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  • Steve Jobs Once Considered for CEO Slot at Google


    What a different tech world we may be inhabiting today had Steve Jobs actually taken the position of CEO at Google some ten years ago. If it sounds like a fictionalized daydream, think again. According to Venture capitalist John Doerr, Google's young founders were provided with an opportunity to meet with several Silicon Valley powerhouses back in 2000 in their search for sound corporate leadership. Larry Page and Sergey Brin subsequently met with leaders from Intel, Amazon, and a number of prominent industry moguls.

    But as Doerr now admits, the founding fathers of Google initially would consider only one man for the job of CEO at Google. You guessed it. Steve Jobs. Unfortunately, Jobs was busy taking Apple to new heights - a journey that millions of satisfied iDevice customers are thankful for. Still, as Brian Caulfield of Forbes pointed out yesterday, Google's eventual installation of Eric Schmidt as CEO didn't turn out too badly. Shares of Google, after all, have soared 400% since the company's IPO six years ago.

    Although we don't know what would have ultimately become of Apple - or even Google for that matter - had Steve Jobs accepted a position with the internet start-up, it certainly is amusing to speculate.

    Sources: Forbes, Wired
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Steve Jobs Once Considered for CEO Slot at Google started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 41 Comments
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      I cannot believe this is actually bring posted as news.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheJailbreakGenius View Post
      I cannot believe this is actually bring posted as news.
      I cannot believe you read then commented on something you thought should not have been posted as news....
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheJailbreakGenius View Post
      I cannot believe this is actually bring posted as news.
      Here's some news for you: This site is not really a "news" site. It's an Apple fansite.

      Who runs Apple? Oh yeah Steve Jobs.

      Would it interesting to ponder what if he became CEO of Google 10 years ago? Sure it would.

      Want news? Go read CNN
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      I cannot believe you read then commented on something you thought should not have been posted as news....
      I can't believe MMi users act like such big ******* smartasses
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      I'd have a Google phone today if that was the case. Maybe gPhone 4.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheJailbreakGenius View Post
      I can't believe MMi users act like such big ******* smartasses
      Lol! Thanks for the name calling..!
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      Lol! Thanks for the name calling..!
      No problem, u baby. Namecalling? Honestly, u must be 4 yrs old.
    1. nautical79's Avatar
      nautical79 -
      If Steve Jobs where Google CEO, Well how about, "iAndroid" definitly flash will be dead by now. it's like a fusion between apple and google, you know Steve Jobs is Apple. And the downside maybe widgets will cost .99 cts, way more cooler ones of course. Chrome os will be windows biggest competitor or may i say iChrome
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheJailbreakGenius View Post
      No problem, u baby. Namecalling? Honestly, u must be 4 yrs old.
      Haha nope not 4 yrs old. Just letting you show everyone on here how mature you are by calling ppl names I think most have a good idea already
    1. Amishasdf's Avatar
      Amishasdf -
      Quote Originally Posted by steve-z17 View Post
      Haha nope not 4 yrs old. Just letting you show everyone on here how mature you are by calling ppl names I think most have a good idea already
      This is what happens when two trolls collide. Chill guys both of u are acting like babies. Be mature and shut the fight.
    1. Dragonx151's Avatar
      Dragonx151 -
      Guess that's another reason jobs wants to beat google at everything and not let them catch up lol
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Amishasdf View Post
      This is what happens when two trolls collide. Chill guys both of u are acting like babies. Be mature and shut the fight.
      Trolls? Really? We're just having a fun heated argument, nothing big like your thinking.
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by Amishasdf View Post
      This is what happens when two trolls collide. Chill guys both of u are acting like babies. Be mature and shut the fight.
      Y dont u just butt out and shut up.
    1. bluerocker's Avatar
      bluerocker -
      I'd wonder how Jobs would make the android
    1. Gr0undBreak1ng's Avatar
      Gr0undBreak1ng -
      Confusing, considering Android and Apple have a rivalry with their handheld devices. The technology world would be a whole different place if so. The Apple Android. iAndroidBooks™. It would be a catastrophe!
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      Quote Originally Posted by TheJailbreakGenius View Post
      Y dont u just butt out and shut up.
      Wow dude grow up

      The world would definitely be completely different. Whether jobs cones up with the ideas of the new devices or not. He sure had done a lot to make sure they are popular and great sellers. He would be a great leader no matter what the company
    1. Gr0undBreak1ng's Avatar
      Gr0undBreak1ng -
      Steve Jobs left a great legacy
    1. CynicalDriver's Avatar
      CynicalDriver -
      Quote Originally Posted by EskimoRuler View Post
      The world would definitely be completely different. Whether jobs cones up with the ideas of the new devices or not. He sure had done a lot to make sure they are popular and great sellers. He would be a great leader no matter what the company
      I have to agree.

      He did take a defunct graphics company and turn it into the powerhouse of animation known as Pixar, which eventually made him the single largest shareholder of Disney. This also means he has a hand in; TV, Teme-Parks, resorts, movies, music, etc...

      I think he's proven he can succeed anywhere.

      Maybe he had a hand in Brittney Spears.
    1. Gr0undBreak1ng's Avatar
      Gr0undBreak1ng -
      When did Brittany Spears appear in the topic.
    1. CynicalDriver's Avatar
      CynicalDriver -
      Quote Originally Posted by Gr0undBreak1ng View Post
      When did Brittany Spears appear in the topic.
      Snowballed from Disney.

      It was a funny thought, so I put it in... Err... Added it, lol.