Steve Jobs Remembered at Memorial Service for Apple Employees
Apple CEO Tim Cook and board member Al Gore reportedly spoke at the event, which featured performances by Coldplay and Norah Jones.
Coldplay and Norah Jones performed Wednesday at a Steve Jobs memorial that drew tens of thousands of Apple employees, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Apple CEO Tim Cook, who over from Jobs in August, spoke at the outdoor service, held at the company's Cupertino, Calif., headquarters, along with board member Bill Campbell, sources told the WSJ.
The New York Times reported that other speakers included former Vice President Al Gore, a member of Apple's board, and Jonathan Ive, senior vp industrial design at Apple.
Coldplay and Jones are no strangers to Apple: The Chris Martin-fronted rock group and jazz chanteuse have performed at Apple product launches.
According to the New York Times, Coldplay performed "Fix You" and "Yellow," while Jones covered Bob Dylan's "Forever Young."
The service also was streamed to Apple's employees around the globe, including those in its retail stores, which were closed during the memorial. White curtains covered the glass exteriors of the stores for the duration of the event.
The company's memorial comes three days after a private service held on the campus of Stanford University. Among those rumored to have been invited to Sunday's memorial are Gore; Jay Y. Lee, the son of Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-Hee, whose company is currently in a legal battle with Apple over patents related to the technology and design of smartphones and table computers; and the founders of several top Internet companies.
U2's Bono, Yo-Yo Ma and Joan Baez reportedly performed at Sunday's memorial.
Jobs -- a computer genius who, with fellow college dropout Steve Wozniak, built the first Apple computers from the Jobs’ family garage -- died Oct. 5 at age 56 from respiratory arrest in California after battling pancreatic cancer. Three days later, he was buried in a private ceremony at a non-denominational cemetery.