Facebook's chief operating officer says in a court filing that she was approached by a Google executive about agreeing to limit recruiting and hiring activities between the two companies but declined.
A paper trail of e-mails published by The Verge from court filings suggest that technology firms agreed not to recruit employees from each other.
In a sworn statement made public today, former Palm CEO Edward Colligan says Jobs brandished patents when trying to get Palm to agree to a deal in which neither company would nick the other's employees.
E-mails between executives at Apple and Google reveal a shared belief that there was substantial financial benefit in agreements not to recruit each other's employees, the judge in the case says.
At issue is whether some of the titans of tech conspired not to hire each other's employees. Attorney Joe Saveri argues the alleged conspiracy kept workers salaries artificially low by stifling competition.
A newly unearthed e-mail exchange between Apple's Steve Jobs and Google's Eric Schmidt shows Jobs actively telling Google not to try to hire its employees, resulting in the firing of at least one recruiter.
Google, Apple, Intel, and other tech giants are trying to settle with the Justice Department over allegations that they colluded to hold down wages.
Judge Lucy Koh is not yet sold on the idea of a class action lawsuit in a poaching case involving Google, Intuit, Apple, and other tech players.
Court documents in the wage-fixing lawsuit reveal that several tactics were allegedly dreamed up to prevent the social network from hiring Google workers.
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