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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Eric Schmidt Discusses ‘Pandora’s Promise’ With Director Robert Stone

In a recent “At Google” talk, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt sat down with Robert Stone, Director of the documentary Pandora’s Promise, along with some of the cast. Google has now made the video public for all to watch. Here’s the film’s description (via YouTube): The recent reactor meltdowns in Japan have ignited passionate worldwide debate about energy and the …

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Google Thinks That In 100 Years, People Will Marvel That We Ever Allowed Humans To Drive

Google held its annual shareholders meeting on Thursday, discussing numerous topics. As usual in shareholder-related meetings, Google felt the need to reassure investors that despite its investments in “moon shot” ideas like Google Glass and self-driving cars, the company continues to invest in its core business. But this time, Schmidt also took the time to talk up the cars. He …

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Here’s Google’s Entire June 6th Stockholders Meeting

Google has made its annual stockholders meeting available for the public to view via YouTube. The meeting took place on Thursday, and is about an hour and a half long. As you can imagine, a lot of ground is covered. Interestingly, Google Glass was banned from the meeting, prompting regular Google critic Consumer Watchdog to accuse Google of hypocrisy, though …

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Google Glass For Consumers Is About A Year Away

Google Glass is finally shipping out to developers who signed up for the Explorers program at last year’s Google I/O. While they have fun with what could potentially become the next big thing, consumers just have to sit patiently and wait. How long will that wait be though? In an interview with BBC Radio 4, Google’s Eric Schmidt said that …

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Julian Assange, Eric Schmidt Discuss Censorship, Bitcoin And The Internet In Recently Published Conversation

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder that’s still hiding out in the Ecuadorian embassy in London after the UK approved his extradition to Sweden. During that time, he has entertained a number of guests, including Google CEO Eric Schmidt. WikiLeaks shared a verbatim transcript of a five-hour conversation between Google CEO Eric …

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What’s Going on with Google Now for iOS?

So, what the hell is happening with Google Now for iOS? According to conflicting reports from people on each end, it’s stuck in some sort of non-existent approval limbo. Speaking at the Big Tent Summit in India earlier, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt made a sort of off-handed remark about Google Now and whether we’ll be seeing it pop up …

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Schmidt: Chrome And Android To Remain Separate (But With More Overlap)

Some of us have expected that Google’s Android and Chrome operating systems would eventually converge into one operaring system. That’s mostly because Google co-founder Sergey Brin once implied that this would be the case. Since then, Google has given off other signals that this could potentially happen. For example, we’ve recently seen indications of Android’s Google Now functionality coming to …

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Mark Zuckerberg, Marissa Mayer, and Other Tech Leaders Push for Immigration Reform

Tech leaders have crafted a joint letter to President Obama and the nation’s top lawmakers, asking that Washington work together to craft some sort of comprehensive immigration reform by the end of this year. The letter was signed by over 100 Presidents, CEOs, partners, and chairmen of both major and minor tech companies. Some of the notable names include Facebook …

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Here’s Eric Schmidt’s Solve For X Speech

Google has released the video for Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt’s recent speech from the company’s Solve For X event. “A lot of life is about luck, and our goal is to make more luck for ourselves, so that the little gem of an idea that could change the world becomes an idea that could really change the world,” he says. …

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Eric Schmidt In 2010: I’m Not Sure You Want To Walk Around With These ‘Odd Glasses’ On

Since Google first unveiled Google Glass, many have wondered if people will buy into the device, simply from the fashion perspective. In other words, will people be worried about looking ridiculous in order to use these hi-tech smart devices that could potentially enrich the physical world around them? Well, that’s probably why Google Glass has already been featured in a …

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Microsoft Uses “Scroogled” Ads To Attack Decade-Old Gmail Feature

Microsoft is at it again with a new “Scroogled” campaign (you know, the ads where Microsoft attacks Google for things). The whole thing is a promotion for Microsoft’s Outlook.com. The basic premise is that Google serves you ads in Gmail based on the content of your messages. Google has been doing this since Gmail launched in 2004. It’s been well …

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Eric Schmidt Ties Search Rankings To Verified Profiles In Upcoming Book

It’s become pretty obvious that Google is looking to put user identity at the forefront of a number of its products, and that includes search. Nothing new there. Eric Schmidt apparently talks about this in his upcoming book, and notes flat out that profile verification will be directly tied to search engine rankings. The Wall Street Journal has a few …

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Google Agrees To “Support” Publishers In France

It looks like Google is paying to link to French publishers’ content. Google and publishers in France have not been seeing eye to eye for quite some time. In October, the company spoke out about a proposal by French lawmakers, backed by publishers, which would seek for search engines to license content in order to have the privilege of linking …

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Here’s Eric Schmidt’s Entire Cambridge Speech [Video]

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt continues to make headlines. In fact, though he handed the CEO reins to Larry Page in 2011, he may still grab more headlines than page thanks to things like his imaginative speeches (like the one where he talked about replacing himself with a robot at parties) and a recent trip to North Korea. His latest …

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Google’s Schmidt Talks North Korea Trip On Google+

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt took to Google+ over the weekend to discuss his recent, controversial trip to North Korea. He shared an edited version of his comments from when his group (former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson’s delegation) returned from Pyongyang. “This was a private visit to North Korea to talk about the free and open Internet. The North …

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Eric Schmidt Talks About North Korea Trip [Video]

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt’s trip to North Korea has ended, and he took the time to address the press about it. It remains unclear just how productive the trip was, but he and his companions, which included former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson, were unable to secure the release of a Korean-American that is being detained in the country, …

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AP Posts Video Of Eric Schmidt In North Korea Computer Lab

The Associated Press has posted a video of Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt visiting a computer lab in North Korea: Schmidt’s and former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson’s trip has been a controversial one, with the U.S. State Department indicating that it was not thrilled with the timing of the visit, in light of a recent missile launch by North …

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Eric Schmidt’s North Korea Trip Involves Negotiations for Detained American

Earlier today, Google’s Eric Schmidt and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson landed in North Korea on their unrelated-to-Google, definitely-not-state-sponsored trip. We’ve heard reports that Schmidt took the trip to the notoriously reclusive country on interest in economics, or maybe social media. In reality, nobody is 100% certain why Schmidt and Richardson are in North Korea. Richardson said in a statement …

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