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Schmidt Shuts Door On Dividends, (Most) Acquisitions

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 To Advise Britain’s Conservative Party
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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. 

Google Ocean May Be Ready At Last
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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 Beats Analysts’ Expectations Yet Again

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. 

Rumors Swirl About Google CEO Exit

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.

Schmidt Turns Down Role Of America’s CTO

It looks like Google isn’t going to simultaneously lose its CEO and gain a powerful friend in Washington.  Eric Schmidt has said in no uncertain terms that he won’t become America’s first CTO.

Google Comfortable Enough In Its Own Economic Shoes

Eric SchmidtGoogle 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 Denies Interest In Government Job
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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.

Live: Google Realistic, But Optimistic
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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:

This Cesspool We Call the Internet
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Google Wants to Clarify This Deal With Yahoo!
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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.

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Economic Woes Don’t Scare Schmidt

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 Blames Microsoft for Yahoo! Deal Controversy
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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.

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Schmidt Aims Algorithms At Energy Crisis
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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.

Algorithms At Energy Crisis

Sound far-fetched?  Schmidt says, “It’s just a math problem.”

Google Guys Top Vanity Fair’s Most Powerful
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Vanity Fair released its annual ranking of the world’s most powerful people this week and our favorite executive trio was tied for third, just under Vladimir Putin and Rupert Murdoch.

Schmidt: Mobile Ad Revenue To Outdo Traditional Types
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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.

Schmidt Wants Yahoo To Stay Independent

August 1st is getting quite close, and by all accounts, that date may well be Yahoo’s doomsday.  Only here’s an interesting point: there are more signs that Google is siding with those who would oppose Microsoft.

Eric Schmidt Loves Search Marketing, Mobiles
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Google has a big future ahead of it according to CEO Schmidt, with little mobile devices representing that potential.

Schmidt Says Google Founders Are Adults
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Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt says the Google founders have grown up.

"The boys have grown up," Schmidt said at a news conference before the company’s annual meeting referring to founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

Google CEO Talks Ads

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."

Schmidt: YouTube Monetization Tools On The Way
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Eric Schmidt didn’t go so far as to promise a profit, and for that matter, he never even nailed down a date.  Yet it looks like Google is attacking the problem of monetizing YouTube, and will release some tools within the next eight months.