Google's CEO Eric Schmidt has been elected to join Apple's board of directors.
Google chief executive Eric Schmidt has been elected to Apple Computer’s board of directors in a move that signals an impending alliance between the two companies.
Both companies have an unyielding focus on research and development.
Schmidt, who also sits on the board of trustees at Princeton University, has a 20-year track record in the technology industry and has gained a towering reputation as a strategist, entrepreneur and technologist.
“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.