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Google OS will be 'game changer,' says Schmidt

Eric Schmidt spent his first six years as Google's CEO resisting a push by the company's co-founders to develop their own operating system for personal computers.

Google hits back at WSJ's 'internet vampire' claims

Google has vowed to heal the rift with newspaper publishers facing up to the digital age, rejecting claims that it is an "internet vampire". The internet search portal's comments came after Les Hinton, the chief executive of The Wall Street Journal, last week criticised Google for "sucking the blood" out of the newspaper business.

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“It’s very difficult to make money from a story about a tragedy or murder or so forth,” Google’s Eric Schmidt on the great dilemma for news businesses

Twitter sees tools, not ads, as revenue

Twitter is working on various ways to make money from its fast-growing microblogging service, but advertising is an option that is not currently being considered.

Google CEO to stay on Apple board despite antitrust inquiry

Google CEO Eric Schmidt says he doesn't plan to resign from Apple's board despite a government inquiry into whether the ties between the two companies violate antitrust law.

Steve Jobs expects to be back at Apple in June

Apple CEO Steve Jobs still expects to return from his medical leave at the end of June, according to an Apple director who responded to an investor at the company's annual shareholder meeting.

Cameron calls in 'top talent' to economic committee

Conservative leader David Cameron today announced the establishment of an economic recovery committee to devise policies to help Britain out of recession.

Google profit beats on strong ad sales

Google Inc's quarterly earnings beat Wall Street forecasts as strong advertising sales on its self-branded websites helped the Internet leader defy the gloom pervading the tech sector.

Google staff searching for fresh ideas

Times are hard indeed when even Google, the undisputed leader in company perks, is cutting back.

Google profits exceed expectations

Google profits surpassed Wall Street quarterly forecasts, sending its shares up more than 10 percent as the Internet search and advertising leader held deepening economic gloom at bay.

Google reigns as world's most powerful 10-year-old

When Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google on September 7, 1998, they had little more than their ingenuity, four computers and an investor's $100,000 bet on their belief that an internet search engine could change the world.

Google shares slump after it warns on ad spending

Google raised fears for the first time that the weakening economy could affect the heretofore soaring growth rate of online advertising spending. Eric Schmidt, the search engine giant's chief executive, warned last night that the company was facing "a more challenging economic environment", compound-ing investors' negative reaction to disappointing profit figures for the last three months.

Google profit leaps to surprise analysts

Google Inc. tweaked its online advertising formula and accelerated its growth outside the United States to produce a first-quarter profit that surpassed analysts' predictions, alleviating some of the economic worries battering its stock this year.

Google hires Quattrone for advice on Microsoft

Frank Quattrone, the dotcom investment banker who fought off corruption allegations, has been hired by Google to advise it on its future strategy, confirming his re-emergence as a power player in Silicon Valley.

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