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#Eric Schmidt

# eric-schmidt - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Some of the biggest names in tech are investing in a $400 shower head

It’s just the thing for *ahem* rising water charges.

# eric-schmidt - Friday 22 November, 2013

Global censorship could end in a decade says Google boss

Eric Schmidt believes that better encryption methods will help prevent governments from restricting freedom of expression.

# eric-schmidt - Monday 17 June, 2013

Google boss defends Ireland's corporate tax rate

Eric Schmidt said governments see their own tax breaks as incentives while calling other countries “tax havens”.

# eric-schmidt - Friday 3 May, 2013

YouTube has won its battle with TV... according to YouTube All Over This post contains videos

YouTube has won its battle with TV... according to YouTube

No doubt aided by cat videos, YouTube is displacing television watching according to its parent company.

# eric-schmidt - Thursday 2 May, 2013

North Korea gives US citizen 15 years' hard labour for 'hostile acts'

Pae Jun-Ho, also known as Kenneth Bae, has been sentenced to 15 years of prison labour for “hostile acts” against the communist regime.

# eric-schmidt - Friday 1 February, 2013

Google and French news websites reach agreement over the news

Google will set up a €60 million fund to help French newspapers develop online projects – but won’t stop indexing content from French news sites.

# eric-schmidt - Monday 21 January, 2013

North Korea loosens mobile phone restrictions for visitors

Security regulations which prohibit mobile phone calls between foreigners and locals remain in force, however.

# eric-schmidt - Monday 7 January, 2013

Google boss Eric Schmidt arrives in North Korea

The Google chairman and the former governor of New Mexico say they are on a private humanitarian mission which is not connected to the US government.

# eric-schmidt - Thursday 26 May, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: OECD calls for dole to be cut; Sellafield to be stress-tested by the EU; and why Cheryl Cole was dropped from the US X Factor.

# eric-schmidt - Tuesday 25 January, 2011

From The Daily Edge Google Talk? Former chief executive Schmidt considers TV GChat

Google Talk? Former chief executive Schmidt considers TV

Eric Schmidt – who only stepped down as Google’s CEO five days ago – is eyeing up a CNN talk show, say reports.

# eric-schmidt - Thursday 20 January, 2011

Google news: Eric Schmidt out, Larry Page in

Schmidt is stepping down as CEO of Google, and company has announced Larry Page will take over the position.

# eric-schmidt - Wednesday 10 November, 2010

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Google’s 1,700 Dublin employees get 10% raise and cash bonuses Season Of Goodwill

Google’s 1,700 Dublin employees get 10% raise and cash bonuses

Google CEO Eric Schmidt tells all 23,000 global employees they’re getting a raise – and $1,000 in holiday bonuses.

# eric-schmidt - Wednesday 8 September, 2010

Google TV to hit virtual airwaves later this Autumn

The search company will start a new service integrating content from the web with traditional broadcasts.

# eric-schmidt - Thursday 5 August, 2010

GOOGLE HAS ANNOUNCED it will be dropping its once-much-heralded Google Wave communications tool due to poor public take-up.

The high-profile product – opened on an invite-only basis in September 2009, and made fully available to the public in May – failed to live up to its hype and Google says it now has no plans “to continue developing Wave as a standalone product”.

The announcement is not much of a surprise, however, with users failing to find practical application for the tool – perhaps because it seemed to require users to watch an 80-minute showcasing video to explain how it was used.

Social media blog Mashable had reported that upon its launch, Wave was being heralded as a potential successor to email, such was its potential, though it now notes that the most remarkable thing about the product is its remarkable rise and fall from grace.

Wave marks the latest in a long line of Google’s failures to try and exert its influence in the social sphere; its most succesful venture was the launch of Orkut in 2004 which has its largest userbase in Latin America.

Its most recent venture, Google Buzz, drew the wrath of many privacy campaigners after Gmail users were automatically opted-in to the service which shared some of their personal activity with email correspondents without their knowledge.

Here’s a video of Google CEO Eric Schmidt talking about the demise of Wave:

It has been suggested that some of the more popular features (if Google can identify any) of Buzz and Wave will be rolled into another social project from the company, known as ‘Google Me‘.