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Google’s Eric Schmidt Resigns from Apple Directors Board

by David Brooks | 04.08.2009
Google GeneralDr. Eric Schmidt of Google has left the Apple Board of Directors, many expected this move after a number of new Google products including Chrome OS and Android which both compete with Apple products. Below is a small quote from Engadget:

Should have seen this one coming, right? Google CEO Eric Schmidt has resigned from Apple’s board today citing a conflict of interest. Apple (Steve Jobs, in fact) says that “Unfortunately, as Google enters more of Apple’s core businesses, with Android and now Chrome OS, Eric’s effectiveness as an Apple board member will be significantly diminished, since he will have to recuse himself from even larger portions of our meetings due to potential conflicts of interest.” Android and Chrome OS — something had to give, but the timing sure does make it seem like that Google Voice app rejection might have really hurt someone’s feelings….

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