Google Chief Joins Apple’s Board

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Apple today announced that Google CEO Eric Schmidt, was elected to Apple’s board of directors. Schmidt adds the new position to Google’s board of directors and Princeton University’s board of trustees.

“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.”

Apple said Schmidt’s experience as an Internet strategist, entrepreneur and technologist gave him a “well-seasoned perspective” at Google, a young company where many have said Schmidt serves as “the adult.”

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