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Eric Schmidt WikiLeaks meeting turns up details on internet shut-down

Eric Schmidt WikiLeaks meeting turns up details on internet shut-down

This week a chat between Google's own Eric Schmidt and the head of the organization known as WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, has been revealed in full. This conversation has been typed out in transcript form and revealed to the public by none other than WikiLeaks itself, releasing this document just ahead of the publication of the book The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future. This is significant due to the book's co-author, Jared Cohen, also apparently being present at the meeting with Assange.

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Google’s Eric Schmidt says to ignore Microsoft’s statements about Google

Google’s Eric Schmidt says to ignore Microsoft’s statements about Google

Earlier today, at All Thing's D's conference, D: Dive Into Mobile, the head of the Windows Phone division at Microsoft, Terry Myerson, took a few shots at Google and its Android operating system. He made assumptions that Samsung and Google had a strained relationship and that Samsung is the only smartphone manufacturer to benefit from Android. He also stated that Google may have an entire team working on blocking Facebook Home from the Android operating system. Google chairman Eric Schmidt offered his response to the comments.

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Eric Schmidt dives into Google data security

Eric Schmidt dives into Google data security

This week Eric Schmidt spoke at Dive Into Mobile, the Google Executive Chairman making clear that Google's dedication to security will stay strong through the future. Having already run down the Android activation numbers earlier in his talk, noting a staggering 1.5 million Android activations per day, Schmidt tipped an easy 1 billion Android devices set by the end of the year. With that number jumping from just 750 million confirmed by Google CEO Larry Page just this past month, security had certainly better be a big subject one way or another.

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Eric Schmidt: Android activations to reach 1bn by the end of 2013

Eric Schmidt: Android activations to reach 1bn by the end of 2013

Google chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt is on stage at the Dive Into Mobile conference, and he's discussing Android numbers and future plans for the mobile platform as far as global connectivity is concerned. He boasts that there are currently around 1.5 million activations each day on average, and says that total activations should reach one billion by the end of the year.

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Google’s Eric Schmidt asks for increased regulation for civilian drones

Google’s Eric Schmidt asks for increased regulation for civilian drones

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has voiced his concerns over the use of civilian drones. In an interview with The Guardian, he states that civilian drones could potentially be used irresponsibly, and can compromise a person's privacy. He also addresses concerns that these miniature drones can potentially be used as a terrorist weapon. He says that terrorists can strap weapons, like IEDs (improved explosive devices), to the drones.

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Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt: BlackBerry User

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt: BlackBerry User

When you're the Executive Chairman of a company who makes a large chunk of its business surround a mobile operating system like Google does with Android, you don't go around using a BlackBerry. That is, unless you're Eric Schmidt. It was confirmed this week that Schmidt, while speaking at the Activate conference in India to Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger, that Schmidt uses a BlackBerry smartphone because he likes the keyboard. If that's not the news of the day in the gadget universe, I don't know what is.

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Google’s Eric Schmidt to tap into Myanmar’s potential gold mine

Google’s Eric Schmidt to tap into Myanmar’s potential gold mine

Google's Executive Chairmain, Eric Schmidt, plans on making a trip to Myanmar on March 22nd. He hopes to tap into Myanmar's market of 60 million people, which has the potential of being a huge gold mine for the search engine giant. Myanmar had been previously restricted from U.S. based companies due to many regulations and sanctions. Now that it's being freed from those restrictions, many U.S. companies are gunning to invest their resources into the country.

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Google’s stock price passes $800 for the 1st time

Google’s stock price passes $800 for the 1st time

Google's stock has just passed $800 for the first time. The technology juggernaut has many services that it can thank for that. There's its monopolizing search engine, its variety of services like Gmail and YouTube, and of course its extremely popular Android operating system. Google has made some very great decisions within the last few years that brought it to its great milestone today. However, things didn't always look so bright for the company.

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Eric Schmidt predicts China’s hacker war

Eric Schmidt predicts China’s hacker war

This week the soon to be released book "The New Digital Age" authored by Google's Eric Schmidt has been reviewed and spilled early by the Wall Street Journal. Their review includes words from the author regarding the future digital dominance of China across our planet, especially as it pertains to the United States in the very near future. This is not the first time Schmidt has predicted political waves crashing in before they've gone ahead and happened - an essay by Schmidt and colleague Jared Cohen called “The Digital Disruption" (published in 2010) correctly predicted Arab Spring (more or less). Could this be the next great digital high tide coming towards us?

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