Steve Jobs loss mourn by President Obama and Samsung

By on Oct 6, 2011 in Asia, United States Comments

Updated: October 6, 2011 2:37 p.m.

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US President Barack Obama and Apple‘s rival Samsung released a statement on the loss of Apple founder Steve Jobs on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.

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As stated by White House on its official website that day, President Obama said that he and First Lady Michelle Obama are saddened upon learning that Steve Jobs passed away due to pancreatic cancer

Michelle and I are saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Jobs.” Obama was quoted at, noting that the world has lost a visionary.

Steve was among the greatest of American innovators – brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.” President Obama added.

“By making computers personal and putting the internet in our pockets, he made the information revolution not only accessible, but intuitive and fun.” Obama said on Steve Jobs’ legacy.

Meanwhile, Samsung also joined other Apple‘s competitors in mourning the loss of Steve Jobs, describing the late Apple founder as a great entrepreneur.

Chairman Steve Jobs introduced numerous revolutionary changes to the information technology industry and was a great entrepreneur,” Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman and CEO Choi Gee-sung was quoted in a statement.

“His innovative spirits and remarkable accomplishments will forever be remembered by people around the world.” Gee-sung added, noting that Samsung is extending condolences to the Jobs family.

Samsung said on Wednesday that they plan to file for court injunction to ban the sale of the new iPhone 4S in France and Italy, with the patent war between Samsung and Apple going on for months.

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