Oct 19 Apple Inc closed its stores
across the United States on Wednesday for several hours to
commemorate co-founder Steve Jobs, who died on Oct. 5.
Apple's retail stores were shuttered with its signature
tall glass windows covered with white sheets to keep the
Store employees are using the time to view a live broadcast
of an event to celebrate his life. The event is being held at
an outdoor amphitheater at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino,
California, according to a source familiar with the plans.
Stores in California were closed from 9 am PDT to noon PDT,
according to posted signs.
In addition to the closings, the company published a
"Remembering Steve" page on the Internet, compiling more than 1
million email tributes it has received since Jobs died at the
age of 56.
The employee celebration, which will be held from 10 a.m.
PT to 11:30 a.m. PT, follows a private memorial service for
Jobs at Stanford University that was attended by Silicon Valley
luminaries, politicians and celebrities.
Jobs died after suffering from a rare form of pancreatic
cancer. Chief Executive Tim Cook said in a memo to employees on
Oct. 10 that a celebration would be held Wednesday.