Google's CEO was once thought to be quite serious about Marcy Simon; Eric Schmidt's sometime PR consultant was spotted wearing an engagement ring. Then, a breakup and talk of another woman. But the pair have reportedly reached a new accommodation.

We hear Eric Schmidt and Simon have been spotted together in several different places recently, including at the Aspen Ideas Conference in Colorado (both attended, Simon even Twittered) as well as back in Schmidt's home state of California.

Of course, with Simon flacking for the PR firm Buson-Marsteller, there could well be professional reasons for the face time. And not just from Simon's point of view: having parted ways with the well-connected flack both personally and professionally, Schmidt would be wise to make her an ally again.

For both Schmidt and Simon, a purely vocational reunion may be the wisest way to get back together.