After six years as executive chairman—first at Google, then Alphabet—Eric Schmidt announced in a press release today that he will step down, taking on the role of technical advisor at the company and remaining on its board.
America’s largest tech companies made a big, public fuss after President Trump vowed to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord earlier this month. But top executives from many of those same companies are meeting with members of the Trump regime this week. Who needs principles when there’s money to be made?
Never mind that Google is working on a kill switch to control robots, executive chairman Eric Schmidt thinks there’s nothing to worry about because “the state of the earth” does not support these killer AI scenarios. In other words, let’s come back to reality here.
Much like the city in which it was originally founded, the annual Burning Man festival has gentrified, and its wealthier attendees have been criticized for building walled-off compounds and bringing private chefs in the name of comfort. That’s why a group of longtime Burners who also happen to be tech company…
The Pentagon announced an unusual new program calling for hackers to test its digital security today, as well as a “Defense Innovation Advisory Board.” Google CEO and Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt will head the board—but, if you’ll believe Wall Street Journal sources, this is all for his own personal gratification,…
According to The Guardian, leader of the online advertising world and CEO of Alphabet Eric Schmidt will have a “brief conversation” this Friday with Pope Francis, presumably not about moving the @pontifex Twitter account to Google+. Self-driving popemobile: more likely.
When Google announced that its new parent company was going to to be called alphabet, the world shrugged. But according to Eric Schmidt, the company could grow in size and importance, and fairly quickly.
Eric Schmidt has written perhaps the cheesiest guide for switching from iPhone to Android. An example: "Be sure to use Chrome, not Safari; it's safer and better in so many ways. And it's free."
Since the whole PRISM thing blew up, and dozens of other Snowden revelations followed it, there's been a lot of talk about government spying—foreign stuff and domestic survellience—and what these revelations mean. According to Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt, not much; this is just part of our society now.
Information about Motorola's forthcoming "Moto X" smartphone has been slowly trickling out over the last few months. Here's our first look at the snazzy new Moto phone, courtesy of Mr. Eric Schmidt.
Check out this fascinating book trailer for the new book The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations, and Business by Google's Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen. Created by the Draw Shop, it outlines just how Schmidt and Cohen see your world changing soon.
There's a lot of quirkiness to Google Glass and a lot of stuff that Google still has to figure out. One of those things, according to ol' Google CEO Eric Schmidt, is talking out loud to control Google Glass. In a talk at Harvard today, Schmitty literally called it "the weirdest thing".
Turns out Julian Assange had a secret meeting with Eric Schmidt in 2011. You can read a full transcript on WikiLeaks.
When Andy Rubin left Android last week and was replaced by VP of Chrome and Apps Sundar Pichai, it was a departure that launched 1,000 theories. And every single one of those theories that Android and ChromeOS are now just begging to be merged. Well Eric Schmidt has a rebuttal for you: No, mostly.
Eric Schmidt was given a $6 million cash bonus for his work in 2012. Nice work if you can get it! [WSJ]
Kim Jong Un's hip, young reign over North Korea continues today as the mobile operator Koryolink officially turns on its data services, opening the gate to Instagram, Foursquare, and Twitter, among other social apps.
In addition to giving North Korea a what-for, Eric Schmidt has also been working on some other projects. He's got a book coming out about China, for instance, and after getting some time with the preliminary drafts, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that it's taking some serious shots at the superpower.
Eric Schmidt's trip to North Korea in order to spread the good word about open Internet has been kind of strange from the start. Today, he posted on Google+ how he warned the country that it might be left behind. You know, Internet. Politics. All that jazz. Schmidt's daughter, who accompanied him on the "vacation"…