… Silicon Valley hiring practices gets class action status

… judge accorded class action status to a lawsuit that alleges broad conspiracy among major Silicon Valley companies to suppress employee compensation by not poaching each other’s employees, a court filing showed… In 2011, five software engineers sued Adobe Systems Inc , Intel Corp, Apple Inc and Google Inc among others over their hiring practices, alleging that the Silicon Valley companies entered into an “overarching conspiracy” to suppress employee compensation to artificially low levels… The case … has been built on email exchanges between top executives, including the late Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs and former Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt … – Oct 25, 2013 (Reuters) – read more.

See also:

  • Google vs. Evil By John C Abell. Wired, Issue 11.01 | January 2003
    … Google’s code of conduct can be boiled down to a mere three words: Don’t be evil… But what does it mean? … “Evil,” says Google CEO Eric Schmidt, “is what Sergey says is evil.” … For now, at least, in Google we trust.

  • Google’s ‘Don’t Be Evil’ Mantra Is ‘Bullshit,’ … Apple’s Steve Jobs By John C Abell, Wired 01.30.2010
    … Another member of the audience, … disputes the “bullshit” quote and says Jobs actually said: “Don’t be evil is a load of crap,” …

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