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2011-07-08 11:55:00

Google Inc. executive chairman Eric Schmidt said he believes there is room for multiple social networks. He said while speaking to journalists at the Allen & Co. media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho that Google will cooperate fully with U.S. antitrust regulators but will not let the formal probe launched last month distract or disrupt its strategy. Schmidt said it was too early to say how its new social network, Google Plus, was faring in the market dominated by Facebook and Twitter. He...

2011-06-22 13:34:00

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The refusal of Google's top executives, CEO Larry Page and Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt to testify at a hearing by the Senate's antitrust subcommittee demonstrates a contempt for Congress and the full Senate Judiciary Committee should subpoena the two executives, Consumer Watchdog said today. Consumer Watchdog has been calling for Google CEO's sworn testimony before Congress for over a year and has distributed two popular online...

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2011-06-01 10:35:00

During a question-and-answer session at the D: All Things conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Google CEO Eric Schmidt admits to not giving proper attention to the growing threat that the burgeoning Facebook posed for the hearts and minds of the growing denizens of the internet, reports the associated Press (AP). Facebook was a small, but growing blip on the tech-world radar with only about 20 million members at the time. Today Facebook boasts numbers between 500 and 600 million members and...

2011-03-17 12:44:00

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog warned President Obama in a letter today about the dire consequences for consumers worldwide of appointing Google CEO Eric Schmidt Commerce Secretary. "Mr. Schmidt's views on privacy, antitrust issues, workers rights and commercial growth are inimical to the ethical customs, social mores and rules of law the American people have demanded of their leaders," Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court and Privacy Project...

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2011-03-07 07:10:00

Larry Page, co-founder of Google Inc., is taking a more visible and stronger turn at the helm of the internet giant in a move to keep ahead of upstart players such as Facebook and Twitter. The Silicon Valley company isn't waiting for the chief executive chair to be vacated in April by Eric Schmidt. Page has hit the ground running by tapping into the energy of other quick-thinking and fast-acting entrepreneurs bought with Google's sizable war chest. "Any engagement that Google can have with...

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2011-03-06 08:55:00

Google's Chief Executive Eric Schmidt announced Friday that Brazil is on its way to becoming the company's sixth largest global market, as it opens new offices in the Latin American country.The top dog in Internet search saw its revenue in the region surge in 2010 riding the waves of economic growth, with countries showing growth of 50-100 percent last year."That means you're almost doubling (revenue) every year," Schmidt told Reuters at its company office in Buenos Aires. "That's a lot due...

2011-02-17 13:36:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog told the Senate Judiciary Committee that it is "deeply distressed to learn that President Obama is meeting with Google CEO Eric Schmidt today behind closed doors as the Justice Department is poised to render its decision on Google's acquisition of ITA, which has caused deep concern within in the travel industry about Google's ability to drive out competitors in the online airline booking industry." The President is...

2011-01-31 16:54:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today called on Google to end the secrecy surrounding its lobbying efforts in Washington after the Internet giant refused to release an 89-page presentation it is showing to policymakers and regulators in the nation's capital.The call came as the Internet giant's lobbying spending soared to $5.2 million in 2010 from $4.03 million in 2009."Google hypocritically calls for openness and transparency for everyone...

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2011-01-27 07:10:00

Consumer Watchdog, an advocacy group that has focused much of its attention in recent years on Google's privacy practices, debuted its new animated satire -- "Mr. Schmidt Goes to Washington" -- on the streets of Washington DC, as part of its case for why Congress should call Google CEO Eric Schmidt to testify under oath about the Wi-Spy scandal and other online privacy issues, and also said the company's close ties to the National Security Agency should be investigated. The animation is...

2011-01-26 09:15:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - Consumer Watchdog's new animated satire, "Mr. Schmidt Goes to Washington," debuted today on the streets of Washington, D.C., to make the case for why Congress should call Google CEO Eric Schmidt to testify under oath about the Wi-Spy scandal and other online privacy issues. The group also said the company's close relationship with the U.S. government should be probed. The avatar-style animation is being displayed on a mobile digital...


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