Eric Schmidt archive

  • Google chairman Eric Schmidt regrets not making Google go social sooner
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    Google chairman Eric Schmidt regrets not making Google go social sooner

    By 30 December 2013

    Google's Eric Schmidt has revealed his predictions for 2014, and he's even admitted a major regret from years past.   The executive chairman and former CEO of Google told Bloomberg TV that the biggest mistake he's ever made - while at Google - was...

  • Don't like Google's new ads? Change your photo to Eric Schmidt's mug in protest
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    Don't like Google's new ads? Change your photo to Eric Schmidt's mug in protest

    By 14 October 2013

    When Google updated its terms of service so that it had the right to use your name and photo for advertising purposes, the internet recoiled in disgust. Well, maybe the outcry wasn't that bad, but protests have ensued, and one such strike has involved...

  • Google's Eric Schmidt: 'Android more secure than iPhone'
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    Google's Eric Schmidt: 'Android more secure than iPhone'

    By 8 October 2013

    Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google, has made the bold claim that the Android operating system is more secure than iOS, even though a recently published memo from the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the US revealed...

  • Is this a Moto X Eric Schmidt is waving about?
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    Is this a Moto X Eric Schmidt is waving about?

    By 12 July 2013

    We've seen a fair few alleged pictures of the forthcoming Motorola Moto X Android phone floating about of late, but few that are quite as convincing as the two that have appeared on Twitter in the last few hours. Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt...

  • Google Glass won't be available to the masses until 2014
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    Google Glass won't be available to the masses until 2014

    By 22 April 2013

    If you were hoping to grab Google Glass before Christmas, put your sights on another gift. Google boss Eric Schmidt revealed the Mountain View-based company won't ship the eyewear until 2014.  In an interview with Radio 4’s World at One over the weekend,...

  • Google boss: Parents should have online talk with kids before sex talk
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    Google boss: Parents should have online talk with kids before sex talk

    By 21 November 2012

    Google's executive chairman has spoken out about the privacy battle that is waging online every day, in which commenters could be held accountable for their ill-thought-out postings and tweets long after their initial reactions subside. He also pleaded...

  • Google's purchase of Motorola won't damage other Android devices
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    Google's purchase of Motorola won't damage other Android devices

    By 23 May 2012

    Eric Schmidt, Google’s chairman, has taken to the stage at Google’s Big Tent conference to outline the company’s plans for the recently acquired Motorola Mobility. Google finally completed the purchase of Motorola for $12.5 billion and Schmidt has...

  • Google tablet to arrive 'in the next 6 months' says Schmidt
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    Google tablet to arrive 'in the next 6 months' says Schmidt

    By 19 December 2011

    Eric Schmidt, president of Google, has confirmed to an Italian newspaper, Corriere della Sera, that the company will be "marketing a tablet of the highest quality" in the next 6 months.  Schmidt continues to say that you'll see "brutal competition between...

  • Google boss: Android is ahead of iOS
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    Google boss: Android is ahead of iOS

    By 8 December 2011

    Google chairman Eric Schmidt has come out all guns blazing (and pointing in Cupertino's direction) in defence of Android, insisting at the Le Web expo in Paris that the mobile platform is the dominant player in the market. "Android is ahead of iOS already,"...

  • Schmidt: Google TV revolution coming in 2012
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    Schmidt: Google TV revolution coming in 2012

    By 8 December 2011

    Google TV may not have been the rip-roaring success that the Big G would have hoped for but, the message from the search giant is clear - there should definitely be a "yet" added to that statement. Speaking at the Le Web conference in Paris this week,...

  • Schmidt: No special Android treatment for Motorola
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    Schmidt: No special Android treatment for Motorola

    By 8 November 2011

    HTC, Samsung and the gang have nothing to fear - Motorola will not be given preferential treatment when it comes to Android as a result of Google's imminent takeover. That's the message from executive chairman of the Mountain View based search giant,...

  • Google uses Siri scapegoat to avoid anti-competitive charges
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    Google uses Siri scapegoat to avoid anti-competitive charges

    By 7 November 2011

    Eric Schmidt has suggested that Apple's Siri voice search technology is a significant threat to Google's dominance as the go-to search engine, especially when it comes to sourcing specific information. During another session with U.S. senators which were...

  • Schmidt confirms Google TV in UK and Europe for “early next year”
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    Schmidt confirms Google TV in UK and Europe for “early next year”

    By 26 August 2011

    Google’s Chairman Eric Schmidt has, as earlier rumours reported that he would, confirmed that Google TV will launch in the UK and other countries “early next year”. The confirmation was made at this year’s Mac Taggart Lecture at the Edinburgh...

  • Is Google TV finally heading to the UK?
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    Is Google TV finally heading to the UK?

    By 26 August 2011

    Google TV, the IPTV service from the search giant that's had a stuttering start, could be making the trip from the US to British soil after all.  According to the Telegraph, Google's Eric Schmidt is planning to announce the service's final UK arrival...

  • Want security? Get a Mac says Eric Schmidt
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    Want security? Get a Mac says Eric Schmidt

    By 1 June 2011

    Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt has pointed to Macs as the weapon of choice for those in need of security.  In a move that will undoubtedly spark Apple versus Windows comment-wars the world over, the ex-Apple board member said viruses are less...

  • Google and Apple make friends over maps
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    Google and Apple make friends over maps

    By 1 June 2011

    Apple will continue to use Google mapping data to power its iOS navigation app, according to Eric Schmidt.  The Google executive chairman revealed that the two tech giants had "renewed a mapping relationship" at this years All Things Digital conference...

  • Google CEO: Schmidt out, Page in
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    Google CEO: Schmidt out, Page in

    By 20 January 2011

    Google has shocked its shareholders by announcing that Eric Schmidt, its current CEO, is to step down in April and co-founder Larry Page will replace him in the chief executive officer role. “When I joined Google in 2001 I never imagined, even in my...

  • Google: Chrome OS coming in “next few months”
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    Google: Chrome OS coming in “next few months”

    By 15 November 2010

    Eric Schmidt has confirmed that Google’s yet-to-be-released operating system, Google Chrome, will be available in the “next few months”. The comments, made at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, came after journalists at the event questioned the...

  • Eric Schmidt teases new Gingerbread phone, says release just weeks away
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    Eric Schmidt teases new Gingerbread phone, says release just weeks away

    By 15 November 2010

    Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt has shown off an "unannounced Google Android" phone by an "unannounced manufacturer" at the Web 2.0 summit in San Francisco, saying that Gingerbread, the next iteration of the Android Operating System, will have NFC (Near Field...

  • Google boss says newspapers need to go digital
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    Google boss says newspapers need to go digital

    By 2 July 2010

    Google CEO Eric Schmidt has indicated that he sees the future of newspaper organisations depending on how well they adapt to the rapid changes that the internet presents. Speaking at the Guardian Activate summit Schmidt foretold a future where newspapers...

  • Google's Schmidt predicts Android explosion
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    Google's Schmidt predicts Android explosion

    By 16 October 2009

    Eric Schmidt, Google's CEO, declared during the company's earning's conference call that "Android adoption is about to explode". He's referring to his company's open source mobile phone operating system that powers handsets like the Motorola DEXT and...