Eric Schmidt

  1. What Viacom Has to Show for Seven Years of Pursuing YouTube (Analysis)

    March 18, 2014 5:45 PM EDT The content giant has spent millions of dollars to shape copyright law. In a Manhattan courtroom on Monday, an attorney for one of the nation's biggest copyright holders delivered closing arguments in a trial meant to determine whether one In ...

  2. Google's Eric Schmidt on Privacy, Power, Tech at SXSWi: 'We Were Attacked by the Chinese in 2010 and the NSA in 2013'

    March 07, 2014 9:27 PM EST The convention center's principal ball room, relatively quiet for the mass of people in town to attend, was all but filled with a half hour to go before the discussion began. It was an appropriate beginning, and introduction, to SXSWi; a talk ...

  3. Lady Gaga-Affiliated Backplane Raises $4.5 Million in Series A Funding

    February 17, 2012 3:42 PM EST Backplane (@thebackplane), the digital startup co-founded by Lady Gaga manager Troy Carter, has raised $4.5 million in fresh funding from prominent Silicon Valley investors, according to a report at the Wall Street Journal. The additional funding ...

  4. Steve Jobs' Vendetta Against Google, Believed Android Stole Apple iPhone's Software

    October 25, 2011 8:25 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google can only hope that Steve Jobs' final vendetta doesn't haunt the Internet search leader from his grave. The depths of Jobs' antipathy toward Google leaps out of Walter Isaacson's authorized biography ...

  5. Google's Eric Schmidt Disputes Anti-Trust Accusations Before U.S. Senate

    September 22, 2011 7:15 AM EDT Google Inc.'s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt sparred with senators Wednesday during a hearing that repeatedly cast the Internet search leader as a greedy monopolist more driven to expand its empire than to steer Web surfers to the most helpf ...

  6. Eric Schmidt, Google Chairman: 'I Screwed Up' on Facebook

    June 01, 2011 7:37 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO - If he had another chance, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt would have pressed the Internet search leader to focus more on mounting a challenge to Facebook while he was still running the company. "I screwed up," Schmidt said ...

  7. Google Unveils Smartphone Wallet, PayPal Files Lawsuit

    May 27, 2011 7:19 AM EDT NEW YORK - Google Inc. hopes to nudge consumers and merchants into a world where the smartphone has replaced the wallet as the container for credit cards, coupons and receipts. While it tackles that challenge, Google also will have to spar with th ...

  8. Google Awards $100 Million To Eric Schmidt

    January 24, 2011 12:00 AM EST Google Inc. has awarded $100 million worth of equity to Eric Schmidt, who is stepping aside as CEO but will stay with the company as executive chairman. Google said in a regulatory filing on Monday the stock and stock options will be granted on Fe ...

  9. Larry Page Named New Google CEO in Surprise Shake-up

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST Google Inc. co-founder Larry Page is taking over as CEO in an unexpected shake-up that upstaged the Internet search leader's fourth-quarter earnings. Page, 37, is reclaiming the top job from Eric Schmidt, who had been brought in as CEO a deca ...

  10. Google, Facebook Rivalry Takes Centerstage

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST The technology industry's latest rivalry takes centerstage this week when Internet powers Google Inc and Facebook lay out their competing visions to create a new generation of Web services at a high-profile conference in San Francisco. The re ...

  11. Google Sites To Add Social Networking In 'Layers'

    September 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Inc plans to gradually introduce social-networking features starting this fall, reviving attempts to compete with Facebook after pulling the plug on its stillborn Wave project. Chief executive Eric Schmidt told reporters the Internet search ...

  12. RIAA To Google: Help Us Fight Piracy

    August 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A wide-ranging group of more than a dozen music industry associations has sent a letter to Google CEO Eric Schmidt requesting more information about the anti-piracy implications of the company’s recent network management plan with Verizon . The as ...

  13. Google Android Gains Pace, Social Web A Focus: CEO

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT About 200,000 smartphones and other devices based on Google's Android operating system are sold every day, CEO Eric Schmidt said, underscoring the strong challenge to rivals like Apple's iPhone. The world's No.1 search engine is hun ...

  14. Google Profit Rise Fails To Impress

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Inc posted a 23% jump in quarterly revenue on a rebound in Web advertising, but its stock fell 5% as the company disappointed some investors accustomed to blowout results. Investors were also caught off guard by the company's announcem ...

  15. China Warns Google, Internet Row Deal Expected

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST China warned Google, the world's largest search engine, against flouting the country's laws on Friday (March 12), as expectations grow for a resolution to a public battle over censorship and cyber-security. The chief executive of Google, ...

  16. Mobile World Congress: Google Woos Mobile Industry

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google's chief executive Eric Schmidt urged the mobile industry to embrace the mobile Web instead of seeing Google as the enemy, in his first speech to the world's biggest wireless industry fair. Schmidt said the industry stood at an his ...

  17. Business Matters: MySpace, Imeem, Virgin Media, Google

    December 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- On the day MySpace Music closed its purchase of Imeem , the imeem.com domain was redirected to myspace.com/imeem and visitors were greeted with ...

  18. Photo Gallery: Vevo Launch Party

    December 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST The switch flipped on the much-hyped online music video service Vevo last night at a grand party in New York. Big-name performers included Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert, while music stars like Bono, 50 Cent, Ciara, John Mayer, Taylor Swift, Rihanna a ...

  19. Google Back On Track For Growth, Eyes Deals

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Google Inc's growth machine is back in gear. The world's No. 1 search engine not only posted higher-than-expected third-quarter profits and revenues, but also said it was looking for major acquisitions and could buy a large company " ...

  20. Arthur Levinson Quits Google Board Amid Govt Scrutiny

    October 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Google said on Monday that Arthur Levinson had resigned from its board following increased regulatory scrutiny over his membership as a director of both the top Internet search company and Apple Inc. The resignation by Levinson, the former chief e ...

  21. Google Sees YouTube Profitable In Near Future

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Web video site YouTube will be profitable for Google Inc in the near future, the Internet search leader said. Google acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion in 2006, but has lost money on the site that lets people post and share videos free. Analysts h ...

  22. FTC Looks At Google-Apple Board Ties: Report

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has launched an inquiry into whether the ties between the boards of Apple Inc and Google Inc violate antitrust laws, the New York Times reported. The FTC has already notified the companies of the inquiry the repor ...

  23. UMG, Google In Deal For Video Service

    April 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group and Google finalized their long-awaited deal to create a new music video service called Vevo, expected to launch before the end of the year. Vevo is designed as a central repository for all UMG video content initially—includi ...

  24. Google Closes In On Filtering System

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Google chief Eric Schmidt told attendees at the NAB conference that the company is close to implementing a content filtering system that would block copyrighted content from being uploaded to the popular video sharing site. CNET News reports that ...

  25. Google Chief: YouTube Committed To Attracting Licensed Content

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Despite a high-profile revolt by such big-media types as CBS and Viacom, Google chief Eric Schmidt says YouTube remains firm in its commitment to attract licensed content to the popular user generated site. Schmidt stresses such content can be mon ...