Lee Odden

Google CEO Joins Apple Board of Directors

Lots of interesting news today. First Danny making a big move and now this about Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt joining the board of directors at Apple. Via Tuaw and thanks to Thomas.

You’ve got to love the mutual adoration quotes:

“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.”

‚ÄúApple is one of the companies in the world that I most admire,‚Äù said Eric Schmidt. ‚ÄúI’m really looking forward to working with Steve and Apple‚Äôs board to help with all of the amazing things Apple is doing.‚Äù

Here’s the full announcement from Apple.

Update: GigaOM says, “Apple + Google = Worries for Everyone“. I’m not so sure I agree.

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About Lee Odden

@LeeOdden is the CEO of TopRank Online Marketing and editor of Online Marketing Blog. Cited for his expertise by The Economist, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, he's the author of the book Optimize and presents internationally on integrated content, search, social media and influencer marketing. When not at conferences, consulting, or working with his talented team, he's likely on a beach somewhere doing absolutely nothing.