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Steve Jobs was top choice for Google CEO

Steven Levy's new book, In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives, has some interesting insights regarding the relationship between Steve Jobs and Google throughout the years. Perhaps most interesting is the fact that when Sergey Brin and Larry Page were looking around for a new ...

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Steve Jobs to meet with President Obama today

According to ABC News, President Obama's West Coast field trip is going to kick off in San Francisco with dinner. Not just any dinner, mind you. This happens to be dinner with the outgoing CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt, Mark Zuckerberg (who built some sort of newfangled website) and our own Uncle Stev...

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Eric Schmidt stepping down as Google CEO

Looks like Steve's (former?) BFF Eric Schmidt is stepping down as CEO of Google, leaving co-founder Larry Page in charge of the company as the new CEO. A rather astounding rearranging of the deck chairs, but also the logical progression of affairs. Larry and Sergey Brin (who either drew the long or...

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Apple employees love Steve Jobs

Silicon Alley Insider has put together a chart that shows the approval ratings employees have for various CEOs at major tech companies. The chart is based on data from and reveals that Steve Jobs is the most-favored CEO, ranked by his own employees, followed closely by Mark Zuckerbe...

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Apple to announce iAd mobile advertising platform

Earlier this month, Apple posted a job listing that hinted at mobile advertising. Steve Jobs had strong words for Google when he told employees "We did not enter the search business. They [Google] entered the phone business." It was always interesting that Jobs never said anything about Apple not en...

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A look at Apple's board

The Wall Street Journal has posted an inside view on Apple's board of directors in the wake of Jerome York's death, and the image they paint is one of a tiny group of people that's strongly loyal to Jobs himself. The group of six people is the smallest board at a Fortune 500 company, and they're al...

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Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt share a coffee

Wonders never cease. Gizmodo has posted photos of what appears to be Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt sharing a coffee in Palo Alto. What's significant is that the photo was supposedly taken today. Gizmodo's tipster supposedly overheard Jobs say, "They're going to see it all eventually so who cares...

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Rumor: Eric Schmidt chewed out by Jobs, gave iPhone to mistress

While Google CEO Eric Schmidt may wield enough power to influence search results in China, this power apparently isn't strong enough to develop and maintain good friendships -- this is according to a post at Valleywag. The piece examines the persona that is Schmidt, the head of one of the most well...

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NY Times details Google/Apple relationship souring

What began as a jovial relationship between Google and Apple has devolved into an ugly personal and legal battle that's only getting worse. In 2006, Google CEO Dr. Eric Schmidt joined Apple's board of directors. Google and Apple collaborated on the iPhone's mapping services, and a year later, Sch...

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CNBC: Eric Schmidt resigns from Apple's board

CNBC has reported this morning that Google CEO Eric Schmidt, right, has resigned from Apple's board of directors after three years. This comes a week after Apple pulled GV Mobile and Voice Central from the App Store and rejected Google's own Google Voice app, along with the uproar and FCC letters th...

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Lessons from Marcia Brady: why Eric Schmidt should resign from Apple's board

One of my favorite episodes of The Brady Bunch is "Quarterback Sneak." In it, Marcia starts dating Jerry Rogers, quarterback of the Fairview High School football team. Problem is, Fairview happens to be the rival of Marcia & Greg's Westdale High School, and the two teams are scheduled to play in...

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Andrea Jung joins Apple board

Today, Andrea Jung joined Apple's Board of Directors. Jung is currently the chairman and CEO of Avon. She graduated from Princeton University, and also serves on the board of directors for the General Electric Company, and is on the board of trustees for New York Presbyterian Hospital. "Andrea is a...

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Dr. Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, joins Apple's Board

Perhaps that Google iPod wrap was a hint; Apple just announced that Dr. Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, was elected to Apple's Board of Directors at today's Board of Directors meeting. Steve Jobs was quoted as saying, "Like Apple, Google is very focused on innovation and we think Eric's insights and ex...

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