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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: Please cease with the idiotic end comments
By Zandros on 8/31/2006 4:04:21 PM , Rating: 2
As Google is not a hardware company, (except those boxes that look like a cheese) I'll ignore that part if it's okay.

So, what about Shake, Final Cut, Motion, Aperture, the iLife suite, the iWork suite, Logic, Soundtrack etc. Are those overpriced too? I think not, if you compare to the alternatives. I'm not sure if Google have anything comparable , but I'll guess not.


RE: Please cease with the idiotic end comments
By SyK on 8/31/2006 4:13:05 PM , Rating: 2
As much of a useless troll as this seems, to instantly diffuse it...

Did anybody even CLAIM Google even TRIED to offer such things?

You can't exactly complain that Apple are well-priced in a market the "competitor" you're trying to offer isn't even f-ing TRYING to enter...


By Zandros on 9/1/2006 3:18:54 AM , Rating: 2
I'm sorry if it came off as trolling, but the point was mostly to prove that Apple software products are not overpriced, and I was not comparing the prices against Google. You are completely free to compare to anyone. Don't let my post obstruct you.

The OP was suggesting that Apple's and Google's business models were diametrically opposed. I chose to ignore the fact that giving away software isn't really what Google is about for the sake of the argument. Google offers free, pretty basic software. Apple offer pretty cheap prosumer/professional software. Different, yes, diametrically opposed, i believe not.


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