February 21, 2014 |
Eric Schmidt, the billionaire executive chairman of Google, has bought the Veronique and Gregory Peck estate on L.A.'s Westside for $22 million. Set on 1.3 acres, the 1930s French chateau sits at the end of a long driveway and is surrounded by a flat lawn, mature trees and lush gardens. The neighbors include heiress Petra Ecclestone, White House interior designer Michael Smith and the Playboy Mansion. Designed for grand-scale entertaining, the 9,182 square feet of living space features the original marble-walled foyer, vaulted ceilings, formal dining and living rooms, an office, a bar, four fireplaces, seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms.
April 8, 2009 |
Google Inc. Chief Executive Eric Schmidt delivered Tuesday's closing keynote at the Newspaper Assn. of America annual conference in San Diego, conjuring up visions of an open, interactive future for the audience of newspeople. In order to move forward, he said, newspapers will have to get used to the idea that they are not just generators of trusted, professional content, but also aggregators of the new kinds of content the Web has enabled.
August 7, 2001
* Internet search engine company Google Inc. named Chairman Eric Schmidt chief executive, replacing co-founder Larry Page. Page will take over as president of the company's products division.
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.
April 27, 2013 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 28 - May 4, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Fix This Yard The season premiere of this landscaping series features pink house with a weed-filled front yard and a giant tree. 9:30 a.m. A&E Smash Ivy (Megan Hilty), Eileen (Anjelica Huston), and the "Bombshell" team go overboard to outshine the competition.
January 22, 2011 |
When he was 12, Larry Page read a biography of inventor Nikola Tesla who ? eclipsed by rival Thomas Edison ? died penniless even though he had figured out how to deliver electricity on a massive scale. "You don't want to be Tesla," Page told Fortune magazine in 2008. "He was one of the greatest inventors, but it's a sad, sad story. He couldn't commercialize anything, he could barely fund his own research. You'd want to be more like Edison. If you invent something, that doesn't necessarily help anybody.