Eric Schmidt, who is stepping down as executive chairman of Alphabet, Google's parent, has been the tech model for seamless transitions from company founders to a seasoned business pro.
If the first thing you asked was "what did he do" when you heard the news that Google fixture Eric Schmidt is stepping aside as Alphabet executive chairman, you have company.
Authored by Eric Lieberman via The Daily Caller, Eric Schmidt, chief executive of Google parent company Alphabet, was appointed chairman of a Department of Defense program in 2016 that was established by former President Barack Obama’s...Show More Summary
On Thursday, the second most valuable company in the world announced that one of its chieftains was stepping down. Eric Schmidt, 62 and enormously wealthy, announced he would leave his post of executive chairman at Alphabet for an advisory role with the company. Show More Summary
Bringing to a close the stewardship of one of the world's most successful companies, Eric Schmidt is stepping aside as the executive chairman of Google-parent Alphabet's board of directors.
Eric Schmidt, the ex-Sun CEO who came onboard at Google to be the "adult supervision" for the founders and who has repeatedly declared privacy dead and dismissed people who worried about surveillance business-models as unrealistic nutcases, is stepping down as head of Alphabet, the parent company of Google. (more…)
Eric Schmidt, the man who turned Google into a juggernaut during his decade as CEO, is stepping down as executive chairman of Alphabet, its parent company. The company announced Thursday that the 62-year-old will be leaving the role, but will stay on as technical adviser and will continue to serve...
Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt this week said he plans to step down from his leadership role on the company's board and will instead serve as a technical advisor to the company. "Larry, Sergey, Sundar and I all believe that the time is right in Alphabet’s evolution for this transition. Show More Summary
Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will step down in January, ending a 17-year-run in which he played a central role in building a promising startup called Google into a global technology powerhouse.
Schmidt, who is stepping down as Alphabet’s chairman, has a history of shining boardroom achievements (and clumsy public statements). Eric Schmidt, who stepped down Thursday as Alphabet’s chairman, is one of the most influential tech executives in history–and among the wealthiest–but he’s also among the most awkward where public relations is concerned. Read Full Story
Alphabet Inc. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will be a taking a more backseat role going forward with the company announcing that he would step down from his current position in January. Schmidt, who previously served as Google Inc....Show More Summary
(Reuters) — Alphabet Inc said on Thursday its Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will step down from his position to become a technical adviser as of its next regular board meeting in January. He will continue to serve on the Alphabet’s board of directors, the company said. “The time is right in Alphabet’s evolution for this […]
In the spring of 1999, Eric Schmidt was the CEO of networking giant Novell—which, at the time, made him one of the more important people in the tech industry. His reputation for being good at managing nerdy geniuses inspired Fast Company...Show More Summary
Google's parent company Alphabet on Thursday announced that Eric Schmidt will step down as chairman, remaining on the board but shifting into a role as a technical advisor. "In recent years, I've been spending a lot of my time on science and technology issues, and philanthropy, and I plan to expand that work," Schmidt said in a release. Show More Summary
When Eric Schmidt joined Google as CEO in 2001, the theory was that the company’s founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, needed a seasoned tech executive to help them run the burgeoning business they had created. When he gave up thatShow More Summary
Eric Schmidt has been working with Alphabet for many years and with Google even longer, filling executive roles along the way. That will end with the announcement today made by Alphabet which states that Eric Schmidt will step down as Alphabet’s Executive Chairman. [...]
After six years as executive chairman of Alphabet - the parent company of technology giant Google - 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. More »