Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, discusses Canada's ever-more-prominent place in the tech industry with former Google CEO and Alphabet chair Eric Schmidt at Google Canada's Go North conference on Nov. 2, 2017.

Published: May 12th, 2020

Apple, Google, Al Gore and Canadian socks – day one of Elevate

In its second year Toronto's Elevate Tech Fest had a long list of speakers and companies but none were more impressive than Alphabet's Eric Schmidt and former U.S. vice president Al Gore who

Published on: September 26th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Eric Schmidt to step down as executive chair of Google parent Alphabet

Google parent Alphabet Inc. has announced that Eric Schmidt, its founding chair and the search engine giant's CEO between 2001 and 2011, will be stepping down from his current position. In a Thursday

Published on: December 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Google’s Eric Schmidt is really impressed by Canada’s innovative ecosystem

TORONTO - World leaders do not intimidate Eric Schmidt. As Google's CEO between 2001 and 2011 and executive chair of its parent company, Alphabet Inc., since its creation in 2015, Schmidt has been

Published on: November 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Justin Trudeau agrees with Donald Trump about one thing

TORONTO - Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump might have something in common after all. During a keynote discussion at Google's Go North summit on Nov. 2, Canada's prime minister was asked a direct

Published on: November 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Highlights, soundbites, and Schmidt-bites from Gartner Symposium 2013

My Tuesday report from the Gartner Symposium conference (held in humid Orlando) is a bit late. I usually get my blog ready in the evening, but yesterday evening Gartner reserved one of the Disney theme

Published on: October 9th, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Google-funded space mining firm could protect Earth from asteroid threats

Early this morning a meteorite soared over Russia’s Ural mountains and exploded in a sonic boom that shattered glass and set off car alarms. It’s estimated 500 people are injured and at least

Published on: February 15th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Google planning

You didn't really think Google was going to let Amazon hog all the Android tablet glory, did you?In an interview with Italian newspaper Corriere della Sea today, Googleexecutive chairman Eric Schmidt said that

Published on: December 20th, 2011 Brad Reed

Steve Jobs’ greatest product the Apple II, Canadians say

Steve Jobs’ death resulted in a worldwide outpouring of grief as millions came to grips with the loss of one of the top technology visionaries of this generation. There was intense interest in

Published on: October 17th, 2011 Brian Jackson

What Google’s Eric Schmidt thinks of other tech CEOs

Eric Schmidt’s career in the IT industry began long before his leadership roles at Google Inc., he reminded a large crowd at Dreamforce,’s annual conference, last week. The current executive chairman at

Published on: September 7th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Google CEO dwells on dangers of social networking

Google CEO Eric Schmidt fears that too much information is shared online, and predicts that people will one day change their name and reinvent themselves in order to escape their digital past. That

Published on: August 19th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Lessons learned from Google Wave failure

Anyone familiar with social technologies will remember the launch of Google Wave in the fall of 2009. It was a new kind of communication platform released into a beta test with 100,000 invitations sent

Published on: August 16th, 2010 Nigel Fenwick, Forrester Research

Buzz blowup – Google defends itself after censure by privacy watchdogs

Google Inc., on Tuesday, was given a stern warning by an international group of privacy advocates spearheaded by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.Jennifer Stoddart played a key role in organizing privacy watchdogs from

Published on: April 21st, 2010 Brian Jackson

Google chief blasted for privacy comments

An Internet privacy watchdog has blasted Google chief executive Eric Schmidt for his comments on Internet privacy, saying his remarks suggest Google misunderstands basic lessons about why privacy is important.Lest anything be taken

Published on: December 15th, 2009 Jared Newman

Google’s Android still faces challenges … a year on

After it has spent nearly a year on the market, analysts are reluctant to declare Android a success, but they say the platform could turn a corner in the next few months when

Published on: September 29th, 2009 Nancy Gorhing