Apple stores were closed for three hours yesterday, Oct. 19, with white sheets covering the windows so that employees could live stream a memorial for late company founder Steve Jobs in privacy. The memorial service was held at Apple’s headquarters at 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, CA.
Thousands of employees gathered to pay homage to the much-grieved visionary. Also in attendance was board member Al Gore while singer Norah Jones – a close friend of Jobs’ – and Coldplay performed during the service.
Current Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke and Randy Newman performed the song “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” to close the memorial. The song was the theme to Toy Story, the hugely successful animated film franchise by Pixar, Jobs’ third major company.
“That was a very moving Steve Jobs memorial for us,” said Apple employee Thomas Han. “[I am] so proud, humbled, and honored to be part of this legacy.”
See aerial video footage of the memorial here via Cnet.
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