On Sunday in Palo Alto, several noted folks attended Steve Jobs' memorial service at Stanford. Among the list of attendees? Rupert Murdoch, notes Gawker—Rupert, if you recall, was in San Francisco on Friday taking part in Gov. Jeb Bush's privatization of education summit at the Palace Hotel—as well as a slew of other important people paying their respects to the recently deceased Apple co-founder.
According to the New York Times, mourners included the following:
Larry Ellison, Oracle's chief executive; Bill Gates, Microsoft's co-founder; and Michael Dell, Dell's chief executive, were among the guests who attended a private service at Stanford's Memorial Church, according to a person with knowledge of the event. Bono, the U2 lead singer, and the folk singer Joan Baez, who once dated Mr. Jobs, were also there, as was John Lasseter, who worked with Mr. Jobs at Pixar, the animation studio that Mr. Jobs developed and later sold to Walt Disney.
Also, British actor and friend-of-Jobs Steven Fry was in attendance. He sent out the following Twitter message on Sunday, which read, "I don't know that there was ever a more beautiful memorial service...Everyone who spoke did so with such passion and love and simplicity."
CNN Money has a list of some of the people in attendance:
Tim Allen, actor
Joan Baez, folksinger
Bono, U2 frontman
Bill Campbell, chairman of Intuit
Bill Clinton, former President
Ron Conway, founder of Angel Investors
Tim Cook, Apple CEO
Michael Dell, CEO of Dell
Rahm Emanuel, mayor of Chicago
Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle
Scott Forstall, Apple senior vice president
Stephen Fry, actor
Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft
Chuck Geschke, Adobe co-founder
Al Gore, former Vice President
John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Pixar
Jon Miller, chief technical officer of News Corp.
Rupert Murdoch, CEO of News Corp.
Larry Page, CEO of Google
Maria Shriver, former first lady of California
Larry Sonsini, Silicon Valley attorney
John Warnock, Adobe co-founder