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Google, Facebook execs comment on death of Steve Jobs [U]

updated 09:15 pm EDT, Wed October 5, 2011

Social networks serve as early outlet

(Updated with link) More messages of condolence and tribute are pouring in for Steve Jobs from industry executives. At Google, both CEO Larry Page and co-founder Sergey Brin have posted messages through Google+. "I am very, very sad to hear the news about Steve," writes Page. "He was a great man with incredible achievements and amazing brilliance. He always seemed to be able to say in very few words what you actually should have been thinking before you thought it. His focus on the user experience above all else has always been an inspiration to me. He was very kind to reach out to me as I became CEO of Google and spend time offering his advice and knowledge even though he was not at all well. My thoughts and Google's are with his family and the whole Apple family."

"From the earliest days of Google, whenever Larry and I sought inspiration for vision and leadership, we needed to look no farther than Cupertino," says Brin. "Steve, your passion for excellence is felt by anyone who has ever touched an Apple product (including the macbook I am writing this on right now). And I have witnessed it in person the few times we have met.

"On behalf of all of us at Google and more broadly in technology, you will be missed very much. My condolences to family, friends, and colleagues at Apple."

Facebook's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, has a much smaller post on his company's website. "Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you."

Update: now has a small tribute message and link to Apple below its search bar.

by MacNN Staff



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