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Steve Jobs awarded posthumous Grammy

Award received by Apple's Eddy Cue

Steve Jobs was awarded a Grammy Trustees Award over the weekend for his role in creating products that transformed the entertainment industry.

The award didn't come as a surprise as it had been announced that Jobs would receive an honourary Grammy in December last year.

"As former CEO and co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs helped create products and technology that transformed the way we consume music, TV, movies, and books. A creative visionary, Jobs' innovations such as the iPod and its counterpart, the online iTunes store, revolutionized the industry and how music was distributed and purchased," a statement on the Grammy website reads.

However, Apple's vice president of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue accepted the award on Jobs' behalf, saying: "Steve was a visionary, a mentor, and a very close friend. I had the incredible honour of working with him for the last 15 years. Accepting this award means so much to me, because music meant so much to him."

Meanwhile, it has emerged that Jobs did serve on the President's Export Council during the administration of George Bush Senior.

Newly-released FBI files on Jobs showed that he had been considered for the role and underwent routine background checks, though the Associated Press confirmed that he actually had served on the council.


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