Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 11:37 UTC
Legal Back in 2010, Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, and a few others settled with the US Department of Justice regarding their anti-poaching agreements concerning employees. While the CEOs did a good job of escaping possible prosecution, the affected employees filed a class action lawsuit about this, and judge Lucy Koh has just unsealed a number of emails concerning this case. They paint a pretty grim picture of Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt engaging in mafia practices, threatening smaller companies with patent litigation if they didn't agree to the no-poaching agreements, or demanding to handle matters verbally as to not leave a paper trail.
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RE: No, only Jobs
by Tony Swash on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 18:25 UTC in reply to "No, only Jobs"
Tony Swash
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Jeez - Apple hatred rots the brain. I swear that if there was an earthquake in California it would be the fault of Apple somehow.

It seems this practice of blocking poaching was widespread across across the industry.

All big companies strong arm smaller and weaker companies at some point, Google have done this many times, it's a rough tough grown up world where people fight to win.

This is not an 'Apple is Evil' story.

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