Them’s fightin’ words, Mister Schmidt! A new report with comments from former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has some stinging words from Apple over their recent string of lawsuits, with the Android maker standing firmly beside their hardware partners.
Former Google CEO (and former Apple board member) Eric Schmidt was first in the hot seat Tuesday night at the ninth annual AllThingsD conference, which was streamed live for the first time. Amidst a lot of Google talk was quite a bit of chatter about Apple, including a recommendation from Schmidt himself to get a Mac.
It's well-known at this point that one of Larry and Sergey's top choices for Google CEO was Steve Jobs. Now, obviously that didn't work out, and Google was until very recently run by the capable but not-as-funny-as-he-tried-to-be Eric Schmidt. This got us wondering what Google would've been like if Larry and Sergey had managed to woo Jobs into the search engine's top spot. Using our patent-pending ImagiNation, we're going to take you to an alternate reality, where just such a thing happened.
On Thursday morning, we reported that President Barack Obama was coming to San Francisco for a technology shindig with the CEOs of a number of companies, including Apple’s Steve Jobs -- and the CEO reportedly attended, despite currently being on medical leave from the company.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt announced Thursday that he will be stepping down from his post effective April 4, at which time co-founder Larry Page will step up to the plate to take over as CEO. So where does that leave the former Apple board member now?
Apple released the Apple TV IPSW yesterday and the hackers have already jailbroken it. Robbie wonders if Apple might be watching the jailbreaking community to see what features its regular users might like.
Eric Schmidt scares us with his vision of cars. The Retina Display is pitted against other smartphone displays and the Remote app gets updated just in time for the Apple TV.
Plus, we answer your hard-hitting Facebook and Twitter questions.
There may appear to be no love lost between Apple and Google these days, but the search giant’s CEO still appears to appreciate the dough they’re seeing from search on the iPhone -- at the same time as he brags about selling upwards of 200,000 new Android handsets each day.