The death of Apple CEO Steve Jobs prompted Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to each react with sadness and condolences on their Google+ accounts late Wednesday night.
Page is now Google's CEO. His post is as follows:
I am very, very sad to hear the news about Steve. He was a great man with incredible achievements and amazing brilliance. He always seemed to be able to say in very few words what you actually should have been thinking before you thought it. His focus on the user experience above all else has always been an inspiration to me. He was very kind to reach out to me as I became CEO of Google and spend time offering his advice and knowledge even though he was not at all well. My thoughts and Google's are with his family and the whole Apple family.
Page's post received 3,098 +1s and 1,394 shares as of 10 p.m.
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And Brin's post on his account:
From the earliest days of Google, whenever Larry and I sought inspiration for vision and leadership, we needed to look no farther than Cupertino. Steve, your passion for excellence is felt by anyone who has ever touched an Apple product (including the macbook I am writing this on right now). And I have witnessed it in person the few times we have met.
On behalf of all of us at Google and more broadly in technology, you will be missed very much. My condolences to family, friends, and colleagues at Apple.
Brin's post had received 3,100 +1s and 1,171 shares.