Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Sep 2012 14:51 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Apple Written by Scott Cleland: "With so many fanboys spinning Silicon Valley history, it's sometimes easy to forget about the real chain of events that led to the ongoing Apple-Google thermonuclear war, how the romance turned to hate. This timeline presents an interesting case about why, despite patents and prior art, Steve Jobs had plenty of personal reasons to despise Schmidt, Page, and Brin." Cleland has a very, very good point; quite coherent and well-reasoned... That is, if you haven't got a single shred of historical sense and completely and utterly ignore the 30-odd years of mobile computing development that preceded our current crop of smartphones. It's hard not to be reminded of how certain groups of people dismiss millions of years of fossil records because this record inconveniences their argument. In any case, a comment on the article answered the question properly: "Jobs was a businessman. He was angry he was losing money. Simple."
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Losing money?
by Windows Sucks on Mon 10th Sep 2012 15:48 UTC
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Huh? Jobs died with 15 billion in personal wealth and almost 100 billion in Apple bank account. And today with all the Android around Apple is still making the most money and the most profits.

I think the most simple answer is that Google made it look like they would partner on the iPhone by providing what they did (YouTube, maps, search etc) instead in almost the same way Microsoft did it, Google came out with a similar product and in similar Microsoft fashion Jobs felt that those on the inside namely Schmidt stole ideas from Apple.

If it was money then why would jobs just not license their patents like MS did and make the money like MS does.

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