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.
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.
April 5, 2012 |
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.
January 21, 2011 |
Facing new threats to its role as the world's dominant Internet company, Google Inc. announced a surprise executive shake-up that appears to put innovation and technology ? not management ? in the driver's seat. Larry Page, Google's 37-year-old co-founder, will reclaim the top job from Eric Schmidt, the boardroom veteran who brought corporate discipline to the fledgling Web start-up a decade ago, helping it become the world's most popular search engine. But even though it has matured into a powerful company with a rich stock price and enviable profits, Google is facing increasing competition from younger upstarts such as Facebook Inc., the social networking phenomenon that is vying with Google for Internet advertising revenue.