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rest in peace, steve jobs

ABC: Steve Jobs, the mastermind behind Apple’s iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes, has died, Apple said. Jobs was 56.

“We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today,” read a statement by Apple’s board of directors. “Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve. His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.”

The homepage of Apple’s website this evening switched to a full-page image of Jobs with the text, “Steve Jobs 1955-2011.”



Statement from the President: Michelle and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Jobs. 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.

By building one of the planet’s most successful companies from his garage, he exemplified the spirit of American ingenuity.  By making computers personal and putting the internet in our pockets, he made the information revolution not only accessible, but intuitive and fun.  And by turning his talents to storytelling, he has brought joy to millions of children and grownups alike. Steve was fond of saying that he lived every day like it was his last.  Because he did, he 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.

The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented. Michelle and I send our thoughts and prayers to Steve’s wife Laurene, his family, and all those who loved him.

President Obama at a meeting of technology business leaders in Woodside, California in February 2011 – Steve Jobs is to his left, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to his right.



White House: Today, we’re announcing two new developments for the White House’s mobile apps.

Now, with the newly upgraded White House iPhone app, you can get an alert that President Obama is about to speak, then watch it live, right in the palm of your hand…

That’s not all. When we first released the iPhone app, we heard from a lot of Android owners who wanted something for their devices, too. So we’re excited to announce the White House’s new official mobile app for the Android operating system.

With both of these mobile apps, Americans can get alerts directly from the White House, check out behind-the-scenes photos and videos, and read the latest news from the blog or the Briefing Room.

As a reminder, is also optimized for any mobile phone’s browser. Take a look at to check it out.



President Barack Obama talks with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg before a dinner with Technology Business Leaders in Woodside, California, Feb. 17, 2011. Also pictured, left to right, are Carol Bartz, Yahoo! President and CEO; Art Levinson, Genentech Chairman and former CEO; Steve Westly, Founder and Managing Partner, The Westly Group; and Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman and CEO of Google. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

BBC: US President Barack Obama has met Silicon Valley bosses, including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Apple’s Steve Jobs and Google chief executive Eric Schmidt were also present at the private get-together in California.

The president had been seeking the views of technology leaders as he works to turn around his country’s ailing economy. Mr Obama has said he wants to encourage American businesses to invest more money in innovation. Among those meeting the president were the bosses of Twitter, Yahoo and Oracle. Apple’s chief executive Steve Jobs was in attendance, despite media reports that his health had taken a turn for the worse.

(Thank you Titti)

LA Times: In the first authorized photo since his medical leave in January, Apple chief Steve Jobs appears alongside President Obama and Silicon Valley technology leaders at a dinner Thursday night, raising a glass at a Woodside, Calif., dinner.  Jobs’ back is turned to the camera.

Also visible in the photograph, released by the White House Friday, are Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Oracle chief Larry Ellison, and the remainder of the guest list the Times published Thursday.


an apple a day….

President Barack Obama, flanked by Sen. Tom Harkin and Sen. Mike Enzi meets with lawmakers about the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as No Child Left Behind, Feb. 17, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House


west wing week: “the turkey behind the turkey” (november 26, 2010)


big apple

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A rally participant asks President Barack Obama to sign his iPad as the president greets the crowd during a rally for Sen. Patty Murray

President Obama became the first sitting president to sign an iPad on Thursday. In a throng of enthralled fans seeking autographs, an enterprising man at a rally in Seattle presented Obama with his iPad, which had the words “Mr. President, sign my iPad,” digitally scrawled on it.

The man, who calls himself Sylvester Cann, told the media site “Tech Crunch” that “Secret Service was leery about the idea, but they warmed up to the idea and the president thought it was cool.”


the president, err, discusses the ipad.

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After Weatherproof and PETA used images of President Obama and Michelle Obama in ads, Vanity Fair “wondered what it would look like if other iconic brands decided to ride the First Couple’s coattails”…..







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