Eric Schmidt

  • Larry Page And Eric Schmidt Hold Court At Google Zeitgeist [Video]

    Larry Page And Eric Schmidt Hold Court At Google Zeitgeist [Video]

    Even though Larry Page has been CEO of Google for just about 6 months now, he hasn’t been as visible as many other high-profile CEOs. In fact, the most we’ve heard from him has been during earnings calls. But today during Google’s annual Zeitgeist conference, Page took the stage to address the audience. Watch the entire 45-minute talk above. Page talked about a range of… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Meeting After Dreamforce

    Gillmor Gang 9.3.11 (TCTV)

    The Gillmor Gang -— Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — calmed down after a week of Dreamforce, the annual salesforce.com user conference. As the editorial independence of TechCrunch is questioned, let us be clear that Dan Farber is editor in chief of CBSNewsOnline, Robert Scoble is Chief Scobleizer Officer of Rackspace, and the rest of us… Read More

  • Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Weighs In On Patent Issues: They’re ‘Terrible’

    Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Weighs In On Patent Issues: They’re ‘Terrible’

    Eric Schmidt, Google’s Executive Chairman and former CEO, took the stage at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco today to talk about a host of topics, including the success of Google Apps, his feelings about Steve Jobs, Google’s recent acquisition of Motorola, with the conversation with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff even ranging into Schmidt’s thoughts on the current… Read More

  • Eric Schmidt’s Commerce Fantasy

    During conversation with friend yesterday (in which he was trying to figure out how he would hypothetically accept payments for a pizza he delivered via mini-drone helicopter) I realized how dinky our current mobile payment options are; Should he attach a iPhone and Square dongle to the delivery box? Make customers sign up for Venmo? Set up a PayPal account and/or only deliver to people who… Read More

  • Eric Schmidt On Google's Acquisition Strategy

    Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt sat down and talked to reporters at the Sun Valley conference in Idaho last week, dropping all sorts of science about Google +, Google China and whether or not we are in a tech bubble, among other things. One of the most interesting nuggets of info relayed was the fact that Schmidt could envision startups wanting to build on top of the Google+ platform… Read More

  • Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google

    Eric Schmidt: You Don’t Know It’s A Bubble Until The Bubble Ends

    Earlier this week, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt gave an over 70 minute long talk to press at the Sun Valley conference here in Idaho. Towards the end of the talk, a reporter asked the former Google CEO whether he, like many in the media world, thinks we are presently in a tech bubble and what Google’s $1.67 billion 2004 IPO at a $23 billion valuation (Google’s current… Read More

  • Lady Gaga, Eric Schmidt And Others Invest Over $1M In Backplane

    Lady Gaga, Eric Schmidt And Others Invest Over $1M In Backplane

    What do Lady Gaga and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt have in common? Well according to a very interesting piece in the New York Times by former TCr Evelyn Rusli, they’ve both invested in Backplane, a new startup founded by Lady Gaga’s business manager Troy Carter. Schmidt’s Tomorrow Ventures and Gaga have partnered up to finance Cartier’s still in stealth… Read More

  • Eric Schmidt Is a Surprisingly Worried Man

    Eric Schmidt Is a Surprisingly Worried Man

    It was a surprising way to kick off a technology conference at a moment in time where any piece of news– big or small– cues up the BUBBLE-OR-NOT Greek chorus of wailing and chest beating. Tech valuations, while almost universally sky-high, are nowhere near as high as the paranoia that we’re in a bubble. Or worse: The fear that you aren’t on the record having called this… Read More

  • PixelFish Finds A Local Deal In Backyard — Eric Schmidt's Second Venture Exit In As Many Weeks

    PixelFish Finds A Local Deal In Backyard — Eric Schmidt's Second Venture Exit In As Many Weeks

    It was only this past December that local business guide Backyard launched, backed by a few big-name early-stage investors. Now, less than five months later, they’re exiting and providing a nice, quick return for those investors. PixelFish, a creator of local video marketing solutions for businesses, has snapped up Backyard in a deal that is roughly half stock and half cash… Read More

  • Google Chairman Takes An Interest In Backing Russian Startups

    Google Chairman Takes An Interest In Backing Russian Startups

    TomorrowVentures, the investment firm founded by Google chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt has partnered with Digital October, a Moscow, Russia-based tech startup incubator. According to local reports (via Quintura blog), Schmidt’s investment vehicle will team up with Digital October, a center in the heart of Moscow established by billionaire Mikhail Abyzov (chairman of Russian… Read More