Google Pays Tribute to Steve Jobs

It has been no secret that Apple and Google have had their problems in the past.

Author Stephen Levy even highlighted when the fall out between Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt occurred. With Jobs passing on Wednesday, many began to wonder if Google would pay homage to the tech visionary and rival with a Google Doodle.

Thursday, Google's logo on its homepage looked the same as it always does but in a classy move the Mountain View search company placed a subtle link at the bottom of its page with the words "Steve Jobs, 1955 - 2011."

The link connects users to Apple's digital memorial to Jobs.

Google did not leave things there. The company's CEO and co-founder, Larry Page, released a statement on his Google+ account paying his respects to the Apple co-founder.

"I am very, very sad to hear the news about Steve," Page wrote. "He was a great man with incredible achievements and amazing brilliance. He always seemed to be able to say in very few words what you actually should have been thinking before you thought it. His focus on the user experience above all else has always been an inspiration to me."

In fact, Page also went on to say the ice may have been thawing between Google and Apple's relationship.

"He was very kind to reach out to me as I became CEO of Google and spend time offering his advice and knowledge even though he was not at all well," Page said. "My thoughts and Google's are with his family and the whole Apple family."

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