Within hours of Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt’s revelation that apps for Google Glass will require Google’s approval, a renowned hacker/developer has shattered the notion of locked-down Glass. More specifically, Jay Freeman — aka “Saurik” — has jailbroken it.
Freeman is also the creator of the popular Cydia app store for jailbroken iOS devices, and hetweeted a photo Friday afternoon that’s apparently a capture of the “Device info” dialog for the pair of Glass [...]
Senior MPs called on David Cameron to consider stripping the boss of Google from his role as a government adviser tonight after he suggested that his company’s contribution to the British economy was more important than paying its fair share of tax.
Politicians from all three parties rounded on Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, after he defended its use of loopholes to minimise its UK tax bill. He insisted that Google [...]
The rise of robot wars: Google chief warns armed drones will soon be in the hands of terrorists and miniature models could be used to spy on neighbors
The head of Google has warned drone technology proves a serious danger to global security and privacy unless an international treaty is put into place controlling the technology fast.
Eric Schmidt today said that the technology for armed unmanned planes will soon pass into [...]
Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, has described China as “the most egregious” example of a nation attempting to control theinternet, as he hinted at expanding the company’s multimillion-pound transition fund towards British publishers to boost revenues from digital.
In an interview with the Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger at theBig Tent Activate Summit in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, Schmidt spoke of his concern about reports from the New York Times last month that its computers [...]
Just in case the Friday night insider dump bomb by Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, in which he announced the sale of 42% of his GOOG holdings the day the stock hit its all time high, did not send a clear enough message to the market as to what side of the under-over valued spectrum corporate insiders believe we currently find ourselves in, here come six other companies with announcement of equity follow ons and secondary offerings – [...]
Billionaires Dumping Stocks, Economist Knows Why
Despite the 6.5% stock market rally over the last three months, a handful of billionaires are quietly dumping their American stocks . . . and fast.
Warren Buffett, who has been a cheerleader for U.S. stocks for quite some time, is dumping shares at an alarming rate. He recently complained of “disappointing performance” in dyed-in-the-wool American companies like Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, and Kraft [...]
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt’s visit to North Korea this week has been met with sharp criticism, but the global Internet search giant indirectly is helping to make history by revealing one of the reclusive country’s darkest secrets.
Google Earth, the company’s popular satellite imagery product, might be the last thing Mr Schmidt will want to showcase for his hosts, because it presents a bird’s eye view of many things that [...]
Google Inc. (GOOG) avoided about $2 billion in worldwide income taxes in 2011 by shifting $9.8 billion in revenues into a Bermuda shell company, almost double the total from three years before, filings show.
By legally funneling profits from overseas subsidiaries into Bermuda, which doesn’t have a corporate income tax, Google cut its overall tax rate almost in half. The amount moved to Bermuda is equivalent to about 80 percent of [...]
As President Obama plans to reshuffle his cabinet, the job of running the Treasury Department could fall to Google’s old CEO, Eric Schmidt, or Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg.
White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew is the favorite to replace Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, but Obama aide Pete Rouse is looking for “a Fortune 500 executive” to work under the president who embraced Occupy Wall Street.
AFP - Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt will meet with French President Francois Hollande on Monday as the Internet giant wrangles with Paris over a bill that would force search engines to pay for content, a government source said.
Schmidt’s meeting with the president will be preceded by one with Communication and Culture Minister Aurelie Filippetti, the source said on condition of anonymity.
Google has warned that it would exclude French media sites [...]
October 15, 2012
The New York Times reported this morning that the Federal Trade Commission is preparing a recommendation that the government sue Google for allegedly manipulating search results to favor its own products and big brand shopping websites. The investigation, which began more than a year ago, is the most far-reaching antitrust investigation of a corporation since the landmark federal case against Microsoft in the late 1990s.
Google has been [...]
By Eric Schmidt and and Jared Cohen, Published: July 17
A couple of months ago we visited Juarez, Mexico, a city right across our border — yet so far away.
The scene was almost surreal: We got off the plane and were met on the tarmac by a convoy of armored cars and open-back trucks swarming with police. The officers were “policía federal.” Like the ones you hear about, they carried machine guns and [...]
Technology and information penetration in China will eventually force the Great Firewall of China to crumble and even lead to the political opening of the Chinese system, according to Google Chairman Eric Schmidt.
Schmidt, who stepped down as Google’s CEO last year, remains the head of Google’s board and its chief spokesman. He roams the planet speaking to audiences and exploring countries where Google could expand its operations. He has been called [...]
UK public policy boss Sarah Hunter says legislation would be a ‘mistake’
‘Better for parents to sit with children online and have conversations with older children about sex,’ she says
Google has said plans to block pornography from search engines would still fail to protect British children.
Sarah Hunter, the company’s head of UK public policy, believes the Government’s plan for a bar on adult content would give parents a false sense of [...]
EU can fine Google up to 10% of global revenue
Google’s global ad revenue estimated to be $485BN
‘Last chance’ to settle claims over promoting its advertising services over smaller rivals
Search giant also under spotlight over concerns about Android
Google CEO Larry Page; The European Union’s antitrust chief gave Google a ‘last chance’ of a few weeks to avoid formal charges for manipulating search results to promote Google services
Google has been ordered by [...]
Google boss Eric Schmidt gave some unexpected advice to college graduates in a speech delivered on Sunday.
The Executive Chairman of Google Inc. told students at Boston University to put their gadgets down for a while each day.
Speaking to the young crowd he said: ‘Take one hour a day and turn that thing off.’
Gadget addicts: Young people were urged by Google chairman to get off their smartphones and computers (picture posed [...]
Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt challenged college graduates on Sunday to take the radical step — at least for their generation — of tearing their eyes away from their smartphones and computer screens.
“Take one hour a day and turn that thing off,” Schmidt told graduates at Boston University, where he received an honorary degree and was applauded by an audience that had grown up relying on the [...]
Hand it to Paul Krugman: He’s not out to make friends.
Today he appeared on ABC’s Sunday morning show, This Week, and then immediately afterwords wrote a blog post basically calling all of his other panelists dumb.
Those other panelists, by the way, included such names as Google’s Eric Schmidt, Carly Fiorina, former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, George Will, and David Walker.
As Krugman sees it, all these “serious people” spout nothing but cliches (entitlement reform! more education! [...]
(Reuters) – Google Inc (GOOG.O) chairman Eric Schmidt could sell as many as 2.4 million shares of the company’s class A common stock as part of a predetermined stock trading plan.
In a filing with the U.S. regulators, the Palo Alto-based company said Schmidt adopted the Rule 10b5-1 plan last November and could begin selling shares this month.
Schmidt, who stepped down as Google’s chief executive last April after a decade of [...]
Chairman Eric Schmidt talks up a potential Google tablet.
Soon Google could show tablet makers like ASUS, HTC, Lenovo, and Motorola how a real Android tablet is made. During an interview with an Italian newspaper this week, Eric Schmidt, Google’s Executive Chairman, mentioned plans “to market a tablet of the highest quality”.
The idea sounds similar to Google’s Nexus line of smartphones.
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011
SOPA Is Unconstitutional, Would “Criminalize” the Internet, China Is the Model
Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe is one of the top constitutional experts in the country, and wrote one of the main treatises on the subject. Tribe wrote a letter to Congress last week stating that SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) is unconstitutional.
As the Hill notes:
Laurence Tribe, a constitutional law expert at Harvard Law School, argues [SOPA] violates the [...]
by The Hill
An online piracy bill in the House would “criminalize linking and the fundamental structure of the Internet itself,” according to Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.
Schmidt said the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) would punish Web firms, including search engines, that link to foreign websites dedicated to online piracy. He said implementing the bill as written would effectively break the Internet.
“By criminalizing links, what these bills do is they force [...]
By Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post
Over the weekend, First Amendment impresario Floyd Abramsaddressed two controversial Internet piracy bills, the Senate’s Protect IP Act (PIPA) and the House version, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). He argued that the bill, designed to stop Internet theft of intellectual property, has been denounced by critics for setting up “?‘walled gardens patrolled by government censors.’ Or derided as imparting ‘major features’ of ‘China’s Great Firewall’ to America. [...]
Broader adoption of the Internet will keep governments on their toes as wired-up citizens exercise their newfound power to check rights abuses, Google chiefEric Schmidt said on Saturday.
“In nations and communities around the world, citizens are turning to online tools to keep their governments honest,” he told business leaders on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Honolulu.
“Whistleblowing has never been so easy,” he said.
Schmidt cited demonstrations that toppled [...]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new biography portrays Steve Jobs as a skeptic all his life — giving up religion because he was troubled by starving children, calling executives who took over Apple “corrupt” and delaying cancer surgery in favor of cleansings and herbal medicine.
“Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson, to be published Monday, also says Jobs came up with the company’s name while he was on a diet of [...]
NOW: Tune into Bloomberg Television for special live coverage of the passing of 56-year old Steve Jobs, who built the world’s most valuable technology company by creating the devices that changed how people use electronics and revolutionized the computer, music and mobile phone industries.
Bloomberg Television’s Erik Schatzker and Betty Liu will anchor live coverage from Bloomberg’s headquarters in New York, with Bloomberg editor-at-large Cory Johnson and anchor Emily Chang in [...]
Even after proclaiming, “I love Google,” Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) criticized Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt for being dodgy on the company’s placement of its own services in Google search results.
Franken’s remarks followed an earlier exchange between Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Schmidt, as Lee sought to understand the company’s handling of searches in which Google services don’t rank first on the results page.
That led Lee to reveal a massive chart, [...]
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In an interview with Christiane Amanpour, on ABC’s “This Week,” Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt blamed partisan bickering and the resulting uncertainty for slowing the economy’s recovery.
“The real problem is not the business community. The real problem is: The Democrats and the Republicans fight for one point or another in a political sphere, while the rest of us are waiting for the government to [...]
(Reuters) – Google’s Eric Schmidt, the online search giant’s point man for all things Washington, goes before a Senate panel this week to argue the company is not a rival-abusing bully, but in fact is struggling to stay on top.
Google Inc controls more than two-thirds of the global search market. But Web technologies such as social networking and smartphone applications offer new ways for [...]
Google Inc. (GOOG)’s reluctance to provide a top executive for testimony to a Senate panel probing its market power has prompted threats of subpoenas for Chief Executive Officer Larry Page and Chairman Eric Schmidt.
In a letter dated June 10, the Democratic chairman and leading Republican on the antitrust subcommittee asked Google to provide one of the company’s two senior executives before Congress’s August recess. The letter urged a resolution “by [...]
Owen Thomas — It’s Google’s presidency. We’re just watching it. Six Google executives, including CEO Eric Schmidt and cofounder Larry Page, have donated $25,000 apiece to fund President Barack Obama’s swearing-in party.
Taken as a whole, the Googlers’ cash is one of the largest corporate donations to Obama’s inaugural committee. Marissa Mayer, an early Google employee who now oversees its search engine, and David Drummond, the company’s top [...]