John Paczkowski

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Google CEO to FTC: You Can Have My Apple Board Seat When You Pry it From My Cold, Dead Hands …


The Federal Trade Commission may worry about the ties between the Google (GOOG) and Apple (AAPL) boards, but Google CEO Eric Schmidt clearly doesn’t share its concern. “I don’t think Google sees Apple as a primary competitor,” he said during a luncheon with reporters ahead of the company’s annual shareholder meeting. “We encourage people to be on other companies’ boards. In my case, if there are issues that are competitive I would recuse myself. I think it’s been well established that I recuse myself in areas of the iPhone.”

Asked directly if he would resign from Apple’s board in the face of FTC scrutiny, Schmidt bristled–“Why would you ask that question?”–and then said simply, “It hasn’t crossed my mind.”

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald