Eric Schmidt

'The sins of Silicon Valley': Backlash mounts against Google, Facebook, Amazon

The populist backlash against the tone-deaf and arguably harmful actions of certain players in Silicon Valley has increased in recent months. A new essay in The New York Times takes the argument a step further, suggesting that despite the benefits companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon provide …

Silicon Valley

A VR headset for the masses?

Facebook has shown off a new <b>low-cost virtual-reality headset</b>, Oculus Go, as it tries to broaden the appeal of VR to the mass market, <b>writes Tim</b> …

Silicon Valley

Alphabet, Inc’s Schmidt touches on AI, ethics, and Trump in HUBweek discussion

Just hours after featured HUBweek speaker John F. Kerry berated President Trump for withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, Eric Schmidt — …

Google

Alphabet's Eric Schmidt thinks these are EU tech companies' biggest challenges

Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Alphabet and former CEO of Google, is considered an authoritative source when it comes to the tech world. So it’s no surprise that when he has something to say, people listen. Last night, Schmidt stopped by TQ, the Amsterdam tech hub founded by TNW, to share his …

Google

Google CEO Sundar Pichai: 'I don't know whether humans want change that fast'

From artificial intelligence to cheap smartphones, Google is on the frontline of technological development. But is it growing too big and moving too fast? A rare interview with Google’s boss<p>When Sundar Pichai was growing up in Chennai, south-east India, he had to make regular trips to the hospital …

Sundar Pichai

Could Google actually lose the Left?

Posted October 06, 2017 02:03 PM by Dr. Tom Borelli<p>Marcio Jose Sanchez | AP Photo<p>Font Size<br>• A<br>• A<br>• A<p>Print Images<p>Google is targeting conservatives, but …

Conservative View

AI and robots could threaten your career within 5 years

Unlike Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who warns of the dangers of artificial intelligence, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates doesn't believe the new …

United States

Relax: Google YouTube Is Not Gunning for Republicans

The latest outrage wire says that Republicans on YouTube are being targeted by Google. The truth is, like Dirty Harry, they hate everybody. <br>President …

Conservative View

Sheryl Sandberg Taught Aerobics—And Other Little-Known Facts About Facebook’s COO

Sheryl Sandberg is one of the most well-known female executives in America—and the fifth Most Powerful Woman on <i>Fortune</i>‘s ranking. The Facebook COO is …

Sheryl Sandberg

Inside the most expensive zip code in Silicon Valley, where tech moguls like Eric Schmidt and Paul Allen have their mansions

From the looks of it, Atherton could be any ritzy suburb in America.<p>But it isn't anywhere. Atherton is an idyllic town located on the San Francisco Peninsula, where even modest homes go for millions of dollars. It is the third priciest zip code in the US and the most expensive in Silicon Valley, …

Silicon Valley

J.J. Abrams Joins OTOY's Advisory Board (Exclusive)

The 'Star Wars' director will join WME's Ari Emanuel and Google's Eric Schmidt on the board.<p>J.J. Abrams is joining the advisory board of OTOY, a …

Augmented Reality

Google and Snap want teens to make the next Snapchat filter

The two tech giants already have a close relationship. Here’s one more way they’re working together.<p>The cozy relationship between Google and Snap, parent company of Snapchat, rolls on.<p>The two tech giants on Tuesday said they are teaming up for a coding competition inviting young people to create a …

U.S. Dept. of Labor

The Best Career Advice Google's Eric Schmidt Gave YouTube's Susan Wojcicki

Each year, <i>Fortune</i> asks the executives on our Most Powerful Women in Business ranking a series of follow-up questions. Among this year’s queries: …

Susan Wojcicki

Today in Apple history: Google comes out of beta

<b>September 21, 1999:</b> A little startup called Google comes out of beta, with the launch of a website that will let the general public easily search the internet for information.<p>To Apple, which is embracing the internet with its twin iMac G3 and iBook products, Google seems like the perfect ally. …

Google

What unites the right and the left? Hating Google, of course.

Google can’t seem to please anyone these days.<p>In a fiercely divided political climate, the search giant has unwittingly aligned a growing chorus of …

Business

Donald Trump Needs to Shut Down the Crony-Enriching CFPB

For all the talk of “deep state” and “draining the swamp,” why is the President leaving all these open Obama appointees to hand out goodies to their …

Conservative View

ClearMetal gets $9M from Prelude Ventures and Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors for its logistics platform

Logistics and supply chain management is a notoriously outdated and labor-intensive process. ClearMetal uses artificial intelligence to help manufacturers and retailers climb out from underneath piles of spreadsheets. Today the San Francisco-based startup announced that it has raised $9 million in …

Startups

Beware of Googles bearing gifts

These days, Google is getting more publicity than it probably wants. Last week, three women launched a class action lawsuit against the tech giant, alleging that it systemically paid men more. Now, Google and its Silicon Valley brethren are making headlines for opposing Congress’ efforts to halt …

Opinion

Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt: The 'real secret' to success is sleep

The "sleepless executive" is a worshipped figure in America's workaholic culture, particularly the tech industry, but some executives are starting to try to dispel the idea.<p>For instance, Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt just joined the ranks of highly successful people advocating for sleep …

Science

Here are 15 books that will help you succeed in the tech world

'Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products' by Nir Eyal<p><i>Amazon</i><p>Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? What makes us …

Silicon Valley

U.S. consumer agency's 'no-action letter' to lender aims to aid new risk scoring

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. consumer financial watchdog agency issued its first “no-action letter” on Thursday to a lending platform that uses unconventional credit-scoring methods, as it seeks ways for consumers with short credit histories to find affordable loans.<p>The Consumer Financial …

Business

There's Blood In The Water In Silicon Valley

The bad new politics of big tech.

Long-form Journalism

Google appeals record €2.4 billion antitrust fine over manipulated search results

An EU court may not rule on the appeal for years<p>Google today appealed the record €2.4 billion ($2.7 billion USD) antitrust fine levied against it by the European Union back in June over allegations the company promoted its own price comparison services over competitors’. The fine is the largest …

Technology (India)

The suspicious firing of a Google critic

<i>The smartest insight and analysis, from all perspectives, rounded up from around the web:</i><p>There's apparently a steep price for upsetting Google, said …

Google Plus

Google, Trump, and the arrogance of power

Liberal View

What To Do About Google?

Google’s public relations team must be exhausted. Each day brings a new story of how Google abuses its market power in search-based advertising.<p>In just the last month, Google was accused of wrongfully booting the social media app Gab from its Android app store; making services such as Google Docs …

Antitrust Laws

The Do-Not-Think Tank

On August 30, New America president Anne-Marie Slaughter terminated the left-leaning think tank’s relationship with scholar Barry C. Lynn and his …

Conservative View

The New America Foundation falls into a familiar trap

BARRY LYNN does not waste time. Two days after being sacked from the New America Foundation, a think-tank where he had worked for 15 years, he stands …

Economics

Snap rockets above $15 (SNAP)

Snap shares are skyrocketing on Thursday, trading up 5.86% at $15.35 a piece, despite a lack of news from the company.<p>Investors maybe responding to comments made by Disney CEO Bob Iger at a Bank of America Merrill Lynch conference on Thursday.<p>Iger said that recent merger and acquisition activity …

Business

ConsenSys forms VC fund for blockchain startups

ConsenSys, a company that develops apps and tools based on Ethereum, has launched a $50 million venture capital fund that will provide pre-seed and …

Venture Capital