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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

2010-09-02 13:14:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog's InsideGoogle.com has taken its online privacy campaign to New York's Times Square, where it has purchased a 540 sq. ft. Jumbotron digital advertisement promoting an animated video satirizing Google CEO Eric Schmidt's attitude toward consumer privacy. "We're satirizing Schmidt in the most highly trafficked public square in the nation to make the public aware of how out of touch Schmidt and Google are when it...

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2010-08-18 13:40:00

Google boss Eric Schmidt said that many people might one day need to change their names in order to escape the destruction they might face from their previous online activity. Schmidt told the Wall Street Journal that he feared people do not understand the consequences of having so much personal information about them online. Google has acquired Slide and Jambool, which are two companies that specialize in providing services in social networks.  Slide is a gaming firm and Jambool...

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2010-06-24 11:30:00

Google said Wednesday that over 160,000 mobile phones powered by Google's Android operating system are being sold every day. Google chief executive Eric Schmidt said his company was engaged in a "battle over the next set of mobile platforms.' "Everybody is going to be on mobile devices all the time, every day, unless they're asleep," Schmidt told the AFP news agency. "Everything is moving to mobile and we're participating in it. "We have more than 160,000 of these things shipping globally...

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2010-05-14 10:40:00

Two months after its decision to stop censoring Web search results, Google chief executive Eric Schmidt said Thursday that the Internet giant's situation in China "seems to be stable." Schmidt told shareholders at an annual meeting at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California that Google has "maintained our business relationship and our engineering centers in China." "The situation seems to be stable," the Google chief executive said in response to a question from a...

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2010-04-12 08:15:00

Google went public with Chinese-based hacking attacks and decided to stop censoring online content in the communist country out of "principle," according to comments made by the company's CEO at this weekend's annual conference of the American Society of News Editors (ASNE). "Google is an unusual company," Eric Schmidt told the gathering of American newspaper editors and international news media representatives on Sunday, adding he isn't surprised that few tech companies haven't followed...