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Google Executive Eric Schmidt ends up Facing Criticism from Company’s Own Diversity Manager

Google Executive Eric Schmidt ends up Facing Criticism from Company’s Own Divers

Google Executive Chairman was joined by Walter Isaacson and Chief Technology Officer for the United States region, Megan Smith, while speaking at the 'How Innovation Happens' talk at South By Southwest festival.

Eric Schmidt was blamed by his company's own diversity manager after talking a lot about gender inequality in the tech industry that he actually started to drown out his female counterpart.

The Wall Street Journal reported that at numerous points throughout the discussion, Schmidt would cut Smith off, interrupting her to make his own points. An audience member also challenged Schmidt for continuously interrupting Smith throughout the session.

Tech leaders optimistic about digital economy

Satya NadellaDavos : Top technology leaders, including Microsoft's Satya Nadella, Google's Eric Schmidt and Vodafone's Vittorio Colao, Thursday said they are hugely optimistic about the prospects of digital economy, while Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg cited an Indian story here at the WEF to support her optimism.

In a panel discussion on the potential for digital economy at WEF Annual Meeting, Facebook's COO said there were two brothers in a village in India where they could not go to hospitals, but they joined the technology bandwagon and their lives changed.

Google offers artificial personal assistant for users ready to give up personal info

Eric SchmidtWashington, Oct 17 : Tech giant Google has said that it can create an artificial personal assistant for users, if they agree to give up more and more of your personal information

Google's Chairman, Eric Schmidt said that technology like Google will guide people to better, smarter decisions.

He added that the evolution of Google is to go from you asking Google what to search for, to Google helping you anticipate, to make you smarter, and

Like any good personal assistant, Google needs to know everything about you. The search giant keeps track of what sites you visit, what you search, and who you email.

Google boss Schmidt slams 'paranoid' Assange over Govt ties accusations

Eric SchmidtWashington, Sep 24 - Google's Eric Schmidt is infuriated with Julian Assange allegations that Google is tied to the US government when it comes to the openness of the Internet, which the WikiLeaks founder expressed in his new book 'When Google met WikiLeaks.'

On the eve of the book launch, Schmidt called WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange 'very paranoid.'

The book recalls an encounter when Assange met Schmidt in 2011. Assange has also said Google is basically a privatized National Security Agency, CNET reported.

However, Schmidt adamantly denied Assange's allegations.

Google chairman shuts tech critics saying 'college not worth it'

Eric SchmidtWashington, Mar. 17 - Google Chairman Eric Schmidt has reportedly slammed tech critics who opine that college is overrated and 'not worth it'.

During the SXSW conference, Schmidt said "there are people who make claims that higher education is not a good use of your time: they're just wrong."

One notable critic, Facebook investor Peter Thiel, claimed that higher education was a 'bubble,' while another critic Tech investor James Altucher has argued that college is a scam and not worth the rising costs, Tech Crunch reports.

Google boss Schmidt says Internet censorship could become impossible in coming few years

Eric SchmidtWashington, Feb 25 : Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt has reportedly said that more revolutions like the one in Ukraine would be seen when another two billion people connect to the Internet in the next five years or so.

In an interview with Scott Pelley for CBS News, Schmidt said that the Internet is a one-time power shift that allows individuals to see and hear things that they have never seen before.

Google chief Eric Schmidt's predictions for 2014

Eric-SchmidtWashington, Dec 31  : Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt has predicted that everyone is going to have a smartphone in 2014.

In an interview with Bloomberg TV about 2014 trends, Schmidt highlighted the growing importance of big data for businesses and the rise of personal genetics.

According to Mashable, he said that a 'new generation of applications' will be seen in 2014 to fill changing needs for entertainment, social networking and more.

Schmidt admitted that he completely missed the boat on social media while he was CEO at Google. (ANI)

Eric Schmidt defends Google’s £6 million payment in UK corporation tax

Eric Schmidt defends Google’s £6 million payment in UK corporation tax During the course of an interview which will be broadcast on The World at One on BBC Radio 4, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt defended his company's payment of only £6 million in UK corporation tax.

Google boss Schmidt to sell roughly 42 percent of stake in firm

Google boss Schmidt to sell roughly 42 percent of stake in firm Washington, Feb 9 : Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt is selling roughly 42 percent of his stake in the firm over the coming year.

Schmidt will sell 3.2 million shares of Class A common stock through a stock trading plan.

Google made the revelation in a filing with the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Fox News reports.

Google said the plan would give Schmidt `individual asset diversification and liquidity.'

Eric Schmidt’s new book describes China as 'most sophisticated hacker' of foreign firms

Eric Schmidt’s new book describes China as 'most sophisticated hacker' of foreign firmsAccording to a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt's new book - titled `The New Digital Age' - clearly conveys his views about China, which he has described as the world's "most sophisticated and prolific hacker" of foreign companies.

Eric Schmidt reveals details about North Korea visit on his Google+ page

Eric Schmidt reveals details about North Korea visit on his Google+ pageBack in the US after his highly-publicized visit to North Korea earlier this month, Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt revealed some details about his three-day trip, in an early Sunday post on his Google+ page.

Google head visits North Korea

Google head visits North KoreaGoogle's executive chairman, Eric E. Schmidt has paid a visit to the isolated state of North Korea and toured a high-tech incubation center in the country.

Schmidt was accompanied by Bill Richardson, the former Governor of New Mexico. They visit a facility that was shown to be a hub of the computer industry in the country that is often described as one of the most isolated and closed nations in the world.

N Korea urged to halt nuclear tests, widen Internet access, and ensure "fair" treatment of detained US citizen

N Korea urged to halt nuclear tests, widen Internet access, and ensure "fair" treatment of detained US citizenDuring the course of its "private humanitarian mission" to North Korea, the nine-member delegation headed by ex-New Mexico governor Bill Richardson and Google's Eric Schmidt met officials in Pyongyang; and requested North Korea to put an end to nuclear and missile tests.

Google’s Eric Schmidt ‘planning to visit North Korea’

Eric-Schmidt_Washington, Jan 3 : Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt is reportedly planning a visit to North Korea.

According to a report by a US-based news agency, Schmidt is joining a private humanitarian trip being organized by former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson.

Schmidt''s visit will be the first to North Korea by a top Google executive.

According to Mashable, it is not exactly clear what Schmidt will be doing while in North Korea.

The US heavily restricts trade with the largely isolated Communist nation, so it''s unlikely that he''ll be negotiating any business deals, the report said.

Google reportedly interested in becoming Yahoo’s official search partner

Google reportedly interested in becoming Yahoo’s official search partner According to a Forbes. com report, citing the information shared by Dow Jones reporter Kenneth Maxwell, Google is apparently interested in breaking the Yahoo-Microsoft search deal, so that Yahoo can switch over from Microsoft's Bing to Google as its official search partner.

As per Maxwell, Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt said during a recent launch event for the Google Nexus 7 tablet in Japan that Google was interested in having Bing replaced by Google as Yahoo's search engine.

Schmidt hints first true Google tablet next year

Schmidt hints first true Google tablet next yearGoogle CEO Eric Schmidt has said that the first true Google tablet will be released in the coming year.

Analysts say that Google will join the competitive tablet market possibility with a tablet under the Nexus brand name. The tablet market is dominated by Apple iPad and includes various Android based tablets including that fro Amazon, Samsung, HTC and others.

"In the next six months we plan to market a tablet of the highest quality," said Google CEO Eric Schmidt.

Google denies ‘cooking’ search results to favour own online services

Google denies ‘cooking’ search results to favour own online servicesLondon, Sept 22 : Google''s executive chairman Eric Schmidt has denied that the search giant fixes its search results in order to promote its own websites and services.

Schmidt told the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on anti-trust, which is looking at whether Google abuses its market position, that the firm is not "cooking anything".

"May I simply say that I can assure you we''re not cooking anything," the Telegraph quoted Schmidt, as saying.

Google''s Schmidt calls Apple''s Jobs ''best'' company boss in 100 years

Google''s Schmidt calls Apple''s Jobs ''best'' company boss in 100 yearsLondon, Sept 3 : Google chairman Eric Schmidt has called Apple’s Steve Jobs as ‘the best’ company boss in 50 or 100 years.

Schmidt, who sat on Apple’s board between 2006 and 2009, handed down the praise at a technology conference, and said that Apple’s former CEO deserved the praise because he built the company into a powerful corporation not once, but twice.

Schmidt takes responsibility for Google’s failure in social networking

Schmidt takes responsibility for Google’s failure in social networkingGoogle‘s executive chairman Eric Schmidt has gone ahead to take the responsibility of the failure of Google’s social networking strategy.

Mr. Schmidt said that he “screwed up” in the area of social networking during the time he was chief executive officer of the online search giant.

“I clearly knew I had to do something and I failed to do it. The CEO should take responsibility. I screwed up,” he said while speaking at AllThingsD’s D9 Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

Zuckerberg, Schmidt warns against over-regulation of internet

Zuckerberg, Schmidt warns against over-regulation of internetCo-founder and Chief executive Officer of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg and Google chief Eric Schmidt urged the governments around the world to avoid over-regulating the internet.

The two technology leaders are heading the group of internet pioneers to the G8 summit in France. They will present the recommendations prepared at the e-G8 gathering in Paris this week.




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