• Google CEO Eric Schmidt Resigns from Apple's Board

    Citing "conflicts of interest," Google's Eric Schmidt has resigned from the Apple board of directors. I suppose its been a while coming - Google just keeps getting their hands in the pots Apple has theirs in. Chrome OS and Android are stepping on Apple's tightly guarded toes, and the fruity giant and un-evil search engine's part was undoubtedly imminent.

    Of course, this couldn't have anything to do with all Google Voice apps pulled from the AppStore, a move even the FCC is investigating, could it? Nah, of course not.

    Dr. Eric Schmidt Resigns from Apple's Board of Directors

    CUPERTINO, California-August 3, 2009-Apple today announced that Dr. Eric Schmidt, chief executive officer of Google, is resigning from Apple's Board of Directors, a position he has held since August 2006.

    "Eric has been an excellent Board member for Apple, investing his valuable time, talent, passion and wisdom to help make Apple successful," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "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. Therefore, we have mutually decided that now is the right time for Eric to resign his position on Apple's Board."
    Engadget | Apple

    thanks, JazJon
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