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New Book on Google Reveals Details on China, CEO's Political Donations

In his new book, 'In the Plex,' tech journalist Steven Levy traces the history of Google and exposes some juicy details about the company along the way. The New York Times recently reviewed an advanced copy of the book, and highlighted some of its most interesting revelations. Eric Schmidt, for example, reportedly wanted to censor some Google search results in order to hide a political donation...

Eric Schmidt (Slightly) More Popular Than Steve Jobs, Employee Survey Says

Eric Schmidt may no longer be the CEO of Google, but he's still more popular at his office than Steve Jobs is at his. Schmidt finished his Google tenure with an approval rating of 96-percent, according to an employee survey conducted by Glassdoor.com. That score was barely enough to edge out Jobs, who boasts a piddly 95-percent approval rating, down from 98-percent last year. The biggest loser?...

Eric Schmidt Hands Google's Reins to Larry Page

Big things are happening over at Google. In a surprise announcement, Eric Schmidt has decided to step aside as CEO and is giving control over to co-founder Larry Page. Schmidt will stay on as Executive Chairman and as an adviser to Page, while Sergey Brin will continue helping to create and launch new products for Google. Schmidt announced the leadership change via Twitter declaring, "Day-to-day...

That's Some Creepy Schmidt: 'Just Move' If You Don't Like Street View

Google CEO Eric Schmidt continues in his brazen creepiness whenever he opens his mouth in public. On CNN's 'Parker Spitzer' program last week, Schmidt said that anyone concerned about their home appearing on Street View "can just move." (This follows Google's damage control regarding the revelation that its Street View cars had captured personal data.) As for his comment, Schmidt merely laughed,...

Eric Schmidt: Google Tries to 'Get Right Up to The Creepy Line', Not Working on Brain Implants (Yet)

Why is Eric Schmidt so in love with the Singularity, and so determined to make Google the company that initiates our complete subservience to The Machines? We guess he just doesn't see it that way. Because, according to Schmidt, we have so many computers in our lives, "you're never lonely, you're never bored." At the Washington Ideas Forum presented by The Atlantic, the Google CEO talked...

Facebook Cuts Down Games Clutter, Droid X Gets Froyo

Highlights from this morning's big tech headlines... At last night's Games Announcement, Facebook detailed an updated sidebar that will push your most commonly used apps to the top. For non-gamers, Facebook will be cutting down the amount of gaming updates hitting your feed, which means you won't have to keep track of every cow your friends purchase on FarmVille. Meanwhile, social gamers will...

Google to Add 'Social Layers' This Fall, Bing Passes Yahoo! for Search

Highlights from this morning's big tech headlines... At yesterday's Zeitgeist event, Google's Eric Schmidt said the search company plans to add social networking "layers" to its products this fall. [From: Reuters] New numbers from Nielsen indicate that Bing has passed Yahoo! to become the second largest search engine in the U.S. [From: Bits Blog] Buried among yesterday's Twitter...

Zuckerberg Crowned 'New Caesar' by Vanity Fair, Tops List of 100 Most Influential

Vanity Fair will bow to Silicon Valley in its October issue, which will see the magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Lo and behold, Mark Zuckerberg takes the number one spot: "This year Vanity Fair anoints Zuck as our new Caesar. He rules from the imperial capital of Palo Alto, California, the Rome of our nascent millennium." Although VF kind of glosses over...

Facebook Criticizes Google and Verizon's Net Neutrality Plans

Google and Verizon have already taken plenty of heat for their recently unveiled joint-proposal on how to apply Net neutrality ideology to regulatory policy. Now, Facebook has joined the chorus of boos by formally announcing its opposition to the plan. As the New York Times reports, the social network is raising concerns about any plan that would exempt wireless carriers from Net neutrality rules,...

A Week of Significant Smartphone Leaks, 'Men in Black 3-D' to Land in 2011?

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... Apple has endured a week of mysterious iPhone 4G leaks and sightings, but it isn't the only company receiving free smartphone publicity. Engadget awesomely gained access to some incredible Dell tidbits, including details about the Lightning, a Windows Phone 7 "portrait slider." [From: Engadget] The resounding success of 'Avatar'...

Google May Be Leading a Second Wave of Tablets

Now that Apple has jumped into the tablet arena, everyone else is clamoring to capitalize on the new found attention being garnered by the form factor. We already know that HP has one in the works, and Microsoft has been teasing us with the drool-inducing Courier for months now. Even Dell and Nokia are getting in on the slate craze, and we spent some hands on time at CES with many lower profile...

Facebook Crowned as Most Visited U.S. Site, A SXSW Twitter Walk-Out

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... According to online marketing firm Hitwise, Facebook has supplanted Google as the most visited site in the United States. While its seemingly infinite communicative tools continue to encroach on the popularity of Google and Gmail, the social networking behemoth can't claim complete U.S. dominance just yet, as Google still attracts...

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Claims Privacy Is Dead

Recent changes in the way that Facebook handles privacy and user information has set off a firestorm of controversy -- largely due to formerly private content having been exposed to the public. Still, Mark Zuckerberg apparently feels that he hasn't been publicly attacked enough. The Facebook CEO recently begged people to hurl criticism at him when he essentially told TechCrunch's Michael...

Schmidt to Newspapers: Google Can Help

Google News is a great tool for searching out the latest information about current events. But it's no secret that some news outlets (particularly newspapers) are growing irate with their inability to cash in online like Google has. The search company is raking in cash from ads displayed alongside search results that link to news outlets' stories. One notable media mogul, Rupert Murdoch, has...

Google CEO on Web in Five Years: Faster, More Social, More Chinese

Eric Schmidt, chairman and CEO of Google, has looked into the crystal ball hidden deep inside the company's headquarters. Besides plenty of dollar signs for Google, Schmidt envisions a drastically different Internet five years from now than the one we know today. According to ReadWriteWeb, the CEO remarked during a speech atGartner Symposium/ITxpo Orlando 2009 last week that the Web of the...