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How Often Does Google Update Its Algorithm?

Posted by Dr-PeteIn 2018, Google reported an incredible 3,234 improvements to search. That's more than 8 times the number of updates they reported in 2009 — less than a decade ago — and an average of almost 9 per day. How have algorithm updates evolved over the past decade, and how can we possibly keep tabs on all of them? Should we even try? To kick this off, here's a list of every confirmed count we have (sources at end of post): 2018 – 3,234 "improvements"2017 – 2,453 "changes"2016 – 1,653 "i...
Tags: Google, Congress, Seo, United States, Eric Schmidt, Cnbc, Pete, Matt Cutts, Mozcast, Dr-Pete, Unnamed Google


Google's Censored Search Would Help China 'Be More Open', Said Ex-CEO Eric Schmidt

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has defended the company's plan to build a censored version of its search engine in China. From a report: In an interview with the BBC on Monday, Schmidt said that he wasn't involved in decisions to build the censored search platform, codenamed Dragonfly. But he insisted that there were "many benefits" to working with China and said he was an advocate of operating in the country because he believed it could "help change China to be more open." As The Intercept firs...
Tags: Google, China, Tech, Bbc, Eric Schmidt, Communist Party, SCHMIDT


Ex-Google boss defends multiple controversies

On tax, China and treatment of women, Eric Schmidt tells BBC he will defend Google for a "very long time".
Tags: Google, News, China, Bbc, Eric Schmidt


Presidential candidates Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg come to LA for a little speaking, more fundraising

LOS ANGELES — Former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg will both be conducting fundraisers in the Los Angeles area Thursday for their campaigns for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Buttigieg is also set join Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in speaking at a rally with various union leaders in support of a parcel tax on the June 4 ballot to increasing funding for the Los Angeles Unified School District. According to Variety, Buttigieg is planning to...
Tags: Google, Politics, News, Obama, Colorado, California, Kaiser Permanente, La, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Spain, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Kaiser


Eric Schmidt To Step Down As Google Board After 18 Years

Google/Alphabet announced last night that Eric Schmidt, former Google CEO and long time board member of 18-years, is stepping down from his role on the board. He will continue as a "technical advisor" to the company but it seems he is moving on to "helping the next generation of talent to serve," as he put it.
Tags: Google, Seo, Eric Schmidt, Google Alphabet, Google News & Finances


The Daily Crunch: Apple stock jumps after earnings

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Apple’s stock jumps 5 percent after beating expectations Apple released earnings for its fiscal second quarter yesterday, reporting revenue of $58 billion, a decline of 5% from the year-ago quarter. It also reported quarterly earnings per diluted share of $2.46, down 10%. The market seems to approve, w...
Tags: Apple, TC, UK, Youtube, Tech, Julian Assange, Andreessen Horowitz, Southwark Crown Court, Wikileaks, Hulu, Coinbase, Eric Schmidt, Alphabet, Diane Greene, London England, Robin L Washington


Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and former Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene are both leaving Alphabet's board of directors (GOOG, GOOGL)

On Tuesday, Alphabet announced that former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and former Google Cloud CEO Dianne Greene will not seek re-election to its board of directors.  Alphabet also announced the addition to its board of Robin L. Washington, CFO of the Bay Area biopharmaceutical company, Gilead Sciences. Schmidt will continue on as a " technical advisor to Alphabet," and according to an SEC filing released Tuesday, he will receive an annual salary of $1 for his services.  News of the departures c...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, Washington, Trends, SEC, Eric Schmidt, Alphabet, Diane Greene, Bay Area, Robin, Bill Campbell, Gilead Sciences, SCHMIDT, Greene, Larry Sergey, Thomas Kurian


Eric Schmidt to Step Down From Alphabet’s Board

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt will step down from the board of Alphabet, Google’s holding company, in June, Alphabet announced Tuesday afternoon. Diane Greene, who until recently led Google’s cloud business, will also depart from the board. Alphabet announced that one of those two board seats will be filled by Robin L. Washington, who has […]
Tags: Google, News, Eric Schmidt, Diane Greene, Alphabet Google, Robin L Washington


Eric Schmidt and Diane Greene are leaving Alphabet’s board of directors

Google’s parent company Alphabet announced that two board members, Eric Schmidt and Diane Green, will not be seeking re-election when their terms expire on June 19. Schmidt has been on the company’s board since 2001, and also served as Google’s CEO for a decade, until April 2011. He then became the company’s executive chairman, before transitioning into the vague-sounding role of “technical advisor” at the end of 2017. (He said last year that he’s focused on new applications of machine learni...
Tags: Google, TC, Washington, Tech, Eric Schmidt, Alphabet, Diane Greene, Board, SCHMIDT, Greene, Diane Green, John Hennessy, Robin L Washington, Gilead Sciences She, Hyperion Solutions, PeopleSoft Robin


Eric Schmidt reveals the best wisdom he got from ultimate Silicon Valley CEO coach Bill Campbell, who worked with Steve Jobs, Sheryl Sandberg, and other star executives

Google executives Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Alan Eagle have written a new book called "Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell."  In this excerpt, they share some of the best management lessons they learned from legendary business coach Bill Campbell, who mentored many of the most successful modern tech leaders before he passed away in 2016. Campbell had a talent for really listening to people, watching body language, sensing mood shifts, an...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Yahoo, Trends, Fbi, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Bill, Marissa, Marissa Mayer, Eric Schmidt, Columbia, Alphabet, Diane Greene, Trump, Bill Campbell


Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt Stepping Down From Alphabet Board

Schmidt, 64, ran Google from 2001 to 2011, overseeing some of the company’s most enduring acquisitions and skyrocketing revenue growth. In 2011, after co-founder Larry Page returned as CEO, Schmidt shifted to executive chairman.
Tags: Google, Science, Larry Page, Eric Schmidt, SCHMIDT


Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt to leave Alphabet board of directors

He will remain with the compain the very limited role of ‘technical advisor.’ Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article. [Author: Greg Sterling]
Tags: Google, Seo, Eric Schmidt, Greg Sterling


Google launched a new internal portal to help employees report workplace issues, and it's hoping the number of reports goes up as a result (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google will be launching a new internal portal for its employees and its temp and vendor workforce (known as TVCs) to report issues such as harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.  The site — which will bring together multiple channels previously used for reporting issues — was announced on Thursday alongside a broader update from Google highlighting the steps it has taken to address workplace concerns.  A Google spokesperson told Business Insider on Thursday that previous methods of r...
Tags: Google, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Trends, Tim Cook, Eric Schmidt, Parker, Danielle Brown, Melonie Parker


Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has a custom-made comic strip in his office showing himself alongside Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg apologizing

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has a custom-made comic strip hanging in his office of Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and himself apologizing. The detail was reported in The Wall Street Journal's recent piece about the lessons Schmidt learned from the late Silicon Valley business coach Bill Campbell. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google that sits on parent company Alphabet's board of directors, has an unusual piece of art...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Cook, Steve Jobs, China, Samsung, Trends, Tim Cook, Sergey Brin, Silicon Valley, Wall Street Journal, Eric Schmidt, Cnet


Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt Says Tech Companies Can Regulate Themselves

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt in a new interview rejected the notion that Capitol Hill has a role to play in regulating big tech companies, breaking with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's recent willingness to work with lawmakers. From a report: "The problem is if you write a rule, inevitably, you fix the solution on a specific solution, but the technology moves so quickly," Schmidt says. "It's generally better to let the tech companies do these things," he adds. Schmidt, who ran Google from 2001 ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Congress, Tech, Capitol Hill, Eric Schmidt, SCHMIDT


Boston Tech Watch: Tufin, Facebook, RightHand, Diameter & Jebbit

A cybersecurity IPO could raise up to $124 million for an Israeli-based company with its US headquarters in Boston. Facebook’s Boston office wants to map the world’s population in high def, starting with Africa. More venture cash is flowing into Bay State startups. Read all this and much more in this week’s roundup of local tech news.—Tufin Software Technologies, a cybersecurity company based in Israel with its US headquarters in Boston, went public this week and is listed on the New York Stock...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Facebook, Boston, Softbank, Israel, US, Trends, Tech, Connecticut, Weather Forecast, New York Stock Exchange, Eric Schmidt, Video Game, Affectiva, Healthtech


Innovation Endeavors debuts Deep Life, an incubator focused on intersection of life science and computer science

Innovation Endeavors, the fund backed by Google’s Eric Schmidt, has for years now been taking a novel approach to working on difficult and still-evolving problems like cybersecurity and food shortages: it sets up incubators that bring together different stakeholders to identify, develop and fund ways of tackling these issues. Today, Innovation unveiled the latest of these: a new project called Deep Life, which aims to identify tricky problems in the world of life sciences, and figure out how to ...
Tags: Google, TC, Israel, Tech, Novozymes, Eric Schmidt, Zymergen, Berman, Mount Sinai Hospital, LEO Pharma, Aviv Regev, Innovation Endeavors co, Dror Berman Deep Life, Schmidt Futures, Clalit Health Services Research Institute, Faculty Chair of the Broad Institute of MIT


Eric Schmidt — Lessons from a Trillion-Dollar Coach (#367)

“You can systematize innovation even if you can’t completely predict it.” — Eric Schmidt Eric Schmidt (@ericschmidt) is Technical Advisor and Board Member to Alphabet Inc., where he advises its leaders on technology, business and policy issues. Eric joined Google in 2001 and helped grow the company from a Silicon Valley startup to a global […]
Tags: Google, Entrepreneurship, Lifestyle, Silicon Valley, Eric Schmidt, The Tim Ferriss Show, Eric, Alphabet Inc, Performance Coach, Eric Schmidt Eric Schmidt


From humping turtles to Larry Page's pancakes: 31 of the most bizarre Google+ posts by Google execs that we'll miss the most (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google began deleting user accounts from its Google+ social network this week.  Among the accounts that got deleted were those of Google's own executives.  In addition to providing important records about company history, the lost Google+ accounts were a rich trove of information about the people running Google; sometimes silly and whimsical, other times eerily foreboding. Business Insider took screenshots of some of the best posts by Google execs to ensure that they wouldn't be lost to time. ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, San Francisco, Trends, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Google Glass, Eric Schmidt, Sundar Pichai, Moscone Center, Brin


Google has deleted the Google+ profiles of Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Sundar Pichai amid the Google+ shutdown — wiping away years of important company history (GOOG, GOOGL)

Tuesday marked the long-promised day when Google began the process of deleting Google+ accounts, ahead of the social network's total shutdown.  And not immune to the purge were the accounts of high-powered Google executives, which are vanishing from public view. The accounts belonging to executives past and present like Sergey Brin, Sundar Pichai, and Eric Schmidt were deleted shortly after Business Insider reached out to Google for comment. However, we were able to take screenshots of Larry P...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Jeff Bezos, National Security Agency, British Museum, Eric Schmidt, Sundar Pichai, Signal, Nikesh Arora, Omid Kordestani, Zuckerberg, Page


Sundar's Silence: The thorny factors behind the Google CEO's Trump meeting and his deafening quiet about it (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google CEO Sundar Pichai met with President Trump on Wednesday, but instead of giving his take on how the conversation went, the chief exec remained silent.  Meanwhile, the president didn't hold back, saying that Google is " totally committed to the U.S. military, not the Chinese Military."  But why would Pichai not say a word coming out of his meeting with Trump?  There could be a number of reasons, though one thing's for sure — his decision follows a trend of other tech execs making a s...
Tags: Google, Cook, Congress, Washington, White House, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Eric Schmidt, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Business Insider, Trump, Donald J Trump, SCHMIDT, ZIMMERMAN


Investment platform Ellevest raises $33M Melinda Gates’ Pivotal Ventures, Valerie Jarrett & PayPal

Ellevest, a digital investment platform specifically focused on helping women meet their financial goals, has raised an additional $33 million in a new round led by Rethink Impact and PSP Growth. The funding includes a handful of notable, new investors including Melinda Gates’s investment fund Pivotal Ventures; PayPal; Wynn Resorts co-founder Elaine Wynn; former Google and Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt; former top aide to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett; Gingerbread Capital, founded by Linnea ...
Tags: Google, Valerie Jarrett, Tech, Paypal, Melinda Gates, Eric Schmidt, Mastercard, Alphabet, Puerto Rico, Elaine Wynn, TechCrunch Disrupt NY, Krawcheck, Ellevest, United State of Women, Premium Service, Linnea Roberts


Investment platform Ellevest raises $33M from Melinda Gates’ Pivotal Ventures, Valerie Jarrett & PayPal

Ellevest, a digital investment platform specifically focused on helping women meet their financial goals, has raised an additional $33 million in a new round led by Rethink Impact and PSP Growth. The funding includes a handful of notable, new investors, including Melinda Gates’s investment fund Pivotal Ventures; PayPal; Wynn Resorts co-founder Elaine Wynn; former Google and Alphabet chairman Eric Schmidt; former top aide to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett; Gingerbread Capital, founded by Linnea...
Tags: Google, Valerie Jarrett, Tech, Paypal, Melinda Gates, Eric Schmidt, Mastercard, Alphabet, Puerto Rico, Elaine Wynn, TechCrunch Disrupt NY, Krawcheck, Ellevest, United State of Women, Premium Service, Linnea Roberts


Flying taxi startup Blade is helping Silicon Valley CEOs bypass traffic

One year after a $38 million Series B valued on-demand aviation startup Blade at $140 million, the company has begun taxiing the Bay Area’s elite. As part of a new pilot program, Blade has given 200 people in San Francisco and Silicon Valley exclusive access to its mobile app, allowing them to book helicopters, private jets and even seaplanes at a moments notice for $200 per seat, at least. Blade, backed by Lerer Hippeau, Airbus, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and others, currently flies pass...
Tags: Google, Startups, Transportation, Uber, New York, California, India, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ceo, Palo Alto, Transport, Venture Capital, Commuting, Warner Music Group


Perris Auto Speedway is growing its legacy for short track racing

Short track racing has always been popular and well attended in Southern California. The center was the half-mile Ascot Speedway in Gardena, run by the late J.C. Agajanian. The track opened in 1957 and remained active until 1990. The sport suffered for six years until Perris Auto Speedway opened March 30, 1996, in Riverside County. Since its opening, PAS has operated under Oval Entertainment and the Kazarian family on the SoCal Fairgrounds, a stretch of 18 years. And, if Oval Entertainment has i...
Tags: Texas, Sport, Indianapolis, Austin, Soccer, Long Beach, Nevada, William, West Coast, Riverside County, Nascar, Eric Schmidt, St Petersburg, Sao Paulo, Southern California, Nbc Sports


Amazon is Introducing Private Investors To High-Risk Startups in a New Pilot Program (slashdot)

Amazon is testing a new way to bolster its relationship with startups and possibly bring in more capital to the ecosystem. From a report: The fledgling effort, known as the Amazon Web Services Pro-Rata Program, is designed to link private investors with companies that use AWS, as well as venture funds whose portfolios are filled with potential cloud customers. Amazon is not investing money through the program. The Pro-Rata program is being run by Brad Holden, a former partner at TomorrowVentur...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, News, The New York Times, Eric Schmidt, Cnbc, Mike Isaac, Pro Rata, Jason Hunt, Msmash, Amazon Web Services Pro Rata Program, Brad Holden, TomorrowVentures, Pro Rata Program


Amazon is Introducing Private Investors To High-Risk Startups in a New Pilot Program

Amazon is testing a new way to bolster its relationship with startups and possibly bring in more capital to the ecosystem. From a report: The fledgling effort, known as the Amazon Web Services Pro-Rata Program, is designed to link private investors with companies that use AWS, as well as venture funds whose portfolios are filled with potential cloud customers. Amazon is not investing money through the program. The Pro-Rata program is being run by Brad Holden, a former partner at TomorrowVentur...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Tech, The New York Times, Eric Schmidt, Cnbc, Mike Isaac, Pro Rata, Jason Hunt, Amazon Web Services Pro Rata Program, Brad Holden, TomorrowVentures, Pro Rata Program


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Facebook is reportedly under criminal investigation over deals that gave Apple, Amazon, and other companies access to user data. The partnerships, first reported in June, gave those outside companies to data including friend lists, contact information, and even private messages — and not always with the user's consent. Uber is talking to SoftBank and Toyota about a $1 billion investment in its self-driving car business. The de...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, China, Softbank, US, Trends, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Toyota, Jack Dorsey, Daniel Ek, Eric Schmidt


The “splinternet” is already here

Keith Wright Contributor Share on Twitter Keith Wright is a Villanova School of Business instructor of Accounting and Information Systems, founder of Simplicity On-Demand LLC and former Senior Vice President for Global Sales Operations for SAP. There is no question that the arrival of a fragmented and divided internet is now upon us. The “splinternet,” where cyberspace is controlled and regulated by different countries is no lo...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Column, Mark Zuckerberg, Asia, South Korea, Net Neutrality, Internet, Washington, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, Censorship, Chief executive officer, Tech


Google cofounder Larry Page threatened to leave if the company didn't find a way to keep him in control, newly unsealed court docs reveal (GOOGL)

Larry Page, Google's cofounder, threatened to leave the company in 2011, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Together with fellow cofounder Sergey Brin and top executive Eric Schmidt, Page held shares with super-voting powers that gave the threesome control over Google. Page was worried he'd lose that control if Brin or Schmidt sold their shares, according to recently unsealed court records viewed by Bloomberg. At the time he made the threat, Page was pressing Google's board of directors to create a...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Congress, New York City, Trends, Bloomberg, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Silicon Valley, Evan Spiegel, Eric Schmidt, Alphabet, Page, SCHMIDT