While visiting South Korea to promote the Nexus 7, Google chairman Eric Schmidt jumped on the "Gangnam Style" bandwagon, as the "normally staid executive loosened up by dancing with Korean pop sensation Psy," PC Mag writes.
(Credit: Google Korea)
Clearly excited to have met the Google exec, Psy tweeted Thursday:
— PSY (@psy_oppa) September 27, 2012
According to the Wall Street Journal, Schmidt spoke about Psy’s YouTube success at a news conference before their meeting.
“With K-pop, we had a whole industry of extraordinarily high quality music that was largely not available outside of Japan and Korea and a couple other countries. YouTube made it mainstream and global,” Schmidt said.
“I think there will be many other such breakouts and such great talents. I think the story here is not really about YouTube or Google. It’s about the fact that there is a amazing talent all around the world that could not be discovered before and that now has a global audience, which the talent can benefit from financially, with recognition, lifestyle et cetera.”
And now with Schmidt's funky footwork immortalized on video (see below), it seems the Google exec has succumbed to the lure of the catchy song and dance routine himself.
"Good for Schmidt. Homeboy knows how to have fun," TechCrunch declared.
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