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Google's Eric Schmidt headed to North Korea on 'private, humanitarian mission'

Google's Eric Schmidt headed to North Korea on 'private, humanitarian mission'

Phil Nickinson 26

North Korea as seen from the Dora Observatory Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt is going to North Korea as part of a "private, humanitarian mission," The Associated Press reported this afternoon. North Korea is all but cut off from the rest of the world when it comes to the Internet (among other things). Will Schmidt's trip the the beginning of any sort of change there? We can only...

Google's Mobile World Congress Keynote: Chrome for Android demo, and the worldwide digital divide

Google's Mobile World Congress Keynote: Chrome for Android demo, and the worldwide digital divide

Phil Nickinson 10

Google chairman Eric Schmidt today at Mobile World Congress took the stage for what traditionally has been one of the premiere keynote addresses of the event.  Schmidt started the keynote praising the Google Chrome browser and its recent leap to the mobile space as an Android application. He quickly turned things over to Android Product Director Hugo Barra, who gave the capacity...

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt selling 2.4 million shares, worth nearly $1.5 billion

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt selling 2.4 million shares, worth nearly $1.5 billion

Phil Nickinson 4

When I need cash, I go to the bank. (Or, more accurately, to a shoebox under the loose floorboard in my pantry. Shhhhh.) When the chairman of Google wants cash, he sells stock. According to an overnight SEC filing, Eric Schmidt -- as part of a prearranged trading plan -- is selling some 2.4 million shares of Class A Google stock.  That's somewhere around $1.44 billion dollars worth,...

Eric Schmidt doesn't actually say Nexus tablet, everybody starts thinking it anyway

Eric Schmidt doesn't actually say Nexus tablet, everybody starts thinking it anyway

Phil Nickinson 15

So apparently Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said something about a tablet to an Italian newspaper. Next thing you know, we have a Nexus tablet coming in six months or something. And you know what? That could totally happen. And you know what else? It already has. Here's what Schmidt actually said (more or less, thanks to Google Translate): "We in the next six months plan to...

Google shows off Ice Cream Sandwich features -- including on tablets -- at LeWeb

Google shows off Ice Cream Sandwich features -- including on tablets -- at LeWeb

Phil Nickinson 20

Youtube link for mobile viewing Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt took an hour this week at LeWeb 11 in Paris. And leading off his keynote was none other than Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. There's not a lot there we haven't seen already -- though Hugo Berra did show off Ice Cream Sandwich on a Motorola Xoom -- but it's another great preview of what Europe's experiencing now on...