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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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It makes sense
By reza on 9/2/2006 6:52:26 PM , Rating: 2
Back in the March last year, Microsoft purchased the Groove company. The real reason for that $170M investment was a person that is the founder of Lotus Notes. Ray Ozzie and their concept team, still is full of new ideas about the way we could use computers more human like. Then it sounds pretty logical for Apple to get hold someone with simillar aspects (who also created the most reliable NOS of the world) at response.
I love Lotus Notes. I also love Novel Netware 3.11. I hope these nice people to have more and more control on IT world.




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