Eric Schmidt

Google's Eric Schmidt: We need critical thinking now more than ever

The Alphabet boss says the world is entering an age of abundance, driven by artificial intelligence and machine learning<p>Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet Inc (Google’s parent company), is optimistic about the future. “We’re entering what I call the age of abundance,” he says. “And during …

Artificial Intelligence

Eric Schmidt and Bill Maris are helping build a startup network in Southern California

There are a lot of medical device companies in Orange County. How about some health tech startups?<p>Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt and GV founder Bill Maris are throwing their connections behind a new nonprofit. TheAlliance for Southern California Innovation is aimed at promoting tech …


GE CEO Calls BS on Job Automation Fears

The idea that factories will be run by robots in five years is “bullshit,” according to outgoing General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt.<p>It will probably …


5 Reasons Why You Should Add Bitcoins Into Your Retirement Portfolio

Bitcoin value has steadily been growing, reaching its newest all-time high. The successful developments have attracted more and more people, with a …


The most Trumpian tribute to the President yet

Thing 1/Thing 2: Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Alphabet, Google's parent company, heaped some highly tailored praise on President Trump.


Why some of the biggest tech leaders met with Trump

Silicon Valley doesn't see eye to eye with Trump on social and climate change policy. But major tech executives showed up to the White House for a …

Silicon Valley

Tech Sector Get On Board The Trump Train

Tim Cook, Eric Schmidt and Jeff Bezos surprised Americans recently with their positive statements about President Trump and his influence and support …


Op-Ed: Google Chairman Eric Schmidt is wrong about innovation not killing jobs

<i>This post was written by Doug Clinton, a partner at Loup Ventures, and originally appeared on the firm's web site. It is republished here by</i> …


Anna Wintour, Eric Schmidt, Tory Burch, and Vera Wang Raise Awareness for New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s Youth Anxiety Center

Despite the rain, New Yorkers converged at haute boîte Cafe Clover last night to raise awareness of a growing problem: youth anxiety. “This is a disorder which has been given too little attention,” said Dr. Herb Pardes, professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia …

Anna Wintour

Behind the scenes at President Trump’s private talks with the tech industry

For many, a meeting at the White House yesterday offered a chance to push their political and business agendas.<p>For the past seven months, tech giants like Apple, Google and Microsoft have been at war with the White House — fighting President Donald Trump in court over immigration, while blasting …

Silicon Valley

Tech Leaders Meet With President Trump

Apple CEO Tim Cook, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Oracle Co-CEO Safra Catz, Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet, and …

Women in Tech

Trump jokes to Akamai CEO about cybersecurity: 'The DNC could have used you'

President Donald Trump on Monday joked to technology CEOs that the Democratic National Committee "could have used" more cybersecurity.<p>The wisecrack, …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump welcomes tech bosses to awkward-looking White House summit

Donald Trump

Kushner and Trump meet with Tech CEOs including Apple's Tim Cook, Alphabet/Google's Eric Schmidt

Executives from Google, Apple, Intel, Adobe, and other Silicon Valley tech firms met with Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner today, to talk about …


Trump talks immigration with tech execs

Trump met with top tech executives including Apple's Tim Cook, Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Alphabet's Eric Schmidt at the White House on Monday, and he …

Jeff Bezos

Why is Trump making an Obama-style giveaway to Google?

Donald Trump did a great job with the Federal Communications Commission, putting in someone who won’t make big giveaways to the far left. So why is …


Tech Leaders Cucked by God-Emperor Trump

The White House is hosting leaders and CEOs from leading technology companies this week, hoping to get the best in the biz to figure out why the …


Tech CEOs visit White House to talk modernizing government

WASHINGTON — President Trump promised “sweeping transformation” in the federal government’s use of technology as he welcomed top executives from many …

The White House

What you need to know about Trump’s meeting with tech CEOs

Top executives from Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Google and other Silicon Valley titans met with President Trump on Monday as the White House kicked off an effort to improve the federal government's digital services for everyday Americans.<p>From upgrading slow, outdated websites to streamlining how …

The White House

White House wants to create new surge of tech startups

While tech’s top business leaders gathered at the White House Monday to work with the administration on streamlining processes and cutting the costs of bureaucracy through a technological overhaul, venture capitalists in attendance could be seeking out the next wave of investment opportunities …

Jared Kushner

Tech Leaders Heading to White House, but Industry Is Divided on Trump

Apple's Tim Cook, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Microsoft's Satya Nadella, Alphabet's Eric Schmidt and IBM's Ginni Rometty are among those expected to attend …

Silicon Valley

The White House Tech Summit Tackles a Sprawling Agenda

What a difference six months can make. In December 2016, tech’s most famous faces flocked to Trump Tower for their first roundtable with …


Coding for what? Lessons from computing in the curriculum

Ben Williamson<i>[This is a talk prepared for the Pop Up Digital conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, 19 June 2017]</i>There was a key moment in the popular …

Computer Science

Google Announces $1 Million Grant To Preserve Stories Of Stonewall Uprising

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — Google on Sunday announced a large grant to help record and make sure a major part of gay history – and New York City history …

National Parks

Apple CEO Tim Cook meeting with President Trump to talk trimming government waste

More than a dozen tech CEOs, including Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump and his staff on Monday, discussing …

Tim Cook

Release Big Tech’s grip on power

Silicon Valley is defending a business model that looks a lot like rent-seeking

Silicon Valley

A New Way of Thinking About the Automotive Industry

Over the last couple of decades, Silicon Valley has been responsible for inventing and reinventing all kinds of gadgets and technologies: the music …


Small Calif. town mighty proud of its biggest son: Aaron Judge

Up until a few months ago, Linden, Calif., this tiny town of 1,700, was known for one thing: cherries.

Aaron Judge

A.I. will create more jobs that can’t be filled, not mass unemployment, Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt says

There are likely to be more jobs that can't be fulfilled in the age of automation, according to Alphabet's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, striking …

Artificial Intelligence

What Makes The GIF Great

In celebration of the internet’s favorite file format, we’re taking you down the rabbit hole of GIF history.<p>Yesterday the GIF—a favorite birthday missive for many—had a birthday itself. Everyone’s favorite looping file format is now 30 years old—and in those three decades, it has managed to …