Apple Director Levinson Leaves Google’s Board

Averts a potential showdown with FTC over his double duty.

Google said Monday that Arthur Levinson has resigned from its board, averting a potential showdown with government regulators over his overlapping job as a director for Apple.

The Federal Trade Commission had been investigating whether Levinson’s double duty on the boards of both Google and Apple would lessen competition between the companies as they increasingly collide in the same markets.

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