Saturday, June 20, 2009

Jobs Returns to Apple

Apple's Steve Jobs is set to return to work sometime this month, though it may only be part-time. Jobs co-founded the computer giant back in 1976, but left the company in the 1980s. Upon his return in 1997, Apple made a big comeback, and many attribute this success to none other than Steve Jobs. In 2000, Jobs became the full-time chief executive in 2000.

Five months ago, he vacated his post, citing health issues. A pancreatic cancer survivor, Jobs said he was being treated for a "hormone imbalance," but provided no details. Today, a newspaper said Steve Jobs underwent a liver transplant two months ago. While this has not yet been confirmed by anyone in the Jobs camp 1, it has since been widely-reported.

Apple's stock price has fluctuated according to news of Jobs' health and return to work.

© C Harris Lynn, 2009

1: To my knowledge. It has not been confirmed as of this morning, though the story has since been repeated by all of the major news outlets. I did not feel like surfing through dozens of articles on dial-up (a process which would have taken at least an hour) just to find out if it had been confirmed yet. As always, I'll update the post in the Comments, should anything change.

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