Eric Schmidt Says Apple Is Blocking Google Now for iOS, While Apple Says That Google Hasn’t Even Submitted It

googlenowIn an interview today, Eric Schmidt mentioned that Google Now for iOS was not in Google’s hands anymore. He stated that the App has been submitted to the App Store and is waiting for Apple’s approval. Rumors then began to flow that Apple is on purpose blocking the App from being publicly available on the App Store. When the rumors started to grow, Apple released a comment via CNet saying that Google has not even submitted any such application (Google Now) for the reviewal process. Read More

Schmidt Answers Questions About Anti-Competitiveness. Not Scared About Apple

siriThe executive chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt stood before the Senate Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee to answer questions about the company and its anti-competitiveness. Schmidt answered many of the questions with qualifications, however there were two points that stood out from the rest. Read More

Eric Schmidt’s Salary Increases From $1 to $1.25M

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Larry Page recently replaced Eric Schmidt as CEO of Google. It appears that the stepping down turned out to be beneficial for Eric Schmidt. He is now Google’s executive chairman, and his salary has been increased drastically. As CEO, Eric had a salary of $1 per year, but acoording to a SEC filing from Gooogle, he will be getting $1.25M per year along with a possible 400% target bonus from his base salary.

Larry Page Once Again CEO of Google

google trioBack in January, Eric Schmidt announced that he would be stepping down from the position of CEO to executive chairman of Google. He also mentioned that the CEO’s role would be handled by Larry Page, the co-founder of Google. When Google started, Larry was the first CEO of the search engine company, but after a while Sergey and Larry hired Schmidt or adult supervision. Read More

Things Crossing the Minds of People : Leadership at Apple & Google

Apple and Google are two of world’s greatest and the most innovative organizations. They have set a benchmark for others to emulate. Their leaders are icons and demigods of the world today. They inspire other organizations and also individuals who would like to shape their destiny on the lines of these role models.

However, success brings appreciation and a host of critics too. We have a pulse on what people are thinking and we would like to allow you a peep into the minds of those who applaud and critique as well. The reflections for the leaders of both the organizations are as follows:-

Steve Jobs of Apple

  • Steve is a founder and will have to struggle with his emotions in taking the right decisions.

  • For the launch of all its products, Steve Jobs hogs the limelight and projects a larger than life figure by making the presentation himself.

  • Steve is now at a two forked crossing of humility and arrogance. By allowing Walter Issacson to write a biography on him, he seems to be using yet making one more route of projecting himself, which is perhaps indicative of his taking a path which will lead him away from humility.

  • Steve is an innovator and a great designer and Apple has benefitted from his capabilities. However, he needs to allow the diversity of ideas to flow to see if Apple needs to move into different areas of its core competence.

  • Apple has affected a huge payout to Tim Cook for doing a job which he in any case was supposed to do.

  • Steve is the founder himself and all that he has to do is to keep the Board happy.

  • All said and done, Steve has shown resilience to regain his organization which had ousted him out earlier and now has taken it to the position of glory by creating unparalleled world class products.

Eric Schmidt of Google

  • Eric is a professional and he is required to take decisions on professional grounds.

  • When Nexus One was released, it was his employees who made the presentation at the Android Press Event. By doing so, the CEO is allowing the credit to flow where it is due.

  • Eric has maintained a low profile, putting his company before himself.

  • Eric runs his organization and has challenged Apple in its core area of strength by launching the Nexus One. It has moved beyond search to telephony.

  • The founders of Google and Eric have relinquished their salaries in making their organization stronger and have accepted only $1 as their payment at a particular point of time. Investors would repose a higher level of confidence in them.

  • Eric has a difficult job of not only maintaining good relations with the Board but also in keeping the founders of Google happy. He may thus loose the focus.

On an overall basis, the world is in awe with Steve Jobs and for reasons so well known to all. The world’s best marketers would give him a standing ovation, scientists would applaud his quest for new ideas converted into products and entrepreneurs bow down in respect. For the man who could do so much in such a short time, words will fall short to appreciate his contributions at any point of time. The chorus that all would hear is “Good Job done, Steve”.

For Eric too, the world is at his feet. With 3/4th of the world being followers of Google, Eric is just like another name to God.

Just imagine what could happen if Steve and Schmidt came in together and joined hands!