Steve Jobs dead at 56

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Apple co-founder and ex-CEO Steve Jobs has died, according to a statement released by the company on Wednesday. He was 56 years old.

The announcement comes shortly after the launch of the iPhone 4S, which was introduced by the company's current chief executive Tim Cook.

Jobs founded Apple with his friend Steve Wozniak in 1976 out of his family's garage. After being ousted from the company by then-CEO John Scully in 1985, Jobs went on to found a new company, NeXT, before rejoining the company twelve years later.

Under Jobs' watch, Apple was ranked the most valuable U.S. company in the world, surpassing corporations such as Exxon Mobil and WalMart. Apple became a dominant presence in Silicon Valley, creating the Macintosh computer and the iPod digital music player, the iPhone wireless phone and the iPad tablet.

Jobs had been diagnosed with a form of pancreatic cancer in 2004, and had left the company once more in August to deal with health problems. He is survived by his wife Laurene Powell Jobs and his children Reed Paul, Erin Sienna, Eve, and Lisa.

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