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Apple employees to celebrate Jobs, stores to close
A remembrance planned at Apple headquarters for Steve Jobs, retail stores to close for tribute
By The Associated Press

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) ' Apple is holding a private memorial service for employees to celebrate the life of co-founder Steve Jobs.

The service, scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at company headquarters in Cupertino, will also be webcast to employees worldwide.

Apple is closing its retail stores for several hours so employees can watch the service online, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The employee-only event follows a memorial at Stanford University last Sunday for friends and family. That service at Memorial Church reportedly brought out tech titans including Oracle chief Larry Ellison and Microsoft's Bill Gates, as well as politicians including Bill Clinton. U2 frontman Bono and Joan Baez reportedly performed.

Jobs died Oct. 5 at age 56 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.


Associated Press writer Rachel Metz contributed to this report.

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