Google Wanted Steve Jobs for CEO

. April 10, 2011 . 0 Comments

A new book by Steven Levy reveals that Apple’s Steve Jobs was first choice for Google CEO, reports the Mail Online.

“In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works and Shapes Our Lives,” was written by Steven Levy, a technology reporter who says his latest work is ‘informed by a two-year deep dive into the company’.
He reveals that when founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page were on the hunt for a chief executive they wanted Steve Jobs to take up the job.

“He (Jobs) turned down their offer, but because he saw the potential of Google he agreed to mentor Mr. Page and Mr. Brin, even sharing advisers,” the report said.

The book also says, Jobs was “furious” when he visited Google’s Mountain View headquarters and saw that the Android OS sported iOS features like pinch to zoom, among others.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1375121/In-The-Plex-New-book-Google-released-fall-China-Steve-Jobs.html#ixzz1J6gM1suq

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