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April 16, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
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.
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March 4, 2014 | By Andrea Chang
Top tech executives, including BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt are in town this week for a two-day technology and media conference. Oasis: The Montgomery Summit -- for a decade known as the Montgomery Technology Conference before a name change this year -- will take place at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica on Wednesday and Thursday. PHOTOS: Five ways the Samsung Gear 2 is better than its predecessor The invitation-only confab will feature panels, networking and presentations from chief executives of about 150 companies in the social, mobile, analytics and cloud sectors.
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February 21, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
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.
BUSINESS
February 21, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
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.
BUSINESS
March 4, 2014 | By Andrea Chang
Top tech executives, including BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt are in town this week for a two-day technology and media conference. Oasis: The Montgomery Summit -- for a decade known as the Montgomery Technology Conference before a name change this year -- will take place at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica on Wednesday and Thursday. PHOTOS: Five ways the Samsung Gear 2 is better than its predecessor The invitation-only confab will feature panels, networking and presentations from chief executives of about 150 companies in the social, mobile, analytics and cloud sectors.
BUSINESS
April 8, 2009 | David Sarno
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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
July 2, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn
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.
BUSINESS
January 22, 2011 | By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
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.
BUSINESS
July 12, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
When you're the chairman of a giant tech company, you get to try things first. That's what Google Chairman Eric Schmidt was seen doing at the Allen & Co. annual media and technology conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, where on Thursday he was spotted with Motorola's Moto X smartphone next to his ears. The Moto X is Motorola's next flagship smartphone, and the company began promoting it earlier this month with an ad just before the Fourth of July. PHOTOS: Auctioned Apple items The device will be highly customizable and it will be manufactured in the U.S. For its marketing campaign, Motorola chose the tagline "Designed by You. Assembled in the USA. " But until Thursday, no images of the Moto X had been revealed.
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April 27, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
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.
BUSINESS
April 16, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
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.
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January 2, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
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.
BUSINESS
October 11, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn
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.
BUSINESS
September 27, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
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.
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April 5, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn
Larry Page isn't big on sharing. But on Thursday he published a 3,459-word “update” after his first year back as chief executive of Google. In it, he underscored Google's commitment to making big long-term bets and to its social networkGoogle+, but he did not make any big revelations or provide any financial details. Google is due to report first-quarter financial results next week. Page took over from Eric Schmidt as CEO last April. It is his second stint as Google's CEO, his first as the CEO of a publicly traded company.
BUSINESS
June 12, 2006 | Chris Gaither, Times Staff Writer
Eric Schmidt has a message: Don't let the lava lamps fool you. Google Inc. is serious. As Google's chief executive, Schmidt presides over a headquarters filled with trinkets, pets, free food and bouncy-ball chairs. But the whimsical workplace belies the company's focus on cold, hard numbers.
BUSINESS
September 25, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
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.
BUSINESS
July 2, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn
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.
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