VIDEO: Schmidt pours praise on Apple, Steve Jobs

In this clip, Google CEO Eric Schmidt talks about technology, his relationship with Apple and Steve Jobs.  He also told Businessweek that Apple and Google have recently extended their search partnership.

Apple is a company we both partner and compete with. We do a search deal with them, recently extended, and we’re doing all sorts of things in maps and things like that. So the sum of all this is that two large corporations, both of which are important, both of which I care a lot about, will [remain] pretty close. But Android was around earlier than iPhone.

Among other highlights in this (really interesting) interview:

“You can’t wear two hats, there were too many areas of overlap so I got off the board. It does not mean I don’t like the company, both Google and Apple are run differently.”

“We don’t consider Apple or Facebook to be competitors. Our competitor is Bing. It’s a well run, highly competitive search engine.”

Enjoy the clip, and moan at the Wall Street Journal, not us, if the video doesn’t work on iOS.

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