Schmidt to Jobs: Now, a Clever Man Would Put the Poison Into His Own Goblet…
Could the rumored chilly relations between Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) be warming? This afternoon, Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Google CEO Eric Schmidt were spotted chatting at a cafe in Palo Alto, perhaps over potentially poisoned cups of mead.
“Our tipster saw em and snapped these shots, and noted that the cafe is owned and operated by former Google chef Charlie Ayers,” Gizmodo reports. “Overheard from the conversation were two lines by Jobs. Enthusiastically, ‘They’re going to see it all eventually so who cares how they get it.’ Which seemed to be about Web content, said the tipster. And, ‘Let’s go discuss this somewhere more private,’ after they noticed the crowd gathering around.”
Of course, drawing a crowd may have been part of the purpose of the meeting in the first place. Perhaps the pair wanted to be seen together, though the meeting might have been a difficult one for Jobs to stomach if reports of his feelings towards Schmidt are accurate. As CNBC’s Jim Goldman said a few weeks back, “Steve Jobs simply hates Eric Schmidt right now” (see video below).
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