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Apple posts video of Steve Jobs employee memorial



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Apple Inc. posted a video of the Steve Jobs employee memorial on its website Sunday. 

Titled "Celebrating Steve," the video reportedly includes each speaker from the memorial last Wednesday for Jobs, the Apple co-founder who died Oct. 5 after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer.

The video appeared to be unavaible on the site overnight Monday, with a message reading: "Available soon. Please check back later." 

The memorial, at the Apple campus in Cupertino, California, wasn't open to the public but was reportedly broadcast to other company employees, Macworld reports. Apple stores around the world had been closed temporarily so that employees could watch the event.

"Steve made our world a better place and left his fingerprints all over society, all over the world," Apple CEO Tim Cook told the employees attending the memorial. "He also leaves behind a company that only he could have built and a spirit that will be the foundation of this company forever." 

Cook, who called the two weeks since Jobs’s death at age 56 “the saddest of my life by far,” 

Tens of thousands of Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple employees attended the 90-minute service, with Coldplay and Norak Jones performing. 

The memorial was the "last and largest to honor Jobs," according to Forbes, adding that a memorial held Oct. 16 at Stanford University drew a smaller "but equally noteworthy" crowd, with Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Larry Page and Tim Allen among the attendees, and Bono and Joan Baez performing.

Apple published the video ahead of the Monday launch of a "highly anticipated" biography of Jobs, written by Walter Isaacson after more than 40 interviews with the technology industry icon, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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