Steve Jobs memorial service held under tight security

As promised, Stanford University in California was the setting late on Sunday for a memorial service to honor Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple who passed away earlier this month at the age of 56. MercuryNews.com reports that security was tight for the Apple-run event which was held at the university's Memorial Church. Indeed, it said that Google CEO Larry Page and his wife were questioned by security at the event before being let in because they forgot to bring their invites. A reception was held later at the university's Cantor Art Center.

Some of the people invited to attend the event came from the tech industry including Page and Intuit chairman Bill Campbell, a close friend of Jobs. Adobe co-founders Chuck Geschke and John Warnock also came to the memorial service even though Apple and Adobe have not seen eye to eye in terms of Adobe Flash being used on Apple's iOS. Besides tech executives other people who attended the service included News Corp head Rupert Murdoch, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, former Vice President Al Gore (also a board member at Apple) and actor Tim Allen, who voiced Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story movies made by Pixar, another company founded by Jobs.

There's no word of what was said during the memorial service and it's not clear if Apple will release anything about it to the public. Apple still plans to hold an event at its Cupertino, California headquarters on Wednesday in order for Apple's employees to honor Jobs.

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THIS IS NOT TECH NEWS. STOP IT, STOP IT NOW WE DO NOT CARE ABOUT YOUR OBSESSION EITHER WITH JOBS OR DEAD PEOPLE!

Start your own blog "I heart Jobs" if you want to continue with this junk.

trip21 said,
THIS IS NOT TECH NEWS. STOP IT, STOP IT NOW WE DO NOT CARE ABOUT YOUR OBSESSION EITHER WITH JOBS OR DEAD PEOPLE!

Start your own blog "I heart Jobs" if you want to continue with this junk.

Actually, its neither of those obsessions. It's The obsession is actually to annoy you!

-=SEDIN=- said,
What's next Gizmodo...i mean neowin. You're going to post an article about Steve's favorite color?

If I was john I would TOTALLY do that!

I haven't seen any news about him on any of the big media channels in a while. Just little bits and pieces here and there on sites like Neowin.

With the exception of a very few groups/individuals it calmed down after a week or so.

I am so sick of all the Steve Jobs publicity! America should be ashamed of itself for the copious amounts of publicity it has created for this man. It shows how corporate-oriented the world has become and how greedy people are. Then on YouTube there are losers like iJustine and Chris Pirillo who dedicate things to Steve Jobs and how they would not have the things they have if it weren't for Steve and so on. Then they thank him for everything. It's pathetic.

John you should have married SJ and you should definitely have his baby Too bad SJ married somebody else...

BK201 said,
John you should have married SJ and you should definitely have his baby Too bad SJ married somebody else...

+1 Lol!

It is a IT news not because the "death of a good man" but how an Empire will be separate in several parts.

Jobs was a major shareholder of Apple and Disney but now nobody will follow their legacy, not at least for Apple.

Magallanes said,
It is a IT news not because the "death of a good man" but how an Empire will be separate in several parts.

Jobs was a major shareholder of Apple and Disney but now nobody will follow their legacy, not at least for Apple.


As far as his shareholdings goes, it depends on his will on who will follow his legacy by inheriting the shares.

at some point these jobs articles are going to end... but for some reason I have a feeling a few years from now it will be "iPhone 7, would Jobs approve?"

neufuse said,
at some point these jobs articles are going to end... but for some reason I have a feeling a few years from now it will be "iPhone 7, would Jobs approve?"

"IOS 5.5.2 update now with Flash - Jobs rolls in Grave"

The only thing getting silly is the cry baby responses. Yeah maybe it has been done to death by now, but in answer to the second poster's question - yeah, its pretty much IT news.

zoonyx said,
The only thing getting silly is the cry baby responses. Yeah maybe it has been done to death by now, but in answer to the second poster's question - yeah, its pretty much IT news.

Just Like you crying because someone else is crying....haha

jesseinsf said,

Just Like you crying because someone else is crying....haha

Yeah... I'm crying real tears right now.................................

jesseinsf said,

Just Like you crying because someone else is crying....haha

What are you a child? Why is it that if someone responds to someone bitching and moaning about tech news just because they don't like the guy and or company. That means they're crying over it. That's something 12 year olds do. Which is apparently what a majority of the posters here are or act like.

You don't like Apple why do you bother to come in and post about how much you hate the company, guy or news about the two?

Edrick Smith said,

What are you a child? Why is it that if someone responds to someone bitching and moaning about tech news just because they don't like the guy and or company. That means they're crying over it. That's something 12 year olds do. Which is apparently what a majority of the posters here are or act like.

So it's okay for them to bitch about people complaining, but nobody can complain about that?
Pot, kettle, black.

AFineFrenzy said,

So it's okay for them to bitch about people complaining, but nobody can complain about that?
Pot, kettle, black.

No not really, but if you insist. It's a pointless discussion. The point of the matter is that people constantly come into the apple articles (PC Users) and bitch about all the news about Apple and Steve Jobs on a tech website.