Peter Kafka

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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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