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Eric Schmidt steps down as Google CEO
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imitchellg5
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Jan 20, 2011, 05:44 PM
 
Eric Schmidt is no longer Google CEO, but will still be involved as an advisor at Google. Very interesting move, Schmidt has had a lot of great ideas and seems to be a very bright man, but he's also been the man prosecuting such expensive failures such as Google Wave, Buzz, etc.

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At this rate, Steve Ballmer should be arming his alarm system
     
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Jan 20, 2011, 06:18 PM
 
He probably got to experience the safari/iTunes merger browser thing, and is throwing in the towel early. Smart move, really.
     
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Jan 20, 2011, 07:34 PM
 
The Safari/iTunes merger browser rumour is a crock.

They both run on WebKit; that's it.
     
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Jan 20, 2011, 07:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by brassplayersrock² View Post
He probably got to experience the safari/iTunes merger browser thing, and is throwing in the towel early. Smart move, really.
Ya, 'cause iTunes needs to be *more* bloated.
     
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Jan 20, 2011, 08:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
The Safari/iTunes merger browser rumour is a crock.
This is a current rumor? Crazy.

I think it would be a good move for Apple to allow iTunes Store access from Safari or any other browser, though.
     
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Jan 20, 2011, 08:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by brassplayersrock² View Post
He probably got to experience the safari/iTunes merger browser thing, and is throwing in the towel early. Smart move, really.
What does that have to do with Google?
     
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Jan 21, 2011, 04:13 AM
 
He's got billions in the bank, probably wants to use some of it instead of suffering a heart attack in the next few years.
     
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Jan 21, 2011, 04:53 AM
 
Does this mean that Google will stop being tossers?
Been inclined to wander... off the beaten track.
That's where there's thunder... and the wind shouts back.
     
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Jan 21, 2011, 05:16 AM
 
No.

Schmidt will use his time to lobby other companies into "sharing their vision".
     
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Well who gives a toss then?
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Jan 21, 2011, 09:45 AM
 
Young women looking for rich older husbands?
     
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Jan 21, 2011, 10:33 AM
 
Originally Posted by lpkmckenna View Post
This is a current rumor? Crazy.

I think it would be a good move for Apple to allow iTunes Store access from Safari or any other browser, though.
So novices can go there, buy music and then wonder where it downloaded? There's a reason the iTunes store was not a web store to begin with.

I've never seen a case of web vs. native app, where the web provided a better experience, except where a native app was written to compliment an existing web site, and all of the features weren't implemented yet.
     
   
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