Happy Birthday Steve Jobs

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Happy Birthday Steve Jobs

Today is Steve Jobs’ birthday.

Happy Birthday Steve!

For your birthday we give you a billion. That is, a billion songs have now been downloaded from Apple’s iTunes Music Store.

The billionth song Speed of Sound was purchased as part of Coldplay’s X&Y album by Alex Ostrovsky from West Bloomfield, Michigan and for his fortuitous timing, Alex will be rewarded with a 20-inch iMac, 10 fifth-generation iPods, and a $10,000 gift card good for any item on the iTunes Music Store. In addition, Apple will establish a scholarship to the world-renowned Juilliard School in his name to commemorate this milestone.

Regarding the milestone, the birthday boy said, “I hope that every customer, artist and music company executive takes a moment today to reflect on what we’ve achieved together during the past three years. Over one billion songs have now been legally purchased and downloaded around the globe, representing a major force against music piracy and the future of music distribution as we move from CDs to the Internet.”

Happy Birthday indeed.

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