Google's ads and apps exec joins EA board

Google SVP of Engineering Jeff Huber has been appointed to EA's board of directors. Huber leads tech development and innovation for the Google empire's vast advertising systems, along with Google Apps. He's a very interesting character to show up on EA's board.

As with many board appointments, this could be nothing but a title, or it could signal something more, um, expansive. We certainly took note two years ago when Netflix CEO Reed Hastings joined the board of Microsoft. Although the implications of Huber's appointment aren't as clear, he's not your typical investor-related appointment -- or is he?

This article was originally published on Joystiq.