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Steve Jobs dies at the age of 56

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CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Apple Inc. said the company's co-founder Steve Jobs died Wednesday. He was 56.

"We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today," the company said in a brief statement.

"Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve."

The tributes and condolences are in tweets and news alerts pulsing through the iPhones, iPads and laptop computers. "iSad" was a trending topic on Twitter.

Mac Users Group Mexico released a statement sending its condolences. It concluded, "Let's breathe deeply and say VIVA STEVE JOBS!"

President Barack Obama is also remembering Jobs as one of America's greatest innovators and says the world has lost a visionary.

Obama said in a statement Wednesday night that Jobs was brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.

The president also said Jobs exemplified the spirit of American ingenuity.

In a tweet sent separately from his statement, Obama said, in his words, "There may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented."

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