Latest Eric Schmidt Stories

2011-01-25 07:14:58

Google's outgoing chief executive officer (CEO), Eric Schmidt, has been in talks with a CNN producer about possibly hosting a television show, according to a report by the New York Post on Monday. Schmidt, 55, who is stepping down as CEO of Google in April, has been discussing business with Liza McGuirk, executive producer of CNN's "Parker Spitzer," about developing a show featuring himself as host, the Post said. "Eric wants to be a talk-show host," the Post quoted an unnamed source as...

2011-01-24 09:25:00

Outgoing Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt has received an equity award of $100 million, Bloomberg first reported over the weekend. A spokesperson told Reuters on Sunday that "the award, which will include stock units and options will vest over four years and is Schmidt's first such award since joining the company in 2001." According to CNET's Edward Moyer, the Wall Street Journal, "citing compensation specialists and data"¦ called the award 'highly unusual' for a sitting CEO, adding...

2011-01-24 08:23:00

Calls For Hearings And CEO Schmidt To Testify Under Oath SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today sent Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) a 32-page report detailing how Google has inappropriately benefited from its close ties to the Obama Administration, including how NASA's Moffett Airfield, near Google's world headquarters, has been turned into a taxpayer-subsidized private airport for Google executives used for corporate junkets. A growing fleet of...

2011-01-24 00:00:02

What's really going on inside of Google? New York, NY (PRWEB) January 22, 2011 According to Jeff Christian, founder of executive search firm CTPartners, Eric Schmidt's impending move to Executive Chairman of Google is unusual. It's usually reversed in that an outside CEO is initially brought into a start-up to provide adult supervision to the young technology-savvy founder(s) who move up to Chairman or Vice-Chairman positions on the board. Christian who did the search for the CEO of...

2011-01-21 09:03:18

In a surprising move, Google CEO Eric Schmidt has announced his intention to step down on April 4, with co-founder Larry Page replacing him as the tech company's chief executive. This will be the 37-year-old Page's second stint as the California-based company's top executive, as he and Google co-founder Sergey Brin shared the role from 1998 to 2001. The 55-year-old Schmidt will remain with the company in the role of Executive Chairman. According to Alexei Oreskovic of Reuters, "Page's...

2011-01-20 16:56:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today welcomed the announcement that Co-Founder Larry Page will become chief executive officer of the Internet giant and expressed optimism that the changes at the top mean Google will return to the values of its founders. Current CEO Eric Schmidt will become "executive chairman," Google said. "Eric Schmidt has put his foot in his mouth so far on key issues like privacy that he's kicked himself out of the...

2010-11-16 11:51:26

Chief executive Eric Schmidt said this week that Google is getting ready to unveil a new mobile phone imbedded with a chip that makes it a virtual wallet so people can "tap and pay." According to Schmidt, the successor of the Internet firm's Nexus One smartphone runs on fresh "Gingerbread" software and is imbedded with a near-field communication chip for financial transactions. Schmidt said on Monday at a Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco while pulling a touch-screen smartphone out of his...

2010-09-27 06:15:00

Microsoft's Bing search engine is seen as the main threat to Google, not Apple nor Facebook, said the company's chief executive officer Eric Schmidt on Friday. Schmidt said in an interview posted online that while "Web search is not the only game in town, searching information is what it is all about." He said that both Apple and Facebook are well-respected competitors, but Microsoft's fast growing search engine was the main competition for Google. "Bing is a well-run, highly competitive...

2010-09-09 10:51:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New comments by Google CEO Eric Schmidt in Berlin show the top executive of the Internet giant fails "to recognize that the direction Google is currently heading is inexorably at odds with the notion of personal privacy," Consumer Watchdog said today. Schmidt said, among other things, "We can suggest what you should do next, what you care about. Imagine: we know where you are, we know what you like." The criticism came in a letter...

2010-09-08 06:45:00

Google's chief executive announced that the company will launch its television service in the United States this fall and worldwide next year as it broadens its reach from PCs to TVs. The service, which will allow for full Internet browsing via television sets, will be free, according to CEO Eric Schmidt. Google will work with a variety of program makers and electronics manufacturers to bring it to consumers. Samsung and Sony are two potential partners who could work with Google to bring...

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