Google has just announced that Dr. Arthur Levinson, former CEO of Gentech, has resigned from Google's board of directors. Said Google CEO, Dr. Eric Schmidt:
"Art has been a key part of Google's success these past five years, offering unvarnished advice and vital counsel on every big issue and opportunity Google has faced. Though he leaves as a member of our Board, Art will always have a special place at Google."
Previously, Apple and Google shared two board members, with Schmidt resigning back on August 3, and now Levinson, they share a grand total of zero. Since both companies were facing increased FTC scrutiny due to interlocked directorships, this will no doubt reduce that pressure. Whether or not it reduces the pressure between Apple and Google over issues like Google Voice not yet being accepted into the App Store, and Google increasingly moving into Apple businesses with Android and Cloud OS, remain to be seen.
Levinson remains on the Apple board.