Quotes

“YouTube right now is ad-supported, which is great because it has enabled us to scale to a billion users; but there’s going to be a point where people don’t want to see the ads,” Consumers generally “will either choose ads, or pay a fee, which is an interesting model. … We’re thinking about how to give users options.” Said YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki at Re/code’s Code/Mobile conference, 10-27-14

"But there's a whole use of maps that is just about exploring. If we could offer more qualitative, thematic information that would be a direction for us to go in." Said Google's geospatial technologist Ed Parsons, per the HuffPost UK, 10-27-14

"So when you start speaking to your device more, you're asking for directions to places you've not visited before, but then we start to recognise patterns in the sorts of restaurants you might choose or the types of hotel we can make those recommendations to you, and be a bit more personal." Said Google's geospatial technologist Ed Parsons, per the HuffPost UK, 10-27-14

"Ultimately what we want Google Maps to be is someone that's an expert to wherever you're travelling." Said Google's geospatial technologist Ed Parsons, per the HuffPost UK, 10-27-14

"We try to be transparent, and say 'this is what we're doing, this is where the information is coming from'," Said Google's geospatial technologist Ed Parsons, per the HuffPost UK, 10-27-14

"Making the world better for people is about making use of the information we already have more intelligently, but there's still much more data we need to collect about all sorts of things." Said Google's geospatial technologist Ed Parsons, per the HuffPost UK, 10-27-14

“But many things of consequence are hard, they take a lot of time, they take a lot of resources and very smart people, and Google has turned out to be a place where such people gather.” Google Chairman Eric Schmidt to the LA Times, 10-23-14

“We view ourselves as an indexer and a pointer to those sources, we don’t create content, so we’re fairly clear where we are in that process,” Google Chairman Eric Schmidt explaining Google’s role in implementing Europe’s Right to Be Forgotten, per Techcrunch 10-22-14

"The evolution of Google is to go from you asking Google what to search for, to Google helping you anticipate, to make you smarter," "You let Google know things, Google will help you. Will you use it? Absolutely, because it will be cheap or free." Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, per CNN 10-16-14

“The FTC is a toothless tiger. The search engines don’t fear it. They do whatever they want.” Danny Sullivan, Editor of Search Engine Land per the WSJ 10-14-14