A chance encounter with Alphabet Inc.’s Google chairman Eric Schmidt in January 2013 led the head of a British nonprofit that makes bare-necessities computers to ditch his plans for a more expensive version of its popular $35 computer, the Raspberry Pi.
"It's very hard to compete with cheap."
OTOY CEO Jules Urbach is a master at impressing tech and Hollywood bigshots enough to convince them to sit on his company’s advisory board. For those unfamiliar with the company, OTOY is a cloud graphics startup that is heavily involved in virtual reality and 3D, and was recently tapped for a secret project with Jon Stewart and HBO. Show More Summary
Eric Schmidt posted the Zola of animals stories on his Twitter account Tuesday, following the emotional rollercoaster his family was taken on by their beloved pet, Kitty the Cat. Kitty, a 7-year-old pastel Calico, had been missing from...Show More Summary
In a rare and far-ranging interview, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt sat down with each other to discuss their vision for the future of transportation. At the Summit At Sea gathering in Miami last Friday, Schmidt...Show More Summary
(Ferenstein Wire) - In a rare and far-ranging interview, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and Alphabet's Eric Schmidt sat down with each other to discuss their vision for the future of transportation. At the Summit At Sea gathering in Miami last Friday, Schmidt interviewed Kalanick about the endgame for Uber, taxi regulations, transitioning workers [...]
“We've spent the last 18 months putting together an unforgettable lineup. Allow us to highlight a few speakers we think you should know about.” - The Summit Team I am going on a cruise with Eric Schmidt, John Legend, Martha Stewart, Travis Kalanick and two thousand other world changers this week. [...]
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - FEBRUARY 02: U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx (R) and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt (L) get out of a Google self-driving car at the Google headquarters on February 2, 2015 in Mountain View, California. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx joined Google Chairman Eric Schmidt for a fireside [...]
On this day, in 2007, Google formally announced its long-rumored Android operating system for mobile devices. Eric Schmidt, the CEO at the time, made the announcement with members of the Open Handset Alliance, which was also announced that day.
The executive chairman of Alphabet, Google's parent company, admits there is some merit to the rumour of its mobile and laptop software merging, and talks up the company's presence in China.
“More flexible regulations [will help] to unleash the creativity of [South] Korean citizens,” Google cofounder Eric Schmidt said during a visit to Seoul before the weekend. “Regulations often hold progress back. The secret to the Internet was that it was not regulated,” he added. South Korea is in the midst of a protracted economic slowdown, with its government now […]
Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt gave a talk at a Stanford computer-science class recently and told a story about why Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have hardly ever talked to the press in the last 11 years. TheyShow More Summary
Also this week: An interview with Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Alphabet and formerly the chairman and CEO of Google.
Summit shares the magic formula behind staging conferences that attract the interest of leading entrepreneurs.
Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt gave an address at Stanford in which he talked about the attitude of European law towards "large companies," many of which come from the US. The remarks, which were transcribed by Chris Yeh, come in response to a student question about antitrust, a process that Google has been subject to multiple times in Europe. Show More Summary
Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt gave a talk at a Stanford computer science class recently and told a story that reveals why Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin haven't talked to the press in more than 11 years. They had...Show More Summary
Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google parent company Alphabet, has hit out at a decision by Europe's top court to strike down a EU-US data-sharing agreement, reportedly claiming that it risks destroying the global internet, "one of the greatest...Show More Summary
Google surprised the tech industry in August when it announced that the company would become a subsidiary of a new parent company called Alphabet. This means Google is just one company under the Alphabet umbrella, and the new structure allows all of the company's various arms to operate more quickly and independently. Show More Summary
Earlier today Eric Schmidt gave some general details about his new organization's future, specifically that it plans to get a whole lot larger. Soup's on!
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. Read more...