For Silicon Valley, a breach of “Don’t be evil”?

Allegations of collusion reflect the ethical perils of business negotiations.

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Silicon Valley

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It started with Steve Jobs. That’s the story told by the flood of e-mail messages subpoenaed in a class-action lawsuit filed against Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe by 64,613 Silicon Valley software engineers who claim that the companies conspired to keep them from switching employers.

In a February 2005 internal e-mail, Google cofounder Sergey Brin wrote

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