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January 29, 2013
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Google Maps North Korea
Details of cities and even prison camps in North Korea became more visible on Tuesday when Google updated its Google Maps application to include information citizen cartographers have been providing it about the country through a crowdsourcing development program called Map Maker. Read more…

Good work, Google. The more this info is out there, the more people will pay attention to this issue.

discoverynews:

Google Maps North Korea

Details of cities and even prison camps in North Korea became more visible on Tuesday when Google updated its Google Maps application to include information citizen cartographers have been providing it about the country through a crowdsourcing development program called Map Maker. Read more…

Good work, Google. The more this info is out there, the more people will pay attention to this issue.

11:30 // 1 year ago
January 20, 2013
What’s so odd about the whole thing is that no one in North Korea can even hope to afford the things they showed us. And it’s not like they’re going to export this technology. They’re building products for a market that doesn’t exist.
Sophie Schmidt, daughter of Google chairman Eric Schmidt • Discussing her experience at the North Korean version of the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month. Schmidt went with her father to the country — both of whom were joined by former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson. The longtime Google figure spent much of his time in the nation trying to convince North Korean leaders that their focus on keeping internet access extremely limited was causing long-term harm to the country’s economy, an argument which we wouldn’t be surprised if it fell on deaf ears.
19:01 // 1 year ago
June 22, 2012
18:51 // 2 years ago
December 11, 2011

Google’s top execs have a surplus of planes hanging around

  • 8 private jets split up between three top executives, or 2.6 per person source

» Say whaaaaaaaaaaaa? The news on this one broke in a somewhat sneaky way — the San Jose Mercury News reported that the executives had offered to pay $33 million to finish restoration of a historic air hangar at Moffett Field, which is a stone’s throw from Google’s Mountain View headquarters. It came out, as a result of this news, that the company has eight jets at its disposal between Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt. Google doesn’t own them, mind you; H211, a separate company that has no formal relationship with Google, operates them. Still, though … you gotta wonder why they need eight jets. If they want, they could give one to us.

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21:30 // 2 years ago
October 1, 2011
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June 1, 2011
11:27 // 3 years ago
January 24, 2011

Google’s Eric Schmidt got a pretty golden thank-you card

  • $100 million in equity earned for his time as CEO source

» He still has hefty stock options, too: Schmidt, who recently announced he was stepping down as Google’s CEO, but will stay on as chairman, will keep around 9.1 percent of his voting rights. This, by the way, is after selling a crapton of his stock.

10:52 // 3 years ago
January 21, 2011

Even though Google’s stock is expensive right now, it’s still a “buy”

  • $640+ the stock’s recent price peak, before yesterday’s management shakeup
  • $627 the stock’s price as of when we wrote this, post-announcement
  • $800+ the price some analysts are expecting the stock to hit someday source
13:31 // 3 years ago
January 20, 2011
I am enormously proud of my last decade as CEO, and I am certain that the next 10 years under Larry will be even better! Larry, in my clear opinion, is ready to lead.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt • Revealing he’s stepping down as CEO to become Executive Chairman of the company. Larry Page will be taking over. Everyone give crap to the new guy, OK? source (viafollow)
16:19 // 3 years ago