All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Eric Schmidt’
Google’s CEO is no doubt interested in search and advertising. He’s recently talked about journalism and copyright law, too, along with a number of other topics. But mobile is the subject Eric Schmidt claimed to most interested in last night, and he’s getting Google to focus on it, as well.
FTC Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour will leave the agency next month, but that’s almost surely not soon enough for Google. Today, Harbour criticized Eric Schmidt and the rollout of Buzz, and also asked her colleagues to adopt a tougher stance on some privacy-related offenses.
Two Google executives have again assured onlookers that the company is dealing with the situation in China. While in Abu Dhabi, Eric Schmidt indicated today that something will happen sooner rather than later, and Nicole Wong told politicians in D.C. that leaving China is still an option.
If any organization knows how to innovate, it’s Google; this week alone, the company discussed phones that would translate languages in real time, unveiled a Street View snowmobile, and announced its intention to test ultra high-speed broadband networks. It may make sense, then, that CEO Eric Schmidt has tried to address America’s "innovation deficit."
With millions watching, Google ran their first Super Bowl Commercial entitled "Parisian Love". If it looks familiar, that’s because it’s one of their "Search Stories" ads which was uploaded to YouTube back in November. You can check it out below…
What did you think of the commercial? Tell us.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt while appearing on Fox Business made some interesting comments about Google’s emergence as a huge Microsoft-like business power. I thought most interesting was Schmidt’s statement about Google becoming like Microsoft, "Hopefully, we won’t repeat the mistakes that Microsot made ten years ago that ultimately led to all these things that happened with them".
At this point, Twitter may not gain much from the backing of any more "celebrity" members; we’ve already seen lots of politicians, media personalities, and Hollywood types join up. Just the same, it seems noteworthy that Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt, apparently established an account last night.
Never mind the latest developments relating to real-time search and the mobile market. Google intends to make its next serious buck off the software and services that businesses require, with the company’s CEO talking up the outlook at a conference yesterday.
Experts had high expectations heading into Google’s third quarter earnings report, but that was no problem for the search giant as it beat estimates in almost every way. Google’s stock is now heading up in after-hours trading.
Eric Schmidt has laid out a good news/bad news scenario for people who would like to become part of Google. On the one hand, he intends to acquire about one small company per month. On the other, it sounds like most of Google’s "now hiring" signs are going to remain in storage.
Google CEO, Eric Schmidt has added his voice to the debate about charging for online news content.
Speaking via video link with British broadcasting executives, Schmidt said there is so much free content online that many publishers would not succeed if they put their content behind a pay- wall.
About a month ago – and after a longish period of quiet – Google arranged to acquire video compression specialist On2 for $106.5 million. More deals may be on the way, as well, since Eric Schmidt implied this week that the search and advertising giant’s only getting started.
This morning, a strong tie between Google and Apple was dissolved. Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt, resigned from Apple’s board of directors.
This development doesn’t necessarily mean that Google and Apple are becoming hostile. The two companies have been good corporate friends for many years, with Schmidt serving on Apple’s board of directors since August of 2006.
Google’s concept of "20 percent time" might not work at a lot of other businesses; employees would goof off. But at Google, there’s more of a concern that employees are almost being too productive, and so the search giant is instituting new procedures to make sure brilliant ideas don’t slip by execs.
Eric Schmidt gave a commencement address at the University of Pennsylvania yesterday. The full video is below, but I have pulled out some of the good quotes from it (there were quite a few).
He begins with congratulations and talks about how great Penn is, and how there are 250 alumni who work at Google. He says it’s the most desirable place for Google to hire interns because the "quality of graduates is the best in the world."
It’s been close to three years since Google bought YouTube, and so far, the site has cost the search giant a lot more money than it’s made. But Google’s CEO still believes the situation will right itself, and new info from an analyst goes a little way towards bearing out his line of thought.
If, on the technology front, our country takes a significant turn for either the better or the worse under President Obama, you might consider voicing your pleasure or dismay by using certain search engines more or less. It turns out people from both Google and Microsoft have been appointed to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).
It’s not a news story–doesn’t really rise to the level of newsworthiness–but people do seem to be talking more lately about the death of newspapers. Recently even Eric Schmidt of Google discussed how newspapers must find a mixture of advertising, micropayments, and regular subscriptions to fund their futures. To me, all this talk about how newspapers collect money is misplaced. Instead, I think newspapers must think about how to flourish by remaining relevant in the new digital world.
A year later, a Microsoft and Yahoo assault on Google still can’t be ruled out. Steve Ballmer says he’s still interested, and even though Yahoo’s new chief won’t kiss and tell, her apparent lack of confidence in her company is telling enough.
And what does Google CEO Eric Schmidt have to say to potential MicroHoo, search, and Twitter competition?
Good luck, kids.
Investors hoping for a little extra money – and small startups hoping for a lot – are going to need to find someone or something other than Google to provide it. The search giant’s CEO said yesterday that he intends to let his company’s checkbook collect a little dust.
Eric Schmidt’s support of Barack Obama made a lot of people rather upset. A new move on Schmidt’s part may placate them, though, as the CEO of Google has agreed to work closely with Britain’s Conservative Party.
For fans of certain science fiction television shows, space has long been the final frontier. But for a particular search giant, Google Sky covered that, and it’s instead the task of representing the ocean that has been something of a challenge. Google may soon address the issue with the help of some fairly important people.
Google was one of few successful companies on the stock market today; it provided a little bit of green within big lists of numbers that were otherwise mostly red. This trend continued as the search giant released its fourth quarter financial results.
The day I become a billionaire is the day I vanish and no one sees me again unless I invite them to my ridiculously cool house. Pretend billionaires have that luxury, but it is likely the mentality that creates billionaires is the same mentality that keeps them working no matter how rich they become.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt is a busy man as you can imagine, and has probably been even busier than usual recently, now that he has been named to the transitional economic advisory board of President-Elect Barack Obama at a time when the economy needs all the help it can get.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt has been on the campaign trail stumping for Barack Obama, virtually formalizing his “informal campaign advisor” role, a suddenly very public endorsement that fueled speculation about a possible cabinet position, specifically Obama’s proposed tech czar.
Let out that held breath, everybody – Google had a good third quarter. While the company didn’t destroy estimates as it’s done in the past, such behavior could hardly be expected at this point, and Google at least managed to improve its performance in most respects.
All of this led to some rather happy and enthusiastic behavior on the part of investors. Google’s stock has gone up 7.86 percent so far in after hours trading.
Here are notes from the live conference call:
Do you have questions about the proposed search advertising deal between Google and Yahoo!? If so, you might find some answers at YahooGoogleFacts.com, a site Google has launched to clarify just what is going on, and probably to help clear the air of controversy, which has surrounded the deal since it was first brought into the public eye.
Google’s stock first hit $430 per share in December of 2005. It moved upward past the number in October 2006 and March of this year, as well. Now the stock’s right around $430 again, and although the situation’s sure to frustrate investors, Google’s leaders believe their company is in good shape.
Google held its Zeitgeist Conference yesterday, and during that conference, CEO Eric Schmidt, and co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin held a media roundtable at which they discussed a variety of Google’s recent endeavors. Among the topics of course, was the proposed Google-Yahoo! advertising deal, which is currently being scrutinized by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Green is the new black; math is the new cool; and Google CEO Eric Schmidt has some formulas for increasing energy efficiency, job creation, money saving, and how the Internet will fend off global warming.
Sound far-fetched? Schmidt says, “It’s just a math problem.”
About once a month, Google comes up with some neat new feature for mobile phones. It’s never much compared to certain search and mapping innovations, and the things tend to receive little notice from any mainstream audience. But Eric Schmidt is still betting on mobile in a big way.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt believes that showing fewer ads does not necessarily lead to less revenue.
In an interview with CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo, Schmidt said," If we show fewer ads that are more targeted, those ads are worth more. So we’re in this strange situation where we show a smaller number of ads and we make more money because we show better ads. And that’s the secret of Google."
Google has expressed concern over the possible Microsoft acquisition of Yahoo.
Finally Google has successfully completed the acquisition of DoubleClick, a leading Internet advertising service providers. And even EU has given a green signal to the merger and therefore from now onwards DoubleClick would be owned by Google unchallenged.
Eric Schmidt might have seemed a little out of place speaking at a luncheon commemorating NASA’s 50th anniversary; an astronaut or someone who had at least worked for the agency might have been a more commonsense pick. Schmidt had some interesting things to say, though, and effectively stirred up several discussions.
If Eric Schmidt’s right, the business world is in for another love-hate relationship around the bend: so-called Web 3.0. I say "so-called" because it’s kinda silly. But Schmidt’s interpretation of this hypothetical means, inherently, even more control for the consumer, and less for the seller/marketer/developer.
Google may or may not be on democracy’s side in countries such as Thailand and China – CEO Eric Schmidt apparently isn’t saying. Yet, while speaking in South Korea, Schmidt made clear that the Internet, as a whole, can help spread this particular system of government.
How’s this for a job: run the foreign arm of a gigantic corporation, and don’t worry about making any money for, oh, four or so years. That’s apparently what Google’s Kai-Fu Lee has been told to do in China. Yet Lee has other responsibilities, and CEO Eric Schmidt claims to be more than satisfied with the man’s performance.
Google’s a perfectly good search engine, but how well would it function as some sort of omniscient life coach? I don’t know – and I’m not sure I want to find out – but we may see it assume that role; Google CEO Eric Schmidt recently said his company might be able to give extremely personalized tips and answers within the next five or so years.
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.
Never mind the PBS crew – at a recent debate starring John McCain, neither Jim Lehrer nor Gwen Ifill served as the moderator. Instead, Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt, filled that role. And this seems fitting, considering that the event took place at the Googleplex, in front of a crowd of around 700 Googlers.
As the debate continues about YouTube’s impact on Big Media, Google CEO Eric Schmidt made it quite clear where he falls on the issue: “The growth of YouTube, the growth of online, is so fundamental that these companies are going to be forced to work with and in the Internet.”
There’s been a lot of lofty rhetoric effluviating (CAUTION: made-up word) out of Mountain View lately. Vinton Cerf and Eric Schmidt seem to agree that human nature, just like on Earth, makes for rotten digital societies – which is why Larry Page is working on a brain-based algorithm to fix it.
Any collection of technology-oriented folks would love to have a lavish lunch and listen to Google CEO Eric Schmidt talk about online issues; in the nation’s Capital, interest levels run a little lower.
If I were to offer you a nice lunch at a luxury hotel followed by a speech and a question and answer session with Eric Schmidt, you might be appreciative. Probably grateful.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt spoke recently at the Arab Strategy Forum, and he made some thought-provoking predictions about the region’s future. “The next story in the development of the Arab world,” Schmidt said, “will be the unleashing of the power of the Arab entrepreneur.”
Cool – Google CEO Eric Schmidt is standing up against warped gov’t privacy invasion attempts. The Guardian today writes: