“Google Inc. Chief Executive Eric Schmidt on Wednesday detailed the sensitive nature of his membership on the board of Apple Inc., as both companies seek to expand Internet use on mobile devices like Apple’s iPhone,” John Letzing reports for MarketWatch.
“Schmidt, addressing an event in San Francisco sponsored by Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, said ‘the vast majority’ of searches done through Google via mobile phones now come from the iPhone,” Letzing reports.
Although Schmidt explained that due to Gogle’s Android mobile device OS offering he must occasionally be excused from Apple board meetings, he noted it was very infrequent that he had to do so. As to whether he might ultimately be prompted to resign from Apple’s board. “It has not so far.”
Letzing reports, “Google’s CEO sought to draw a distinction between the iPhone and the devices expected some time in the fourth quarter that will use Google’s Android operating system. They ‘will likely be quite different,’ he said, though he did not offer details.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]