Tuesday, October 13, 2009
the resignation of Google chief executive Eric Schmidt from the Apple
board in August, Levinson has resigned his director position. Mr. Levinson, who is also chairman of biotech company Genentech, had been a Google board member since April 2004. Former
US vice-president, Al Gore, is the last remaining link between the two
companies as he serves on the board of Apple and is an adviser to
Google. John M. Simpson, consumer advocate with Consumer Watchdog, said: “We’re pleased that Arthur Levinson finally realised that serving on both
Google’s and Apple’s boards were untenable. It took too long, but he
finally did the right thing.