Sometimes a career move is nothing short of brilliant. Like when Eric Schmidt left a struggling Novell in 2001 to become CEO of Google. It was a risk for him. The Internet bubble had just burst and three-year-old Google was flanked by "dot-com" corpses. Twitter CFO Mike Gupta also made a golden choice. Show More Summary
Bruce Schneier: "At SXSW earlier this month, CEO Eric Schmidt tried to reassure the audience by saying that he was 'pretty sure that information within Google is now safe from any government's prying eyes.' A more accurate statement might be, 'Your data is safe from governments, except for the ways we don't know about and the ways we cannot tell you about.
Google caps co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin's pay at $1. CEO's pay doubles to nearly $20 million. Google paid co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin their customary $1 salaries last year while Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt's compensation more than doubled to $19.3 million. Show More Summary
An ongoing investigation into an alleged conspiracy by Apple and Google to limit tech workers’ wages has unearthed some candid emails between former Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. According to a Department of Justice investigation, Google, Apple and several other tech companies entered into agreements in the mid-2000s to not…
Larry Page, a co-founder and the CEO of the planet's dominant Internet search engine, was paid his customary $1. read more
On Friday, President Barack Obama and his top advisers met with top "Internet CEOs"—including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Eric Schmidt, Netflix's Reed Hastings, and Dropbox's Drew Houston—to discuss privacy issues after Zuckerberg and other tech leaders blasted Obama's NSA for allegedly infecting computers with malware to steal user data. Show More Summary
You can't argue with a lede like this one: The co-founder of the Occupy Wall Street movement has called for the US government to be run by the country's technology industry. Justine Tunney, now a software engineer at Google, has posted...Show More Summary
Former Google CEO and current executive chairman Eric Schmidt leads a fabulous life filled with luxurious yachts, homes in Silicon Valley and New York City, and even his own private jet. Now the New York Post is reporting that the tech...Show More Summary
Eric Schmidt used to be the CEO of Google, and now he's not. But the company just decided to reward him with $106 million dollars—100 in stock, six in cash—as an annual bonus. That's about $80 million more than the CEO of Goldman Sachs. It's also fucked up and insane. Read more...
Google’s former CEO and current chairman is a precious asset for the company and it shows, with Eric Schmidt now getting paid “a lot more than he did when he was running the Internet company,” Associated Press writes. According to a new document filed with the U.S. Show More Summary
Lenovo CEO Yuanqing Yang, in an interview with Fortune’s Miguel Helft: Right after Google bought Motorola [in 2012], I invited [Google executive chairman] Eric Schmidt to have a dinner at my house. I old him, “If you think you want run...Show More Summary
Emails unveiled in federal court suggest Apple founder Steve Jobs and Google CEO Eric Schmidt made a secret and perhaps illegal pact not to hire each other’s workers and to keep salaries low. RT reports: According to Pando Daily journalist Mark Ames, the scheme began in early 2005, when the need for Silicon Valley engineers was at an all-time high. Show More Summary
Apple founder Steve Jobs and Google CEO Eric Schmidt appear to have secretly cooperated to drive down the salaries of tech workers by agreeing not to recruit each other's staff, according to emails uncovered by a class action lawsuit filed in federal court in California. Show More Summary
Mark Ames, reporting for Pando Daily: In early 2005, as demand for Silicon Valley engineers began booming, Apple’s Steve Jobs sealed a secret and illegal pact with Google’s Eric Schmidt to artificially push their workers wages lower by agreeing not to recruit each other’s employees, sharing wage scale information, and punishing violators. Show More Summary
In early 2005, as demand for Silicon Valley engineers began booming, Apple’s Steve Jobs sealed a secret and illegal pact with Google’s Eric Schmidt to artificially push their workers wages lower by agreeing not to recruit each other’s employees, sharing wage scale information, and punishing violators. On February 27, 2005, Bill Campbell, a member of Apple’s board of directors...
I recently had a conversation with Thomas Friel who is the former CEO of Heidrick & Struggles, a global executive search firm, they are the ones who got Eric Schmidt his job as the CEO of Google in 2004 and were at one point ranked by the WSJ as the top executive search firm in the […]
President Barack Obama is meeting today with industry leaders from across the mobile tech and digital landscape. Apple CEO Time Cook, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer are among those slated to meet with the President in the White House to “discuss how the tech sector can help […]
Google daddy's iPhone-to-Android migration guide has a backhander for many mobe-makers Google daddy Eric Schmidt has shown that as a marketer, diplomat and technical writer he makes a pretty good figurehead/chairman/CEO/roving-technology-talker-upper, by releasing Eric’s Guide: Converting to Android from iPhone.…
Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt is marshaling the company’s resources to help eliminate the presence of child pornography on the Internet. According to an an article he wrote for the U.K.’s Daily Mail on Monday, Schmidt says the company has more than 200 people working to develop “new, state-of-the-art technology” to combat the problem. Show More Summary
Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman and former CEO of Google, has been added to the The Economist Group’s board as a non-executive director. Schmidt will serve a three-year term after a shareholder vote. He is expected to begin this...Show More Summary