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Apple, Google – The Silicon Valley’s Hiring Conspiracy

Steve Jobs wouldn’t appear to have been an emoticon guy, but history will show that on at least one

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occasion, when words failed to convey his delight, he resorted to one. It was March 2007, and Jobs had received an e-mail from Eric Schmidt, then Google’s (GOOG) chief executive officer and a board member at Apple (AAPL). Schmidt wanted to let Jobs know that

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Google would terminate “within the hour” a recruiter who’d dared to contact an Apple employee in violation of a “do not call” policy between the companies. Schmidt abjectly apologized, adding: “Should this ever happen again please let me know immediately and we will handle. Thanks!! Eric.”

via Apple, Google and the Hubris of Silicon Valley’s Hiring Conspiracy – Businessweek.

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