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Google Swipes PayPal Vice President of Product Development

Google Swipes PayPal Vice President of Product Development

Google has just poached the top payment executive from PayPal Osama Bedier, a man apparently key in moving the payment brand toward mobile payments. Does this have anything to do with Google's recent big moves toward NFC implementation in their Android OS? Paypal's CTO Scott Guilfoyle writes his goodbyes and thank yous to Bedier on the PayPal Blog, noting that his replacement will be a man by the name of Matthew Mengerink, a 10 year PayPal veteran who's led "PayPal architecture, infrastructure, payments development, core technologies, international development and customer quality and engineering services teams." Guilfoyle also notes that Mengerink "has 95 musical instruments at home and plays most of them."

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 28 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 28 2011

What's the difference between a Windows 7 tablet and a steel hammer? Ask Fujitsu - they've got the answer. What's better than listening to Aphex Twin? Listening to Aphex Twin on mushrooms. What's a bigger reason for shuffling Google CEOs - their competitors, or China? Finally, what's the biggest overnight news for Notion Ink's Adam tablet? Is it a Honeycomb update, an FCC teardown, a root that allows Android Marketplace access, or their customer service possibly stalling past their 7 day return period? This question can only be answered by YOU. And what's this - a review of a AT&T MiFi 2372 by none other than Chris Davies?! All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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Eric Schmidt: CEO shuffle “nothing to do with competitors” or China

Eric Schmidt: CEO shuffle “nothing to do with competitors” or China

Eric Schmidt has denied that his decision to step down as Google CEO was motivated by internal disagreements over the search giant's handling of Chinese censorship, also insisting that the management shake-up - which will see co-founder Larry Page take the CEO role - "has nothing to do with competitors." Instead, the move is intended to clarify Schmidt, Page and Sergey Brin's roles within Google.

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Eric Schmidt “wants to be a talk-show host” claim insiders

Eric Schmidt “wants to be a talk-show host” claim insiders

As odd rumors go, Eric Schmidt leaving Google to take up a new role as a talk-show host is pretty out there, but that's just what the NYPost's sources are claiming. The Google CEO - who will step down on April 4 and be replaced by Larry Page - has reportedly "been looking for a TV job for over a year" according to sources at CNN, and in fact filmed a pilot for the network back in August 2010.

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Schmidt Google unrest kicked off by China censorship?

Schmidt Google unrest kicked off by China censorship?

The road to Eric Schmidt's departure from the role of CEO at Google apparently began when the search giant decided to pull out of China, with Schmidt disappointed at co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin siding against him and withdraw censored searches in the country. According to the New Yorker's sources, Schmidt felt strongly that Google should stay in China, and "lost some energy and focus after losing the China decision."

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Larry Page to Replace Eric Schmidt as Google CEO on April 4th

Larry Page to Replace Eric Schmidt as Google CEO on April 4th

Google has just finished wrapping up their quarterly earnings call, and while the results were good for Google, their earnings are taking a backseat to the other story that they threw in for good measure. As the title above suggests, it's been formally announced, which you can read in the press release after the break, that Google's current CEO will step down, and Google co-founder Larry Page will step into the hot seat.

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Eric Schmidt: Google pushing LTE, mobile money & cheap smartphones in 2011

Eric Schmidt: Google pushing LTE, mobile money & cheap smartphones in 2011

Google CEO Eric Schmidt has taken to the Harvard Business Review to talk about the search giant's strategic initiatives in 2011, all of which are centered on mobile. Schmidt highlights three areas of focus - LTE, mobile money and inexpensive smartphones - which will require attention if Google's plans to deliver personalized information about where you are and what you could do there right now are to come to fruition.

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Google CEO Eric Schmidt at Web 2.0 Drops both Nexus S and Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Google CEO Eric Schmidt at Web 2.0 Drops both Nexus S and Android 2.3 Gingerbread

For all of you sitting at your computers (or sitting in the audience) today in the afternoon watching some fellows talking on stage on the way the world is working, you already know that one of those guys, Google CEO Eric Schmidt, whipped out something pretty neat to show off the brand new Android 2.3 Gingerbread system (if only for a few moments). The phone he displayed was none other than the mystical Nexus S, the same one we've been all a jibbles about since last week. Gingerbread held some sensual code-reading paying-for-donuts secrets of its own as well...

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