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Google wanted Steve Jobs as CEO?

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 30 Oct 2010 21:10 User comments (5)

Google wanted Steve Jobs as CEO? A new documentary has revealed that founders of search giant Google tried to lure Steve Jobs away from Apple to head the "then" emerging company.
Bloomberg's new documentary, Game Changers, reveals that Google's co-founders Larry Paige and Sergey Brin traveled to Apple's Cupertino campus for a meeting with Steve Jobs. The pair tried to lure Jobs to Google to act as chief executive officer but were unable to get him on board.

After interviewing about 13 different candidates, Paige and Brin eventually settled on Eric Schmidt. Whilst Schmidt touts a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the fact that he attended a hippy art festival, Burning Man, in Black Rock Desert, Nevada, apparently gave some weight to his candidacy.

Game Changers is a new documentary that tells the story of Larry Paige and Sergey Brin as they met at Sranford and all to the way to their status in the industry today.

The 48 minute documentary is available here.

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5 user comments

130.10.2010 21:28

Thank goodness they didn't get him.

231.10.2010 1:44

He probably refused when they told him he could not act like a tyrant.

331.10.2010 3:58
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431.10.2010 17:55

Has Google gone crazy? Jobs will ruin everything Google has built. He'll lower the performance of their services like Google Search and then charge a subscription fee to use it, so he can buy another turtle-neck sweater, buy a new beard trimmer, and wear glasses that are so tiny you can barely see them. I also just read a rumor that Apple was thinking of buying Sony. God what a nightmare that would be. Say goodbye to blu-ray then, and PS3 and sony TV's will get jacked up in price, with lower performance. Companies like Google, that already have a good thing going for them should stay away from this guy. Sure he'll probably make them more money by selling their products to his Apple Zombies; upgrading every year for the same old product , but their quality and reputation will go down the drain.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 31 Oct 2010 @ 17:59

53.12.2010 19:32

Jobs would have acted like Scully to Brin and Page...

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