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Steve Jobs' funeral held Friday: report

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- The funeral for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday at the age of 56, is taking place on Friday, U.S. media reported.

The funeral is termed as a small private gathering, The Wall Street Journal quoted a person familiar with the matter as saying.

The source would not disclose where or when the event was taking place, citing respect for Jobs and his family`s privacy.

Apple said it has no public services planned for Jobs. In an e- mail sent to Apple staff on Wednesday, Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said "a celebration of Steve`s extraordinary life" would be held soon for employees.

On its website, Apple has encouraged people to send their memories and condolence to a special e-mail address.

Meanwhile, online magazine reported Friday that Sony Pictures is making a hefty deal to acquire feature rights to "Steve Jobs," the only authorized biography of the Apple co- founder which will be published on Oct. 24.

Date:2011-10-8 18:05:48     
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