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The ultimate Steve Jobs resignation linkfest

The (Sad) News

Steve Jobs resigns as CEO of Apple ($AAPL).  COO Tim Cook to take over as CEO.  (WSJ, ibid)

Steve Jobs letter to the board of Apple and the subsequent press release.  (Apple, ibid)

What a Tim Cook-led Apple might look like.  (GigaOM, AllThingsD, TUAW)

Why the publication date of  biography of Steve Jobs was pushed up.  (Cringley earlier Digits)


Jobs will reportedly “remain involved in developing major future products and strategy.”  (AllThingsD)

John Gruber, “Jobs’s greatest creation isn’t any Apple product. It is Apple itself.”  (Daring Fireball)

Apple will be just fine without Steve Jobs.  (SAI)

The challenges Apple will face without Jobs as CEO.  (NYTimes)

“In a creative cauldron like Apple, ideas are rarely in short supply. But the skill of choosing the right ones to focus on at the right time is rare.”  (Economist)

Can Tim Cook ‘say no‘ as well as Jobs?  (SplatF)

A look at Jobs through patents that carry his name.  (NYTimes)

Felix Salmon, “No one man can be responsible for all or even most of that kind of performance.”  (Reuters)

Cullen Roche, “Steve Jobs is, without a doubt, one of the great entrepreneurs in the history of humankind.” (Pragmatic Capitalism)

Steve Jobs was never afraid to cannibalize the company’s products with new ones.  (GigaOM)

There was nothing inevitable about Apple’s comeback under Jobs.  (TechCrunch)

Horace Deidu, “Apple’s violent success should serve as a powerful beacon that others should follow. ”  (Asymco)

Tom Anderson, “I think Jobs’ greatest legacy may not be the actual products he shepherded into creation, but rather the vision and culture he created and made famous.”  (Google+)

Don’t forget about Jobs’ role in the success of Pixar Animation.  (FT)

Apple Stock

Some potential support levels for Apple stock.  (@traderstewie)

A long term look at Apple stock price.  (chessNwine)

Jeff Miller, “If you have been waiting for an entry point in Apple, you now have it.”  (A Dash of Insight)

Apple is going to continue to dominate the tech industry for some time to come.  (Slate)

How to trade Apple when it reopens.  (Eric Jackson)

The announcement actually removes some uncertainty surrounding Apple.  (SplatF)

Apple’s competition still is not up to the task.  (Brett Arends)

Apple is not done changing the world.  (The Tech Trade)

Robert Cyran, “Investors still haven’t wrapped their heads around the powerhouse Jobs built.”  (Breakingviews)


Herb Greenberg, “Bottom line of $AAPL as a biz under Steve Jobs: Extraordinary, consistent, superb execution. Period.”  (@HerbGreenberg)

The Fly, “Best of luck to the best CEO in American history, Steve Jobs. He truly defines American greatness. $AAPL”  (@The_Real_Fly)

Henry Blodget, “A 5% drop in Apple is barely worth noting. If this had happened 2 years ago–25%. This was already in stock.”  (@hblodget)

Eddy Elfeinbein, “When Steve Jobs rejoined $AAPL in December 1996, the stock was around $6 per share. It closed today at $376 – more than 6,000% higher.” (@EddyElfenbein)

Emanuel Derman, “Jobs was the one unambiguously competent uncompromised & uncompromising long-range thinker and doer in the country, including CEOs and pols.”  (@EmanuelDerman)


The famous Steve Jobs commencement address to Stanford University in 2005.  (YouTube, Stanford)

The genius behind Steve.  (Fortune)

Ten things you probably didn’t know about Steve Jobs.  (Altucher Confidential)

Why Steve Jobs is likely not to return to Apple as CEO.  (Slate)

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