Google, once disdainful of lobbying, now a master of Washington influence

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The Techtopus: How Silicon Valley’s most celebrated CEOs conspired to drive down 100,000 tech engineers’ wages

Posted in ひと, アップル, グーグル, シリコンバレー by shiro on 2014年3月25日


The Techtopus: How Silicon Valley’s most celebrated CEOs conspired to drive down 100,000 tech engineers’ wages | PandoDaily

Non-poaching emails show Jobs was warring with Google long before iPhone was launched | 9to5Mac

Emails From Eric Schmidt And Sergey Brin On Hiring Apple Workers | Business Insider

The emails that led to accusations of an Apple and Google wage-fixing cartel | The Loop

The Banality of ‘Don’t Be Evil’ by Julian Assange

Posted in ひと, グーグル by shiro on 2013年6月4日


The Banality of ‘Don’t Be Evil’ by Julian Assange |

I have a very different perspective. The advance of information technology epitomized by Google heralds the death of privacy for most people and shifts the world toward authoritarianism. This is the principal thesis in my book, Cypherpunks. But while Mr. Schmidt and Mr. Cohen tell us that the death of privacy will aid governments in “repressive autocracies” in “targeting their citizens,” they also say governments in “open” democracies will see it as “a gift” enabling them to “better respond to citizen and customer concerns.” In reality, the erosion of individual privacy in the West and the attendant centralization of power make abuses inevitable, moving the “good” societies closer to the “bad” ones.

The Banality of “Don’t Be Evil“‘ | Daring Fireball

Google’s Eric Schmidt ‘perplexed’ over UK tax debate

Posted in ひと, グーグル, 租税回避 by shiro on 2013年5月28日


Google’s Eric Schmidt ‘perplexed’ over UK tax debate | BBC News

Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt has said he is “perplexed” by the ongoing debate over the company’s tax contributions in the UK.

Congress grills Apple CEO Tim Cook for complying with rules it wrote | The Boston Globe

Not Apple’s Fault’ | The Loop

Surprise! Google chairman Eric Schmidt uses.. a BlackBerry

Posted in ひと, グーグル by shiro on 2013年3月23日


Surprise! Google chairman Eric Schmidt uses.. a BlackBerry | Technology |

Eric Schmidt uses a BlackBerry. Why? He likes the keyboard, he says.

Google’s Eric Schmidt uses a BlackBerry | The Loop

They deserve each other.

Eric Schmidt Uses a BlackBerry | Daring Fireball


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Charlie Rose の SJ 追悼番組と Eric Schmidt の変わり身の早さ

Posted in ひと, ビデオ by shiro on 2011年10月17日

A Tribute to Steve Jobs | Charlie Rose

A Tribute to Steve Jobs with Eric Schmidt, Ken Auletta, Walter Mossberg, David Carr, Walter Isaacson, Lawrence Ellison, Bob Iger, Marc Andreessen, Marissa Mayer, Steve Wozniak

Google’s Schmidt Says Jobs Merged Art, Science – Video | Bloomberg

Schmidt, Seriously! | Om.Is.Me

That said, I do think by placing a link to Steve Jobs 1955-2011 on the Apple website from the Google home page was one helluva crazy gesture.

What Is Up With Eric Schmidt’s Revisionist History of His Relationship With Steve Jobs? | Forbes

Why is Eric Schmidt doing all these media appearances? I agree with Om Malik’s conclusion, he’s trying to re-write history. He’s trying to insist that everything was always hunky-dory between these two men, when that’s clearly not the case.

If Schmidt truly knows that things didn’t go down between them as he is saying, I find it pathological and scary that he would seemingly be waiting by the phone for Steve to die to hit the talk show circuit giving his view of history — all seemingly so we think highly of Schmidt as a smart guy and friend of Steve’s.

We will see what Walter Isaacson’s book says in a few weeks. We will also see, over time, what people who were on the Apple board before and after Eric’s tenure have to say. The truth will come out.


Posted in プライバシー by shiro on 2010年9月25日


Eric Schmidt – The Colbert Report – 9/21/10 | Comedy Central


Transcript: Stephen Colbert Interviews Google’s Eric Schmidt On The Colbert Report |

Colbert: Now you famously said, and I completely support this, the idea that some day, young people instead of having privacy, for the things that they put up on Facebook, being able to expunge that, since once it’s up there, it exists forever, that one day they’ll just erase their histories and change their names, and they’ll be scot free.

Schmidt: It was a joke.

Colbert: Stares in silence.

Schmidt: And it just wasn’t very good.

Colbert: I guess that’s too hip for the room.

Schmidt: It just wasn’t a very good joke.


Posted in ひと, グーグル by shiro on 2010年8月22日


Creep Executive Officer | Daring Fireball

The industry is filled with eccentric CEOs — billionaires who, say, wear a wardrobe that consists of nothing but identical black shirts and Levi’s 501 jeans, or who dress as a samurai warrior, including swords, at their home. But Schmidt doesn’t seem eccentric (or at least not merely so). He seems creepy.

Holman W. Jenkins Jr.: Google and the Search for the Future |

[Schmidt] predicts, apparently seriously, that every young person one day will be entitled automatically to change his or her name on reaching adulthood in order to disown youthful hijinks stored on their friends’ social media sites.

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