"You WILL Switch From iPhone to Android" Demands Google Emperor Schmidt

Google boss Eric Schmidt has published what appears to he a heartfelt call for the iPhone users of the world to give Android a go, saying: "Like the people who moved from PCs to Macs and never switched back, you will switch from iPhone to Android and never switch back as everything will be in the cloud, backed up, and there are so many choices for you." Read More >>

Google's Eric Schmidt Says Government Surveillance Is Just Part of Our Society

Since the whole PRISM thing blew up, and dozens of other Snowden revelations followed it, there's been a lot of talk about government spying, foreign stuff and domestic surveillance, and what these revelations mean. According to Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt, not much; this is just part of our society now.
In an event hosted by the New America Foundation foundation yesterday, Schmidt acknowledged that it's good to have conversations about what the government is doing. But as whether or not what the government is currently doing is OK, well, he's not going to judge. From the Guardian: Read More >>

Here's Eric Schmidt Using the Moto X Smartphone In the Wild

Information about Motorola's forthcoming "Moto X" smartphone has been slowly trickling out over the last few months. Here's our first look at the new Motorola phone, courtesy of Mr. Eric Schmidt. Read More >>

Eric Schmidt Thinks Controlling Google Glass with Your Voice Is "the Weirdest Thing"

There's a lot of quirkiness to Google Glass and a lot of stuff that Google still has to figure out. One of those things, according to ol' Google CEO Eric Schmidt, is talking out loud to control Google Glass. In a talk at Harvard yesterday, Schmitty literally called it "the weirdest thing". Read More >>

Eric Schmidt: Google Powers the UK So Stop Badgering Us About Tax

Eric Schmidt, Google's talkative executive chairman, has launched a mini offensive over the company's controversial UK tax affairs, claiming Google is a key element of the tech scene that's driving the UK's recovering economy so we ought to be grateful for its presence instead of moaning about its suspiciously low tax bills. Read More >>

Julian Assange and Eric Schmidt Had a Five-Hour Nerdy Chit Chat

A transcript released by Wikileaks shows that silky-smooth fugitive Julian Assange had a five-hour meeting with Google overlord Eric Schmidt back in 2011, with the Google man requesting the chat due to an interest in charting the formation and operation of Wikileaks in his forthcoming book. Read More >>

Eric Schmidt Says ChromeOS and Android Aren't on a Collision Course

When Andy Rubin left Android last week and was replaced by VP of Chrome and Apps Sundar Pichai, it a departure that launched 1,000 theories. And every single one of those theories that Android and ChromeOS are now just begging to be merged. Well Eric Schmidt has a rebuttal for you: No, mostly. Read More >>

Eric Schmidt: Google Now for iPhone Is In Apple's Court

Google's executive chairman, once CEO, Eric Schmidt, has been talking up a storm at Google's Big Tent Summit in India today. The latest quip was an answer to a direct question about when we can expect Google Now on the iPhone. Apparently we'll "need to discuss that with Apple". That sounds a lot like a Google Now app's stuck in Apple's approval process. Read More >>

Here's the First Instagram of North Korea (Probably)

Kim Jong Un's hip, young reign over North Korea continues today as the mobile operator Koryolink officially turns on its data services, opening the gate to Instagram, Foursquare, and Twitter, among other social apps. Read More >>

Eric Schmidt's New Book Rails Against China As The "Most Sophisticated and Prolific" Hacker

In addition to giving North Korea a what-for, Eric Schmidt has also been working on some other projects. He's got a book coming out about China, for instance, and after getting some time with the preliminary drafts, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that it's taking some serious shots at the superpower. Read More >>

Tyrant Kim Jong-Il's Favourite Computer Was a MacBook Pro 15

Samsung? Lenovo? Sony? Dell? Nah. This was the favourite computer of Kim Jong-Il, the dead North Korean dictator, keen observer and purveyor of all things fattening: an Apple MacBook Pro 15. Read More >>

Eric Schmidt's Daughter Recounts the Duo's Bizarre Trip to North Korea

Eric Schmidt's trip to North Korea in order to spread the good word about open Internet has been kind of strange from the start. Today, he posted on Google+ how he warned the country that it might be left behind. You know, Internet. Politics. All that jazz. Schmidt's daughter, who accompanied him on the "vacation" has now shared her—more candid—take too. And man, it seems like it was a weird trek. Read More >>

WSJ: Schmidt Is Giving North Korea What For

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Eric Schmidt isn't being backward at coming forward during his trip to North Korea. In fact, he's been challenging officials over global Internet access, nuclear-development, and US detainees. Read More >>

The Only Person North Korea Follows on Twitter Is This Goofy American Dude

North Korea's led the charge in a lot of areas, fictional animal lair discoveries, for one. But South Korea's crazy cousins to the north aren't exactly known to excel at internet culture. So while it's no surprise that their official Twitter account only follows three accounts, as Mother Jones discovered, it is, in fact, very surprising that the only active user in that very small bunch is some American dude named Jimmy Dushku. Read More >>

Eric Schmidt Actually Landed in North Korea... Now What?

Despite the U.S. State Department essentially saying that the Google chairman's North Korean jaunt would be a horrible idea of which they want absolutely no part, yesterday morning, Eric Schmidt landed in North Korea with former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson in tow. Read More >>

Eric Schmidt Visiting North Korea for Some Reason

Kim Jung-Un is on a roll: first he launches a successful-ish rocket and enters the 20th century, and now Google's top dog is paying his impoverished kingdom a visit to talk Internet in a country where nobody can use it. Uh. Read More >>


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