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Report: Silicon Valley elite invited to Steve Jobs memorial

Apple is inviting "some of Silicon Valley's biggest names" to a memorial service for Steve Jobs Sunday evening, according to a report.
Customers wait in line to purchase the new iPhone 4S in view of a makeshift memorial to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs outside of an Apple store Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, in Philadelphia.
Customers wait in line to purchase the new iPhone 4S in view of a makeshift memorial to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs outside of an Apple store Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, in Philadelphia. Matt Rourke / AP

Apple is inviting "some of Silicon Valley's biggest names" to a memorial service for Steve Jobs Sunday evening, according to a report.

The Wall Street Journal reported that the service will be held at Stanford University's campus, and that "Silicon Valley luminaries and others close to Mr. Jobs," according to "several invitees."

An Apple spokesperson told the Journal that the service is private.

"Guests to the invitation-only service were asked to respond to Emerson Collective, a philanthropic organization established by Laurene Powell Jobs, Mr. Jobs's wife," said the Journal.

A private funeral was held Oct. 7 for Jobs, 56, who died Oct. 5 following a long battle with a rare form of pancreatic cancer.

Many Apple fans around the world waited in long lines Friday to buy the company's newest iPhone, some saying it was not so much because of the phone itself, but as a way to pay tribute to Jobs, who co-founded Apple.

Emily Smith, a Web designer, checked in to the line in New York on the location-centric social network Foursquare. She got a virtual Steve Jobs badge that read: "Here's to the crazy ones. ThankYouSteve."

Next Wednesday, Apple is planning a "celebration of Steve's extraordinary life" for Apple employees.

Apple's website home page continues to show a black-and-white photo of Jobs with his name and birth and death dates.

The company is also offering an email address — rememberingsteve@apple.com — for those who want to share their "thoughts, memories and condolences."

Associated Press contributed to this report.