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.