Eric Schmidt

Alphabet's chairman charged the company $1.9 million for use of private planes last year

Alphabet's chairman Eric Schmidt charged the company $1.9 million for the use of his private planes in 2016, according to new company filing posted Friday.<p>Schmidt fully owns one of the planes used and 33% of another, according to the filing. He then charges the company for their use for his own …

Airplanes

Cost controls help offset lower Amgen first-quarter drug sales

(Reuters) - Amgen Inc (AMGN.O) on Wednesday reported higher-than-expected first-quarter profit as cost controls helped offset a sharp drop in sales of Enbrel, its blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis drug.<p>But an earnings beat based on lower expenses rather than sales growth did not please …

Markets

8 ways billionaires are different from everyone else

Billionaires don't see the world like most others do.<p>That's why they're billionaires. They have their own unique habits, traits, principles, and ethics that all place a role into helping them achieve, and retain their wealth.<p>The good news? By replicating and mimicking a few of their habits, …

Success

Google Exec Says Its Cloud Could Surpass Amazon Cloud by 2022

Google senior vice president Diane Greene this weekend said she thinks the Google Cloud Platform could surpass market leader Amazon Web Services by …

Cloud Computing

For Law Firms, Where Is the Digital-Age Sweet Spot Between Business Growth and Data Security?

"The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn't understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had." …

Cybersecurity

Welcome To The World’s Most Expensive Town

How the tech boom turned a sleepy Californian suburb into a billionaire’s playground<p>The billionaire couple were nervous. They had just hired a new …

Silicon Valley

Eric Schmidt hitting the town with a woman who isn’t his wife

Married Alphabet Inc. chairman and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt is squiring yet another new girlfriend around town. Schmidt has been spotted out …

Google

Blade Brings Its Helicopter Service Back to Coachella For a Second Year

Blade, the Uber of the travel-by-helicopter world, is re-launching its West Coast operation this weekend, just in time to shuttle performers and …

Festivals

5 career secrets that can help you get ahead

Every professional wants to get ahead at work, but few know how to translate that motivation into actionable steps. Instead of waiting for the …

Career Development

10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and regular routines have a tendency to put the brain on …

Self-improvement

Pentagon tech advisers target how the military digests data

WASHINGTON – The Defense Innovation Board, a group put together by former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and headed by Google chairman Eric Schmidt, …

U.S. Secretary of Defense

Competitive threats to Google, and what they mean for you

If the majority of your digital marketing is aimed at boosting your rankings on Google search results, contributor Eric Enge contends you might want …

Google

Weekend Roundup: With Cyber, There Are No Front Lines In War Or Peace

Just as the internet has connected people beyond borders, weaponized information is reshaping war, espionage and propaganda globally.<p>“There are no front lines in war or peace,” the late Israeli leader Shimon Peres told me in an interview way back in 1995 when the influence of the internet was first …

Globalization

Google billionaire Eric Schmidt reveals how short-term thinking can stall your career

If you're only thinking about your career in terms of what you have to get done this week, you're not planning your future — you're just working a …

Google

Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt is super excited for Andy Rubin’s Android phone

Android’s co-creator Andy Rubin recently revealed that his company Essential is working on a new smartphone. Rubin teased a picture of the handset on Twitter a few days ago and Alphabet’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt has now also declared his interest in it.<p>In a tweet, Schmidt referenced …

Google

The tech giants are the new banks. Do we know the risks?

Politicians are dazzled by this booming industry’s leaders. Yet history shows us that things can go badly wrong<p>One night in Seoul, a group of highly successful executives go out to an escort karaoke bar. Four of the men reportedly choose a woman, identified by the numbered tags they wear, to sit …

Business (UK)

Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt hypes Andy Rubin’s phone, says it’s “coming very soon”

It’s no secret that Eric Schmidt and Andy Rubin are friends after all the years they spent together working at Google. When Rubin was brought in over …

Google

Google’s Eric Schmidt confirms the Essential smartphone runs Android

Android co-founder’s new phone does in fact run Android<p>Earlier this week, Android co-founder Andy Rubin posted a picture teasing the first smartphone from his new company, Essential. At the time, we speculated that the bezel-less device would be running Android, but now it’s been confirmed — in a …

Google

Android co-founder’s new smartphone confirmed to run Android

The new smartphone from Andy Rubin, which will be the debut product of his new company Essential, will indeed run Android for its operating system. It looked that way from the tiny peek at the corner we got from Rubin’s tweet earlier this week, but now Google’s Eric Schmidt has confirmed it’ll be …

Google

Varieties of faith

From PUP, the introduction to <i>American Covenant: A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present</i> by Philip Gorski. Pericles Lewis reviews</i> …

Religion

Google billionaire Eric Schmidt says this is the skill employers will look for in the future

If you want to pick up the skill more employers will be looking for in the future, heed the advice of executives from a global leader in …

Google

Surprise! Non-profit chaired by Eric Schmidt ranks Google above Apple in privacy, governance & freedom of expression

The 2017 Corporate Accountability Index – a company ranking put together by a non-profit chaired by Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt – has ranked Google top dog in the technology sector, while Apple sits at #7 with a little over half Google’s score.<p>Apple ranked seventh among the 12 internet and mobile …

Google

Google billionaire Eric Schmidt shares his top 3 tricks for building wealth

<b>Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google's parent company Alphabet, is worth an estimated $11 billion.</b><p>While a significant amount his wealth comes …

Wealth

Starbucks and Walmart join growing list of advertisers boycotting YouTube

Major companies pulling advertisements a sign that many doubt Google’s ability to prevent marketing campaigns from appearing alongside repugnant videos<p>PepsiCo, Walmart and Starbucks on Friday confirmed that they have suspended their advertising on YouTube, joining a growing boycott in a sign that …

Business (UK)

Google parent Alphabet lost $31b in value this week as YouTube ad crisis escalates

Major advertisers across Europe are still appearing alongside extremist YouTube videos days after technology giant Google said it was taking steps to …

Advertising

YouTube’s bid to grab TV dollars imperiled by advertiser revolt

The decision by a handful of high-profile consumer brands to pull advertising from Google’s YouTube over offensive content could threaten the site’s …

Advertising

Google still doesn't have a solution to its ad problem

Google is unable to guarantee brands that their ads will not appear next to inappropriate content, company chairman Eric Schmidt said Thursday.<p>Dozens …

Google

Google's Eric Schmidt Responds to Verizon, AT&T Pulling Ads From YouTube

Companies such as Verizon and AT&T have decided to pull ads from YouTube over extremist content in the video platform owned by Google. Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and former Google Senior V.P. of Products Jonathan Rosenberg discuss how they are addressing the issue.<p>“What we do is, we …

Google

Google 'can't guarantee' ads won't appear by offensive content, Eric Schmidt says

Google can't say for certain that ads placed with its various massive platforms won't end up near an offensive video or website.<p>At least that's the opinion of Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google's parent company, Alphabet, and the most prominent public face of the search giant.<p>Schmidt conceded the …

Google

Top executive says there's no way Google can guarantee ads won't appear next to inappropriate content

Although improvements are being made, there's no foolproof way for Google to guarantee a brand's ads won't appear against questionable content on YouTube and other sites that serve Google ads, according to a top executive at the company.<p>Eric Schmidt, the former Google CEO and current chairman of …

Google