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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And Palm...
by nesur on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 14:20 UTC
nesur
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2005-07-07

It's sad, but it looks like the only company that failed among those involved was Palm, which coincidentally was the one whose CEO had a higher standard of morality and was trying to do the right thing. Come on, he was thinking about the *individuals* involved!

(And I finish writing this while I grab my Pre 2 ;) )

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