Schmidt will continue to serve Alphabet as an adviser focused on technical and science issues.
In a stunning announcement, Eric Schmidt, head of Alphabet, Inc., the holding company that owns Google, said today in a press conference at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California, that at midnight on New Year's Eve of this year, the iconic Google search engine will become property of a new nonprofit organization called Unlimited Years of Search, or UYS.
Food policy has gone mainstream. I know this because Summit at Sea 2016 --a swanky three-day conference held on a cruise ship that hosts likes of Google CEO Eric Schmidt, skateboarder Tony Hawk and acclaimed poet Sonia Sanchez--is incorporating an entire series of talks under the umbrella "Corn and Soy," curated by food activist Ellen Gustafson. This is a big deal.
Meditation, exercise and ... Google!
We asked some of the brightest minds at the World Economic Forum how they stay productive throughout the day and here's what they had to say.
Americans don't want to accept that 21st-century technological life has to come at the price of total vulnerability to surveillance, nor do they want American technology companies to maintain open global networks at the price of their own personal security. Recent calls for blocking terrorists from posting on social media -- from Hillary Clinton, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, and Google's Eric Schmidt -- reflect a growing American conviction that the state's responsibility to protect its citizens should extend to restrictions on cyber speech.
Steve Jobs is back all over the media and movie screens these days - as Hollywood portrays its take of his genius and his warts. At the end of the day (not the movie), Jobs' greatest notoriety may indeed be elevating Tim Cook to be his successor.
Today, you're much better off building a smart system that can learn from the real world -- what actual listeners are most likely to like next -- and help you predict who and where the next Adele might be.
"It would be nice to live in a world where people didn't have to deal with an organization that is not compromised in any manner whatsoever, but we don't live in that world. People have to use cars and they have put to petrol in their cars, and that petrol is made by Shell or BP."
In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy and friends are shocked and disappointed when they learn that the mighty and terrifying wizard is just a desperate, insecure man hiding behind a curtain, pulling levers to manipulate a monster created to control others through fear.