Steve Jobs at the WWDC 2011 keynote

Steve Jobs died on Wednesday from a rare form of pancreatic cancer. The life expectancy of this type of cancer is five months; Jobs lived seven years after being diagnosed. The late founder of Apple completely revolutionized computers, music and the entire digital world. His passing is a great loss to us all.
Many have tried—and few have succeeded—at saying something that truly encapsulates the mark Jobs has left on the world. I won’t endeavor to write a tearful obituary. Instead, I’ll let Jobs speak for himself, as he does in the following clip from his 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University.

In other news…

  • Digital Music News imagines the post-Jobs music industry, one that may offer a “more competitive landscape, one less lopsided towards Apple … .”

  • Audio monitoring service TuneSat has extended its TV monitoring services, which help music copyright holders to recover royalties and keep tabs on unauthorized use, to broadcasts in Austria, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland, in addition to more than 200 channels in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany and Italy.

  • Univision implemented a cease-and-desist order to prevent Dar.FM from recording its stations.

  • Spin is going bimonthly, planning to publish only six print issues next year versus this year’s 11.

  • Rihanna beat Madonna’s record for most top 10 singles in the shortest amount of time.

  • Wu-Tang Clan’s Method Man, made a viral video for Sour Patch Kids. Seriously.

  • Apple’s stock took a hit after the iPhone 4S was announced, not the hoped-for iPhone 5.

  • Myspace is trying to play up music to impress advertisers. Hasn’t the company been playing up music for years now?

  • Lots of weird Amy Winehouse news. Tony Bennett says he wishes he tried to help her. Nas says “Me And Mr. Jones” was about him. Winehouse’s father is going to perform a show and put all proceeds toward the Amy Winehouse Foundation. Mitch will be playing tunes from his Rush Of Love album.

  • Good grief: Lifetime is set to produce a Lady Gaga biopic. Isn’t this a little too soon?

  • Rhapsody bought Napster from Best Buy.
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