Eric Schmidt

Sort of Evil

Over 3,000 Google Employees Signed a Letter Demanding Google Leave the 'Business of War'

The letter was addressed to Google CEO Sundar Pichai and requested that the company end its work with the Pentagon on AI technology for drones.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.5.18
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Feds want to split up detained migrant families, more than 120 countries condemn US in UN vote​, government shutdown averted with funding bill, and more.
VICE Staff
12.22.17
fake news

Eric Schmidt Says Google News Will 'Engineer' Russian Propaganda Out of the Feed

“It’s basically RT and Sputnik,” he said on Saturday.
Justin Ling
11.20.17
science funding

In Op-Ed, Eric Schmidt Argues for Government Role in Basic Research

"While investing in basic research typically doesn’t make sense for a business, it has been a winning strategy for our nation."
Michael Byrne
5.6.17
News

Google’s Free Gigabit Internet for Public Housing Is No Replacement for Reform

Should we be happy that things could be worse?
Jordan Pearson
2.3.16
News

Tim Cook Wants to Improve Your Morning Shower

Silicon Valley heavy hitters back water-saving shower head startup.
Nicholas Deleon
8.11.15
tech

Tinder CEO Sean Rad Has Been Ousted

The dating app's biggest stakeholder, InterActiveCorp (also known as IAC), is looking for an "Eric Schmidt-like person" to replace the 28-year-old, who's had a year marked by business triumphs and personal tribulations.
Kristen Yoonsoo Kim
11.4.14
politics

Google Cut Ties With ALEC for 'Lying' About Climate Change

Apparently the Koch Brothers-funded conservative lobbying group finally got too evil.
Sam Gustin
9.23.14
Motherboard Blog

Frictionless Sharing's Dead. And Privacy?

The recent failure of several fledgling web services that challenged the boundaries of our willingness to live in public indicates we do have our limits, at least for now.
Austin Considine
4.18.13
Motherboard Blog

The Trouble With Google Diplomacy 'Invading' North Korea

Nobody was exactly sure what Eric Schmidt was doing in North Korea before he left, and now that he's back things aren't much clearer.
Adam Clark Estes
1.10.13
Motherboard Blog

Against All Odds and Common Sense Eric Schmidt Is Looking at Things in North Korea

It's unclear how he got his plane ticket or who let him through customs--cash helps on both counts--but Eric Schmidt arrived in Pyongyang on Tuesday morning.
Adam Clark Estes
1.8.13