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Google Founders: Steve Was A Mentor



While the Google.com homepage is absent of any reference to Steve Jobs, both Google Founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin have put heart felt messages on their Google+ pages. Both Brin and Page made reference to the help that Jobs gave them along the way.

Despite the fierce competition that has sparked between Apple and Google Page says that Jobs offered to help him after becoming CEO of Google. Page wrote on his Google+ page
“He was very kind to reach out to me as I became CEO of Google and spend time offering his advice and knowledge even though he was not at all well….”

See both statements after the break
From Larry Page
I am very, very sad to hear the news about Steve. He was a great man with incredible achievements and amazing brilliance. He always seemed to be able to say in very few words what you actually should have been thinking before you thought it. His focus on the user experience above all else has always been an inspiration to me. He was very kind to reach out to me as I became CEO of Google and spend time offering his advice and knowledge even though he was not at all well. My thoughts and Google’s are with his family and the whole Apple family.

 

From Sergey Brin
From the earliest days of Google, whenever Larry and I sought inspiration for vision and leadership, we needed to look no farther than Cupertino. Steve, your passion for excellence is felt by anyone who has ever touched an Apple product (including the macbook I am writing this on right now). And I have witnessed it in person the few times we have met.

On behalf of all of us at Google and more broadly in technology, you will be missed very much. My condolences to family, friends, and colleagues at Apple.

source: Page  Brin

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