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8:47 pm on Apr 30, 2008 (gmt 0)

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A nice three part interview with Google CEO Eric Schmidt.

Part 1
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Part 2
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Part 3
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[edited by: engine at 8:01 pm (utc) on May 1, 2008]
[edit reason] corrected url for pt3 [/edit]

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Here's a quick summary from the videos.

Google's CEO Eric Schmidt talks about the fact that they only know what's in the press about the Microsoft-Yahoo deal. He goes on about the company being an innovator and about Cloud Computing.

Furthermore, he talks about how tough it has been to monetise the social networking space. He talks about the Google cash and how comfortable he is in leaving it the bank.

On the mobile front, he sees considerable growth to exploit.

He talks about the dramatic market growth outside the USA, including Europe, Japan, China.

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Nice synopsis engine. It's spot on.
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Engine, thank you for saving my time!

Here's a business idea: Someone should start a web site that summerizes other people's long-winded crap!

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nice idea, it should be picked by some of our wise friend here as soon as they read that. yes it is good idea.
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>>Furthermore, he talks about how tough it has been to monetise the social networking space.

He should hire some folks here as advisors...

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Thanks for the synopsis. It really is worth listening to the full interview though. If anyone really believes the CEO of Google is talking "long-winded crap" then they've lost the plot.

On top of the synopsis he talks about how the Google brand name is so strong in Europe, Great Britain and France in particular.

He also talks about what he thinks is the "scariest" technological innovation for the next year or so - language translation. That interested me, because if a Chinese person could press a button and get my web pages perfectly translated into Chinese then the coverage of my websites would probably double overnight.

When he talks about mobile phones, he says that in 3 years time there will be 5 billion mobiles in a world population of 6 billion. More important than television or even electricity (over-exageration there I think). He talks about that in depth and my take on his words are that he expects mobile phones to get larger screens, somehow. The mobile market is where it's going and I'm sitting here without a single web page designed for mobiles!

There really is a whole pile of stuff in his interview to digest and interpret.

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He talks about the dramatic market growth outside the USA, including Europe, Japan, China.

heh. still failing in Korea.

He also talks about what he thinks is the "scariest" technological innovation for the next year or so - language translation.

That comment is scary...as it seems sooooo far from true. translation into Korea (vice versa) and Chinese and Japanese so far is basically a joke. Seriously. as in, only use it if you want laugh.

still...lots of good info and stuff to process for sure. ... especially the mobile stuff.

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Re the language translation, I think he's talking about how improved it will be in the next 2 to 3 years. If it gets good then the implications are enormous?
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Ugh I hate when the only format is video. Let me know when there is a transcript!
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Here's a business idea: Someone should start a web site that summerizes other people's long-winded crap

Here's how IMDB saves the time of watching a 188 minute movie version of a 400 pg. book: "The story about the lives of guards on death row leading up to the execution of black man accused of child murder & rape, who has the power of faith healing".

(It was a good book and a good movie -- the synopsis is concise but can't compete with seeing or reading the whole story).

That comment is scary...as it seems sooooo far from true. translation into Korea (vice versa) and Chinese and Japanese so far is basically a joke. Seriously. as in, only use it if you want laugh.

Even English <-> Spanish is way off... my 6th grader's Spanish teacher can catch when a homework assignment was done through a web based translator in about 2 seconds.

Cast my vote for G investing a couple hundred million into translation, (I wonder what "chicken scratch" translates to in Shona?)

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He talks about that in depth and my take on his words are that he expects mobile phones to get larger screens, somehow.

That should be feesable within the next year or two. And it will not necessarily be inside the phone itself, but rather projected from the phone. Search for "Pico Projector" or "MVIS"

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That was a good interview with a lot of information.

CNBC has a transcript
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(PRINT version) [cnbc.com...]