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Thursday, 25 August 2011

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Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple Chief Executive

Steve Jobs, considered the face of Apple for many years, has stepped down as CEO after being on medical leave since January 2011.

Steve Jobs, 56, will now take the role of Chairman, with some belief that it is to try keep confidence amongst shareholders. However, shares in the company still dropped by around 5% within hours of the announcement.

Replacing Steve Jobs role as Chief Executive will be Tim Cook, who has been with the company since

Apple Inc. was co-founded by Steven Jobs in 1976
Oxford Dictionary Turns 100
Twitter fans will be happy to see the word 'retweet' has now en added to the Oxford Dictionary.

The definition -
verb[with object]
(on the social networking service Twitter) repost or forward (a message posted by another user):

Also the word 'Friend' will now include a new definition which is 'someone you regularly interact with online'.

Over 400 new words are featured in the 2011 edition of the Dictionary that turns 100 years old this

Robot Tweets From Space

A robot designed to assist Humans out in space, has been tweeting from the International Space Station.

In one tweet, the robot, named R2, admitted that it's creators help with tweeting.

A number of R2's 42,000 folowers have recieved responses to questions that they have tweeted and the robot is continuing to document the various events around him.

You can follow R2 on  Twitter by going here - @AstroRobonaut


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