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Google and the Gang of Four: Eric Schmidt’s Full D9 Interview (Video)

Apple. Amazon. Facebook. Google. That’s the “Gang of Four” dominating consumer technology today, says Eric Schmidt.

The Google chairman laid out his theory at the D9 conference this month, and he had plenty more to say during the keynote interview: Schmidt wanted to talk about privacy, politics, and even his failings — chiefly, his inability to create a plausible alternative to Facebook.

This one runs long, and is worth it:


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If I had to guess, one of the reasons they couldn’t sell it is that a lot of that technology is being used in other products that Cisco needs to create.

— Flip founder Jon Kaplan on why Cisco killed the Flip instead of selling it