We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

Steve Jobs accused of 'illegal' Palm proposal

Report: Apple boss tried to strike staffing deal

Steve Jobs attempted to strike a deal with Palm to prevent the rival handset maker hiring Apple employees, according to Bloomberg.

Steve JobsThe Palm discussion occurred after the company hired Jon Rubenstein, a longtime Apple exec now credited with the smartphone strategy that resulted in the Palm Pre.

"We must do whatever we can to stop this," Jobs said in the communications, reported by Bloomberg.

The news agency says former Palm CEO Ed Colligan labelled Job's offer, apparently made two years ago, as "not only wrong, it is likely illegal".

Colligan's response, obtained by Bloomberg via a leaked email, does not contain the specifics of Jobs's proposal, but such an agreement may have violated antitrust regulations.

See also:

Smartphone reviews

Macworld US


IDG UK Sites

Best Christmas 2014 UK tech deals, Boxing Day 2014 UK tech deals & January sales 2015 UK tech...

IDG UK Sites

LED vs Halogen: Why now could be the right time to invest in LED bulbs

IDG UK Sites

Christmas' best ads: See great festive spots studios have created to promote themselves and clients

IDG UK Sites

Why Apple shouldn't be blamed for exploitation in China and Indonesia