All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Eric Schmidt’
OK, Eric Schmidt and James Cameron are in the same video, talking to each other for quite a while. The flying robots are in a different (and much shorter) video. Pretty interesting stuff. View more daily video round-ups here. Xbox Live fall dashboard video walkthrough: Eric Schmidt talks to James Cameron: Flying robots build stuff: Social Media ROI Hypocrisy: Google …
As the buzz around the government’s attempt to govern the content of the Internet increased in volume, a number of tech companies increased their volume concerning their disapproval of how SOPA/PIPA goes about its business. The most notable of the objecting tech giants is Google, who, along with other giants like AOL, eBay, Facebook, and Yahoo formed the Protect Innovation …
People are still waiting to get their hands on the new iPhone, but you can still see some hands-on demos. Also, check out the ad that’s apparently scaring children in the UK, and may get banned for violating ad standards. Pretty lame if you ask me. For more daily video round-ups, go here. MacRumors points to a pair of iPhone …
As earlier reported, the FTC is said to be planning a broad antitrust investigation into Google’s business practices, and according to the Wall Street Journal, they’re getting ready to serve Google with subpoenas, as well as requests for information from other companies about their dealings with Google. The FairSearch Coalition, the organization made up mainly of travel sites (including Microsoft’s …
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt (along with others) has invested in Spongecell, an online display advertising company. Spongecell announced this morning that it has completed a new round of financing led by Schmidt and Jim Pallotta, Chairman and Managing Director of Raptor Group. Pittsburgh Steelers Board member Brian Rooney and Silverhaze Partners also participated in the round, the amount of …
As you may know, Larry Page officially took over the role of Google CEO today, as Eric Schmidt became Executive Chairman. Google has already changed the executive bios to reflect this, as previously reported. Google’s search results still have some catching up to do, however. As of the time of this writing, if you do a Google search for “google …
Last week, rumors indicated that Google CEO Eric Schmidt might be in the running for the position of U.S. Commerce Secretary. Now, the organization called Consumer Watchdog – which is perhaps Google’s most outspoken critic – has come out strongly against the idea. Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court and Privacy Project Director John M. Simpson wrote in a public letter …
The use of the mobile Web will at some point become universal, and that point may arrive sooner than anybody expects, according to Google’s CEO. Eric Schmidt indicated yesterday at the 2011 IAB Annual Leadership Meeting that even Google’s supercomputers and brilliant employees haven’t been able to make accurate forecasts so far.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt spoke at Humboldt University in Berlin last week. Google has now made video of the entire speech available.
He talks about Google increasing its presence in Europe and Germany, and the funding of a center for discussing/debating the evolution of the web. He also announces a small business initiative.
He then talks about OnePass, the new subscription service the company announced recently.
There are some microphone issues at the beginning that are somewhat comical.
Google has made video available of CEO Eric Schmidt’s speech at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week.
At the event, he discussed the company’s current operating system focuses: Android Gingerbread and Honeycomb, and Chrome OS. "We’ve got an OS for phones called ‘Gingerbread’ and one for tablets called ‘Honeycomb’. G and H. You can imagine that the next will begin with I and will be named after a dessert, and it will unite them," he said.
Could Google CEO Eric Schmidt be coming soon to your living room? Rumor has it that he’s interested in getting into television.
A rather unexpected report from the New York Post today indicates that he is in fact interested in having some kind of talk show, and has even been involved in the filming of a past pilot show (which reportedly didn’t turn out too well). According to the report, he’s been consulting with Liza McGuirk, executive producer of CNN’s Parker Spitzer.
Consumer Watchdog is at it again. The group has been criticizing Google for years, and gained a lot of exposure for some videos it created last year, including one depicting Google CEO Eric Schmidt as a creepy Ice Cream truck driver.
Anyone concerned that Google’s growth will slow under Larry Page can probably at least put aside those fears with respect to the company’s headcount. Outgoing CEO Eric Schmidt announced today that Google intends to hire 1,000 people in Europe alone.
Following the did-he-jump-or-was-he-pushed debates that surfaced last week, there’s good news for Eric Schmidt: vacating the role of CEO of Google will be more lucrative than working a normal job for a lifetime. It turns out Google intends to give Schmidt an awards package worth $100 million.
Ken Auletta, author of the book Googled: The End of the World As We Know It, has written an interesting piece for The New Yorker, claiming to know more about why Eric Schmidt has relinquished his CEO role to Google co-founder Larry Page (effective April 4).
Auletta, who claims to have conducted 11 interviews with Schmidt for the book, writes:
It may be quite a while before it’s possible say for sure whether Eric Schmidt chose a new position or was asked to step down, but in the meantime, no one needs to feel sorry for him. The soon-to-be ex-CEO of Google has submitted paperwork to clear the way for a stock sale worth about $334 million.
President Obama appointed General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt as chairman of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.
Having worked with Immelt in the past, Ballmer apparently wanted the world to know where he stands. He released the following statement on the Official Microsoft blog:
As reported, Google CEO Eric Schmidt is turning over his CEO role to co-founder Larry Page, in favor of an Executive Chairman role. We sat in on a call with those two and co-founder Sergey Brin, who talked a little bit about the management strategy.
Listening to Google’s earnings call, the conversation began with the big news – Eric Schmidt is stepping down as CEO of the company. Unfortunately, not a whole lot of previously unavailable information came out of that, but there was a quick introduction of the news from Schmidt, Larry Page (who will take his place) and Sergey Brin, followed by a Q&A with those three. They apparently didn’t have the time to stick around any longer, so it went by very fast.
The next time you drink, eat, or maybe buy new furniture in the company of a Googler, consider letting him or her pick up the tab. Leaked info indicates that everyone at Google will get at least a 10 percent raise and a (post-tax) $1,000 bonus as part of an employee retention effort. Credit goes to Henry Blodget for obtaining …
It’s time again for Google’s shareholders to toss some confetti and raise glasses of not-particularly-cheap champagne. The search giant released its third quarter earnings report this afternoon, and it beat analysts’ forecasts by an impressive amount.
Google was supposed to report a net revenue figure in the neighborhood of $5.25 billion. Instead, the company was able to report $5.5 billion. Then it scored an even bigger victory in terms of earnings per share, managing to generate $7.64 rather than $6.67.
Any Google shareholders who have been concerned that Android might be costing the company money can find something else to worry about. Eric Schmidt indicated that the free mobile operating system is supporting itself and might at some point bring in $10 billion per year.
Last week, Eric Schmidt stated in an interview that Bing, not Apple or Facebook, is Google’s biggest competitor. Now Steve Ballmer has responded, essentially agreeing and indicating that Bing will continue to innovate and pose a threat.
Microsoft’s CEO told Sharon Pian Chan with respect to Schmidt’s comment, "He’s right! . . . We’re his best competitor, and we’re a very good competitor and we’re going to do a very good job."
Google and its CEO, Eric Schmidt, are in a little bit of trouble in France. Due to the appearance of some controversial search suggestions in connection with a plaintiff’s name, a court’s convicted both the company and the man of defamation.
Specifically, it seems that Google France would suggest terms like "prison," "rape," "rapist," and "Satanist" when searchers would try to look up an individual (who was once convicted of corrupting a minor).
Danny Sullivan has posted a few videos from Google’s Zeitgeist event, and one of them is a fairly entertaining banter between Sullivan and Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Sullivan asks why Google doesn’t list its 200 ranking factors. Schmidt’s response:
A country in which Google’s search engine enjoys a market share of around 90 percent is soon going to see even more of the company. Google’s announced that it will build a research center and help create some sort of cultural institute in France.
Given that Google has encountered resistance to its book-scanning program in France, we should note that the country’s authorities support these plans. In fact, Eric Schmidt actually met with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who approved.
If Eric Schmidt’s to be believed, YouTube might become profitable any time now; the CEO had only positive things to say about the site at a conference today. However, his admission that it’s still operating in the red may come as a major disappointment to many supporters.
In between the announcements about iPods, Apple TV, and a music-oriented social network, Apple and Google’s mobile rivalry heated up a little more today. Steve Jobs, while discussing the success of iOS, also tossed out what was likely a veiled insult at Eric Schmidt and Android.
Google neither blew estimates out of the water nor bombed with its second quarter financial report this afternoon. Shareholders seem to be focusing on the targets the company missed, however, sending the stock down sharply in after-hours trading.
Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. Google reported earnings per share of $6.45, even though analysts had hoped to see $6.52. Also, paid clicks decreased three percent compared to the first quarter, which isn’t exactly a positive development.
During the final day of Google I/O last week, we saw Google unveil Google TV along with its launch partners Adobe, Logitech, Intel, Best Buy, Dish Network, and Sony. The CEOs of each of these companies made their appearances and spoke with Google CEO Eric Schmidt on stage about what Google’s offering will mean to the future of television, as well as what each of their respective offerings would bring to the table.
Manufacturers are moving (and presumably, consumers are buying) a whole, whole lot of Android phones. At Google’s annual shareholder meeting yesterday, CEO Eric Schmidt indicated that something like 65,000 Android phones are being shipped on a daily basis.
The state of the news industry continues to be brought up on a frequent basis. Is journalism dying? Should publications put up paywalls? Should they block search engines and news aggregators. These are all questions that continue to be brought up repeatedly.