Google CEO No Longer an Apple Insider

09/03/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

There's a point during a lovers' quarrel when -- amidst the finger pointing and plate throwing -- the two sides need to retreat to neutral corners to preserve a semblance of a relationship. But in some notably tense situations that brief separation could be indicative of a more substantial split. And given the circumstances that might be the case here. Google (GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt has stepped down from Apple's (AAPL) board of directors. Having been on the board since August 2006 Schmidt has weathered awkward situations due to the companies' competing cell phones web browsers and -- after Google's ...

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