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Jobs' legacy for Chinese IT companies

(China Daily)

10:49, October 10, 2011

Photo taken on Oct. 5, 2011 shows photo of Steve Jobs on the front page of Apple Board of Directors announced that co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer Steve Jobs passed away on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Wu Jingdan)

BEIJING, Oct. 10 (Xinhuanet) -- Industry watchers said that Chinese entrepreneurs should take inspiration from the legendary life of Steve Jobs and push forward for China's innovation miracle while Apple fans worldwide are mourning for the IT industry visionary.

Jobs, Apple co-founder and longtime CEO, died from pancreatic cancer on Wednesday in the United States at the age of 56.

Tributes began pouring in hours after the news hit the media headlines from political and business leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama and Microsoft chairman Bill Gates.

"Steve was among the greatest of American innovators -- brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it," Obama said in a statement.

The president also said Jobs "transformed our lives, redefined entire industries, and achieved one of the rarest feats in human history: he changed the way each of us sees the world."

Gates said, "The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come. For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it's been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely."

Apple fans throughout the world spontaneously placed flowers, photos and cards outside Apple stores to pay homage to the legendary businessman who has changed their lifestyle with his revolutionary products like iPod, iPhone and iPad.

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