Monday, October 12, 2009

Finished: Google/Apple Board Overlap

Google's Schmidt having left Apple's board, the only remaining cross-pollination between the firms was Levinson, who resigned Google's board effective immediately.

Worries about the companies' cross-pollination seem done; the FTC's concerns have supposedly been satisfied by the resignations.

As previously discussed here, the Jaded Consumer take is that both companies offer each other significant help in avoiding a MSFT-dominated future, providing open-source code for projects of value to both, and fostering standards-compliance to enable competition on quality instead of losing customers to lock-in. Both companies are good for each other.

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