Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Aug 2009 05:06 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y As it turns out, the relationship between Apple and Palm is even less amicable than we already thought it to be. Bloomberg got their hands on communications between Ed Colligan, then-CEO of Palm, and Steve Jobs in which Jobs made a proposal in which the two companies would promise to refrain from hiring each other's employees. Colligan, however, rejected the proposal, calling it wrong and "likely illegal".
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RE[3]: Only in USA
by JAlexoid on Sun 23rd Aug 2009 14:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Only in USA"
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Well, working for a company exactly like that, the reason it's done is not sports vs war. It's about making sure that people stay put. In Europe it's not that common, while in American companies, even in their European subsidiaries, it's almost a rule.
Take IBM vs HP, they will turn down a actively searching employee(I have friends in both and I am not talking about luring people away), if the other company disagrees.

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