On Thursday, Reuters reported that Apple CEO Tim Cook (pictured left) and Google CEO Larry Page conducted secret talks about a "range of intellectual property matters" — including smartphone patent disputes — amidst an escalating legal battle between the two sides. Earlier this month, a jury ordered Samsung, which uses Google's Android operating system, to pay Apple $1 billion for copying its designs and features. The verdict is expected to discourage other phone-makers from using Android. Cook and Page are reportedly discussing a possible truce over basic features and functions that Android shares with Apple's iOS operating system.
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