Eric Schmidt Articles

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.

Google Says It Can Weather Economic Slow Down

Google says it will be able to survive any global economic slow down because of its broad base of advertisers.

Google Says Microsoft, Yahoo Deal “Bad for the Internet”
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Google has expressed concern over the possible Microsoft acquisition of Yahoo.

Google’s Acquisition of DoubleClick Complete

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.

Google Executives Agree To Stay For 20 Years
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The top three executives at Google agreed in 2004 that they would work together for 20 years just before the company went public in August 2004.


Schmidt Speaks At NASA Celebration

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.

Google Gets A GOP Griefer

House Republican Joe Barton from Texas has a burr in his saddle about Google – 24 burrs, to be precise, some in multiple parts.

Google Guys Get Another Jet
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There’s probably no truth to the following theories: Google’s starting its own airline; Google has a clandestine arrangement with NASA to set up data centers on the moon; the founders plan to hire their own Tattoo to shout "The plane! The plane!" for their own bored billionaire amusement.

Schmidt Speaks From the Lion’s Den

It’s one thing to talk about Net Neutrality and a little regulation to a crowd of digerati idealists. It’s quite another to bring that up at the Masters of the Universe Ball.

Schmidt Talks Freedom; China Still Out Of Luck

Google CEO Eric Schmidt ascended to the Aspen Summit to discuss what freedom and openness means to his company and its customers.

Google Will ‘Probably’ Bid On Wireless Spectrum

Google will "probably" bid in the FCC’s 700 MHz spectrum auction set to take place in 2008, CEO Eric Schmidt told attendees at a Colorado summit with telecommunications industry representatives heavily in attendance.

‘Web 3.0,’ Apparently, Has Interchangeable Parts

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.

Follow The Bouncing Google Boss

Do you want to know what Eric Schmidt did this summer? Public policy has been the name of the CEO’s game.

Questions For Semel, Schmidt, And Sullivan
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There are questions we would love to have answered from some of the top figures in the search industry: a pair of CEOs and the search world’s most respected pundit.

Schmidt Calls Web “Powerful Force For Democracy”

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.

Schmidt Pleased With Chinese Chief’s Performance

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 Seeks “Total Information”

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.