While the relationship between Google and Apple might not be so great in 2020, that hasn’t always been the case. Back in 2007, around the time of the iPhone’s arrival, Apple CEO, Steve Jobs and Google CEO, Eric Schmidt were friendly.
The same went for Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. New photos show Jobs, Page, and Schmidt in a meeting at Google’s HQ.
The photos appeared via Jason Shellen who posted them to Twitter a couple of days ago. He was working on Blogger and Google Reader at the time with photos taken in August of 2007. And yes, Steve Jobs is wearing the same clothes that we’d become accustomed to.
The story goes that when Page and Brin were looking for some adult supervision in the early days of Google, they initially wanted Steve Jobs to take the reins. That obviously didn’t happen, with Schmidt instead taking charge of the company that would ultimately become a major competitor to Apple.
The photos were taken not too long after the first iPhone was announced and if that seems like a long, long time ago, that’s because it is!
— Jason Shellen (@shellen) May 14, 2020
Both Apple and Google are very different companies today to 2007 and the world has changed along with them. Sometimes we wonder what Jobs would make of 2020.
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