The head of Google Eric Schmidt called Steve Jobs his hero




Despite the relentless struggle in the mobile market Apple and Google, chairman and former CEO of the Internet Corporation Eric Schmidt is not shy to admit to be sympathetic to its competitor. At the conference he called Khan Academy founder of Apple Steve Jobs his hero.


Asked about the idols in the IT-sphere, Eric said very succinctly: “For me it’s a simple question – Steve Jobs. When I look at what impact it had on the whole of society, I realize that all of us can only strive to ensure that at least a bit like Steve. ”

Despite aggressive competition between the two companies set up rival mobile platforms, Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt managed over the years to maintain friendly relations. In 2006, Schmidt joined the board of directors of Apple. However, as soon as the confrontation began “apple” of the empire with Google, Schmidt was forced to resign from the post. Obviously, the fond memories of his colleagues, he holds to this day.


Despite the kind words addressed to the founder of Apple to the company Schmidt set very unfriendly. In October last year, he said that Google provides to its customers and users greater safety and security than Apple. In September, the journalists’ question about the relation to the queue for the iPhone and iPhone 6 6 Plus Schmidt said that it was his surprise, since “in the same Samsung smartphones were a year ago.”

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