Quotes

“Almost all of the problems we debate can be solved with more broadband access,” stated Google Chairman Eric Schmidt at the Davos World Economic Forum, Per Quartz 1-23-15

“You now see so many strong tech platforms coming, and you are seeing a reordering and a future reordering of dominance or leaders or whatever term you want to use because of the rise of the apps on the smartphone… All bets are off at this point as to what the smartphone app infrastructure is going to look like… I view that as a completely open market at this point.” Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said at the Davos meeting, 1-23-15, per Hollywood Reporter

“I will answer very simply that the Internet will disappear… There will be so many IP addresses…so many devices, sensors, things that you are wearing, things that you are interacting with that you won’t even sense it… It will be part of your presence all the time. Imagine you walk into a room, and the room is dynamic. And with your permission and all of that, you are interacting with the things going on in the room. A highly personalized, highly interactive and very, very interesting world emerges.” Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said in response to a question about the future of the web, at the Davos meeting, 1-23-15, per Hollywood Reporter

Google’s effort to position itself as a defender of free speech is shameful. Freedom of speech should never be used as a shield for unlawful activities and the Internet is not a license to steal,” said Kate Bedingfield, an M.P.A.A. spokeswoman, in an emailed statement to the New York Times, 12-20-14;

“Feeling emboldened with its billions of dollars, media prowess and political power,” [Google is] “trying to stop the state of Mississippi for daring to ask some questions.” Mississippi State Attorney General, per the WSJ, 12-20-14;

"The ultimate reason for you not to be too worried about us is that we depend on, at some basic level, your trust," he says. "And if there were a data breach at Google involving anyone, it would immediately become front page news all around the world, and millions of people would say: screw that, we're going to go use Bing." "So ultimately … in a competitive market, the competition, plus the regulations, plus the fear of regulations, plus the serious threat of civil and criminal penalties -- which are, in fact, often applied to CEOs and chairmen -- are your best defense." Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, per Inc. Magazine, 12-18-14

"It is possible to build a culture around innovation. It is possible to build a culture around leadership. And it is possible to build a culture around optimism. Google is an example, but by no means the only example, of a culture that can be built based on relatively scalable principles. We could run our country this way. We could run the world this way." Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, told the Economic Club of Washington, 6-9-08, per the LA Times

“Google has put their profits ahead of the safety of children and families and this office will continue to fight them with all the expertise at our disposal in an effort to protect the people of Mississippi,” said Mississippi State Attorney General, Jim Hood, in a statement provided to the New York Times, 12-16-14;

“It is our firm belief that Google should not be the arbiter of what is and is not legal on the web — that is for courts and government to decide,” said Kent Walker, Google’s General Counsel, per an email, the New York Times obtained from an open records request, per the New York Times, 12-16-14;

“These guys have profited from illegal activity that they promoted in their search engines for years. There is a culture at Google of sell anything to anyone. By no means do they wear the white hat in this debate,” Nebraska State Attorney General Jon Bruning told the New York Times, 12-16-14;