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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. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Lol, someone thought the menu was a iPad..! I think its funny how Steve wears the same clothes...but why a black turtleneck?? Even a black Apple t-shirt or long-sleeved shirt would be better than a turtty!
    1. rafx80's Avatar
      rafx80 -
      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.
      Quote Originally Posted by romeo_herman View Post
      Change your computer master Bud.....:
      If your on Mac, in the Safari menu: reset safari and empty cache. If your on Windows, do like romeo said.
    1. gomer713's Avatar
      gomer713 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nehal3m View Post
      But, that is kind of weird, since Apple and Google are technically "at war"
      Controversy sells

      Quote Originally Posted by plcrules View Post
      lol am i the only 1 that thinks this is funny
      I find it to be hilarious.
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Quote Originally Posted by rafx80 View Post
      If your on Mac, in the Safari menu: reset safari and empty cache. If your on Windows, do like romeo said.
      It's not the computer it's the site, I have no problems on any other sites. I'm just saying,
    1. rickybobby's Avatar
      rickybobby -
      ok can we get back to real news now
    1. bewie's Avatar
      bewie -
      Whoops, will edit later

      EDIT: Actually, on a second thought, delete this post
    1. H3x.'s Avatar
      H3x. -
      steve jobs really needs to update his fashion...
    1. santaf's Avatar
      santaf -
      hahaha he doesnt like camping that was a good part hahah... i gotta comment too like everyone else... what the freak steve wear something new he probably has the same thing for pajamas, they are just more light and soft haha
    1. ADZ's Avatar
      ADZ -
      ok people. leave Steviepoo alone. that is not just any old number he's wearing. those are not socks.

      his outfit is actually a Alexander McQueen original all black form fitting onesie/all-in-one body suit. not to be confused with the Tom Ford version he sometimes wears to launch events.

      i mean come on people. how can you not tell.
    1. HKiller9123's Avatar
      HKiller9123 -
      they're like tech druglords. this stuff gets risky.
      "going to see it all eventually so who cares how they get it"
    1. Jayce Chaze's Avatar
      Jayce Chaze -
      g.a..y.. :s
    1. johnr9412's Avatar
      johnr9412 -
      I though the line schmidt hasn't been seen since is awesome!
    1. 1shuttle1's Avatar
      1shuttle1 -
      steve-jobs-has-coffee-eric-schmidt-does-not-punch-him


      Would he even feel it if Steve Jobs punched him? Steve weighs like 80 pounds.
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by 1shuttle1 View Post
      steve-jobs-has-coffee-eric-schmidt-does-not-punch-him


      Would he even feel it if Steve Jobs punched him? Steve weighs like 80 pounds.
      i'm sure he might bruise




      i'm currently trying to cross my legs like that, i can't
    1. gitdagreen's Avatar
      gitdagreen -
      Steve Jobs ALWAYS has his legs crossed...but how in this photo does both his feet STILL touch the ground? HOWWW?? PleeAASE tELL mEEEeee!!
    1. Effenpig!'s Avatar
      Effenpig! -
      ^if you look at the picture closely it's quite obvious how he does it, his left leg is about 8 inches longer than his right leg. Mystery solved
    1. 1shuttle1's Avatar
      1shuttle1 -
      Maybe its the lack of man parts. My wife can come a lot closer then I can.
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      i will miss eric why did he think he could meet with steve in public did he really think he was safe off the google compound. dont be surprised if steve ends up majority owner of google next week lol
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      Get some new clothes Steve. I wonder if they've ever been washed.

      ^Lmao at lolcats1. It is funny how he's crossed them.
      Maybe he'll change his clothes when there is a new shape MBP, iPhone and iPods etc
    1. pyromcr's Avatar
      pyromcr -
      i think they were talking about how they were going to kill each other...

      or not, i am always wrong...

      lol!

      Quote Originally Posted by 1shuttle1 View Post
      steve-jobs-has-coffee-eric-schmidt-does-not-punch-him


      Would he even feel it if Steve Jobs punched him? Steve weighs like 80 pounds.
      it is sad that that is even believable...