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Google's Schmidt says Street View-phobes "can just move"

Don't like the thought of having Google's Street View cars photographing your home or business? You're not alone, apparently, what with at least 240,000 Germans recently voicing their desire to remain un-pictured. Good news, everyone! Google CEO Eric Schmidt has a solution for you: just move. Yes, it's the brilliant solution he offered months back when responding to the "what if I don't want...

Google 'social layers' coming this fall, Google Me still all hype

Remember how something called Google Me was supposed to be Google's Facebook-killing secret weapon? Well, the plan to introduce new social features that Google announced on Tuesday does not sound like Google Me. In fact, nobody at Google has ever confirmed that Google Me is an actual product in development. Let's back away from the hype machine for a minute and look at what Google has actually...

Only naughty people should be afraid of Google, says CEO Eric Schmidt

If there was ever a sign that tech companies are often run by mad-hatter evangelists, this is it: Eric Schmidt, Google's illustrious and incredibly successful CEO has finally spoken out about our continued concerns of privacy. And he isn't being gentle about it either. "If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place," Schmidt said in...

Google sees the future, and its all about free cell phones

Google's CEO Eric Schmidt is dreaming about free cell phones. Schmidt said that he definitely sees a future where consumers who accept to watch targeted advertising on their mobile phones, will in turn get them for free. As advertising is starting to hit the mobile market with consumers spending large amount of time talking, texting, and using the mobile Internet, this new form of mobile...

Google says: "Take your data with you!"

Just say no to data lock-in! That's what Google CEO Eric Schmidt said at San Francisco's Web 2.0 conference earlier this week. "If you look at the historical large company behavior, they ultimately do things to protect their business practices or monopoly or what have you, against the choice of the users," Schmidt said. "The more we can, for example, let users move their data around, never trap...

Google-Intuit QuickBooks partnership rumored

Google and Intuit have been rumored to be entering into a partnership. The news will supposedly be dropped at 1:15pm Pacific time. Michael Arrington dropped some news today that Google could be integrating into QuickBooks 2007. This would supposedly allow small business users to add listings of their businesses to Google Maps, and create and manage AdWords campaigns, as well as post listings on...

Googleholic for September 5th, 2006

In this back to school issue of the Googleholic we cover: Google to give Brazil data British Airways offers Google Earth trip planning service Schmidt declines Apple stock Google archive search GoogleEavesdrop Google Image Labeler Game Tuesday's Googleholic...Starting off the week right......

Google to Offer Free Novels

Google is planning to offer Google Book Search users the ability to download and print selected classic out of copyright novels as PDF files for free. Google's CEO Eric Schmidt says he believes that this project will introduce many people to books that they would never have normally discovered. The free novel program started life as Google's giant initiative to put books online in a searchable...

Google CEO joins Apple Board of Directors

Apple announced yesterday that Google CEO Eric Schmidt has joined the ranks on Apple's Board of Directors. "Apple is one of the companies in the world that I most admire," said Eric Schmidt. "I'm really looking forward to working with Steve and Apple's board to help with all of the amazing things Apple is doing." Likewise, Steve Jobs praised Schmidt, saying, "Eric is obviously doing a terrific job...

Google Doubles Profits

Google has more than doubled its profits since last year at this time. The doubling of profits has been said by Google to be from the launch of some very impressive products and services into the marketplace. Google's profits went from $342 million last year, to $721 million this year. This was a historically slow quarter, and Google's growth in the quarter had even shocked Eric Schmidt at a press...

Eric Schmidts April Fools office furniture

Back in the day when a young Eric Schmidt (with rather large glasses) was a manager at Sun Microsystems, his employees thought it would be rather hilarious if they were to exchange a VW beetle with his office furnishings. Giraffes showed up at his house, and gave him papers to a car. Thinking it was a weird joke, Schmidt left for work. Upon arriving at work, there was the car. It had been...

Google does not support click fraud

Apparently there was a little chatter around the blogosphere lately about how Google supports click fraud. Well, then business product manager for trust and security over at Google cleared some things up on Google's corporate blog. Shurman Ghosemajumder, the business product manager for trust and security at Google spoke up about the issue at hand, and stated that a blogger quoted Eric Schmidt a...

Schmidt: No Google Browser plans

Eric Schmidt says Google has no plans to develop its own web browser, according to Reuters. During a conference call with Wall Street analysts today, the Google CEO said, "It looks like people have some good browsers choices already. We would not build a browser for the fun of building a browser." Speculation that Google would release its own web browser with its seach, e-mail, and other products...