Schmidt Joins Apple’s Board

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Apple said Wednesday that its board of directors elected Google CEO Eric Schmidt to the board.

The move aligns two of the most powerful companies in Silicon Valley.

Schmidt, a former Novell executive, joined Google in 2001.

“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,” Apple CEO Steve Jobs said in a prepared statement.

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