Google CEO Joins Apple's Board

Arik Hesseldahl

Apple and Google each got a little bit cooler today as Google CEO Eric Schmidt joined Apple's board of directors. Schmidt brings a lot to Apple's board: A long resume of tech company management experience, and a direct insight into exactly what Google has in its pipeline. In the Apple press release, he cites Apple as "one of the companies I most admire." Schmidt's joinging the board increases Apple's total number of directors to eight, and among those, seven are outsiders, though its a bit of a stretch to call Fred Anderson, Apple's longtime CFO an "outsider."

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