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Google CEO Eric Schmidt has been elected to Apple Inc.'s Board of Directors

Tuesday Apple announced that Google CEO Dr. Eric Schmidt has been elected to the company’s board of directors bringing the board's total membership to eight. Dr. Schmidt currently also sits on the board of directors for Google and Princeton University’s board of trustees.

“Eric is obviously doing a terrific job as CEO of Google, and we look forward to his contributions as a member of Apple’s board of directors,” said Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Dr. Schmidt has a long history working with leading companies in the technology sector. Prior to his chief position at Google Dr. Schmidt was chairman and CEO of Novell and before that he was the CTO at Sun Microsystems.

Dr. Schmidt has also held positions with Xerox in the company’s Palo Alto research center (PARC) as well as Bell Labs and Zilog. Dr. Schmidt holds a bachelors degree from Princeton University in electrical engineering and a master’s and Ph.D. in computer science from Berkeley.

The ties between Apple and Google have been relatively quiet, at least until now.  More than likely we will see some collaboration between the two companies in the near future.  iGmail anyone?


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RE: Surprising...yet not so surprising.
By plinden on 8/31/2006 1:18:13 AM , Rating: 2
Sure, but if you're concerned about quality, you buy a CD anyway (preferably without any built in DRM). I have about 20 songs from iTunes, bought in the first flush of excitement at being able to download. Now I just buy and rip, like most people.

DRM of all kinds sucks, but Apple's iTunes is comparatively lax ... I think ... http://www.playforsure.com doesn't make it easy to find out what its restrictions are.


By plinden on 8/31/2006 1:19:47 AM , Rating: 2
"You can bet that Sony built a long-term business plan about being successful in Japan and that business plan is crumbling." -- Peter Moore, 24 hours before his Microsoft resignation











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