Google Fires Leaker of Pay Raise Memo

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    TK
    digitaltrends.com

    It's not exactly a WikiLeaks moment when a Silicon Valley memo sent to 23,000 people gets leaked to a news source (in this case, Business Insider, which, in full disclosure, is a favorite of ours).

    So when Google CEO Eric Schmidt reacted to the leaking of his memo that extolled the virtues of his work force and the subsequent 10-percent raises by firing the leaker of said memo, well, many wondered how to process that. (CNNMoney.com had the termination story first.)

    Apparently the news had an unanticipated ripple effect on GOOG's Wall Street ride yesterday. But can Google really expect that such a payout would go unnoticed for long? That argument is made over on All Things D.