Eric Schmidt

  • Want to switch from iPhone to Android? Google's Eric Schmidt guides how to November 26, 2013

    Taking the OS war a step ahead, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt has written a detailed guide describing how and why to switch from iPhone to Android. In his stepbystep guide, Schmidt has not only mentioned how a user can import all his data from iPhone to Android, but has also...
  • Censorship around the world will end in a decade: Google's Eric Schmidt November 22, 2013

    Washington: Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has a bold prediction: Censorship around the world could end in a decade, and better use of encryption will help people overcome government surveillance. In a lecture at Johns Hopkins University on Wednesday, the executive of the world's biggest web search company made a pitch...
  • Google's Eric Schmidt says NSA spying outrageous, illegal if true: Report November 4, 2013

    Bangalore: Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said widespread US government spying on its data centres would be outrageous and potentially illegal if true, the Wall Street Journal reported. "It's really outrageous that the NSA was looking between the Google data centers, if that's true," Schmidt said in an interview. "The steps...
  • Google+ users attempt to beat Google at its own game with Eric Schmidt profile pics October 15, 2013

    New Delhi: After Google announced its plans to launch new productendorsement ads incorporating photos, comments and names of its users, Google+ users adopted a unique approach to protest the move. A few users changed their Google+ profile pictures to images of Google's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, reports Huffington Post. It...
  • Google chairman 'respects' but disagrees on privacy October 11, 2013

    Athens: Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, said Thursday that he respects but disagrees with complaints about his company's privacy policies made by data protection authorities in six European countries. Schmidt said the Internet search and ad giant has "very broadly communicated" its policies to authorities in the countries where the complaints...
  • GoogleApple relationship has improved over the past year: Eric Schmidt July 12, 2013

    Sun Valley: The relationship between Google and Apple has improved over the past year with the rival technology companies and sometimes partners conducting "lots and lots" of meetings, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said. Schmidt did not provide details about the nature of the meetings during comments to reporters at the...
  • 'The New Digital Age' is a fascinating read May 29, 2013

    It's hard not to think about Google when you read 'The New Digital Age'. The cover highlights the association of the authors with the company: Eric Schmidt is its executive chairman and Jared Cohen, the director of its think tank Google Ideas. And, with a subtitle that reads 'Reshaping the...
  • YouTube says the battle with TV is already over May 2, 2013

    New York: YouTube vs TV? YouTube says the battle if there ever was one is over. In a flashy presentation to advertisers Wednesday night, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt declined to forecast that Internet video will displace television watching. Instead he declared: "That's already happened." Schmidt said "the future...
  • Eric Schmidt says Google Glass experience can be weird, inappropriate April 26, 2013

    Cambridge: Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has been playing with his company's new combination glasses and mobile computer and said he finds the experience a little weird. Talking out loud to control the Google Glasses via voice recognition is "the weirdest thing," Schmidt said in a talk on Thursday at Harvard...
  • A billion Android phones in use in nine months: Google's Eric Schmidt April 17, 2013

    San Francisco: Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt predicted on Tuesday that there will be more than a billion smartphones in use featuring its Android software within the next six to nine months. Schmidt also noted that Google had no intention of blocking access to a new app from Facebook Inc, saying...
  • The answer to bad speech is more speech: Google's Eric Schmidt March 22, 2013

    Yangon: Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Friday urged Myanmar's government to allow private businesses to develop the country's woeful telecommunications infrastructure, emphasising the importance of competition and free speech. "Try to keep the government out of regulating the internet," he said to a round of applause from a group of...
  • Google's Eric Schmidt uses a BlackBerry! March 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt uses a BlackBerry! May be too surprising, but it's true. "I am a BlackBerry user. I like the keyboard of BlackBerry," said Schmidt answering some rapid-fire questions from the Editor of a British daily at Google's Big Tent - a forum to discuss...
  • Low cost smartphones will be the next step: Google chairman Eric Schmidt May 6, 2013

    Visiting Google Chairman Eric Schmidt claims that low cost smartphones will be the next step. "The big future is still smartphones. And the vast majority of Indians will encounter the internet on a smartphone, it will be a low cost smartphone of great power. They will deal with health and...
  • Modi to interact with Eric Schmidt via Google+ hangout March 20, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Narendra Modi is the only Chief Minister from India to be invited to address the Google Big Tent Activate Summit 2013 on March 21 through Google+ hangout on the theme 'Technology in Politics'. Before delivering the address, Modi will be interacting with Eric Schmidt, Chairman of Google Inc through...
  • After North Korea, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt to visit Myanmar March 18, 2013

    Myanmar: Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, who visited North Korea in January, will become the first high-profile tech company executive to visit Myanmar in the wake of reforms that prompted Western nations to ease sanctions following decades of military dictatorship. The visit this week to Myanmar, where Schmidt will speak at...
  • Google paying bonuses totalling $15 million to 4 top executives March 13, 2013

    San Francisco: Google is paying nearly $15 million in bonuses to four of the Internet search company's top executives for their performances last year. Documents filed Tuesday disclosed Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will get the biggest award at $6 million to supplement his estimated fortune of $8 billion. Schmidt served as Google's...
  • Google chairman Eric Schmidt to sell up to 3.2 million shares February 9, 2013

    San Francisco: With Google's stock hovering at record highs, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt plans to sell more than 40 per cent of his stock in the Internet search leader this year. The plan disclosed Friday calls for Schmidt to sell up to 3.2 million shares. If he were to sell all...
  • Google's Eric Schmidt posts his thoughts on North Korea visit January 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Google Chairman Eric Schmidt is back from his muchdiscussed visit to the secluded country of North Korea and he has posted an edited version of the comments that he had made on arrival in Beijing from Pyongyang in a Google Plus post. Schmidt says that the "the technology in...
  • Google's Schmidt joins elite few to glimpse net in N Korea January 11, 2013

    Seoul: Google chairman Eric Schmidt's glimpse of the Web being used at a top university in Pyongyang makes him part of a tiny elite that has seen the Internet in North Korea. His four day visit to the North was a golden propaganda opportunity for North Korean officials striving to give...
  • Google's Eric Schmidt urges Internet openness in North Korea January 10, 2013

    Beijing: Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said Thursday it's up to North Korea to shed its selfimposed isolation and allow its citizens to use the Internet and connect with the outside world, or risk remaining way behind other countries. Schmidt was returning from a private trip to North Korea with former...
  • Google's Eric Schmidt arrives in North Korea January 7, 2013

    Pyongyang: The Google chairman wants a firsthand look at North Korea's economy and social media in his private visit Monday to the communist nation, his delegation said, despite misgivings in Washington over the timing of the trip. Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of one of the world's biggest Internet companies, is the...
  • Analysis: Why Google chief Eric Schmidt's North Korea visit irks US January 5, 2013

    Washington: Google chief Eric Schmidt's plan to visit North Korea has put the Obama administration in the awkward position of opposing a champion of Internet freedom engaging with one of the most intensely censored countries. But the Obama administration is wary for a reason: It fears Schmidt's trip could give a...
  • Time not right for Eric Schmidt's North Korea trip: US January 4, 2013

    Washington: The US State Department said on Thursday the time was not right for Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and former diplomat Bill Richardson to visit North Korea, which drew international criticism for a rocket launch last month. State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland said Schmidt and Richardson would be travelling as...
  • Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt to visit North Korea January 3, 2013

    Seoul: Google's executive chairman is preparing to travel to one of the last frontiers of cyberspace: North Korea. Eric Schmidt will be travelling to North Korea on a private, humanitarian mission led by former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson that could take place as early as this month, according to two...
  • Google vs Apple the industry's 'defining fight': Schmidt October 11, 2012

    San Francisco: Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt expects more than a billion mobile devices around the world to be running its Android software within a year, intensifying a battle with Apple Inc that he called a "defining fight" of the industry. Schmidt said there were already four times as many...
  • Not yet offered new map to Apple: Google's Eric Schmidt September 25, 2012

    Tokyo: Google Inc. has not submitted a new Google Maps application to Apple Inc after the iPhone maker dropped the use of it in launching its newest device, the head of the world's top search engine provider said on Tuesday. "We have not done anything yet," Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt...
  • Google executives, James Cameron in space venture April 21, 2012

    San Francisco: Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and billionaire cofounder Larry Page have teamed up with Avatar director James Cameron and other investors to back an ambitious space exploration and natural resources venture, details of which will be unveiled next week. The fledgling company, called Planetary Resources, will be unveiled at...
  • Google: Technology is making science fiction real February 29, 2012

    Barcelona: Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt predicted Tuesday that rapid advances in technology will soon transform science fiction into reality meaning people will have driverless cars, small robots at their command and the ability to experience being in another place without leaving home. Schmidt said the introduction of books available...
  • Steve Jobs told Google to stop poaching workers January 28, 2012

    Los ANgeles: Apple's Steve Jobs directly asked former Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt to stop trying to recruit an Apple engineer, a transgression that threatened one junior Google employee's job, according to a court filing. The 2007 email from Jobs to Schmidt was disclosed on Friday in the course of civil...
  • Steve Jobs has a different operating system August 25, 2011

    San Francisco: Hard to understand, difficult to work with and deemed irreplaceable by many Apple fans and investors, Steve Jobs has made a life defying conventions and expectations. And despite years of signs of poor health, his resignation as chief executive of Apple Inc caused a global gasp as the world...