“Earlier this week, PandoDaily released treasure trove of information pertaining to the anti-poaching agreements many top Silicon Valley tech firms entered into a few years back, including an email showing showing that Steve Jobs angrily called Google co-founder Sergey Brin over Google’s attempt to hire an engineer from Apple’s Safari team,” Yoni Heisler reports for TUAW.
“Indeed, it largely appears that many top executives from firms like Intel, Google, and Apple were all party to tacit agreements not to directly solicit employees from each other,” Heisler reports. “In looking over some of the publicly filed legal documents in the case, we happened to stumble upon this email thread which seems to indicate that Steve Jobs wasn’t even on-board with Google hiring engineers who no longer worked at Apple.
Heisler reports, “The email string shows that Steve Jobs… in April of 2006, ‘strongly preferred’ that Google not hire Apple engineers who had left the company in December of 2005.”
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