A few highlights from Schmidt:
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When I’ve heard Eric Schmidt speak – in person, and on more than one occasion – the man seemed entirely straightforward. And yet, although he’s recently gotten out the message that Google is still interested in making acquisitions, Schmidt’s meaning (beyond that) has been interpreted in a variety of ways.
The Google Acquisition of DoubleClick has Microsoft and AT&T screeching "Monopoly!" to the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust division. In a video interview with John Batelle at WebProNews last week, Google CEO Eric Schmidt responded to a comment from Batelle about "anti-competitive practices" by reacting in what seemed like mock surprise. "Microsoft! … AT&T?
Their excellent article “The See-Through CEO” looks at how businesses are becoming more transparent with their communications and how consumers are wielding a lot of influence over your online brand equity.
Yahoo has built a site for the Brick Awards, which recognize the achievements of people under 25 who have made a positive social impact on their community. The site will feature a voting campaign to decide which 4 people will receive a $15,000 community grant towards their cause.
Well, he didn’t put it exactly like that, but Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer didn’t pull any punches in regard to Google during an appearance in front of 450 Stanford University business and engineering students yesterday. In addition to calling Google’s employee growth-rate "insane," and its non-search products "cute," Ballmer implied Google was a one-trick pony.
(And we’ll have some class and not mention the shellacking Stanford took in the NCAA tournament by Louisville. Oops, guess we just kind of did.)
Is search engine optimization a waste of time? According to one man in the UK it is.
Anthony Fallon, CEO of Warrington Web Works, a UK Web Publishing company says that search engine optimization is both a waste of time and money to businesses and he can support his argument with proof.
In another display reinforcing the idea that JetBlue understands how to communicate in a crisis, CEO David Neeleman has produced a video and had it uploaded to YouTube. Neeleman doesn’t read-in fact, he comes across as very human with a lot of "umms" as he speaks off-the-cuff, probably from a simple outline of things he wanted to cover.
Why is it I get a strange sense of deja vu, while writing this news that Bill Wise has resigned from his position as CEO of Did-It?
While last week’s suggestion that Yahoo was switching browser preferences without explicit permission, was a black mark for the company, it doesn’t come close to the allegations that Google has revealed confidential information about its users.
ZDNet’s Donna Bogatin has an interesting interview up with Ask.com CEO, Jim Lanzone. She asks some probing questions, and Jim shares some interesting morsels.
Andy Atkins-Krger is covering the Search Engine Strategies conference in Paris this week and today quotes Francois Bourdoncle, CEO and founder of France-based search engine Exalead in the opening keynote of Search Engine Strategies Paris as saying . “We’re all helping to create the Google monster” and calls the major search engines the “Walmarts of the digital world.”
Google founder Eric Schmidt has given a donation to Virginia Tech’s School of Engineering in the sum of $2 million dollars. Schmidt grew up in Blacksburg and was the son of a Virginia Tech economics professor. He was also a neighbor to Paul Torgersen a former Dean of Tech’s College of Engineering and president from 1993 to 2000.
It seems that blogs are trying to make a transition away from the simple person-next-door chronicling their activities, moods, likes, dislikes, and thoughts to the higher profile musings and strategies of business executives who want to communicate quickly to their journalists, investors, analysts and even customers.
WEB 2.0: Google CEO: Take your data and run – Network World One of the things that all internet companies need to do a better job on is in ensuring that our users have portability of data. So it was refreshing to read this morning that Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt, was talking up user portability today.
On November 1, I posted an item to this blog, part of the ongoing Edelman/Wal-Mart kerfuffle. In that post, I noted that the interview Edelman CEO Richard Edelman gave to IT World would be dissected, “the group of bloggers who don’t like PR people being in the blogosphere,” as Richard put it. In response, Amy Bellinger commented:
Jim Lanzone, CEO of Ask.com, recently made some interesting comments to The Guardian’s Kate Bulkley. Lanzone talked about the current state of affairs at Ask, and also spoke about the company’s future. He deserves credit for not giving typical responses that have obviously been polished by the PR department.
Rakesh Agrawal, President and CEO of Snapstream, decided to experiment switching from Microsoft Outlook to Google’s Gmail for all of his email, including business email.
PRWeb CEO David McInnis in responding to my prior post about direct-to-consumer press release services is saying that there is nothing sacred or holy about journalism anymore.
Steve Crescenzo, the ultimate critic of crummy CEO and president columns (you know the ones; they used to appear on the inside front cover of employee magazines and sound like they all dealt with the same topic and were written by the same bedraggled communicator) thinks CEO communication has turned a corner.
Adding a little fuel to the rivalry between Yahoo! and Google, Yahoo! CEO Terry Semel downplayed Google’s role in the future of the Internet at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco, intimating that he feels Google is out of its league as the 21st century unfolds.
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has reached a settlement over a shareholder lawsuit that claims that he was involved with and profited from insider trading in 2001.
As an experienced management consultant to senior management of private and public companies, I have found that search engine optimization is the single most powerful marketing tool that every CEO should be aware of and eventually implement.
I was interested in getting some feedback from a conference attendee’s perspective and I ran into Michael Rotkin President/CEO of universityloveconnection.com and Hydroponicswholesale.com. Michael’s take on the conference was interesting to me given the nature of his sites.
Two days ago, former WorldCom Chief Executive Officer Bernard Ebbers was denied a request for a new trial. Yesterday, he was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Boeing has elected a replacement for CEO Harry Stonecipher, who resigned after having an affair with an executive of the company. That replacement is the former head of GE’s aircraft engine unit, W. James McNerney, Jr.
Richard Scrushy, the former CEO of HealthSouth, was found not guilty on all of the 36 counts that he was charged with, which included conspiracy, money laundering, mail fraud, etc.
Forget about cable and satellite services. The forthcoming advances in mobile broadband technology will bring a big change in content and media.
Clive Armitage oversees the management of Bite Communications and the development of its different business divisions.