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Steve Jobs’ death breaks Twitter record

Steve Jobs’ death breaks Twitter record

By Fri, Oct 07, 2011 7:16AM UTC Comments Off Steve Jobs’ death breaks Twitter record

The death of Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs has garnered the highest number of tweets per second, with a record of 10,000 tweets per second, and a total of 2.5 million tweets. The news about the former CEO gained 13,284 blog posts, 25,704 message board posts, and 30,905 news mentions—in part, symbolizing how many lives he’s...

What did Steve Jobs really think of India?

By Thu, Oct 06, 2011 11:37PM UTC Comments Off Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Pic: AP.

What did Steve Jobs think of India? What we know is little – a patchwork of assorted quotes from media interviews or biographers. It would be interesting to see if Walter Isaacson’s biography of the tech and business visionary, due in November, will shed any more light. While we wait on it, here are a...

Steve Jobs: Death of a revolutionist

By Thu, Oct 06, 2011 1:40PM UTC 1 Comment Steve Jobs: Death of a revolutionist

It was 7.45am this morning, and I went about my morning routine at work. My coffee turned cold. I reached out for my iPhone, checking texts messages until my news feed popped up: Steve Jobs had passed away at 56. I tried to gather my emotions. I was overwhelmed by sadness. As if a close...

China web users mourn Steve Jobs

By Thu, Oct 06, 2011 1:09PM UTC 2 Comments

BEIJING (AP) — China’s popular Sina web portal has created a tribute page to Steve Jobs with a banner that reads: “To live is to change the world.” The website is gathering comments from its microblog service, Weibo, where many people Thursday were posting photos and video of Jobs and flickering candle icons. Former Google...

Australian PM says Steve Jobs ‘changed our world’

By Thu, Oct 06, 2011 10:30AM UTC 13 Comments Australian PM says Steve Jobs ‘changed our world’

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard says she is saddened by the death of Steve Jobs, calling him a “creative genius” who “literally changed our world.” Gillard told reporters Thursday that the Apple Inc. co-founder, who died Wednesday at age 56, was “an incredible global innovator.” She said, “It’s not too much...

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