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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Eric Schmidt’

Google Called Upon To Make Self-Driving Car Accident Reports Public

Google’s self-driving cars are coming under fire again as the Associated Press reported that four out of forty-eight of the cars Google has driving around California have gotten into accidents since September. As has been the case with previously reported accidents, however, none of these were actually the fault of Google’s cars, at least according to the company. According to …

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Google Glass Is Far from Dead, Says Eric Schmidt

If you think Google Glass is dead, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt would like to tell you you’re wrong. “It is a big and very fundamental platform for Google,” Schmidt recently told the Wall Street Journal. “We ended the Explorer program and the press conflated this into us canceling the whole project, which isn’t true. Google is about taking risks …

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Google Expands Its Offerings In Cuba

As you’re probably aware, there’s a trade embargo that prevents U.S. exports to Cuba. That’s not stopping Google from launching some of its free services there. Google launched Chrome in Cuba in August, and just announced that it’s now offering Google Play and Google Analytics there. It will, however, only be offering free stuff: the free version of Analytics and …

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Here’s Eric Schmidt Talking About ‘How Google Works’

Google posted a video of Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt talking to Laszlo Bock, the company’s Senior Vice President of People Operations, at the re:Work conference to its Google Ventures site. The event was held at the Google Partner just over a month ago. Google presents the discussion as “Eric Schmidt on How Google Works”. The two discuss Google’s early approach …

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Is Amazon Google’s Biggest Search Competitor?

There was a time when Google considered Bing its biggest competitor in search, which probably makes sense to most people, as it’s more of a direct competitor in terms of being a web search engine. It’s actually Amazon, however, that Google considers to be its main competitor these days, and that’s even strictly talking about search. Do you believe that …

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Here’s 30 Minutes Of Eric Schmidt Talking With Jimmy Carter

Google’s annual Zeitgeist conference is underway in Paradise Valley, Arizona, and the company has been uploading numerous discussions from the event to YouTube. Following is Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt in a half-hour discussion with Jimmy Carter. Bill Clinton is reportedly also speaking at the event. Other currently available videos on the Zeitgeist Minds YouTube channel include: Laura Tyson, Lawrence Lessig, …

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Google’s Schmidt: We Built Google For Users, Not Websites

Google has said it before, but now it has said it again: “We built Google for users, not websites.” Think you got a raw deal from a recent algorithm change? Sorry, they built Google for users, not websites. Think Google is hurting third-party websites by increasingly showing users “answers” on the search results page? Sorry, they build Google for users, …

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Eric Schmidt’s New Book Is More Loyal Than A Puppy

Google Executive Chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt has a new book coming out called How Google Works. He co-wrote it with former Google SVP and current advisor to Larry Page, Jonathan Rosenberg and Google Director of Executive Communications Alan Eagle. Page provides the foreword. I wonder where Google’s robot puppies fit into the spectrum of usefulness. Here’s the book’s …

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Kanye Talks ‘His Boy and Sh*t’ Eric Schmidt, ‘Rich As F*ck’ Tim Cook at Concert

If you’re unfamiliar with Kanye West’s Yeezus tour–here’s a quick rundown. It’s an incredible spectacle–really. If I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes, the various reports about it being an incredible spectacle wouldn’t have held water for me. But I did, so they do. Kayne plays for nearly three hours–nearly 30 songs in most cases. There’s a giant mountain, …

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Eric Schmidt Reportedly Just Spent $22M on a House Near the Playboy Mansion

As a man worth an estimated $8.3 billion, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt could buy pretty much any house he wants. If a report from the NY Post’s Page Six is accurate, what he wants is to live within a stone’s throw of the Playboy Mansion. The heart wants what the heart wants. According to the Post, Schmidt has just …

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Google To Expand Efforts To Block Child Exploitation

Google has been battling child exploitation on the Internet since at least 2006. This past summer, the company announced some additional measures it was taking. For one, Google set up a new $2 million fund to encourage the development of third-party tools to combat the problem. It also announced a cross-industry database where companies and organizations can share info to …

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Eric Schmidt’s Alleged Affairs Get The NMA Treatment

Eric Schmidt is the executive chairman of Google. He’s also married, but it’s hard to tell sometimes as he and his wife, Wendy Boyl, live separate lives in different parts of the country. That may be the reason why allegations sprang up over the weekend that the Google chairman has had multiple mistresses over the years. The Daily Mail reported …

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