It’s almost pointless to do a roundup for this week because there really was just one story – the death of Steve Jobs. There have been hundreds of pieces written in the past few days reflecting on the life of Steve Jobs and the impact that he had on so many of us. Here’s a small fraction of the remembrances & reactions to the passing of a great man whose impact will be felt for many, many years.
- One last thing: R.I.P., Steve Jobs (Fake Steve Jobs)
- Technology’s Great Reinventor: Steve Jobs (1955-2011) (Harry McCracken/TIME)
- The Steve Jobs I Knew (Walt Mossberg/WSJ)
- Why Steve Jobs Matters (Andrew Sullivan/The Daily Beast)
- Steve Jobs: The Magician (The Economist)
- Steve Jobs and the idea of letting go (Washington Post)
- Steve Jobs, 1955-2011 (Steven Levy/Wired)
- Here’s To The Crazy One (MG Siegler/TechCrunch)
- Apple Store Memorials – a Tumblr blog with photos of Steve Jobs memorials at Apple Stores
- Wozniak Tearfully Remembers His Friend Steve (AP)
- Google’s Eric Schmidt on Steve Jobs’s Death, Career (Bloomberg TV)
- John Colbert and Stephen Colbert Say Goodbye to Steve Jobs
- Guy Kawasaki on what we learned from Steve Jobs (Reporters’ Roundtable/CNET)
- The Gillmor Gang says goodbye to Steve Jobs
- ABC Nightline Steve Jobs tribute (below)
It feels like a month ago, but it was just earlier this week that Apple announced the iPhone 4S earlier this week. I posted a roundup of links from that event. The 4S will be on sale in stores at 8 am on October 14th and you can pre-order it now.
Other Tech News
- Chrome Set to Overtake Chrome in Market Share (Mashable)
- Did Timelines.com lawsuit Delay Facebook Timeline launch? (ZDNet)
- Streaming music service Rdio rolls out Â a free version of their service to compete with Spotify
- Fitbit Ultra fitness tracker gains altimeter, iPhone app, and $99.95 mid-October release (This Is My Next)
- Feist / Metals (Spotify, Pitchfork review)
- James Blake / Enough Thunder (Spotify, Pitchfork review)
- The new M83 album Hurry Up – We’re Dreaming doesn’t go on sale until October 18th but you can stream it on the Urban Outfitters web site
- Ken Burns – ProhibitionÂ – aired earlier this week. Watch it online: episode 1, episode 2, episode 3
- Breaking Bad season 4 finale (airs Oct. 9th)
- New shows I’m checking out:
- HomelandÂ -Â reviewÂ by Tim Goodman/Hollywood Reporter
- Terra NovaÂ -Â NY times review, sneak peek on iTunes
- Is Arrested Development coming back for another season and a movie? Salon.com says: Please don’t bring it back.
- Sign of a bubble? Bravo has started casting for a reality show based in Silicon Valley.
San Francisco Restaurants
- Umami Burger opens their new San Francisco location (Union Street) on Monday, October 10th
- Raiders owner and NFL icon Al Davis passes away at age 82
- The Yankees and Phillies are eliminated from the MLB playoffs. Remaining teams: Rangers, Tigers, Cardinals, Brewers. Incredibly, Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard tears his achilles tendon when he makes the last out of the game.
- The Raiders get an emotional win over the Houston Texans.
- The 49ers are for real. They destroy Tampa Bay 48-3. Three TD passes for Alex Smith. The Niners haven’t scored this many points in a game since December, 2003.