EA snares Google Apps chief

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The development boss of Google's AdWords, AdSense and Google Apps services has joined EA's board of directors.

Jeff Huber, who will continue to serve as senior VP of engineering at Google, previously held management positions at eBay and Excite@Home.

He said: EA has an exciting vision for innovating and delivering great new experiences for online gaming and packaged games, across consoles, handhelds, mobile and PCs.”

EA CEO John Riccitiello added: "We're thrilled to have Jeff on our board. His proven track record in technology and engineering will make him a strong addition to the board."