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the last pictures show "a" mercedes without plates - but as it wasn't in a handicapped spot I doubt it was Jobs....

Historically speaking, traveling in America has always been a right. Technically NONE of us should have tags on our cars. Unfortunately most Americans see coercion as law and recognize unconstitutional acts as binding.
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post #42 of 99
Ok, lets be clear, this was staged.

There is no way they would have coffee in a public place, outdoors no less, by accident. They knew people would see and probably even take a picture or two.

Whatever the reason why, we can let the conspiracy theorists discuss that, this event was done on purpose to make it seem like the companies are on better terms than recently described in the press.

-kpluck

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post #43 of 99
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Historically speaking, traveling in America has always been a right. Technically NONE of us should have tags on our cars. Unfortunately most Americans see coercion as law and recognize unconstitutional acts as binding.

Yeah, and there's no right to a taxpayer-funded paved highway either.

I'll bet you long for the horse and buggy-whip days, when average life expectancy was 50......
post #44 of 99
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Originally Posted by kpluck View Post

Ok, lets be clear, this was staged.

Hey, even if this actually is just a "staged event," then it's one heck of a PR stunt. Steve looks 100% like Steve, Eric looks 100% like Eric -- no mistaking either of 'em. And they're having drinks on a sidewalk in a shopping center, just like "normal" people! (Steve would do most of the talking, anyway. ) The placement's conspicuous enough to draw attention (for anyone who's really looking), but it still provides an easy avenue of escape.

Those seats don't look terribly comfy, however, so I probably would bolt, too.

The truth here is that the two companies are at the very pinnacle of their respective focus fields, despite attempts at overlap; the sooner the two sides "kiss and make up," the better for everyone. They may not have to like each other, but they can do much more good all around by working well together.

(I don't care what anyone says, I love Steve's "sense of fashion": he looks to be comfortable, and that's all that ever matters. And he's bloody consistent about it!)

I'm a-keepin' that photo.
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Classic Kremlinology
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Originally Posted by Chris_CA View Post

No silver edges. Bottom corner (near Eric) is square, not rounded.

Probably in the folding carrying case, which is all black.
post #47 of 99
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Originally Posted by kpluck View Post

Ok, lets be clear, this was staged.

There is no way they would have coffee in a public place, outdoors no less, by accident. They knew people would see and probably even take a picture or two.

Whatever the reason why, we can let the conspiracy theorists discuss that, this event was done on purpose to make it seem like the companies are on better terms than recently described in the press.

I suspect you be right. Even if they were just stopping by for coffee they would sit inside unless they specifically wanted to be spotted. Good way to do it, though. No need to face the press or issue a statement. All they need to do is have a coffee. The press / bloggers will take care of the rest whilst adding a tad of mystique and free marketing.
post #48 of 99
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I don't care what anyone says, I love Steve's "sense of fashion": he looks to be comfortable, and that's all that ever matters. And he's bloody consistent about it!

Ouch-ee mama! Sense of fashion are not the words I would choose. He is consistent, that's for sure. He really ought to update his jeans to a more contemporary cut and please, loose those shoes. No need for a Gucci make over but he is looking old. As for Eric, the less said the better. Not that I care much, personally, but you brought it up.
post #49 of 99
Heh.... I guess this is why Celebs love NYC so much... We don't give a crap who's on the street, if they're in my way their gonna get some full contact elbow treatment!

Not a lie either... I worked in a hospital area of NYC and Gene Wilder was just sitting there on the trunk of a limo and nobody even skipped a beat and the limo was on the corner right next to the neighborhood dirty water dog vendor and he had more people hanging out next to him that Gene did...

Nothing like NYC... but working there 20 years tends to turn you off from the place... \
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post #50 of 99
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Jobs was overheard by the photographer as saying two things: "They're going to see it all eventually, so who cares how they get it," reportedly said about Web content.

I bet Steve was talking to schmidt about the recent Google China debacle. The chinese are going to see content eventually, no matter what... so really, who cares if google provides it or not.
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Who knew geeks have paparazzi too?
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Who knew geeks have paparazzi too?

Just some guy who reads Giz.
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post #53 of 99
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"They're going to see it all eventually, so who cares how they get it," reportedly said about Web content.

Sounds like a product or development either of them could introduce but both benefit from. Google has a developer event on May 19-20:

http://code.google.com/events/

"This year we've put together a great series of gatherings focused on developer education and community. In addition to continuing our series of Google Developer Days around the world, we're bringing back Google I/O, a 2-day deep dive on web application development using Google developer products and open technologies."

WWDC 2010 is 5 weeks later on June 28th.

An HTML 5 IDE that allows WYSIWYG development would be incredible but certainly would have to be open to gain traction. If they could define layout using XML like they do in Interface Builder, it would be the start to an end of cross-browser checking.

Microsoft would probably even be on board with it as they use XAML in Silverlight. People shouldn't have to write CSS and HTML code by hand and tweak layouts pixel by pixel by changing text, saving and reloading.

UI toolkits like Interface Builder and Qt are common for RAD in desktop apps but we still do manual layout for web. The problem with the web is down to control of course - you can't establish a standard if IE doesn't support it. Google need to use their power more in a way that is evil but for the greater good. Block IE from Youtube and force people to use a webkit browser or Firefox, then establish a better standard for the web and make Microsoft follow it.
post #54 of 99
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Originally Posted by SpotOn View Post

Google is in the smart phone market only to keep Microsoft out.

Microsoft has been in the smart phone market a lot longer than either Google or Apple, but their inability to design and market a decent mobile phone OS has kept their market share low.

Google can't be in the market to keep a non-factor out. It's more likely they saw how quickly the iPhone made everything WinMo look pathetic and, smelling blood, decided to squash their competitors from Redmond while they had the chance.
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Originally Posted by benice View Post

Why does Jobs still not have a number plate?

Has it been blanked out for some reason or does he really somehow drive it around like that and collect fines every day?

Eric stole it while Jobs was getting the coffee.
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Microsoft has been in the smart phone market a lot longer than either Google or Apple, but their inability to design and market a decent mobile phone OS has kept their market share low.

Google can't be in the market to keep a non-factor out. It's more likely they saw how quickly the iPhone made everything WinMo look pathetic and, smelling blood, decided to squash their competitors from Redmond while they had the chance.


The main thing is Google isn't going to back HTC's play, where Microsoft would.

Google rather have a friend with Apple than HTC anyway, but will take HTC's money.

A enemy of my enemy is my friend.
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Eric stole it while Jobs was getting the coffee.

Yea Eric needed it because he got a DUI last night and had his plate taken by the cops.

"Hey Steve, want to get a coffee? Your buying!"
post #58 of 99
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Originally Posted by kpluck View Post

Ok, lets be clear, this was staged.

There is no way they would have coffee in a public place, outdoors no less, by accident. They knew people would see and probably even take a picture or two.

Whatever the reason why, we can let the conspiracy theorists discuss that, this event was done on purpose to make it seem like the companies are on better terms than recently described in the press.

-kpluck


Well it could be, but likely that they were just trying to lead normal lives just like everyone else.

Having been around famous people, a lot try to do just that.
post #59 of 99
Look at Schmidt's body posture at the first picture - he looks like a subordinate talking to his boss. Very subdued / submissive. The posture of his legs & feet is even more forth telling - looks like an obedient soldier; "Ten-Hut!"

In the second picture he is more relaxed though.

If this is a truce meeting, then something is cooking.
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post #60 of 99
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Originally Posted by benice View Post

Why does Jobs still not have a number plate?

Has it been blanked out for some reason or does he really somehow drive it around like that and collect fines every day?

It's probably a new car. Takes a month or so for the DMV to send them, and you don't even need to put them on the car right away if you display the temporary registration in the windshield.

If you were Steve Jobs, would you own an old car?
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post #61 of 99
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Originally Posted by SpotOn View Post

People keep stealing his license plate, so the State issued him a bar code instead.

If you zoom in, you'll see it a bit. Right where the plate should be.

Nah, that's the VIN.

All Mercedes-Benzes (at least the ones manufactured in the past twenty years) have a VIN at that spot.

It's a nice urban legend though.
post #62 of 99
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Originally Posted by kpluck View Post

Ok, lets be clear, this was staged.

There is no way they would have coffee in a public place, outdoors no less, by accident. They knew people would see and probably even take a picture or two.

Whatever the reason why, we can let the conspiracy theorists discuss that, this event was done on purpose to make it seem like the companies are on better terms than recently described in the press.

This was totally staged.

If they wanted privacy, they could have grabbed a quiet table at Il Fornaio. Plus, Il Fornaio has valet parking.

Oh, and that thing on the table? It's called a "menu."

post #63 of 99
Let me throw something out in the wild....

Apple and Google want to get rid of HTC.................it makes sense!
post #64 of 99
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Originally Posted by MuncyWeb View Post

Historically speaking

http://www.cultofmac.com/steve-jobs-...-pictures/2613

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traveling in America has always been a right.

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post #65 of 99
Definitely a PR stunt IMO...

I can imagine Google/HTC admitting Apple owns the touch interface and settling with Apple. This in turn will set a precedence in the mobile phone biz while at the same time freezing Nokia, RIM, and Microsoft with their touch interface products...

Isn't it the same thing Apple did with Diamond Multimedia and their Rio product? Thus solidifying Apple's music player dominance...

I am not so sure that Apple versus Google is a valid battle.

Apple wants to sells lots and lots of hardware devices and own the Mobile OS market and Google wants to sell tons and tons of web ads and own web advertising. I can imagine a scenario or two where these two giants can both win.
post #66 of 99
Schmidt: "I wish I could quit you, Steve."
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Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

Jobs was overheard by the photographer as saying two things: "They're going to see it all eventually, so who cares how they get it," reportedly said about Web content. And, "Let's go discuss this somewhere more private," after a crowd began to gather around the two.

Maybe he was referring to adult apps and content on the iTunes store.
post #68 of 99
Come on. Like many celebrity spottings, this meeting was staged so the public would see them. The two probably anonymously leaked where they would be and when. Clearly, the two want the message out that Google and Apple aren't feuding. Otherwise, there were a million places they could meet for a light lunch in private. Total photo op to control media perception.
post #69 of 99
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Originally Posted by SpotOn View Post

People keep stealing his license plate, so the State issued him a bar code instead.


If you zoom in, you'll see it a bit. Right where the plate should be.

Interesting, I never expected that. I can see the barcode. Never heard of an option like that from the state!
post #70 of 99
"The only thing that adds up is that neither felt comfortable meeting at each other's HQs, and this is the start of talks that will inevitably be tense for both sides."


Presumption. Nothing more. For all we know they simply wanted to step out for a coffee on a nice day. Despite the fact that they billionaire CEOs, they are still human beings.

I see nothing more than a couple of guys talking business at a coffee shop. I don't buy this whole impending war scenario at all. It makes for sexy fodder, but judging by this picture, there's far more diplomacy involved than the media would have us believe.
post #71 of 99
Those are Steve and Eric doubles meant to distract and throw off people. The real Steve and Eric are in the neutral of all countries Norway. They are talking peace treaties. It's a hug fest.
post #72 of 99
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Originally Posted by benice View Post

Interesting, I never expected that. I can see the barcode. Never heard of an option like that from the state!

Steve is testing out the new iStealth, which makes anything invisible, including license plates. Obviously it needs some work as Jobs and Schmidt could not hide from the curious minded.
post #73 of 99
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Originally Posted by benice View Post

Interesting, I never expected that. I can see the barcode. Never heard of an option like that from the state!

You've never heard of an option like that from the state because it doesn't exist.

As I mentioned earlier, the barcode is the VIN.

All Mercedes-Benzes have them in that spot. (Well, at least all that have been manufactured in the past twenty years or so.)
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Looks like Google's new iPad

yeah totally. The one that supports FLASH, a micro usb, Voip, Video Conferencing,4g, GPS, a real OS. You must mean that one!



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post #75 of 99
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I don't think they really ever were at odds with each other to begin with, it was just made to look that way.

Sounds strange, but wouldn't you rather a competitor that works with you than against you?

Apple isn't going to corner the market in smart phones, so somebody else has to fill the rest of the market and better Google than Microsoft.

Microsoft would support the hardware makers lawsuit against Apple, bringing it's huge cash hoard to the table from software sales, but Google won't.

Apple wins, gets to sue the pants off the hardware makers and get them to stop copying their IP.


It's all about who can suffer the huge legal fees from a lengthy lawsuit the longest.


Google is in the smart phone market only to keep Microsoft out.

The problem is Microsoft is as out of the smartphone market as Apple is out of the personal computer market.

And what is going to happen when Google releases Chrome OS? What are you going to say? That Chrome OS is for keeping Microsoft out of the netbooks/bargain PC market or something like that.

Too funny, right?
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post #76 of 99
They can do amazing things with Photoshop nowadays.
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ripped jeans and black socks (and gray NBs)

AHahah!!

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post #78 of 99
They were discussing web content as it applies to digital distribution of tv shows and movies. Steve is not happy about GoogleTV, but also not worried.

Steve reached out to Eric. The conversation went something like this. "I didn't say all those nasty things the media is reporting(he did). Let's get together for coffee to show that this thing has been blown out of proportion." Steve wants to keep Google close.

The Palo Alto police know Jobs plates get stolen all the time so they don't give him any trouble about not having pates. The barcode has nothing to do with his license plates. It is a Mercedes Benz tracking #.

Jobs is not wearing black socks. The "turtle neck" is actually a full body unitard much like an adult onesie. Little known fact.
post #79 of 99
Traveling yes. Driving on public roads no.


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Historically speaking, traveling in America has always been a right. Technically NONE of us should have tags on our cars. Unfortunately most Americans see coercion as law and recognize unconstitutional acts as binding.
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Originally Posted by Quadra 610 View Post

I have the sneaking suspicion that Schmidt knows HTC doesn't have a chance, and he's meeting with Steve in a non-confrontational manner to discuss terms.

Or, it could be a "last meal" sort of thing for Schmidt before he ends up somewhere a few miles off the coast.

apple will smash google hard and long time
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Keep your friends close and your deceitful backstabbing former board member closer

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Those are Steve and Eric doubles meant to distract and throw off people. The real Steve and Eric are in the neutral of all countries Norway. They are talking peace treaties. It's a hug fest.

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