Quiz by: Sharon Michiko Yoneda
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Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs; February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011, was an American entrepreneur, marketer,and inventor,who was the co-founder (along with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne), chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc.
Through Apple, he is widely recognized as a pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and consumer electronics fields, transforming "one industry after another, from computers and smartphones to music and movies."
Jobs also co-founded and served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, when Disney acquired Pixar whose best known creation was the "Toy Story" animations.
Jobs was among the first to see the commercial potential of Xerox PARC's "mouse."
In his second coming to Apple, Jobs oversaw the development of the iMac, iTunes, iPod, iPhone, and iPad, and on the services side, the company's Apple Retail Stores, iTunes Store and the App Store. The success of these products and services provided huge profits and renown for the company.
In October 2003, Jobs was diagnosed with cancer,and in mid-2004, he announced to his employees that he had a cancerous tumor in his pancreas.
Jobs died at his Palo Alto, California, home around 3 pm on October 5, 2011, with his wife, children, and sisters at his side.
Both Apple and Microsoft flew their flags at half-staff throughout their respective headquarters and campuses.