Whenever Eric Schmidt speaks about Google’s short- and long-term plans at public events, it’s always worth paying attention to what he says about the company’s future – and sometimes he does say things that turn out to bite the company right in the behind.
The former Google CEO talked to journalists last Thursday at the Allen & Company technology conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, where he made it clear to everyone attending that Google is determined to make a play in the hardware business – like that wasn’t clear so far. Here’s what he told the press, according to the New York Times:
Not that he would call Google a “hardware [...]
Google CEO Larry Page is now said to miss due to some unexpected health problems the main event in Google’s yearly calendar, Google I/O, scheduled to take place between June 27-29 in San Francisco.
Specifically, the CEO has lost his voice according to a Wall Street Journal report, and thus he won’t be able to take the stage during the keynotes of the developers conference. Strangely enough, he also missed Google’s annual meeting last Thursday and he is said not to make an appearance during Google’s upcoming Q2 earnings call that should take place in mid July.
Google has not detailed the health issues and the secrecy surrounding this [...]
Here at Android Authority, we’ve covered every move that preceded the beginning of the Google vs Oracle trial. But we never knew how much new info we’ll be able to find out about Android, Google, and Oracle from this high profile legal battle. As we don’t want to bore you with technical details and such, here’s a timeline of the trial, marking every important statement by lawyers on both sides, as well as witness testimonies. Let’s get on with it, shall we?
April 17: Oracle’s opening statement did not surprise anyone, as Google was accused of knowingly breaking Oracle’s intellectual properties regarding the Java language. According to a 2005 email from Andy Rubin to Larry [...]
Most of us are so focused on our daily grind that we hardly have time to take a break, step back, and look at the big picture. This is true in most areas of modern life, but in the tech world, where things change by the minute, it’s especially difficult to see beyond the noise. A new smartphone, a new leak, a crazy rumor… Statistics, marketing, tech-talk… they all compete for our attention, making things appear larger than they actually are.
So, from time to time, it’s refreshing to see someone step back and leave all the “My smartphone is better than yours” madness aside and just talk about where the world is heading. And this is precisely what [...]
We received information that Google has just hired Apple’s former Senior Director for product integrity, Simon Prakash. While both Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt may have had a ‘no poaching’ agreement in the past, it seems like this is no longer in effect. This got us thinking if this will spark another series of patent issues and what-not.
Prakash was with Apple for 8 years and was recently the head for ensuring quality control for all Apple products. As of this writing, there is no news as to what Prakash’s new title will be, or if he will ever be working on Android related tasks. We heard Google assigned him to work on a ‘secret project.’ Does this have something to do [...]