Google Fires Leaker of Pay Raise Memo

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. ( 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.

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