Google's CEO Larry Page Believes Steve Jobs' Android Hate was just 'for show.'

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  1. dgstorm

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    Here's an interesting twist that would have been hard to see coming had it shown up in a book or movie. According to a Businessweek interview with Google CEO and co-founder Larry Page, he actually had a good relationship with Steve Jobs, and was even mentored by him in many ways. In fact, Mr. Page believes that Steve Jobs' now famous declaration of "thermonuclear war" and his vow to "spend every last dime of Apple's money destroying Android" was merely for show. He further elaborated that it was likely a way for Steve Jobs to motivate his team by giving them a strong competitor to rally against. Here is the direct quote from the Businessweek article: (The bolded statements and questions were from the interviewer.)

    That's a surprising take on things, and an interesting glimpse into the "behind the scenes" of the tech world. What do you guys think? Was Steve Jobs' malice toward Android genuine, an act, or something in-between? And, how do you guys feel about Larry Page's optimistic and forward-thinking view on business?

    Source: Businessweek
     
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  2. vampirefo.

    vampirefo. Senior Member Developer

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    Just business, my guess jobs and gates both have and used android devices in their private life's.
     
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    I think Page is taking the opportunity to deflate the hate between the two companys and it will work unless the Apple camp comes out saying its all lies, but that would make Jobs look like a hate filled vengfull person and I don't think they would want Jobs to be seen in that manner so they will go along with the statement and try to move forward.
     
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    thats an awesome line and its so right. instead of worrying about what your competitors are doing, just strive to bring value and you will succeed in the long run
     

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