Eric E. Schmidt

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En las últimas semanas los principales editores de Europa han argumentado que Google es demasiado dominante y que favorecemos nuestros propios productos, Maps, YouTube y Google Shopping, por ejemplo, en los resultados de búsqueda. Dada la grave naturaleza de estas alegaciones, quería estar seguro de que la gente supiera los hechos para que puedan juzgar la veracidad de dichas afirmaciones ellos mismos.

Si bien hemos tenido la fortuna de tener mucho éxito en Europa, no es cierto que Google sea “la puerta de entrada a Internet” tal y como sugieren los editores. Pensad en cómo usan los internautas Internet hoy en día:

Para leer las noticias, van directamente al sitio de su periódico o sitio de noticias preferido.…  Seguir leyendo »

Fue un noviazgo complicado. Durante años, el editor alemán Axel Springer nos plantó cara en asunto tras asunto, desde los derechos de autor a la competencia. Viajé a Alemania en numerosas ocasiones para reunirme con directivos de Springer a fin de proponer un camino diferente, una alianza rentable. Mi argumento era que, mediante la innovación, podríamos construir nuevos modelos de negocio y extraer un beneficio mutuo de las tecnologías móviles y sociales emergentes. A finales del año pasado, aparcamos nuestras diferencias y firmamos una alianza publicitaria multianual entre nuestra plataforma AdExchange y la sofisticada Smart-AdServer de Springer, que abarca tanto plataformas web como móviles.…  Seguir leyendo »

Over the next decade, approximately five billion people will become connected to the Internet. The biggest increases will be in societies that, according to the human rights group Freedom House, are severely censored: places where clicking on an objectionable article can get your entire extended family thrown in prison, or worse.

The details aren’t pretty. In Russia, the government has blocked tens of thousands of dissident sites; at times, all WordPress blogs and Russian Wikipedia have been blocked. In Vietnam, a new law called Decree 72 makes it illegal to digitally distribute content that opposes the government, or even to share news stories on social media.…  Seguir leyendo »

A couple of months ago we visited Juarez, Mexico, a city right across our border — yet so far away.

The scene was almost surreal: We got off the plane and were met on the tarmac by a convoy of armored cars and open-back trucks swarming with police. The officers were “policía federal.” Like the ones you hear about, they carried machine guns and wore masks to hide their identities. They hung off the backs of their trucks, alert, constantly swiveling as they surveyed the landscape.

They were looking for violent criminals. Meanwhile, everyone we met with — civil society leaders, nonprofit activists, private-sector officials and young people — was looking around for answers.…  Seguir leyendo »

We have spent much of the past year trying to resolve our differences over the thorny issue of «network neutrality.» This hasn’t been an easy process, and Google and Verizon are neither regulators nor legislators. But as leaders in our respective fields, we have searched for workable public policies that serve consumer interests and create a climate for investment and innovation. What has kept us at the table and moving toward compromise was our mutual interest in a robust Internet and our recognition that progress would occur only when players from across the Internet space work together.

The proposal we outlined Monday as a suggested policy framework for lawmakers translates these principles into a fully enforceable broadband Internet policy.…  Seguir leyendo »