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2001: A Space Odyssey

Eric Schmidt, for one, welcomes our new robot overlords

The technology world's top executives gathered in New York this week to pay homage to the enormous benefits artificial intelligence will deliver to the world with nary a word from the Google chairman about the obvious and immediate existential threat it poses. Eric Schmidt told a conference in New York that he desires his own …
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'Google is NOT the gatekeeper to the web, as some claim'

QuoTW This was the week when the depths of the internet proved even darker and more twisty than usual when Emma Watson, actor and UN ambassador, gave a speech at the United Nations about feminism. The well-received oration pointed out that men also suffered from the restraints of gendered societal pressures and that feminism was …

Schmidt gets $100m in Google stock on top of his $6m bonus

Google chair Eric Schmidt has gotten his second $100m dose of restricted stock units in less than three years. The Chocolate Factory said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that Schmidt was getting the stock award along with a $6m cash bonus for the year next week. The firm said the sizeable package was " …
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Schmidt: 'Android mobes are a great Christmas present to an iPhone user!'

QuoTW This was the week when Eric Schmidt had a lot to say for himself, first posting an informative guide for all the many friends he has who've been trying to migrate from iPhones over to Android. Mr Google informed the world via Google+: Many of my iPhone friends are converting to Android. The latest high-end phones from …

Eric Schmidt joins board of weighty biz journal The Economist

Eric Schmidt has joined the board of The Economist Group for a three-year run after a shareholder vote, the group has announced. Technology is supposed to be destroying the traditional media, but tech gurus can't seem to keep their mitts off the sector. Google's Schmidt is just the latest to get involved with the old guard, …
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Google and Apple's couples therapy is working – Schmidt

Google chair Eric Schmidt has said that his firm and Apple have learned how to get along a little better in the last year and have held "lots and lots" of meetings. Schmidt told reporters at the Allen & Co media conference in Idaho that he has "a lot of respect" for the fruity firm, Bloomberg, Reuters and others reported. …
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David Cameron asks UK biz to pay their low, low taxes

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has told a quarterly meeting of the government's business advisory group that in return for lower taxes, companies should really pay the tax they do owe, while business leaders have accused the government of "political point-scoring". A government source whispered to Reuters that Cameron had …
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Schmidt: Don't like our tiny tax bills? Google this... 'Change the law'

Google chief Eric Schmidt has once more defended his advertising giant for its pitiful UK tax bills: the search supremo said his biz abides by the rules, and claims he can't wait for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development to reform those rules. Schmidt said in an op-ed for The Observer that Google "has …
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Eric Schmidt defends Google's teeny UK tax payouts - again

Eric Schmidt has once again said that it was totally fine for Google to pay just £6m in UK corporation tax - even though it's a multi-billion dollar company. Google was one of several big multinationals, including Starbucks and Amazon, that were singled out for criticism over how little tax they pay in Blighty. With regular …
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'He's F**KED with the wrong nerd ... I warned I'd go public'

Quotw This was the week when head hypocrite honcho at Google Eric Schmidt gave the world his two cents on the privacy concerns surrounding unauthorised photos taken of people and their homes. The photos taken by civilian drones of course, not those taken from cars with "Street View" emblazoned on them. He said: How would you feel …
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Ban drones taking snaps of homes, rages Google boss... That's HIS job, right?

Google supremo Eric Schmidt has demanded tough rules on civilians flying surveillance drones, branding the tech a threat to privacy. The executive chairman of the internet advertising giant that snaps photos of millions of front doors worldwide is upset that cheap camera-toting aircraft can be used by anyone from terrorists to …
John Leyden, 15 Apr 2013

Myanmar gets a taste of Chocolate Factory as Google search lands

Myanmar’s gradual re-integration with the rest of the world has taken another step forward after Google partially unblocked its Play app store and switched on a .mm search engine for the region, ahead of a visit by Chairperson Eric Schmidt. The executive chairman is set to round off a whistlestop tour of India with a visit to …
Phil Muncaster, 22 Mar 2013

Eric Schmidt trousers his monstrous package at Google

Top Googler Eric Schmidt is getting a tasty $6m bonus for his performance at the Chocolate Factory this year, part of a package of $15m getting spread around among the C-suite Oompa Loompas. Neither of the firm's co-founders, chief exec Larry Page and Sergey Brin, are getting a 2012 bonus: but Google's top lawyer, the head …

Schmidt 'very proud' of Google's tiny tax bill: 'It's called capitalism'

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has dismissed criticism over how little corporation tax his company pays, saying it's just capitalism. Schmidt is "very proud" of the corporate structure Google set up to divert profits made in European countries, such as the UK, to its firms in the low-tax havens of Ireland and The …
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Google's disco-dancing uncle Schmidt trashes Apple's patent war

Video Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt launched a thinly veiled attack on Apple on Thursday but declared the iPhone maker a “very good partner” - and then proceeded to dance like an uncle at a particularly awful wedding. The search giant's big cheese, who was in Seoul for the launch of the Nexus 7 tablet in South Korea, made …
Phil Muncaster, 28 Sep 2012
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Schmidt: 'Elites' not 'common men' fret over net privacy

In the end, Eric Schmidt can't help but undermine his own defense of Google's data collection and retention policies. Speaking with The London Evening Standard this week, Google's executive chairman and former CEO said that "elites" are more concerned with what data Google retains than "the common man". The implication was …
Cade Metz, 19 May 2011
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Schmidt explains the Google way to self-erasure

Google bent over backwards yesterday to show that it has learned its lessons and is really finally taking individuals' concerns over privacy seriously. Honestly. And while there were some tangible commitments, they were unlikely to satisfy the regiment of privacy activists, academics and bloggers the ads colossus had arranged …
Joe Fay, 19 May 2011
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Google gives Eric Schmidt 124,999,900% salary increase

Google has rewarded Eric Schmidt for shifting from the CEO's office to exec chairman by bumping up his salary from $1 to $1.25m. The company's latest filing at the SEC shows that Schmidt will also qualify for a bonus of 400 per cent of that salary. The filing also details the move of Alan Eustace from senior VP of engineering …
Joe Fay, 20 Apr 2011

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