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Google Founders Wanted Jobs To Be CEO

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Apple Inc. Chairman and CEO Steve Jobs speaks at an Apple event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco, Wednesday, March 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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Before the iPhone hated the Android, Google's founders loved Steve Jobs.

A new book about the inner workings of Google and the company's rise to Silicon Valley elite details the relationship between Google's founders and the Apple CEO.

"In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works and Shapes Our Lives," tells the story of Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page and how they started the search engine.

In the early days of the company, the duo, who would soon land on Forbe's annual list of billionaires, sought out Jobs to be the company's CEO, according to the author of the text Steven Levy.

Levy says that Jobs turned Page and Brin down but agreed to mentor the two and even give them access to his advisers.

Jobs reportedly saw the potential of Google and wanted to be involved but the relationship turned sour when the iPhone-maker saw plans for the search giant's Android operating system.

The move into the mobile market reportedly made Jobs furious and the colorful CEO blasted Google for wanting to "kill the iPhone."

The book goes on to detail that Jobs hid the development of the iPad from Google CEO Erich Schmidt, who served on Apple's bored.

Jobs allegedly believed that Schmidt had stolen ideas from the iPhone for Google's own mobile operating system.

Levy's book is available from Simon & Schuster.

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