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in america in and around the world. the co-founder of apple, steve jobs, has died at the age of 56. he was one of the world's best known business leaders, credited with transforming digital technology with the apple mac personal computer, ipod, ipad, and iphone. mr. jobs fought a long battle with cancer and stepped down in august because of health problems. we look back at his life. >> we are going to make history together today. >> january, 2007. a classic steve jobs performance. a simple product launch by a man with charisma rare in the tech world. >> good morning.
how can i help you? >> i would like to order 4000 lot ks to go. >> it was not just a phone. it was the latest product of a company which showed good design was essential for good computing. the apple story started as an amateur computer club, where steve jobs' next the bosnia -- jobs met steve wozniack. the apple to had the graphics and a color screen. jobs had the drive to turn apple into a business. >> he wanted a company to be successful. phone calls, talking to people, getting advertisements -- all the work it takes to have a company with meaning and vision. >> on january 24, apple computer will introduce macintosh. >> in 1984, apple changed the
world with the first personal computer to be navigated by a mouse. the business was becoming more professional, hiring a senior executive from pepsi to run the firm. >> he looked at me with penetrating eyes and said, "do you want to sell sugar water, or come with me and change the world? >> the partnership was short- lived. steve jobs was forced out of the business he founded. >> to infinity, and beyond. >> steve jobs made astute investments, buying picks are, which went on to create -- pixar, which went on to create films like "toy story." he turned back to apple when its survival was in doubt. a computer broke the mold by not looking like a big box. but it was the ipod that showed
apple could move beyond computing. it soon dominated the market and built a powerful position in the music industry. it served to increase the devotion of those who sought apple as more than just a business, but as a movement with steve jobs as leader. >> steve jobs is kind of the cult leader of apple. >> he is the figure had behind it. he is apple. >> he cared about what products looked like, not just what they did. steve jobs, a visionary for the power of digital technology to change the way we live. >> in a statement from company headquarters in silicon valley, apple's board of directors said steve jobs' brilliance and energy were the source of countless innovations. bill gates said, "i am saddened to learn of steve jobs' death.
the world rarely sees someone with the impact steve has had, the effect of which will be felt for many generations." live to los angeles. things like that were being said about steve jobs while he was alive. he was recently described as the henry ford of our time. "time magazine" described him as the maestro. >> he was brilliant and acknowledged for a long time. this is a day that most people knew was coming, sadly. it was being dreaded by apple fans around the world. he really was the heart and soul of that company. he was more than the front man, the charisma behind the product. he was a behind the scenes guy as well. he understood the products as well as anyone. when there were occasional
problems -- when the iphone first came out, there were teething problems. he got right in there and helped sort it out. he understood the product as well as anyone. >> a varied career, and not all plain sailing. >> not in terms of his business career, and of course his health problems and well documented. as far as his business career, it was his moved out of a couple -- he was kicked out of apple, but picked himself up quickly and made a huge success of pixar. it was a computer company he developed into an animation company that forged a partnership with disney and was hugely successful in itself. he returned to apple in its recent years. the iphone and the ipad are hugely popular devices, personal computers around the world.
>> howdy you think his legacy will continue? >> that is the challenge for apple. they will be remembering steve jobs. they will do the best they can to remember him, and will continue to develop products in a way he would like to see, to continue developing the iphone. it is ironic that this week the latest version was launched. he was not there to see that. it is a company that has plenty of brains behind the scenes. they have a gap to fill as far as showmanship and charisma, with jobs. >> steve jobs has died at the age of 56. more trouble in the eurozone. >> that is right. the international monetary fund has warned a european recession next year cannot be ruled out. it said the economic
[unintelligible] there are more protests against austerity measures. a strike has caused disruption to public services as police clashed with demonstration -- with demonstrators in athens. >> violent protests back on the streets of athens, as the pain caused by a tough austerity measures by it's harder. -- bites harder. the eu and imf have yet to decide whether greece gets its next installment of loans, but it probably will. many greeks wonder whether it is worth their while. >> they are increasing unemployment, making life worse. why? wealthy people, people who gain money from corruption, the people responsible for recent events, are not paying what they should be to fix the matter. >> the renewed wave of strikes occurs as italy faces a
downgrade of its credit rating. there are fears it will be dragged into dangerous territory. the imf has warned europe faces a recession next year, as the debt crisis rumbles on. this senior imf official suggested the fund could intervene on bond markets to support companies like italy and spain, only to retract his remarks later. what about the woman on some -- on whom so much hinges? in brussels, in talks with the european commission and parliament, germany's chancellor has big decisions. everyone is waiting for the report from the so-called a troika inspectors. needs more help than determined once ago, and whether banks will take heavier losses. >> we have to see whether they still fit, or if they need to be adjusted. i think the troika should tell us that.
that is why we are waiting for the report. then, we will do what is necessary. greece must remain part of the eurozone and be given the opportunity to get back on its feet. >> it is not just grease having problems. the banking system itself is under severe strain, and everybody knows it. >> chancellor merkle made it clear germany is ready to move toward recapitalizing banks, if necessary. in general, she speaks of a step-by-step approach. some people will not like that, but they have to lump it. a solution still rests with europe's richest country, germany. bbc news, brussels. >> hundreds of protesters have gathered in new york for a demonstration against wall street, shouting slogans against inequality. they urged the financial sector to contribute further toward economic recovery.
demonstrations are in their third week, and show no signs of fading. >> what started as just a handful of protesters has grown into this. thousands of demonstrators in lower manhattan on wednesday, protesting against wall street and economic inequality in the u.s. "i am a registered nurse. i have been coming here the last two weeks. we are occupying wall street to stand up against what is going on. we are bailing out the banks. what about middle-class americans who struggle to find employment? >> we can no longer have a middle-class. the rich get richer. the poor get poorer. >> the demonstrations have brought new york to a standstill. >> the city has an enviable record, maybe the best in the world, of letting people descend. but you are not allowed to break the law and keep other people from moving around. >> the protesters have support
from some of the biggest unions, and are increasingly well organized. they have set up a camp in a park with medical facilities, legal advice, and a newspaper. this has become their headquarters. >> i spent four years in school and am $80,000 in debt. i am homeless. i cannot get a job. i cannot afford to live. >> demonstrations have spread beyond new york. this was los angeles earlier in the week. >> there is so much inequality, things that are polluting the world. the interesting thing is this is a collective of a bunch of activists under one banner. it is a bunch of people who realize things are wrong. we want to change things. >> the protests are a sign of continuing anger about the economic crisis and a downturn. with each day that passes, it seems to be gaining momentum.
>> you are watching "newsday." still to come, the man who enriched and improved our lives. apple pace tribute to steve jobs, who died, at age 56. >> we will find out why sarah palin, former governor of alaska, has ruled herself out of next year's presidential race. new figures show the british economy is at a virtual standstill after a drop in consumer spending. revised figures show economic growth between april and june was weaker than the first quarter. >> the office for national statistics to cited the recession was deeper than we thought, and the recovery is slower. the changes were small, but when the economic picture is as gloomy as today, every bit hurts. >> we are being pinched in the
pocket with the fuel prices, the effect on the utilities. >> the economy shows the economy grew by just 0.1% in the second quarter. that means no overall growth in gdp since the summer of 2010. spending by consumers has been falling in real terms. it is now lower than in 2005. people are spending less because they have less money coming in, or are trying to pay off their debt. david cameron thinks it is crucial for the government to cut back as well. otherwise, financial markets might lose confidence and interest rates might go up. but for low interest rates to support the economy, someone somewhere has to spend more. the imf said the government should think about slowing the pace of benefit cuts if the economy seems at risk of stagnating or shrinking. some critics think that this is
no real. >> it is a risky policy. it assumes, if the economy is going to work, that the private- sector will spend more relative to its income. otherwise, we have a paradox for everybody tries to save and the economy implodes. >> sainsbury results were better. their new slogan is "live well for less." david cameron is one of many politicians hoping we can do just that. >> this is "newsday,." i am in singapore. >> i am chris rogers in london. steve jobs, co-founder of apple, the most successful businessman of his era, has died at age 56. he was diagnosed with cancer in 2004. >> european leaders try to prop up beleaguered banks as the imf
warns of a possible recurrence of recession. let us not get more on our main story, the death of steve jobs. which are joined by the gadget editor for techcrunch.com. thank you for joining us. what legacy does steve jobs leave? >> he has definitely changed the way we think about pc's. for decades, before his work, we thought about a pc as something that fit in a room or sat underneath a desk. you did not think about it hard. now, you are thinking about a computer or phone as a piece of technology that is with you all the time. some people say they are in love with their iphone. it is definitely part of our lives. it has changed the way we think about communications, culture, and immediate consumption.
>> what is the future now of apple, the business and the brand? >> he left them in capable hands with him cook. -- tim cook.l tim cook showed as he was able to run on apple event, some of the most heavily trafficked internet events ever, without trouble. it will be fascinating to see where things had at apple. this is a huge change. hopefully, and i believe this is the case, i believe steve jobs put it in very capable hands. >> steve jobs with apple and apple with steve jobs. could apple products louvre there -- lose their luster now that steve jobs is not marketing for them anymore? >> i do not think so. i think apple events are very popular. they were popular because of the showmanship. there was always one more thing.
people were very excited. as long as apple keeps making phones that everyone wants to buy, making laptops everyone wants to buy, i think they will get along just fine. >> thank you so much for joining us. joining me now in our studio in singapore is brian ma. mr. biggs was talking about the presentation of steve jobs, the event at cupertino, california, which is awaited annually. you attended 110 years ago, when the ipod was launched. steve jobs was making the presentation. what was it like? >> it is what you see when you are watching the web cast. he was very charismatic. very interesting to watch and hear what he had to say, and the products that were launched.
one of the memorable things at the event -- the apple motto is "don't steal music." they wanted to show you how quickly you could synchronize the music, but they did not want to steal music. they brought a stack of cd's to show the record company still had their money, but you saw how it transferred digitally. looking in my closet, i still have the stack of cd's sealed in plastic wrap. i never had to open the cd's, because the music was in the ipod. it shows you the impact the company and steve made in not just the computer industry, but entertainment and how it changed things. >> what has changed 10 years ago? it is now a collector's item. since then, you have the ipod, iphone, and ipad. what is the future now of apple? >> that is what everybody is
wondering about. can the company move ahead? obviously, we want to hope for the next blockbuster product. yesterday, when the iphone 4s launched, there was a question about the iphone5. is there going to be another game changer? >> people were expecting another game changer, but yesterday's what was revealed was the 4s. a lot of people are saying the s is short for "steve." >> we need to look at the iphone 5 and beyond. what is going to change things? is it going to be icloud? there is development capability. they will produce that. but can reproduce it with the glamour that will appeal to the
mass market? >> thank you for joining us. now, a favorite of the american republican party has ended months of speculation. >> the former governor of alaska, sarah palin, said she does not intend to seek the republican nomination to run for the presidency of the united states in 2012. she sought the vice presidential candidate nomination in 2008. joining me from washington is a former republican strategist. robert, what is your take on this? >> thank you for having me. i am not surprised. sarah palin is a cultural phenomenon. there is no question about it. but she has been giving us hints over the past couple of weeks that she is not ready for the presidency, saying, "i think it is better for me to be on the outside. i can effect change on the outside.
i do not need a title." i think she has been giving hands for a number of weeks. -- hits for a number of weeks. >> do you think it was a tax on her personal life, or the polls? >> i do not think either. i think she had a conversation with her family. whether she wanted to go through the rigors of a national campaign -- 3.5 years ago, she was on a national ticket. we saw her up close. she has set herself that she does not necessarily follow a script. i do not think she thought she could follow the national script for so long and the on message. that is not her personality. >> many republicans will welcome this. >> if i am mitt romney, i am jumping for joy. even if i am rick perry, i am jumping for joy. rick perry is a tea party conservative. sarah palin could have taken
some money and votes away from rick perry. it makes mitt romney seem like the grown-up in the room. he is the only one that is electable in the general election, he would say. i think both camps are jumping for joy. >> to you think there were credibility problems with sarah palin? >> i do not know if it was the credibility issue. it depends on who you ask. it was more of an enthusiasm issue. i do not think her heart was in this. there is no question she is a cultural phenomenon and a lot of people in this country identify with her, rightly or wrongly. whether i go to iowa or mississippi, a lot of folks believe this person speaks for them. they believe this person is an advocate for their beliefs. i would not dismiss sarah palin. not one bit. >> to you think the media will?
what do you think she will do now? >> i think her next step is to hold her fire into endorse someone in the race. that is the question, which horse she will back in the presidential primary. that is a natural question now for reporters to ask her. now that you are not in the race, who do you think could be president obama? what she says will make a lot of news. >> good talking to you. police in northern california are searching for a 45-year-old man suspected of killing two people and injuring at least six others in a shooting spree at a cement plant. police are scouring neighborhoods and searching cars leaving the plant. the injured people, including a woman shot during an attempted carjacking, are being treated at local hospitals. mexican police have arrested a man they say is one of the last major leaders of a drug cartel
called la famiglia. they say he was trying to forge an alliance with the zeta drugs gang when he was arrested. mexican police also arrested a man they say is a key figure in the powerful sinaloa drug cartel. >> you have been watching "newsday." >> i am chris rogers in london. the founder of apple, steve jobs, has died at age 56. he is one of the world's best known business leaders, and was credited with transforming the world of digital technology with the macintosh personal computer, ipod, ipad, and iphone. mr. jobs fought a long battle with cancer. he stepped down as chief executive in august because of health problems. that is all from us in london
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