Here’s how much Google pays to make sure Eric Schmidt sticks around

By on February 6, 2014 at 11:54 AM.

Here’s how much Google pays to make sure Eric Schmidt sticks around

Google’s former CEO and current chairman is a precious asset for the company and it shows, with Eric Schmidt now getting paid “a lot more than he did when he was running the Internet company,” Associated Press writes. According to a new document filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Google is rewarding the exec with $100 million in restricted stock, on top of a $6 million cash bonus received last year. More →
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Video: Google chairman Eric Schmidt shares his predictions for 2014

By on December 31, 2013 at 10:36 AM.

Video: Google chairman Eric Schmidt shares his predictions for 2014

Mobile, mobile and more mobile. Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt might not have a buzzy catchphrase for it like “post PC era,” but he is certainly on board with late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’s line of thinking: the future is mobile, and the future is now. ”Everyone is going to have a smartphone,” Schmidt said during a segment for Bloomberg TV in which he shared some predictions for the technology space in 2014. “The fact that so many people are connected to what is essentially a super-computer means a whole new generation of applications around entertainment, education, social life… those kinds of things.” More →
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Eric Schmidt’s guide to switching from an iPhone to an Android smartphone

By on November 25, 2013 at 12:05 PM.

Eric Schmidt’s guide to switching from an iPhone to an Android smartphone

With the holiday season almost here, Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt is doing his bit to help people decide between an Android and an iPhone. In a 1000-odd word post on Google Plus, Schmidt writes how today’s Android phones are better than iPhones and also gives a step-by-step guide to transferring one’s data from an iPhone to an Android device. More →
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Video: Schmidt claims Android is more secure than iOS, laughter ensues

By on October 9, 2013 at 2:07 PM.

Video: Schmidt claims Android is more secure than iOS, laughter ensues

Google chairman Eric Schmidt drew big laughs at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo this week but it most likely wasn’t on purpose. ZDNet reports that Schmidt told attendees are Gartner’s big IT conference that Android is “more secure than the iPhone,” which prompted laughter from the crowd. ZDNet also reports that Schmidt speculated that “in the distant future there would be an assumption that nothing is secure and that security will be devised on a per app basis for each user,” which probably wasn’t much comfort to the IT professionals in the audience. More →
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Google’s Eric Schmidt seen using the Motorola Moto X

By on July 13, 2013 at 11:10 AM.

Google’s Eric Schmidt seen using the Motorola Moto X

Motorola’s Moto X is perhaps one of the most anticipated phones of 2013, and Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside revealed a couple of months back that it would arrive in October. Over the past few months we also have seen multiple leaks, but now Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt has been pictured using the phone. More →
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Google’s Eric Schmidt predicts 1 billion active Android phones by the end of 2013

By on April 17, 2013 at 3:57 PM.

Google’s Eric Schmidt predicts 1 billion active Android phones by the end of 2013

Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt took the stage on the second day of D: Dive into Mobile conference speaking about Android while dishing out numbers and also delving into the future of the mobile platform. Schmidt predicted that the number of smartphones running on Android is expected to cross the 1 billion mark by the end of this year. More →
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“Google is my home, I loved Google Reader and use a BlackBerry”: Eric Schmidt

By on March 21, 2013 at 4:25 PM.

“Google is my home, I loved Google Reader and use a BlackBerry”: Eric Schmidt

Google is hosting its Big Tent Activate Summit in India today where Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt took questions from Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian. Schmidt was candid and charming at the same time, with once even joking about the purpose of his trip to Korea. Read on to find out Schmidt's thoughts about Apple, Twitter vs Facebook, his choice of phone and much more. More →
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Google has not submitted Maps app for iOS: Eric Schmidt

By on September 25, 2012 at 12:44 PM.

Google has not submitted Maps app for iOS: Eric Schmidt

Google’s executive chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt told Reuters that his company had not submitted a Google Maps app for iOS at an event in Tokyo, Japan. Previously, rumors were perpetuated by Apple watcher 9to5Mac that Google had submitted the app and was waiting for approval from Apple. More →
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Schmidt hints at Google tablet in 2012

By on December 20, 2011 at 10:01 AM.

Schmidt hints at Google tablet in 2012

Google chairman, Eric Schmidt, let slip (unless we got lost in translation) that Google will launch a Google-branded tablet in the first half of 2012. The slip, intentional or otherwise, happened during an interview with Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, which quoted him as saying in the "next six months we plan to market a tablet of the highest quality." Of course, this could mean many things but the most obvious being a tablet equivalent of Nexus is in the works. This could also be the first tablet to come with Android 4.0 ICS. Google has so far stayed away from marketing an Android tablet like it does with Nexus smartphones. Who knows, this could be the first "nexus" between Motorola and Google after the latter acquired the struggling handset vendor. Read
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Eric Schmidt’s testimony at Senate Antitrust hearing

By on September 22, 2011 at 12:15 PM.

Eric Schmidt’s testimony at Senate Antitrust hearing

A few hours ago, Google's Chairman, Eric Schmidt, appeared before a Senate subcommittee that's hearing an Antitrust proceeding against the company initiated by the FTC. During his address, Schmidt touched upon some key points about how Google works and made some interesting observations. Schmidt started by taking Microsoft's example from 1990's, without naming them. "So today it’s Google’s turn in the spotlight and we respect the role members of this Committee and agency officials have in this process. But I ask you to remember that not all companies are cut from the same cloth, and that one company’s past need not be another’s future. We live in a different world today, and the open Internet is the ultimate level playing field." He also outlined the philosophy that drives Google - putting consumers first; focus on loyalty, not lock-in; be open, not closed; be transparent; and change is the only constant. "Our “loyalty, not lock-in” approach is good for our users and also a smart long-term business strategy. Would you eat at a restaurant where they lock the doors behind you when you sit down to eat? Of course not. We think it's smarter to leave the door open all the time." And of course, he could not resist the temptation to jab at some of its rivals that fuss about Google's monopoly. "We know that several companies have complaints with Google, which they may have raised with government regulators here and abroad. In our experience, most of these complaints come from websites that don't like where their sites rank on Google's search results page or argue that in providing better answers like maps, shopping, or local results, we are hurting individual sites." Jump the break below to read Schmidt's complete written testimony. More →
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