Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Google CEO Eric Schmidt haven’t exactly been friends since Schmidt ditched Apple for Google, so when they were seen out in public this morning chatting it up at the Calafia in the Pal Alto Town and Country shopping center it generated some immediate discussion.
The conversation according to Gizmodo was handled in a calm and somewhat excited demeanor with Jobs pretty much taking over the conversation as Jobs will tend to do.
Rumors are pointing to some type of web content partnership situation although that has yet to be confirmed.
When asked about the conversation Jobs said:
“They’re going to see it all eventually so who cares how they get it.”
The neutral ground of the conversation may have simply been an attempt to keep things civil or perhaps they were just two old friends trying to make amends.
Whatever the case may be, I’m pretty sure it didn’t have anything to do with Jobs congratulating Schmidt for Google Android which was recently named in several HTC patent lawsuits by Apple. My personal favorite thought? Perhaps Jobs wants out of China. [Gizmodo]
What do you think the two CEO’s met over? Leave us your thoughts and we’ll see who’s right when news of their conversation eventually breaks.