The 10 Best Emails Exposed In The Google-Skyhook Lawsuit

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Several juicy emails sent by Google, Motorola, and Skyhook Wireless employees were recently unsealed in Skyhook’s lawsuit against Google.They offer an interesting look into how Google is pressuring its Android partners into doing what Google wants.

And a rare glimpse at how work gets done at Google in general. (Lots of plus signs in internal emails — perhaps the precursor to the new “+1” service.)

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title=”Here’s the email that started it all, subject line: “Can you explain why/how this happened?” Google’s Vic Gundotra links to our post about Motorola ditching Google’s location service for Skyhook’s, and wants to know why.”
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title=”Google’s Steve Lee responds, admitting that the news is “alarming.” He admits that Google “hasn’t prioritised ‘selling'” and he suspects that Skyhook’s tech is more accurate than Google’s.”
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title=”A big reason why losing to Skyhook is bad for Google is because it cuts down their ability to collect data. “It’s sad to see first Apple, now Motorola moving away from us, which means less collection for us.””
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title=””Even Motorola was caught off guard” by Skyhook’s announcement — suggesting Skyhook jumped the gun announcing its Motorola partnership, or Motorola was at least deflecting blame.”
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title=”A month later, Larry Page emails a ReadWriteWeb story on the subject, asking “Can I get a response on this?””
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title=”High-level exchange! Here, Google’s Andy Rubin tells Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha that the Skyhook issue is “stop ship” level — as in, you can’t ship devices until it’s fixed — and Sanjay tells him to “hold tight.” Andy Rubin responds, saying he owes Eric (Schmidt, presumably) “an update.” Sanjay Jha then spells his own name wrong.”
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title=”Motorola wants to know why Samsung can ship devices with Skyhook and Motorola can’t. “It’s unacceptable to be put in a position which limits our ability to compete.””
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title=”Here’s where Google employee Dan Morrill admits that Google is “using compatibility as a club to make [phone manufacturers] do things we want.” This is regarding a separate issue — some software called LogMeIn.”
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title=””Thread-kill” means don’t email about this topic anymore. In other words, kill the paper trail, because this could wind up in court.”
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content=”Click here for 418 pages of documents unsealed in the Google-Skyhook suit →
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