Eric Schmidt

Executive Chairman
Google

Since joining Google in 2001, Eric Schmidt has helped grow the company from a Silicon Valley startup to a global leader in technology.

As executive chairman, he is responsible for the external matters of Google: Building partnerships and broader business relationships, government outreach and technology thought leadership, as well as advising the CEO and senior leadership on business and policy issues. From 2001-2011, he served as Google’s chief executive officer.

Prior to joining Google, Schmidt held leadership roles at Novell and Sun Microsystems Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University as well as a master’s degree and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

Posts With Eric Schmidt

Some of Our Fave D Conference Videos Before AllThingsD Signs Off in 3 … 2 … 1 …

Tech and media bigs on the red-hot seat.
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NASA Audit: Google Founders Received Jet-Fuel Discount

A company owned by top Google Inc. executives received an unwarranted discount worth $3.3 million to $5.3 million on jet fuel purchased over a six-year period from the federal government for their fleet of private jets, according to a new inspector general audit released Wednesday.

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Wireless Beacon Startup Estimote Lands $3.1 Million, Hires GroupMe Vet Steve Cheney

Estimote, a Y Combinator graduate that makes wireless sensors — or beacons — that can be used to transmit information to nearby smartphones in environments such as retail shops, has snagged a $3.1 million seed round from a long list of venture firms and angel investors, including Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors, Betaworks and Bessemer Venture Partners. The company is also announcing the hire of former GroupMe business-development boss Steve Cheney, who will open Estimote’s New York City office and run business operations.

Eric Schmidt’s Easy, Four-Step Guide to Switching From iPhone to Android

If you’re on the fence, Google’s chairman is more than willing to give you a nudge.
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Eric Schmidt’s VC Fund Backs Former Googlers’ Retail Tech Startup Index in $7 Million Round

Retail software startup Index, which aims to give retailers a better idea of who’s shopping in their stores and shoppers a more personalized experience, has raised a $7 million Series A investment round from Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors and Khosla Ventures. The San Francisco-based startup was founded by former Google Wallet execs Jonathan Wall and Marc Freed-Finnegan.

QOTD: Don’t Be Evil, NSA

“There clearly are cases where evil people exist, but you don’t have to violate the privacy of every single citizen of America to find them.”

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt

Waywire, Cory Booker’s Attempt to Build a Web Video Startup, Sells to Magnify

Booker, who is likely to win one of New Jersey’s senate seats on Wednesday, had already donated his shares in the troubled company to charity.
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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About News on the Web, Which Will Take You Two Days to Watch

A massive, 50-hour-plus oral history of the way the Web has radically overhauled the news and the news business.
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Arianna Goes (Even More) Global: HuffPost Live Launches WorldPost in Berggruen Institute Partnership

The world is apparently not enough for the online content exec, who is doubtlessly now contemplating HuffPost Space.
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Europe Thinks Google Can Do Better on Search Concessions

Europe wants Eric Schmidt and company to do better.
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How to Make Your Own Google Glass