Well, This Explains So Much About Google

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You know how Google has a tendency to half-ass stuff, like Android out the gate? A little anecdote from CEO Eric Schmidt explains it all:

One day Larry and Sergey bought Android, and I didn't even notice. Think about the strategic opportunities that has created. Sergey found Google Earth one day while he was surfing on the Web. And then he walked into my office and told me he bought them. "And I said, "for how much," Sergey?" And it turned out to be a few million.

Think about it: Google goes around buying companies, and the CEO doesn't even know about it. Now carry that forward to its logical conclusion.

Man, who would've thought Fake Steve nailed it that hard? [Media Memo via Alley Insider]

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