Daily Archives: October 13, 2009

John Gapper

The news that Arthur Levinson, the former chief executive of Genentech, has resigned from Google’s board of directors to eliminate the overlap between directors of Apple and Google, will cause some tremors in Silicon Valley, I would have thought.

Google tried to resist pressure from the Federal Trade Commission, which opened an anti-trust investigation into ties between the two companies earlier this year. It has now backed down, with the other overlapping director, Eric Schmidt of Google, having resigned from Apple’s board in August. Read more