17 Jan '11, 2pm

Jobs on indefinite leave.

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple co-founder and chief executive Steve Jobs announced he was taking another medical leave of absence on Monday, reviving questions about the future of the global technology powerhouse. Jobs, 55, who underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer in 2004 and a liver transplant in 2009, said he would continue as chief executive "and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company." Wall Street was closed for a holiday but the surprise announcement that the iconic technology executive was facing renewed health issues sent Apple shares tumbling in Frankfurt, where they lost 6.57 percent to 243.10 euros. "At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health," Jobs said in a three-paragraph email to Apple employees that did not specify his latest medical concerns. Jobs, the Silicon Valley legend behind t...

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