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Google CEO joins Apple’s board of directors

Apple today announced that Google CEO Eric Schmidt has been elected to Apple’s board of directors. “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. “Like Apple, Google is very focused on innovation and we think Eric’s insights and experience will be very valuable in helping to guide Apple in the years ahead.” “Apple is one of the companies in the world that I most admire,” Schmidt said. “I’m really looking forward to working with Steve and Apple’s board to help with all of the amazing things Apple is doing.” Apple’s board now includes eight members, including Jobs, former U.S. vice president Al Gore, former Apple CFO Fred Anderson, Intuit chairman Bill Campbell, J. Crew CEO Millard Drexler, Genentech CEO Arthur Levinson, and Harwinton Captial CEO Jerry York.

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Does this mean apple owns google now? or what?

Posted by Eric Lewis on August 29, 2006 at 5:16 PM (CDT)


B. What

Posted by rt on August 29, 2006 at 5:26 PM (CDT)


It means Schmidt is now one of the eight people who set the line for Apple, decide on new directions of development and lead the company into its future.

It -might- mean that we’ll see cooperation between the two giants.

Posted by n0nick on August 29, 2006 at 6:12 PM (CDT)


This is great news… i love apple and i love google perfect for me….. :-)

two innovative giants…

Posted by Erik Rizo on August 29, 2006 at 6:25 PM (CDT)


But google is just a search agent? so how is this good?

Posted by Eric Lewis on August 29, 2006 at 7:41 PM (CDT)


Google is far more than “just” a search engine. You should go back to Google and check it out if you think that’s all it is.

Posted by Kaycee on August 29, 2006 at 8:31 PM (CDT)


since when is al gore on the board?

Posted by jm on August 29, 2006 at 10:15 PM (CDT)


Would this mean that Google apps will be “integrated” with Macs?, like Gmail and .Mac accounts?, or Google Talk and iChat?

Posted by CB on August 29, 2006 at 10:19 PM (CDT)


Coming soon: Google and Apple take over the world!

Posted by Jones on August 29, 2006 at 11:11 PM (CDT)


Cmon people… this in not a merger… stuff like integration does not come from stuff like this. This is more about having Mr. Schmidt’s knowledge and expertise to help direct Apple and not so much about Google.

Posted by Mike on August 30, 2006 at 12:00 AM (CDT)


yeah, al gore? that for idk y seems odd to me.

Posted by Brad J on August 30, 2006 at 2:26 AM (CDT)


What the hell Al Gore is doing at Apple… Did Steve Jobs lost it completely???

Posted by thedp on August 30, 2006 at 4:36 AM (CDT)


Have you not been following Apple’s history? Gore was appointed a while ago.
And BTW Al Gore is pretty freaking brilliant. Try watching the movie “An Inconvenient Truth” and you might learn something.

Posted by DDR on August 30, 2006 at 8:53 AM (CDT)


Actually, Al Gore has a long, long history with technology, going back to the 70’s. He is one of the best versed politicians when it comes to technology. In fact, his background in technology is what earned him his reputation as a geek - no-one in Washington knew what the heck he was talking about.

Posted by lisa on August 30, 2006 at 9:34 AM (CDT)


Anything that pisses off Steve Ballmer is good with me :-)

Posted by tkarches on August 30, 2006 at 11:46 AM (CDT)


Of course Steve Jobs wants Al Gore on Appleā€™s board of directors… the guy invented the Internet. :p

Posted by dx on August 30, 2006 at 11:47 AM (CDT)


Hehehe…assimilation into the Apple cult has begun…

Posted by Kal Varnsen on August 30, 2006 at 12:10 PM (CDT)


hmmm… from what I know (Correct me if I am wrong)... Microsoft owns some Apple stocks.

Microsoft HATES Google…

Apple got Google CEO as a board of director…

I hope Apple and Google merges and eats up Microsoft…  =)

Posted by deej on August 30, 2006 at 1:31 PM (CDT)


<< since when is al gore on the board? >>

Since March/2003.

Posted by raynorshyne on August 30, 2006 at 3:54 PM (CDT)


MS does not own any apple stock.  That was sold years ago, at a decent profit for MS.

Posted by Steve Jobs on August 31, 2006 at 10:11 PM (CDT)

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