April 16, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Eric Schmidt was not sporting a pair of Google glasses on Tuesday. And he definitely didn't wear them on his recent trip to North Korea either. "I didn't want to freak them out," Schmidt said. "They have a lot of guns. " But Google's executive chairman predicted that people wearing Google Glass will become a common sight after the pricey digital eyewear is introduced to the public. The wearable technology has already become an everyday part of life on Google's Mountain View, Calif., campus, Schmidt said during an onstage interview at D: Dive into Mobile in New York.
January 2, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Eric Schmidt, Google's ambassador in chief, is going where few Internet executives have gone: North Korea. Google's executive chairman will take part in a private trip led by former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, sources told The Associated Press on Wednesday. North Korea does not have diplomatic relations with the United States, and it has some of the tightest restrictions of any country on citizens' access to the Internet. But Richardson, an expert in negotiating with North Korea, has long sought to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula.
October 11, 2012 |
Google's tensions with Apple will only escalate as the search giant predicts that more than a billion mobile devices will run its Android software within a year, the company's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, said. He called it the "defining fight" in the industry that has not seen anything on this scale before. Schmidt told Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg in an onstage interview in New York on Wednesday that there were already four times as many Android mobile devices as Apple devices.
September 27, 2012 |
Will the "Gangnam Style" craze ever end? Not if Google's Eric Schmidt has anything to do with it. The Google chairman and former chief executive was in Seoul Thursday, reportedly to meet with Android manufacturers, and while in town, he asked to be taught the famous dance from K-pop star Psy's YouTube sensation "Gangnam Style. " And lo and behold, Psy himself showed up at Google's Seoul headquarters to teach the man. And honestly, it was the least Psy could do, considering Schmidt's company owns YouTube, which is largely responsible for Psy's explosion.
September 25, 2012 |
The rift between Apple and Google over a map app grew wider Tuesday as Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said Apple device users shouldn't expect the company to offer them a Google Maps app anytime soon. Apple dropped Google's app and replaced it with its own in the latest operating system, iOS 6, that it released last Wednesday. That meant the new iPhone 5 also did not include the Google Map. It had been a feature on the iPhone since the smartphone first launched in 2007. The Apple Maps app offers new features to iPhone users, including 3-D maps, advanced live traffic updates and voice navigation, but it doesn't support directions for public transportation and its maps app doesn't appear to be as accurate as Google's in some areas.
July 2, 2012 |
Google has offered to settle an antitrust probe from European Union regulators to avoid a hefty fine and major changes to how it operates its lucrative online search business. Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, made the offer in a letter to Joaquín Almunia, the European competition commissioner. The European Commission conducted an 18-month-long investigation into Google. The European Commission warned in May that Google may have abused its market dominance in Web search and could face formal charges for putting its competitors at a disadvantage.