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Asia Mourns Steve Jobs, 1955-2011




This tribute to the late Steve Jobs by 19-year-old Hong Kong design student Jonathan Mak became an Internet hit on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 as word of the Apple co-founder's death reached around the world.

This tribute to the late Steve Jobs by 19-year-old Hong Kong design student Jonathan Mak became an Internet hit on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 as word of the Apple co-founder's death reached around the world.

News of Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs's death spread quickly through South and East Asia Thursday morning, prompting people across the continent to express their mourning in a variety of ways. 

In Hong Kong, the iconic logo adorning the Apple Store was dimmed Thursday as fans held a vigil, placing flowers both inside and outside the store. In mainland China, Sina established a page in Jobs' honor in which users of its popular Weibo micro-blog service could share their thoughts and feelings about his death. 

The China Digital Times has a useful roundup of Chinese reactions to Jobs's death, while the Hollywood Reporter writes how Jobs has left a lasting imprint on India's creative community. 

The Wall Street Journal, meanwhile, discusses Jobs's legacy in Asia, where the bulk of Apple's iconic products were manufactured.

And in the day's least reverent memorial, an Android shop in Suining, China uses Jobs's death to plug their competing mobile devices. (via Shanghaiist)

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