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  • Steve Jobs Has Coffee with Eric Schmidt, Does Not Punch Him


    Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Google CEO Eric Schmidt were spotted sharing what appeared to be a friendly chat in a coffee shop in Palo Alto, about equidistant from Google's Mountain View campus and Apple's Cupertino HQ. A photo of their meeting was posted by Gizmodo and rapidly spread through Silicon Valley blogs, and pundits struggled to divine the meaning, of any, of the apparent truce in the escalating war between the two Silicon Valley giants. According to witnesses, the conversation ended with Jobs suggesting they "go discuss this somewhere more private." There is no word if Schmidt has been seen since then.

    The two men were once close colleagues, if not friends. Steve even gave Eric an early prototype of the iPhone: reportedly, though, Eric gave the iPhone to his mistress after neither he nor his wife could figure out how to use the interface. However, Eric stood on the stage with Steve at Macworld during the iPhone's unveiling in 2007, and demoed Google search as well as Google Maps. Google has long been an integral part of Apple's online strategy, and is still the default search on the Safari browser.

    Trouble began between the two when a Wall Street Journal story came out describing how Google was working on its own cell phone. Steve was livid. He called Eric, who was driving to Burning Man from the hotel room in Reno where he slept every night of the festival (Eric does not like to camp). Just as Steve was berating Eric for betraying him, the call was disconnected due to bad signal. Eric called Steve back from a convenience store so Steve could yell at him some more. Eventually, Eric resigned from the Apple board of directors, citing conflict of interest as Google pursued its own operating system, the Chrome OS, in addition to ongoing work on the Android mobile phone platform. However, Eric's admiration for Steve continues. In a story in the New York Times this month, Eric called Steve "the best C.E.O. in the world today."

    It's not known in detail what the two men discussed, though a person who was present at the Calafia coffeeshop with them overheard Steve Jobs saying that people were "going to see it all eventually so who cares how they get it” in regards to Web-based content. The Google CEO was reportedly very quiet, with Apple's founder doing most of the talking. An object on the table between them, at first believed to be an iPad, was later identified as a menu.

    Anyone having knowledge of Eric Schmidt's whereabouts is encouraged to contact his wife. Or his mistress, one of the two.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Steve Jobs Has Coffee with Eric Schmidt, Does Not Punch Him started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 43 Comments
    1. romeo_herman's Avatar
      romeo_herman -
      They are , boyfriend and boyfriend.....
    1. Nehal3m's Avatar
      Nehal3m -
      Steve Jobs has a life? OH MY GOSH!

      But, that is kind of weird, since Apple and Google are technically "at war"
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Apple and Google are only at "war" because it reads better if there is drama. Reality is that they know they are better of with each other while the rest of us stir up a hornets nest over nothing.
    1. Mike_7318's Avatar
      Mike_7318 -
      thats pretty funny
    1. xwinger's Avatar
      xwinger -
      some day steve jobs will get some new clothes
    1. PlatoTheForms's Avatar
      PlatoTheForms -
      ...people were "going to see it all eventually so who cares how they get it”

      more proof to show that they know the iPad sucks and it's supposed to...for now.

      [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5b8I1FUrOE[/ame]
    1. Mike_7318's Avatar
      Mike_7318 -
      Quote Originally Posted by xwinger View Post
      some day steve jobs will get some new clothes
      Thats even funnier
    1. Matt27272's Avatar
      Matt27272 -
      Steve Jobs crosses his legs like a woman.
    1. k.nitsua's Avatar
      k.nitsua -
      Great story
    1. deucalion0's Avatar
      deucalion0 -
      Is Steve Jobs really a millionaire CEO? Coz he dresses like he can't afford a new top or jeans that go down to his shoes. He looks like a Jakey. I cant believe they just sat outside a coffee shop for a chat like normal people do, I always imagined them getting on Lear jets and meeting two blocks down the road for a chin-wag about how much money they will always always always always make. There's no way he's ever going to be as broke as me, life is a game to these business tycoons, competitive and gets them outta bed everyday. Into ridiculous clothes.
    1. PlatoTheForms's Avatar
      PlatoTheForms -
      Quote Originally Posted by deucalion0 View Post
      Is Steve Jobs really a millionaire CEO? Coz he dresses like he can't afford a new top or jeans that go down to his shoes. He looks like a Jakey. I cant believe they just sat outside a coffee shop for a chat like normal people do, I always imagined them getting on Lear jets and meeting two blocks down the road for a chin-wag about how much money they will always always always always make. There's no way he's ever going to be as broke as me, life is a game to these business tycoons, competitive and gets them outta bed everyday. Into ridiculous clothes.
      he used to be well dressed before ipod.
    1. sungod661's Avatar
      sungod661 -
      Quote Originally Posted by PlatoTheForms View Post
      he used to be well dressed before ipod.

      lol
    1. Raptors's Avatar
      Raptors -
      I don't know why, but Everytime I look at the way Steve dresses I get pissed off. :P
    1. mastuul's Avatar
      mastuul -
      You can't wear black socks with gray kicks!
    1. plcrules's Avatar
      plcrules -
      Quote Originally Posted by pauldanielash View Post
      [ An object on the table between them, at first believed to be an iPad, was later identified as a menu.
      lol am i the only 1 that thinks this is funny
    1. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
      n00neimp0rtant -
      I think it was totally done for media purposes. Does Steve REALLY wear his trademark black turtleneck and jeans EVERYWHERE? Or only when he is very well prepared for the mass public to see him?
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      well this isn't yellow journalism or anything of the sort, it's hard news!
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Modmyi needs to fix their site. It keeps coming up with errors and closing my browser when trying to read this forum. It was freezing up a lot the other night in the buy/sell/trade forum so I finally gave up. This is the only site I have problems with so I'm hoping it's a glitch.
    1. JStraitiff's Avatar
      JStraitiff -
      i am beginning to dislike google more and more as they become more independent. Im not a fan of android, their new testing search engine sucks and... well im not even going to go into buzz.

      Perhaps my comment will scoot people back onto topic instead of bringing up irrelevant opinions about steve job's clothing choice and the ipad when there was never once mentioned anything about it other than it /possibly/ being physically on the table.
    1. romeo_herman's Avatar
      romeo_herman -
      Quote Originally Posted by GrandMstrBud View Post
      Modmyi needs to fix their site. It keeps coming up with errors and closing my browser when trying to read this forum. It was freezing up a lot the other night in the buy/sell/trade forum so I finally gave up. This is the only site I have problems with so I'm hoping it's a glitch.
      Change your computer master Bud.....