Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt on Steve Jobs: “He was always ahead of me”

Jobs and Schmidt connect at the introduction of the iPhone, 2007 businessweek.com: The Google executive chairman admired Jobs’s passion, courage, and smarts When he went to Apple, he was basically down to 1 percent market share. Apple was near bankruptcy, the company had been for sale, there were a series of management changes. I talked to …

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Google Gives All Employees Surprise $1,000 Cash Bonus And 10% Raise

Google has given all of its employees $1,000 cash “holiday bonuses” and 2011 salary increases of at least 10%, a loyal reader tells us. The 10% company-wide raise will take effect on January 1, 2011. In addition, Google will also give each employee an additional raise equivalent to 1X the employee’s target bonus for the …

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Google founders wanted to hire Steve Jobs as company’s first CEO

Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin considered hiring Apple CEO Steve Jobs as the company’s first CEO, according to a new documentary. After interviewing a dozen unsuitable candidates during Google’s early years, Page and Brin went to meet Jobs, a personal “hero” of theirs. The pair then asked investor John Doerr, “Why can’t he …

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Google CEO: Don’t Like ‘Street View’? Move

In a CNN interview Monday, Google CEO Eric Schmidt responded to questions about what Google knows about people by saying that if people don’t like having their homes photographed for Google Street View for the world to see, they can “just move.” The comment came during an interview on the Parker Spitzer show. “With Street …

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Google CEO Eric Schmidt trash talks Windows 7

Google just took a jab at Microsoft. Oh, the search giant already did that last week, and it wasn’t the first time? Yes, you’re right, but now it’s Google CEO Eric Schmidt targeting the software giant’s biggest product, the latest version of which is particularly successful. Schmidt recently made comments about Windows 7 during a …

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