Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has joined a group of executives backing an Uber-style mobile app for the luxury chopper crowd, called Blade. The startup was launched a year ago to get New Yorkers to the Hamptons in a matter of minutes.
Despite the controversy and backlash over the Google Glass wearable computer, the company’s executive chairman said the project is too important to scrap and that the company is working on releasing an all-new version.
The executive chairman at Google urged Congress on Wednesday to increase the number of high-skilled work visas made available to foreigners and to deal with other immigration issues later on.
Google’s Eric Schmidt Called Out For Repeatedly Interrupting Woman Tech Leader During Diversity Talk At SXSW
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt was called out for his behavior on a talk about diversity and tech at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, after repeatedly interrupting the only woman on the panel.
A federal judge rejected as too low a $324.5 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit alleging Google and Apple conspired with several other technology companies to block their top workers from getting better job offers.
Nearly 60,000 high-tech workers are likely to receive an average of $4,000 apiece in a settlement of a class-action lawsuit alleging Apple and Google conspired in an illegal cartel of Silicon Valley employers that secretly refused to recruit each other’s engineers.
Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and other highly sought technology workers from getting better job offers from one another.
Google paid co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin their customary $1 salaries last year while Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt’s compensation more than doubled to $19.3 million.
A government report has determined a fleet of aircraft owned by Google’s founders and former CEO received improper discounts on jet fuel that saved the three billionaires up to $5.3 million.
Google’s executive chairman has called the alleged spy tracking of communication data by the National Security Agency “outrageous” and potentially illegal, according to a published report.