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Google-Chef tritt Apples 'Board of Directors' bei [Update_2]

Google-CEO Eric Schmidt wurde heute in Apples bereits recht prominent besetzten Vorstand 'Board of Directors' gewählt. «“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 Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “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,” said Eric Schmidt. “I'm really looking forward to working with Steve and Apple’s board to help with all of the amazing things Apple is doing.”»
Update: Niall Kennedey beleuchtet die bereits bestehenden Verbindungen zwischen Apple und Google: «Al Gore is a Google advisor and Google invested in, Current TV, Gore's television station. Bill Campbell was an early management advisor to Larry Page and Sergey Brin and helped hire Eric Schmidt. Arthur Levinson is on Google's Board of Directors.» Und Om Malik bewertet: «However, today’s news of Google CEO Eric Schmidt joining the board of directors of Apple Computer portends potential headaches not just for Microsoft, but for anyone with digital media ambitions.»
Update_2: «“The old social networks in Silicon Valley run very deep,” noted AnnaLee Saxenian, a leading scholar of the industry and dean of the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley. “And this reminds us that Silicon Valley has a common enemy to the north.”» NYT.

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