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Sympathy in Asia Pacific for Jobs

Thursday, October 06, 2011 - 01:44

Oct. 6 - Apple fans in Sydney and Tokyo remember former Apple CEO Steve Jobs as a hero and an inspiration. Travis Brecher reports.

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Apple fans continue to pay tribute to former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, offering prayers and flowers at store fronts. Mourners erected a shrine in front of this Apple store in Sydney, Australia, one day after Jobs died. One Brazilian student is sad that Jobs' era has come to an end. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRAZILIAN STUDENT, ANA BEATO, SAYING: "I'm feeling sad because I think it's a pity the next generation will not see him, the genius that he was." Others left cards, remembering the passing of their hero. School teacher Ben Cantrell says Jobs was an inspiration to him. (SOUNDBITE) (English) TEACHER, BEN CANTRELL, SAYING: "It's a very sad day. For me it's sort of like comparable to the day that Princess Diana died, because I guess, Steve Jobs was one of my heroes. He was a big inspiration for me." In Japan, flowers pile up in front of Tokyo Apple stores, in remembrance of the legacy Jobs left behind. At this store in the Shibuya district - an area that could become Japan's Silicon Valley - one entrepreneur lays flowers. (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) PRESIDENT OF GOALIST, A DIGITAL MEDIA COMPANY, RYO KATO, SAYING: "Steve Jobs was someone who lived by his rule of 'stay hungry, stay foolish'. And it's looking at him and his way of life that I decided to start up my own company. He was moral support in life." And outside this Tokyo store, Apple fans hold an electronic vigil - digital candles flickering on the screens of these iPads. Travis Brecher, Reuters

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Sympathy in Asia Pacific for Jobs

Thursday, October 06, 2011 - 01:44