Known for its leftward leanings, the tech giant is beginning to pay a whole lot more attention to the GOP.
By Tory Newmyer, writer
House Republicans were still unpacking their boxes in the first week of January when outgoing Google CEO Eric Schmidt showed up with a tantalizing offer: Since the GOP had reclaimed power in part on promises to make government more transparent, Google could volunteer its vast technical know-how to MOREFeb 16, 2011 5:00 AM ET
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Multiple outlets are reporting that Egypt has shut off local web access, a first in Internet history. Tweeted CNN reporter Ben Wedeman: "No internet, no SMS, what is next? Mobile phones and land lines? So much for stability. #Jan25 #Egypt" The move comes as thousands of Egyptian protesters call for an end to the 30-year dictatorship of 82-year-old MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jan 28, 2011 6:00 AM ET
Though Yahoo's fourth quarter revenue and profit beat analyst estimates, its forecast for this quarter was significantly low enough -- revenue between $1.02 billion and $1.08 billion versus a consensus of $1.13 billion -- to send the Internet giant's shares down 4% by yesterday afternoon. (Tech Trader Daily)
Yahoo also laid off about 1%, or likely around 100-150, of its current global staff. "The personnel changes we are making are part MORE
After a stratospheric rise this summer, Google has been stuck at around 200,000 activations a day since early August.
Update: (Dec. 8th) Well, it looks like Google's numbers aren't flat. They just waited a little while to report them.
Google's (GOOG) Android has been on a tear lately, dominating growth in the smartphone market in just about every major survey. But amongst the Gingerbread hoopla today, the number of Android activations has to be MORESeth Weintraub - Dec 6, 2010 4:10 PM ET
By some measures. we're hitting an Internet age that leaves Google behind. But here's a prescription to keep search relevant in the face of Facebook's social empire.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
Being king of the web is a short-lived gig. Only several years ago the web was navigated by search and Google was the clear king of innovation. Now, as the web takes on an increasingly social structure we seem to be MOREDec 6, 2010 3:00 AM ET
Steve Jobs names Ronald Sugar, former Northrop Grumman CEO, to his board of directors
With the death of Jerry York in March and the forced departure of Google (GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt in August 2009, Apple (AAPL) found itself with a couple empty seats in its board room.
On Wednesday it announced that it had reached into the aerospace industry to fill one of them.
Dr. Ronald D. Sugar, 61, the former chairman MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 17, 2010 10:46 AM ET
Watch as a more careful Eric Schmidt tries not to make any jokes, yet still manages to confuse us with the ChromeOS launch dates.Seth Weintraub - Nov 16, 2010 4:40 PM ET
He advised both Apple and Google until a Fortune profile brought his role to light
When Bill Campbell executed a "non-sale transfer" of $7.7 million worth of Apple (AAPL) stock in Sept. 2009, we speculated that given his increasing awkward position as a close adviser to both Steve Jobs and Google (GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt, Campbell might be reconsidering his position on Apple's board of directors.
We were wrong about that. Campbell MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 9, 2010 5:43 AM ET
A article in the November/December issue shows that the Google CEO and Ideas founder are thinking about disruption.
Jared Cohen was lured away from the Hillary Clinton's State Department earlier this year to form a group within Google called Ideas. From Cohen's earlier description of the work he'd be doing at Google:
[Ideas is] basically a think/do tank. Much of the model for it is built off of my experiences on the MORESeth Weintraub - Nov 1, 2010 3:23 AM ET
Eric Schmidt's comments, whether jokes or a postmodern vision, are coming off creepy...and that is bad for Google.
By and large, I enjoy listening to what Google's Eric Schmidt has to say. I think he's refreshingly candid for a CEO of one of the world's most powerful and controversial companies. He seems to genuinely enjoy discussion and debate about the future of his company and the technology world in which it MORESeth Weintraub - Oct 26, 2010 12:38 PM ET
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