- On October 6, 2011
Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder and former CEO of the company, passed away Wednesday October 5, 2011. Apple’s website posted this as a remembrance:
“Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”
The impact Jobs had on the payment processing industry is still being defined even now after his passing. Mobile Payments are a booming sector in payment processing, and technology is still being developed and tweaked and polished to harness the revenue potential that some predict will blossom by billions of dollars in the next four to five years.
And the iPhone that Jobs helped Apple launch is a key element in mobile payments. Host Merchant Services‘ own mobile payment solution, HMSPay uses an iPhone application to function. The iPhone, the iPad, the iPod are three of Jobs’ greatest legacies and innovations. These items that Jobs brought forth into the world are still only at the beginning of their use in terms of payment processing and its evolution.
You can find out more about Steve Jobs and his life from these links:
- Yahoo Article on his career with Apple
- CNN Article on Steve Jobs
- ZDNet compares Steve Jobs to Walt Disney
- The New York Times article on Steve Jobs