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The most popular story on the most visited news website is not about Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs' death topped many news sites' lists of "Most Popular" stories on Thursday, including six of the top dozen U.S. news sites. Videos about the late Apple co-founder also topped some rankings.

Here are the top stories on each site.

1. Yahoo 2. CNN 3. Msnbc.com 4. AOL 5. New York Times 6. Fox News (more...)
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ICYMI: iMemorial: Steve Jobs honored on front pages, magazine covers, news & tech websites

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Jobs asked Isaacson to write bio in 2004 because ‘I wanted my kids to know me’

Time.com
Walter Isaacson explains in a brief subscriber-only essay on Time.com how he came to write an authorized biography of technology icon Steve Jobs:
In the early summer of 2004, I got a phone call from him. He had been scattershot friendly to me over the years, with occasional bursts of intensity, especially when he was launching a new product that he wanted on the cover of TIME or featured on CNN, places where I'd worked. But now that I was no longer at either of those places, I hadn't heard from him much. We talked a bit about the Aspen Institute, which I had recently joined, and I invited him to speak at our summer campus in Colorado. He'd be happy to come, he said, but not to be onstage. He wanted, instead, to take a walk so we could talk.

That seemed a bit odd. I didn't yet know that taking a long walk was his preferred way to have a serious conversation. It turned out that he wanted me to write a biography of him. I had recently published one on Benjamin Franklin and was writing one about Albert Einstein, and my initial reaction was to wonder, half jokingly, whether he saw himself as the natural successor in that sequence. Because I assumed that he was still in the middle of an oscillating career that had many more ups and downs left, I demurred. Not now, I said. Maybe in a decade or two, when you retire.

But I later realized that he had called me just before he was going to be operated on for cancer for the first time.
Isaacson also describes the last time he saw Jobs: (more...)
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Ex-Gizmodo editor: I wrote my apology letter to Steve Jobs three weeks ago

The Atlantic
Brian Lam, who was editor of Gizmodo during the 2010 iPhone 4 leak saga, says that "sometimes, I wish we never found that phone at all" because in the end "it caused me a lot of grief, and stopped writing almost entirely." He adds: "It made my spirit weak. Three weeks ago, I felt like I had had enough. I wrote my apology letter to Steve."

Steve, a few months have passed since all that iphone 4 stuff went down, and I just wanted to say that I wish things happened differently. I probably should have quit right after the first story was published for several different reasons. I didn't know how to say that without throwing my team under the bus, so I didn't. Now I've learned it's better to lose a job I don't believe in any more than to do it well and keep it just for that sake.

I'm sorry for the problems I caused you.

Lam says he never expected to get a response, and he never did. "But after sending that I forgave myself. And my writer's block lifted. I just feel lucky I had the chance to tell a kind man that I was sorry for being an asshole before it was too late." More tributes:
> Mossberg: I was fortunate to see the personal side of Jobs
> Auletta: "He wasn't a great human being, but he was a great, transformative, and historical figure"
> Pogue: "The story of Steve Jobs boils down to this: Don’t go with the flow"
> Biggs: Everything he touched was a masterpiece in a world where “just OK” is increasingly the norm
> Obama: "He achieved one of the rarest feats in human history: he changed the way each of us sees the world"

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iMemorial: Steve Jobs honored on front pages, magazine covers, news & tech websites

Charles Apple interviewed designers about their Steve Jobs front pages.

Twitter streamed with tributes and websites went black to show respect for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs as word of his death spread Wednesday night.

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Media figures express sadness, appreciation after Steve Jobs’ death

It seemed like everyone heard the news at once.

As if an earthquake shook the technology world Wednesday evening, the Internet suddenly flooded with news alerts and tweets about the death of Steve Jobs.

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How Steve Jobs changed (but didn’t save) journalism

Editor’s note: With news of Steve Jobs’ passing on Oct. 5, we thought it was appropriate to republish this story, written when he resigned as CEO of Apple.

Steve Jobs resigned Wednesday as CEO of Apple Inc., but … Read more

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