. My relationship to technology dramatically shifted with my first iPod, PowerBook, and then the iPhone-I now can't imagine a world without the latest in mobile innovations.

ANA members can visit the ANA Marketing Knowledge Center for the latest marketing insights in mobile technology-such as learning more about the iPad for marketers.

 

 

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