Recently, some have complained about a conflict of interest or possible collusion due to the fact that the CEO of Google sits on Apple's board -- especially since Apple and Google share a common enemy. Well, fret no more, as Eric Schmidt just resigned as an Apple director.
The easy answer here is that Apple and Google are now one another's enemy, with Google going into mobile operating systems and browsers, and with the Chrome OS eventually fighting over the desktop.
The precursor to all of this was Apple's well-publicized decision to not run Google Voice on the iPhone (though some believe it was the government that put the kibosh on it). What's most interesting about this whole story is how we still have powerful, fascinating personalities driving our top tech companies: Ballmer, Jobs, Schmidt and even Ellison. Now if we could only get Scott McNealy back!
Who's your favorite tech exec? Nominations readily received at [email protected]
Posted by Doug Barney on August 03, 2009 at 11:53 AM
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