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Google CEO Message To North Korea: Accept Internet Or Face Economic Decline
2013-01-10 13:02:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Google Chairman Eric Schmidt returned from a four-day visit to North Korea on Thursday with a challenge for the East Asian country and its leader, Kim Jong-un: accept the Internet, or risk further economic decline. “As the world becomes increasingly connected, their decision to be virtually isolated is very much going to affect their physical world, their economic growth and so forth and it will make it harder for them to...

Google Chief Visits North Korea This Week
2013-01-07 07:11:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The head of one of the most prominent technology companies is part of a delegation that arrived in North Korea on Monday -- a trip that has stirred up some controversy, partially because of its timing. Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, is visiting the East Asian country as part of a group that also includes former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, USA Today's Kim Hjelmgaard reports. Richardson has described the...

Google Chairman On Patent Battles And Nexus 7
2012-09-27 10:44:06

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Shortly after giving the world his interpretation of a dance which has been made popular via YouTube video, Google´s executive chairman Eric Schmidt took some time to speak with Android manufacturers, launch the Google Nexus 7 tablet in Seoul, and give his opinion about Apple´s new Maps in iOS 6 and the recent patent battles. During the Nexus 7 launch event, Schmidt told those in attendance, "Google stands for...

Two-Thirds Of World Still Not Connected To Internet
2012-06-20 12:10:25

Eric Schmidt, Google´s Executive Chairman, this week spoke about the haves and the have-nots during a speech at an annual Israeli conference sponsored by President Shimon Peres, writes Dara Kerr for CNET. Schmidt focused on the fact that most people on Earth aren´t benefiting from technology´s enormous advances over the past few years. “The world wide web has yet to live up to its name,” he said. “Technology does not produce miracles, but connectivity, even...

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2012-05-24 19:07:38

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Last August, Google CEO Chairman Eric Schmidt gave a lecture at the Edinburgh International Television Festival where he announced a partnership with UK´s National Film and TV School to train young film-makers. Then, he started criticizing the countries education system. "Your IT curriculum focuses on teaching how to use software, but gives no insight into how it's made. That is just throwing away your great computing heritage," he said, according to...

Google's Eric Schmidt Earned More Than $100M in 2011
2012-04-23 04:32:22

A regulatory filing has revealed that, when former Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt assumed his new role as Executive Chairman, he received a sizable pay raise in the process. According to Wall Street Journal reports published Friday, Schmidt left behind the "symbolic" $1 annual salary he received in his old position and earned $1.25 million in his new position, according to documents filed by the Menlo Park, California-based company. Furthermore, a Saturday article by Ari Levy and...

FTC Asked To Widen Probe Of Google Search Practices
2011-12-20 09:35:25

Two US senators on Monday urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to deepen the investigation of Google for alleged antitrust violations relating to Google listing its own websites and products first in web searches, reports Nancy Gohring for IDG News. “While we take no position on the ultimate legality of Google´s practices under the antitrust laws and the FTC Act, we believe these concerns warrant a thorough investigation by the FTC,” the two senators wrote in a letter...

Google's Android To Remain A Freebie
2011-11-08 09:43:45

Google Inc.´s chief executive officer, Eric Schmidt, said on Tuesday that the company will continue to offer its Android mobile operating system for free to partner handset makers. Schmidt was also quick to point out that the search giant´s pending purchase of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. will not impact relations with its other manufacturing partners that rely on the Android software. “We will run (Motorola) sufficiently independently so it will not violate the...


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