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Steve Jobs holdin a MacBook Air at the Macworld Conference & Expo 2008.

Steven Paul Jobs (24 Februar 19555 October 2011) wis an American business magnate an inventor. He is weel kent for being the co-foonder an chief executive officer o Apple. Jobs an aa previously served as chief executive o Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member o the board o The Walt Disney Company in 2006, follaein the acquisition o Pixar bi Disney.

In the late 1970s, Jobs, wi Apple co-foonder Steve Wozniak, Mike Markkula,[1] an ithers, designed, developed, an marketit ane o the first commercially successful lines o personal computers, the Apple II series. In the early 1980s, Jobs wis amang the first tae see the commercial potential o the moose-driven graphical uiser interface which led tae the creation o the Macintosh.[2][3] Efter losin a pouer struggle wi the board o directors in 1985,[4] Jobs resigned frae Apple an foondit NeXT, a computer platform development company specializin in the heicher education an business markets. Apple's subsequent 1996 buyoot o NeXT brocht Jobs back tae the company he co-foondit, an he served as its CEO frae 1997 tae 2011.

In 1986, he acquired the computer graphics diveesion o Lucasfilm Ltd which wis spun aff as Pixar Animation Studios.[5] He remained CEO an majority sharehaulder at 50.1 percent till its acquisition by The Walt Disney Company in 2006.[6] Consequently Jobs became Disney's lairgest individual shareholder at 7 percent an a member o Disney's Board o Directors.[7][8] On August 24, 2011, Jobs annoonced his resignation frae his role as Apple's CEO.

On October 5, 2011, Jobs dee'd[9][10][11] in Palo Alto, Californie at age 56 o pancreatic cancer.[12]


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  3. "America's Most Admired Companies: Jobs' journey timeline". CNNMoney.com. Retrieved 24 Mey 2010. Jobs an a team o ingineers visit Xerox PARC, whaur they see a demo o moose an graphical uiser interface
  4. Vivek Kaul (11 Mey 2009). "What Steve Jobs did when he was fired from Apple". DNA (newspaper).
  5. "Pixar History – 1986". Pixar. Archived frae the original on 28 Mey 2012. Retrieved 25 Apryle 2008.
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  7. January 25, 2006 "Disney buys Pixar for $7.4 bn". Archived frae the original on 9 November 2013. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help), rediff.com
  8. "The Walt Disney Company — Steve Jobs Biography".
    Holson, Laura M. (25 Januar 2006). "Disney Agrees to Acquire Pixar in a $7.4 Billion Deal". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 Januar 2010.
    "Pixar Becomes Unit of Disney". The New York Times. Associated Press. 6 Mey 2006. Retrieved 17 Januar 2010.
  9. "Remembering Steve Jobs". Cupertino, California: Apple Inc. 5 October 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
  10. "Steve Jobs: Apple Announces Former CEO Steve Jobs Has Died". Chicago Tribune. 5 October 2011. Archived frae the original on 7 October 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
  11. Rushe, Dominic (6 October 2011). "Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder, dies at 56". www.guardian.co.uk.
  12. "Rare Pancreatic Cancer Caused Steve Jobs' Death" (Press release). Voice of America. 7 October 2011. Archived frae the original on 24 Januar 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2011. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)