In an interview with the Wall Street Journal published last night, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt shared some interesting perspective on the various legal threats facing his company, as well as the relationship between Apple and Google. He offered that the picture often painted in the media of immature squabbling is off-base, suggesting instead that the two companies are more like independent nation states trying to manage a trade relationship than fighting teenagers. “The press would like to write the sort of teenage model of competition, which is, ‘I have a gun, you have a gun, who shoots first?’,” Schmidt said in the interview with the Wall Street Journal’s Jessica E. Lessin. “The adult way to run a business is to run it more like a country.
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