Before the launch of Android and T-Mobile G1, Steve Jobs had a close relationship with Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Today, rare photos of Jobs, Page and then-Google CEO Eric Schmidt appear edges on Googleplex. Jason Shellen posted two photos on Twitter today. In the early 2000s, he worked for Google Blogger and then as a founding project manager for Google Reader.
These photos were taken in secret on the Palm Treo 680.
The photo goes back to August 2007, when Steve Jobs, wearing an iconic black turtleneck, and Larry Page in a Google coffee shop. The then-Apple CEO was holding a bowl and what appeared to be a lunch salad, and Page was doing the same thing beside him.
Joe was wearing the iconic black turtleneck
The second photo shows the two of them sitting down with Schmidt for a conversation. Jobs was talking to him, and then-Google CEO Schmidt was listening carefully, and Page was with his back to the camera.
When Google’s first investors asked Page and Brin to hire a more experienced CEO in the early 2000s, they first thought of Jobs. Of course, they ultimately chose Schmidt.