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Bloomberg News Service: "Whoops!"

Despite his still being very much alive, an obituary for Apple founder Steve Jobs was published on the Bloomberg news wire service, and mistakenly sent to thousands of clients.

According to Bloomberg, a routine update to the article by a staffer resulted in the article accidently being sent out.

The article described Jobs as the man who, "Helped make personal computers as easy to use as telephones, changed the way animated films are made, persuaded consumers to tune into digital music and refashioned the mobile phone." It also included praise from Bill Gates for Job's influence on the industry. Blank spaces were left for Jobs's age and cause of death.

Jobs was treated for pancreatic cancer in 2003, and his recent appearance and weight loss has fed rumors of poor health. Jobs denied that his cancer had returned.

Bloomberg quickly retracted the article, saying "An incomplete story referencing Apple Inc. was inadvertently published by Bloomberg News.  The item was never meant for publication and has been retracted."

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RE: Fill in the blanks
By Misty Dingos on 8/28/2008 12:28:55 PM , Rating: 5
(1) 183
(2) When his Toyota Mark VII artificial heart failed because of a failed firmware update.

RE: Fill in the blanks
By tehbiz on 8/28/2008 2:18:23 PM , Rating: 5
more like the battery died and they werent designed for replaceable batteries forcing Jobs to have to buy a new heart if he wanted to continue to live.

RE: Fill in the blanks
By lucasprim on 8/29/2008 11:42:31 AM , Rating: 2
great one! lol :D

RE: Fill in the blanks
By masher2 on 8/28/2008 2:44:22 PM , Rating: 2
I don't know about you, but in my opinion, we better be growing real hearts from stem cells long before Jobs turns 183.

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By phreakincool on 8/28/08, Rating: 0
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By 306maxi on 8/28/2008 4:19:04 PM , Rating: 2
Doing fine eh? How many people has heart failure killed since the human race was placed on the Earth by God (Steve Jobs)? Just saying!

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