Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Claims Google's Relationship With Apple Has Improved

Posted July 12, 2013 at 2:17am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 12839 views

Google's chairman Eric Schmidt claims that Google and Apple's relationship has improved after many meetings.

"These are two proud, well-run, different companies."

Schmidt was talking at the Allen and Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho where tech moguls gather annually. Google and Apple used to be very close as CEO Steve Jobs and Schmidt knew each other for decades. In fact, Schmidt was on Apple's board until Google released Android OS and become the iPhone's rival.

In Steve Job's biography, Jobs reportedly said he would "spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong. I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this."

Tim Cook was also at the event while Schmidt was on stage, however Cook was not in the room. Cook instead was grabbing a cup of coffee.

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The real NoGoodDick - July 13, 2013 at 4:41am
Words spoken from a true man, thank you jobs, fuck anyone here saying apple's screwed like the ones below.
Bugged Out - July 12, 2013 at 5:03pm
Whatever. No company with more than a dozen employees is ethical. Their goal, as required by society, is making money. Nothing else. Quit trying to make one evil and one good; there is no such thing as evil or good, just money.
Ian - July 12, 2013 at 3:24pm
I always find it rather funny when the whole "Schmidt stock Apple's idea" comments are made. The basic framework is nothing if not just simple icons, already done in windows based systems all the way back to 3.1. The iPhone and Android phone's 'desktop' and switching was developed on the desktop first by Linux programmers, Apple / Android simply changed the platform to mobile devices. Desktop/Icon Transparency, exactly the same, developed for Linux OS for the desktop. Apps, co-developed for the Symbian OS. Another product 'stolen' by iOS / Android. All these things were stolen, the difference is, they were made better, so where is the problem?
harley david - July 12, 2013 at 2:58pm
i guess the last guy alive.. wins..
Perry - July 12, 2013 at 2:45pm
The irony is that Tim Cook (with iOS 7) is actually going to destroy Apple. Time to get on the Android or Blackberry bandwagons, because Apple is going down Tim's toilet.
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