Scoop: Apple is about to break big into ad sales

It didn't take long for a real deal to come out of Google CEO Eric Schmidt joining the board of Apple. Forget the rumor that Apple will support Google Video in its new iTV product or other such trifles — Apple will soon run loads of Google ads on its online properties, according to an outside source.

That's part of Apple's plan to break into online advertising. In a deal that should bring in several hundred million dollars off the bat, the company will run ads, most notably on its iTunes store.

To handle all this, Apple's secretly hunting for an ad sales director. Industry stars, polish your resum s.