Co-founder and former CEO of Apple Steve Jobs, has died at the age of 56. The news was made public late Wednesday from Apple's corporate headquarters in Cupertino, California.

Jobs stepped down as CEO earlier this year. In recent years, he had battled and beaten back pancreatic cancer and gone through a liver transplant.

Jobs is considered both one of the most inspiring entrepreneurs and captains of industry in the modern age. He was truly a pioneer of the personal computing revolution.

It was just yesterday that Apple announced its latest version of the iPhone, the iPhone 4S.

The iPhone is just one of the iconic technology products associated with the genius of Jobs. There are many, many others; from the Macintosh computer to the iPod, iPhone, and the more recent iPad.

He is a visionary of the business that will surely be missed by many.

Our thoughts go out to his family, friends, and colleagues.