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Jan 28, 2012 @ 11:20pm

Court filings show Steve Jobs told Google to stop poaching Apple engineers

Following reports earlier today that U.S. District Judge Lucy H Koh would allow a lawsuit claiming Apple, Google and five other companies entered “no-poach” agreements, court documents made public today show in 2007 former Apple CEO Steve Jobs asked Google’s Eric Schmidt to “stop trying to recruit an Apple engineer.” Reuters reported:

The email from Jobs to Schmidt was disclosed on Friday in the course of civil litigation against Apple, Google and five other tech companies. The proposed class action, brought by five software engineers, accuses the companies of conspiring to keep employee compensation low by eliminating competition for skilled labor. 

According to excerpts of the documents posted by Reuters, Jobs wrote the following in an email to Schmidt after someone at Google tried to recruit an Apple engineer:

“I would be very pleased if your recruiting department would stop doing this.” 

Schmidt apparently responded by forwarding the email to someone else at Google, requesting they fulfill Jobs’ request. Google’s staffing director responded to the email claiming the Google employee that attempted to contact the Apple engineer would be fired:

[The employee] “will be terminated within the hour…Please extend my apologies as appropriate to Steve Jobs”

The court case will continue, but Reuters noted the Judge handling the civil lawsuit said it could potentially become several classic actions.

via: 9to5mac

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Oct 20, 2011 @ 10:50am

Apple receives over 1 million emails in memory of Steve Jobs

When Apple co-founder Steve Jobs passed away, Apple immediately paid its own tribute to its talismanic leader by posting a memorial page on its website, also asking those that wanted to pay their respects to email a specially created email address with their thoughts and tributes to Jobs.

In the weeks that have passed since Jobs’ death Apple has received over one million tributes to its Remembering Steve email address, taking them and posting them on its Steve Jobs website page for visitors to read:

Over a million people from all over the world have shared their memories, thoughts, and feelings about Steve. One thing they all have in common — from personal friends to colleagues to owners of Apple products — is how they’ve been touched by his passion and creativity. You can view some of these messages below.

And share your own at rememberingsteve@apple.com.

Apple website visitors can still send their tributes, which will in-turn be posted to the website should they be approved.

Steve Jobs died on October 5 after a long battle with Pancreatic Cancer.

A great way to remember Steve is to via his upcoming biography Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. It will be released on October 24, 2011 and would also make an excellent Christmas gift for any Apple fan you may know.

Source: Macrumors

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Oct 5, 2011 @ 2:22pm

Remembering Steve Jobs

Today Apple’s Board released a statement that company co-founder and longtime CEO Steve Jobs has passed away.

Apple has also put up the following website in memory. They are asking for “thoughts, memories, and condolences” to be shared by way of this email address: rememberingsteve@apple.com

This is an unofficial fan web site but it will also remain as a tribute to Steve Jobs.

Please feel free to leave any comments you wish in this post.

The release below:

Statement by Apple’s Board of Directors

CUPERTINO, Calif. — We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.

Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.

His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.

A great way to remember Steve is to via his upcoming biography Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. It will be released on October 24, 2011 and would also make an excellent Christmas gift for any Apple fan you may know.

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