Eric Schmidt

  • For Google, Android Means Keeping More Revenue And Other Value-Adds Are Possible

    For Google, Android Means Keeping More Revenue And Other Value-Adds Are Possible

    Earlier today, Google announced their Q3 earnings. And they were good. Really good. But that doesn’t mean that questions still don’t linger about the company going forward. Namely, how are they going to make money off of something besides text-based search advertising? Google’S position is that they already are. Today they shared three key numbers to show how well three… Read More

  • Schmidt On Social: "We Want People To Be More Logged Into Google."

    Schmidt On Social: "We Want People To Be More Logged Into Google."

    During Google’s third quarter earnings call today, CEO Eric Schmidt was asked, “With the Web becoming more social and realtime, how does Google compete in that world?” The question comes on the heels of yesterday’s announcement by Bing that it is bringing in more data from Facebook to make its search results more social. Schmidt’s response essentially is that… Read More

  • Attn Google: The Rest of My Sci-Fi Wish List

    Attn Google: The Rest of My Sci-Fi Wish List

    So if Google can actually deliver a car that can drive itself and a phone that acts as a translator for me, I will become a full-on MG Siegler-style fan boy for Google. Never mind the horrible transcription of Google Voice, the disappointing “Priority” in-box that sorts spam and ecommerce newsletters above emails from friends and the fact that they just cancelled Goog-411. Read More

  • Silicon Valley at a Cross Roads: Entertainment or Science?

    Silicon Valley at a Cross Roads: Entertainment or Science?

    I wrote a post Sunday about the difference between cultural waves in Silicon Valley and the individual companies that come out of them. Many of the individual companies survive but the wave itself always has to crash. That’s the nature of waves. But it’s also the nature of waves that another one always comes along. I have no idea what that will be. After all, the smartest people in… Read More

  • Eric Schmidt On The Future Of Search — A Move Towards A "Serendipity Engine"

    Eric Schmidt On The Future Of Search — A Move Towards A "Serendipity Engine"

    Today at our TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, Google CEO Eric Schmidt took the stage to give a speech about his thoughts on the future. It was a very interesting talk which spanned a variety of topics. Naturally, the most important topic that Schmidt talked about was search. “We want to give you your time back,” Schmidt said. He noted that we live in an age of… Read More

  • Google's Schmidt: It's A Bug That Cars Were Invented Before Computers

    Google's Schmidt: It's A Bug That Cars Were Invented Before Computers

    “Something interesting is about to happen.” That was what Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s opening remark at our TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco today. He continued on to say that the people in the audience represent another transition in the ways people use computers. We now have “an augmented version of humanity,” Schmidt said. The future is about… Read More

  • Google CEO Eric Schmidt To Speak At TechCrunch Disrupt

    Google CEO Eric Schmidt To Speak At TechCrunch Disrupt

    TechCrunch Disrupt starts Monday – just three days from today. And we’ve just gotten word that Google CEO Eric Schmidt will be speaking. We’ve added him to our amazing list of speakers. Schmidt will join Disrupt on Tuesday at 10 am. This is a surprise guest. We’re not quite sure what Schmidt will talk about. Will it be about that new social layer Google is adding to… Read More

  • Eric Schmidt: "We Know Where You Are, We Know What You Like"

    Eric Schmidt: "We Know Where You Are, We Know What You Like"

    During a keynote at the IFA in Berlin, Eric Schmidt topped off presentations on Voice Powered Search, Street View Search and Google TV by emphasizing how much Google values being fast and that current technological advancements are nearing the realm of science fiction, or what he called, “The age of augmented humanity.” The IFA stands for International Funkausstellung, which… Read More

  • Perhaps Not Fondly, Google's Schmidt Remembers Dodgeball "Quite Well"

    Perhaps Not Fondly, Google's Schmidt Remembers Dodgeball "Quite Well"

    Yesterday, Google CEO Eric Schmidt sat down with a group of reporters after his panel at the Techonomy conference in Lake Tahoe, CA. He said he was open to taking any questions, so I decided to ask him about Foursquare. It’s a particularly interesting question for Schmidt because back in 2005, Google bought Dodgeball, the company Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley previously started… Read More

  • Schmidt: Google Now Activating 200,000 Android Units A Day [Video]

    Schmidt: Google Now Activating 200,000 Android Units A Day [Video]

    Remember back in the day when Google was only activating 100,000 Android units a day? You should — it was May. By June, that number had jumped to 160,000 units a day. And today it now stands at 200,000 Android units activated a day. That’s pretty incredible. Google CEO Eric Schmidt revealed as much today during a sit down with a group of journalists after his panel at the… Read More