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
Google's conference call on Thursday could be a platform to announce a significant milestone in Android OS distribution.
At Google's Q2 2010 earnings call on July 15th, CEO Eric Schmidt relayed that Google was activating 160,000 Android devices per day. That was up from the 100,000/day they were activating at the Google I/O event in May. Since then, he announced Google (GOOG) had passed the 200,000 activations/day mark on August 4th.
Since MORESeth Weintraub - Oct 11, 2010 2:55 PM ET
...and Honeycomb and Gingerbread are two different Android OS forks, one for tablets and one for smartphones.
In an excellent story on the Android Invasion, Newsweek's Dan Lyons get's some new activation numbers from Android Chief, Andy Rubin. Rubin says that Google has recently passed the 250,000 activations/day mark, though only once, yet the numbers continue to rise overall.
That rate is 1 million every four days, just under 8 million a MORESeth Weintraub - Oct 4, 2010 4:56 PM ET
A French court ruled earlier this month that Google and its CEO Eric Schmidt were liable for the results of an algorithm.
A man convicted of a three year suspended jail sentence for corruption of a minor claimed that when one Googled his name, the terms "rapist" and "satanist" came up in Google's Suggest feature.
That doesn't bode well for his future job prospects. He claims he tried to contact Google to have the terms MORESeth Weintraub - Sep 26, 2010 11:54 AM ET
Google wants the data in Facebook and CEO Eric Schmidt isn't afraid to say that they'll find a way to get it.
Facebook isn't just winning the battle for web users' time (comScore says Facebook passed Google this month), they are also pulling some of Google's star engineers. Google (GOOG) has been offering huge bonuses to retain some of that talent but the bigger battle is getting the Google behemoth to be more social.
That's MORESeth Weintraub - Sep 15, 2010 11:25 AM ET
At the Apple Event today, Steve Jobs slipped some jabs Google's way but also lauded AppleTV's ability to play YouTube.
There is not much news for Google watchers at Apple events these days and what there is is usually bad. Steve Jobs started off the presentation today saying that Apple was activating 230,000 devices a day. Google's Eric Schmidt last month said that Google was activating over 200,000 devices a MORESeth Weintraub - Sep 1, 2010 4:47 PM ET
With the success of its search engine and products like Android, sometimes it is good to put Google's efforts into perspective.
As Google (GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt said this month in response to a question about the newly deceased Google Wave, Google celebrates its failures.
"We try things. Remember, we celebrate our failures. This is a company where it's absolutely okay to try something that's very hard, have it not be successful, and MORESeth Weintraub - Aug 18, 2010 10:41 AM ET
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