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Google is the Microsoft of cell phones.

justfinethanku

May 27, 2010, 10:57 AM
Except they are stealing from more than just Apple.

Palm and HP are sure to have some issues with this.
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bluecoyote

May 27, 2010, 11:08 AM
If Palm was smart they made him sign a non-compete clause.
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fairseth1304

May 27, 2010, 11:23 AM
And if he were smart, he refused.
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bluecoyote

May 27, 2010, 11:28 AM
It's pretty standard in the tech industry.
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Jayshmay

May 27, 2010, 11:42 AM
I think when person quits a company they should be free to do anything! What NBC did to Conan was a bunch of !!BS!! He should be free to be on tv, it shouldn't be NBCs place to tell anybody they can't be on another network til a certain time, NBC can only tell someone they can't be on their network!!!
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bluecoyote

May 27, 2010, 11:47 AM
Well I think it does stink what NBC did to Conan, but it's not like Conan just quit- they paid him a hefty termination fee, and that was part of the stipulation.

But the reason non-compete clauses exist is to keep individuals from getting poached when they're working on vital projects to your company.
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rlpinca

May 27, 2010, 8:34 PM
I couldn't see them not having a no compete clause, but if he's going to Google there must have been some loophole or fine print that let him out of it.
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