Eric Schmidt of Google Resigns from Apple

by on August 3, 2009
in Apple, Google, Internet

eric-google-ceoApple today announced that Eric Schmidt, Google CEO, has resigned from the Board of Directors at Apple.

The main resign behind Eric’s resign could be the increasing conflicts in interests between Apple and Google. First it was Google Chrome OS announcement, then the recent rejection of Google Voice app from the App Store.

“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.”

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