Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Schmidt and Apple on the Outs?

Recently, some have complained about a conflict of interest or possible collusion due to the fact that the CEO of Google sits on Apple's board -- especially since Apple and Google share a common enemy. Well, fret no more, as Eric Schmidt just resigned as an Apple director.

The easy answer here is that Apple and Google are now one another's enemy, with Google going into mobile operating systems and browsers, and with the Chrome OS eventually fighting over the desktop.

The precursor to all of this was Apple's well-publicized decision to not run Google Voice on the iPhone (though some believe it was the government that put the kibosh on it). What's most interesting about this whole story is how we still have powerful, fascinating personalities driving our top tech companies: Ballmer, Jobs, Schmidt and even Ellison. Now if we could only get Scott McNealy back!

Who's your favorite tech exec? Nominations readily received at [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on 08/03/2009 at 1:17 PM


Featured

  • Microsoft and SAP Enhance Partnership with Teams Integration

    Microsoft and SAP this week described continuing partnership efforts on Microsoft Azure, while also planning a Microsoft Teams integration with SAP's enterprise resource planning product and other solutions.

  • Blue Squares Graphic

    Microsoft Previews Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows

    Microsoft announced a preview of Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows, which lets organizations tap Linux virtual machine processes that also work with Windows- and Azure-based processes and services.

  • How To Automate Tasks in Azure SQL Database

    Knowing how to automate tasks in the cloud will make you a more productive DBA. Here are the key concepts to understand about cloud scripting and a rundown of the best tools for automating code in Azure.

  • Microsoft Open License To End Next Year for Government and Education Groups

    Microsoft's "Open License program" will end on Jan. 1, 2022, and not just for commercial customers, but also for government, education and nonprofit organizations.

comments powered by Disqus