(August 14, 2014) "You can make money without doing evil" is No. 6 on the list of 10 things Google (the corporation) knows to be true.
The Google list leaves out a few caveats. Like: You can make more money flouting antitrust laws. You can pay your brainiacs less if they believe you will retaliate if they try to go to work for someone else.
U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh ruled Friday that there was so much evidence in a class action suit against Apple, Google and other big byte corporations that she felt compelled to scotch a $324 million settlement, which would have compensated 60,000-plus tech workers, because it would not have been enough.
"There is ample evidence of an overarching conspiracy," Koh wrote, that involved tech giants illegally agreeing not to recruit one another's workers.
The late Steve Jobs of Apple warned Google execs that if they hired Apple staff, there would be war. Jobs, wrote Koh, was a, if not the, central figure in the alleged conspiracy.