Jobs’ magic touch spawned more businesses than his own

To launch a new company in Pittsburgh, sometimes all it took was Steve Jobs on stage in California with a new Apple product in his hand.

The tech giant has a small office on Carnegie Mellon’s campus, an Apple store in Shadyside and other retail spots in suburban malls. But the greater regional effect of the death of Mr. Jobs — Apple’s co-founder, visionary and most recognized brand — was in the tech firms and moonlighting projects that exist only because of products that the digital demigod helped create.

Read more in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette