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Surprise! Google chairman blasts EU's privacy ruling

Google's chairman Eric Schmidt has attacked judges in the European Union's top court, who ruled earlier this week that the ad giant can be held responsible for the type of personal data that appears on its results pages. The multinational was shocked by the decision, which - in effect - ordered Google to respect existing …
Kelly Fiveash, 15 May 2014

Wanna change the world but need cash? Fret not: Billionaire Eric Schmidt has some spare change

Billionaire Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt is putting up one million dollars of his own money to fund technological innovation. Speaking on This Morning on CBS, Schmidt, said to be worth $8.3bn by Forbes, said he wants to "put my money where my mouth is". The cash will be awarded to individuals or groups that are using …
Shaun Nichols, 25 Feb 2014
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Schmidt: Social networks will FREE THE PEOPLE of China

China's thirst for social networks will help the country's citizens smash through its rigid state control, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has claimed. He said during a conference in London on Monday that popular sites such as Weibo and WeChat would help to liberalise the People's Republic. Schmidt spoke of a meeting …
Kelly Fiveash, 26 Nov 2013

Ditch your boring iPhone for a hot Android piece, says Google's TOTALLY UNBIASED Eric Schmidt

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has shown that as a marketer, diplomat and technical writer, he makes a pretty good figurehead/roving-technology-talker-upper – by penning Eric’s Guide: Converting to Android from iPhone. That'll be the Android mobile operating system from Google. There's precious little in the guide you …
Simon Sharwood, 25 Nov 2013
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Google's Schmidt predicts end to global censorship in a DECADE

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has been shooting his mouth of again – this time predicting the end of global internet censorship within a decade. The Chocolate Factory supremo was speaking at Johns Hopkins University on Wednesday. "First they try to block you; second, they try to infiltrate you; and third, you win. I …
Phil Muncaster, 21 Nov 2013

Snappers attack Google Image problem, demand action from EC officials

Google is facing yet more gripes about its business practices in Europe, after a lobby group representing photographers and picture agencies lodged a formal complaint with competition officials in Brussels. A spokesman at antitrust commissioner Joaquin Almunia's office confirmed to The Register that it had received the …
Kelly Fiveash, 15 Nov 2013

The Schmidt hits the Man: NSA spying on Google servers? 'OUTRAGEOUS!'

Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt has branded the NSA's alleged surveillance of web giants' data centers "outrageous". Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Schmidt lashed out at American spooks after documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden suggested Google and Yahoo! data center links were being snooped on. "It's …
Shaun Nichols, 4 Nov 2013

BEYOND Marxism: What Google learned from staring Glassily at Norks

¡Bong! "We have to fight for privacy or we're going to lose it" - Eric Schmidt Eric’s face had turned a sickly shade of green as the Gulfstream banked steeply over night-time Pyongyang. Down below, the metropolis was almost pitch black, the sky illuminated only by the traditional North Korean welcome of tracer fire. It didn’t improve …
Steve Bong, 7 Jun 2013
Google chairman Eric Schmidt, speaking at the 'How Green Is the Internet Summit'

Google's Schmidt calls climate-change deniers 'liars'

Google chairman Eric Schmidt has a low opinion of climate-change skeptics and global-warming deniers. "You can hold back knowledge, but you cannot prevent it from spreading," Schmidt told his audience at his company's "How Green Is the Internet? Summit" in Mountain View on Thursday. "You can lie about the effects of climate …
Rik Myslewski, 6 Jun 2013
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Eric Schmidt: 'Google IS a capitalist country... er, company'

Big Tent Google is just conforming to the way the global tax system works, the company's executive chairman Eric Schmidt said today as he rejected the criticism levelled at the ad giant by Labour leader Ed Miliband. "We're trying to do the right thing, not the wrong thing," Schmidt said. He was speaking at Google's annual Big Tent …
Kelly Fiveash, 22 May 2013
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Google's Schmidt calls for 'DELETE from INTERWEBS' button

Google head honcho Eric Schmidt has called for measures to delete information from the internet. Speaking at an event held in New York University, the Google chief executive warned that mistakes made in a person's youth could haunt them forever. He said the internet needs to have a delete button to expunge any previous …
Jasper Hamill, 7 May 2013
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WikiLeaker Assange, Google's Schmidt and a secret 5-hour chinwag

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt privately met WikiLeaker-in-chief Julian Assange while the computer hacker was holed up under strict bail terms. Australia-born Assange™ was staying in Norfolk, England, at the time of the chat - while waiting to find out whether he would be extradited to Sweden to face questions over …
Kelly Fiveash, 19 Apr 2013
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Schmidt calls China's attempts to take over internet 'egregious'

Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt has told an audience in India that China is the worst example of a nation trying to take over and censor the internet. "As the internet has emerged in many of these different countries, there's quite a few countries that have no laws that pertain to the internet at all and those …
Iain Thomson, 21 Mar 2013
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Eric Schmidt to unload 42% of his Google stake

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has announced plans to sell off nearly half of his stake in the online ad giant over the next 12 months. According to an SEC filing on Friday, Schmidt – who served as Google's CEO from 2001 to 2011 – currently owns around 7.6 million Class A and Class B shares in the company, representing …
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Google frenches Gallic media with €60m and some 'help'

Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google has dropped a little sweetener to the French media as Google's legal tussle over "a link tax" rumbles on. Schmidt announced a 60m euro fund for "innovation" in French journalism and "help" for French publishers using Google's advertising tools, in a joint announcement with the French President …
Anna Leach, 4 Feb 2013

Schmidt slams China as world's most prolific hacker

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has strongly criticised China, claiming the country is the world’s most prolific hacker of foreign firms and predicting that its actions will increasingly drive Western tech vendors closer to their governments. The remarks came in a new book, The New Digital Age, which the Wall Street …

Google donates 15,000 Raspberry Pis to UK schools

Google has donated of 15,000 Raspberry Pi Model Bs to the Raspberry Pi Foundation. At list price of £25.92, that’s a £ 388,800 gift and one that the Foundation says, in a blog post, represents a “… really good sign … that industry has a visible commitment now to trying to solve the problem of CS education in the UK.” “Grants …
Simon Sharwood, 30 Jan 2013
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Google's Schmidt: I squeezed Norks to lift web blockade

Google chairman Eric Schmidt ended his controversial visit to North Korea by declaring he urged the secretive state to embrace the "free and open internet". Schmidt - no doubt keen to cram ever more online ads into every corner of the globe - argued that the Great Firewall of North Korea, which curbs citizens' web access, …
Kelly Fiveash, 10 Jan 2013

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