Latest Eric Schmidt Stories

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

2009-11-18 13:30:00

Intel's Paul Otellini and Google's Eric Schmidt Also Join TechNet's Executive Committee PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TechNet, the bipartisan political network of CEOs that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, today announced that it will appoint Rey Ramsey as the organization's new President and Chief Executive Officer. TechNet also announced today that TechNet members Paul Otellini, President and CEO of Intel, and Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO of...

2009-10-16 12:50:00

Google's chief executive on Thursday announced that the worst of the economic recession had passed. "Google had a strong quarter -- we saw seven percent year-over-year revenue growth despite the tough economic conditions," said Eric Schmidt. "While there is a lot of uncertainty about the pace of economic recovery, we believe the worst of the recession is behind us and now feel confident about investing heavily in our future." Google reported a third quarter net profit of $1.64 billion, or...

2009-10-13 14:05:00

Google's third-quarter results this week could show a recovery in revenue growth, pushing shares of the leading Web search engine to a 12-month high on Monday, Reuters reported. With the worst of the recession being over, Google is now setting up expectations for third-quarter net revenue to show a modest increase over the second quarter, according to Chief Executive Eric Schmidt. For the first time ever, Google's revenue fell in the first quarter from the prior period, and held steady in...

2009-10-12 10:10:00

Google announced on Monday that Arthur Levinson had removed himself from their board after a rise in the examination of his membership as a head of both Google and Apple Inc. The retirement of Levinson, the former director of Genentech and a 5 year Google board member, follows the resigning of Google CEO Eric Schmidt two months ago. Google and Apple, frequently viewed as partners battling the Microsoft juggernaut, are competing against each other more and more over several issues, such as...

2009-09-24 06:01:41

Now that the global economy appears to be on an upswing, Internet giant Google is prepared to resume its buying of companies, according to AFP. "Acquisitions are back on," chairman and chief executive Eric Schmidt told reporters on Wednesday following a pep talk of sorts to students and business leaders in Pittsburgh the night before the G20 summit of the world's largest economies. While no details were provided on what major companies Google has its eye on, during a talk hosted by the...

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Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'