Eric Schmidt Posts

Google chairman Eric Schmidt reportedly visited Cuba to promote Internet access

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Several Google executives, including executive chairman Eric Schmidt reportedly visited Cuba this week to promote Internet access there. The Google team met with officials and representatives of Cuba’s technology scene to promote a “free and open Internet,” according to 14ymedio.com, which is an independent news website launched last month by Yoani Sanchez. Brett Perlmutter, Dan Keyserling, and Jared Cohen also attended the trip.

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President Obama met with tech executives over spying on Friday

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President Obama met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, Palantir Technologies’ CEO Alexander Karp, Box’s CEO Aaron Levie to discuss ways to reform the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance program. Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer and newly appointed Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella were also invited, but could not change their schedules in time to attend.
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Peek raises $5 million in funding

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Peek.com, a website where you can book activities and tours, has raised $5 million in funding. Peek has raised funding from Brad Gerstner (Altimeter Capital) and Jeff Fluhr (StubHub co-founder). Gerstner and Fluhr have joined a line of investors that plugged money into Peek like Jack Dorsey (Square/Twitter) and Eric Schmidt (Google).

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Eric Schmidt: “Let’s just say that we like WhatsApp”

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Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt went on CBS to promote his new book and announce a $1 million giveaway for tech innovators. Schmidt was also asked about Google’s interest in acquiring WhatsApp, which ended up being snatched by Facebook for $19 billion.

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Google Inc (GOOG): $106 million in cash and stock awarded to Schmidt

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is awarding former Google CEO Eric Schmidt with $106 million in cash and restricted stock. This is the second time that Schmidt received $100 million in Google’s restricted stock in three years. This is on top of $6 million as a cash bonus that he will be receiving for his contributions to the company last year, according to regulatory filings.
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Google chairman Eric Schmidt candidly reveals that he did not foresee importance of social media

Google executive chairman and former Eric Schmidt was recently interviewed with Bloomberg where he shared what his predictions are for 2014. He also revealed that he did not foresee the importance of social media while leading the search giant. In the interview, Schmidt said that everyone will get a smartphone this year.

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Google Chairman Says That Androids Are A Great Christmas Gift To An iPhone User

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Google chairman Eric Schmidt has prepared a guide on Google+ with suggestions on how to switch from the iPhone to Android.

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Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Registers Formal Complaints With The NSA

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Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has criticized the NSA because the government agency tapped international data cables to conduct surveillance on hundreds of millions of people.  Schmidt registered formal complaints against the NSA, President Barack Obama, and Congress.
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