Eric Schmidt
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"Eric Emerson Schmidt" is an American software engineer, businessman, and the chairman/executive chairman of Google. In 2013, Forbes ranked Schmidt as the 138th-richest person in the world, with an estimated wealth of $8.3 billion.

As an intern at Bell Labs, Schmidt did a complete re-write of Lex (software)/Lex, a program to generate Lexical analysis/lexical analysers for the Unix computer operating system. From 1997 to 2001, he was chief executive officer of Novell. From 2001 to 2011, he served as the CEO of Google. He served on various other boards in academia and industry, such as the boards of trustees for both Carnegie Mellon University and Princeton University.

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Imagine having a wide selection of images from the Apollo space mission at your fingertips whenever you want it.

Let's face it — programmers want to program, they don't want to do their laundry. We make it easy for them to do both.

They've agreed to a merger so short-term earnings are not a priority right now.

We're very, very pleased with the performance at every level. We're still very much in the early stages of realizing the long-term vision that we've outlined over the last year. We're tirelessly committed to delivering value to our users and our shareholders.

The competitive threat has been a big overhang on the stock and I would say about half that has been lifted.

Anytime you're in a pressure situation you find out who's going to step up and do it and who's going to fade into the background.

We played well in the first half and had a chance to bury them when we went up by 18 at one time.

We concluded that although we weren't wild about the restrictions, it was even worse to not try to serve those users at all.

We are very pleased with the performance on every level.