Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Google's Schmidt carefully scripted at newspaper powwow

Sam Diaz writes:

Google CEO Eric Schmidt declared his love for newspapers today in front of an audience at the Newspaper Association of America’s annual convention in San Diego. You know: freedom of speech, in-depth reporting, policing government and the elite and so on.

For just about an hour, Schmidt talked about innovation in technology - including a layman’s explanation of cloud computing - and the rise of user-generated content. He spoke of the need to adapt for the changing audiences. And he applauded the decisions by newspaper executives for re-purposing their content to the Internet early but also criticized them for not doing much beyond that.

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