I have nothing against the folks who created Tumblr and managed to get Yahoo to bid a whopping $1.1 billion this week to buy the company. More power t...
Recently, I spoke with Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, and his-coauthor, Jared Cohen, director of Google Ideas, about their new book, The Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business.
Dictators, mired in more technologically primitive societies, didn't develop the fearsome new implements of control of the National Security State. Google and other leaders in this field of massively mined and shared information did.
Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen as smart and plugged-in as it gets. And they have the resources and connections necessary to break new ground. The result is a book full of fresh thinking, tightly researched examples and creative twists that are bound to get the digerati buzzing.
What will our world look like 10 years from now? Will we finally have the flying cars and mechanical maids The Jetsons promised us? Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman and former CEO of Google, has some possible answers in his new book.
North Korea, largely by its own choosing, has been isolated from the rest of the world when it comes to technology and communication. More engagement and inclusiveness through civil society, in non-security matters, should be afforded an opportunity.
While the Internet and technology has become an extraordinary medium for commercial -- and personal publication, and we embrace it with abandon at times to satisfy our varying degrees of narcissism -- we really don't like it when we lose control of what we think is ours and ours alone.
This past Monday, Inauguration Day, I arrived at the White House for a breakfast with President Obama and twelve Silicon Valley leaders.
It's been amusing to watch the speculation around Google Chairman Eric Schmidt's visit to North Korea. The question on every writer's mind is, quite simply, what was the purpose of the visit?
The week began with Mayor Bloomberg and entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and government officials, who gathered for a summit on how N.Y. can keep its Tech Edge.
I had never heard of FIRST before Dean Kamen mentioned it to me. There's no doubt that his passion -- one man's vision -- has created something very special.
The Boys at Google are still in need of "adult supervision," and that this supervision is not going to come from Eric Schmidt or from their board.
People both for and against Khan Academy tend to portray the issues involved as black or white. But like most things in life, they are many shades of grey.
It is an important Sherman Act question if Google used its profits from its dominance in search to subsidize its dominance in video through YouTube. Google should honestly answer that question.
At the end of last week Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, made a major move in totally distancing his company from the Carrier IQ software installed by American mobile phone operators on its Android devices.
Ken Auletta has constructed probably the best narrative yet about Google's rise and rise. But to what extent is the company in control of its destiny?