Eric Schmidt

Starbucks and Walmart join growing list of advertisers boycotting YouTube

Major companies pulling adverts 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 big …

Business (UK)

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

Google's Eric Schmidt: Fake News Can Be Detected

President Trump took to Twitter (TWTR) again Thursday morning to push back on media reports he claims are false regarding his ties Russia.<p>Just watched the totally biased and fake news reports of the so-called Russia story on NBC and ABC. Such dishonesty!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March …

Google

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 …

Google

Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt: we 'can't guarantee' ads won't appear next to offensive content

Google may not be able to guarantee advertisements won't appear next to offensive content, but it is working on a solution that "can get pretty …

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 …

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10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

You can achieve amazing things if you stay focused on the right things.<p>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 autopilot.<p>When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, it’s …

Self-improvement

How Google Became Google

Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google's parent company, Alphabet, and ex-CEO of Google, and Jonathan Rosenberg, current adviser to Alphabet CEO Larry Page and former senior vice president of Products at Google, co-authored <i>How Google Works</i> (Grand Central Publishing, 2017). They reflect on …

Google

Citi's latest cybersecurity bet veers from the usual model

Financial technology trends come and go but three are here to stay: everyone has a mobile phone, large businesses are moving their data to cloud …

Cybersecurity

New tech 'promising' for longer battery life, Eric Schmidt says

Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet, tweets about innovations from researchers, including the man who helped invent lithium-ion batteries.<p>New battery technology that could lead to faster-charging, longer-lasting and safer batteries received a big shoutout this week from Eric Schmidt, executive …

Batteries

Who will win the battle for cloud dominance?

Enterprises are now contending the impact of cloud computing on all matters IT. The scalability and flexibility of cloud resources are crucial to …

Cloud Computing

Alphabet's Jigsaw wants to explain tech jargon to you

The tech incubator, owned by Google's parent company, partners with the Washington Post to make technical terms easier to understand.<p>It might sound obvious, but the thing about tech is that sometimes it can get really, well, technical.<p>So Alphabet wants to help make nitty-gritty tech jargon simpler …

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A Conversation with Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen

By Philip Larrey<p><i>Big Data</i><br>(<i>Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen</i>)<p>Upon completing <i>Futuro ignoto</i> (<i>Unknown Future</i>), my first book of interviews dealing with the …

Arianna Huffington

Google's Next cloud move - yet another stab at the enterprise

Should anyone have doubts about Google’s commitment to cloud services, the company tried to silence the skeptics, particularly those among the media …

Cloud Computing

Google's Latest Cloud Event Suggests Its Enterprise Message is Gaining Traction

<i>This column originally appeared on March 8 on Real Money, our premium site for active traders. Click here to get great columns like this.</i><p>"We're here …

Google

Google's Schmidt Tells Enterprises Don't Delay Cloud Migrations

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said his company has invested $30 billion cloud computing infrastructure and is capable of providing a full range of …

Cloud Computing

Alphabet's Eric Schmidt: 'Big data is so powerful, nation states will fight' over it

If big data really is the "new oil," does this mean that countries will fight over it?<p>This is what Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google parent company Alphabet, suggested in a speech at the company's Google Cloud Next conference on Wednesday.<p>"I think big data is so powerful that nation states will …

Google

Google may have found its next big business, and it won’t be a moonshot

The vast majority of Google’s money comes from selling ads. The company, and now its parent Alphabet, has long sought additional revenue streams, building myriad research outfits under the umbrella of “Other Bets” that would hopefully develop new, lucrative technologies.<p>As these moonshots …

Cloud Computing

Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt: “Enterprise must move to the cloud now”

The executive chairman of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, says the “speed limit” to moving to the cloud has been lifted, and enterprises need to …

Google

Watch the Google Cloud Next Developer Conference right here

Google Cloud Next conference is currently taking place folks, and if you want to know what the future of the cloud is going to look like, we suggest …

Google

Google spent $30 billion on its cloud and is making some undeniable progress

If there's one question that the top brass at Google are sick of being asked, it's this: How are you going to catch up in the cloud market to Amazon and Microsoft?<p>Google's answer is pretty straightforward: the old-fashioned way. It plans to build out its tech, making it reliable and affordable with …

Cloud Computing

Eric Schmidt: ‘Big data is so powerful, nation states will fight’ over it

Google grabbed five major clients for its cloud business.<p>Google announced Wednesday it had recently gained some major customers on its cloud platform: Verizon, Colgate, HSBC and eBay.<p>The message from Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt during a keynote highlighting the additions at the annual …

Google

Mossberg: Tech’s ruling class casts a big shadow

Is the dominance of the “Gang of Five” healthy?<p><i>Welcome to Mossberg, a weekly commentary and</i> <i>reviews column on The Verge</i> <i>and</i> <i>Recode</i> <i>by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, executive editor at The Verge and editor at large of</i> <i>Recode</i><i>.</i><p>Back in 2011, I was talking with Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman …

Technology

Alphabet's Eric Schmidt explains how Google played a key role in Snapchat's success

When Snapchat's parent company, Snap, filed last month for a blockbuster $3 billion initial public offering, it was revealed that the young social network had also signed a $400 million-per-year deal with Google for cloud-computing services.<p>On stage at Wednesday's Google Cloud Next conference in …

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Google is hiring a head of Republican political advertising

The new posting follows one from last year for a “conservative outreach” manager.<p>Google is looking for someone to lead Republican political advertising, according to a recent job posting. The position will lead the sales team managing accounts for GOP campaigns.<p>This is at least the second role …

Google

Uber's solution to leadership woes may be a second-in-command

Uber is in a lot of hot water lately between Greyball, sexual harassment claims, a political uproar, an Alphabet lawsuit and CEO Travis Kalanick's own outbursts. How is it supposed to get the ship back on course? If you believe sources speaking to <i>The Information</i>, the ridesharing outfit has a simple …

Uber

Can Israel's High-Tech Sector Make America Great Again?

Why America can't afford to jeopardize its business relationship with Israel.Here, in Israel, a joke is making the rounds. How does a Saudi do …

Israel

Conference Recap: Google Cloud Next

Cloud enthusiasts from around the world attended Google Cloud Next to hear an update from the search giant. Three broad themes emerged from the many …

Google

Embattled Uber hires high-powered recruiting firm to find a second in command

Uber is looking for a Chief Operating Officer to work alongside embattled CEO Travis Kalanick and the ridesharing startup has called in the big guns …

Silicon Valley

Weekend Roundup: A Hard Look At The Long Past And The Near Future

A historian argues that the leveling of inequality has always entailed war or disaster. A top scientist looks at how robots and biotech will shape the future.<p>Sorting out the present global turmoil understandably demands our attention. But fathoming the lessons of the long past and anticipating the …

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