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Google CEO Joins Apple Board

So what if Google will not launch its own music service…its CEO is now on the board of the biggest digital music/media company around: Apple Computer.
This brings the total number of directors on Apple’s board to eight, including Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Al Gore. “Apple is one of the companies in the world that I most admire,” Schmidt said in a statement. “I’m really looking forward to working with Steve (Jobs) and Apple’s board to help with all of the amazing things Apple is doing.” Gore’s also an advisor to Google.
Google and Apple haven’t really worked on any major project together, but do compete in some senses on the online video market.
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One Response to “Google CEO Joins Apple Board”

  1. Jobs also sites on Disney's board…has that meant anything yet on the digital media side, outside of Pixar? Remains to be seen…no evidence of preferential treatment till now.
    I would say Google-Apple may have to be seen in the same vein. On possibility: if Apple were to open up the iPod-iTunes ecosystem, it might be that they start with Google (through Google Video and other services). It might also mean that the online versions of Apple's desktop apps would be powered by Google etc. This is just speculation on my part for now.