Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt has resigned from Apple's board because of the companies' conflicting interests as competition between the one-time allies heats up, reports the Associated Press. The split, announced Aug. 3, comes just a few weeks after Google unveiled plans for a personal computer operating system that could siphon sales from Apple's Mac line and just a few days after the Federal Communications Commission contacted the companies about Apple's decision to block a Google application from its popular iPhone. Regulators from the Federal Trade Commission had already been looking into whether Schmidt's dual role on the boards of...

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