-Obama appoints Google CEO as economic adviser.

Posted: November 7, 2008 in 2008, Articles, Videos
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The Hindu:

London, (PTI): US President-elect Barack Obama has appointed a 17-member high-level team of advisers including billionaire investor Warren Buffett and Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt to guide him in channelising the economy, a media report says.

“US President-elect Barack Obama has appointed a team of high-level advisers including billionaire investor Warren Buffett and Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt to guide his thoughts on the economy ahead of taking office on January 20,” the Telegraph report stated.

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LA Times (UPDATED ENTRY):

In Washington, the firm spent $3 million on lobbying in the first nine months of 2008. Its stable of lobbyists includes Anthony Podesta’s firm, the Podesta Group. Podesta’s brother, John Podesta, has become one of Barack Obama’s top advisors.

Wall Street Journal:

Mr. Schmidt said his planned endorsement of the Illinois senator is a “natural evolution” from his role as an informal adviser to the Obama campaign. … Congress is considering measures that could have an adverse impact on Google’s business, including laws that could limit companies’ ability to deliver personally targeted online advertisements and rules that would allow telecommunications companies to charge different prices for different levels of Internet service. … Google employees have contributed $487,355 to Sen. Obama’s campaign and $20,600 to Sen. McCain’s as of Aug. 31. Mr. Schmidt hasn’t donated to either. … On Tuesday, the Google CEO will appear with Sen. Obama at a Florida event, where they will moderate a panel on the economy. Mr. Schmidt said it will be his “first time on the trail.” … In conversations with Obama campaign advisers, Mr. Schmidt said, he has advocated policies to improve and broaden technology’s reach, including federal research-and-development tax breaks and an increase in science scholarships and teachers. … Mr. Schmidt visited Obama’s Chicago headquarters earlier this year and met with its tech and new-media team. “Eric was like a celebrity coming through here,” said Joe Rospars, Sen. Obama’s 27-year-old new-media director.

Vally Wag:

In exchange for his late-to-the-party endorsement of Barack Obama, Google CEO Eric Schmidt got a spot on Obama’s prime-time infomercial last night. Note how Schmidt explains his decision, made only after Obama took a substantial lead in the polls: “When I read his economic plan and saw the people endorsing it, Warren Buffett, I thought, ‘This is the right plan for America.'” In other words, Schmidt didn’t endorse Obama until he saw it was popular with the right people, and might help Google get its search deal with Yahoo passed under an Obama administration. Brave! We still don’t think you’ll get that government job, Eric. CLICK FOR VIDEO

Financial Times:

Google may be among the top ten donors to Barack Obama’s presidential election campaign, but it has received around 10 times its contribution back from the Illinois senator in advertising on its properties in the first quarter.

Search Engine Watch:

Is there a line? I think there is, and Google CEO Eric Schmidt crossed it this week by heading out on the campaign trail with presidential candidate Barack Obama. … On one hand, Google needs a bigger voice in politics if they’re going to convince legislating bodies that they in no way have a monopoly and the world would be better off if everything could be Google-centric. … Sell me on change, sell me on better. You can also sell me on reform and realistic expectations. Please, please don’t tell me you’re on the road with perhaps the most charismatic political figure of our time not representing your company’s interests.

Network World:

While Gen. Colin Powell’s endorsement of Democratic presidential candidate Barak Obama received the lion’s share of the press this weekend, Obama racked up another endorsement almost as telling, that of Google CEO Eric Schmidt. The Wall St. Journal reports that Schmidt is personally endorsing Obama (Google itself remains “neutral”) and will be hitting the campaign trail with the candidate this week in Florida. The endorsement isn’t a huge surprise, as Schmidt has been advising Obama on technology policy, and specifically clean energy, for a while now. But the move has observers wondering: is Schmidt gunning for the CTO post in the Obama administration?

eWeek:

Google CEO Eric Schmidt is hitting the campaign trail with Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Search engine giant Google says Schmidt and Obama share similar views on technology, which makes me think Obama loves cloud computing, Web services, and the mobile and wireless Internet.

PC Magazine:

Google actually won this election. Every way you slice Obama’s tech policy, it is good news for Google. … I mean, come on. On Obama’s Web site, he actually mentions Google as a model, pledging to create “a Google-like search engine that will allow ordinary Americans to track federal grants, contracts, earmarks, and loans online.”

DSL Reports:

Business Week suggests that should Obama be elected President, TCP/IP co-creator and Google “Chief Technology Evangelist” Vint Cerf is on a short list to be the nation’s CT.

The Machinist:

Schmidt is the second high-ranking Googler to make such an endorsement, with Vint “I actually co-invented the Internet” Cerf making a similar endorsement last week

Huffington Post:

Google Inc. Chief Executive Eric Schmidt will hit the campaign trail this week on behalf of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, signaling Mr. Schmidt’s push for a greater voice in politics while giving the Obama campaign a boost from a highly desirable constituency.

Macworld:

A study by The Center for Responsive Politics shows that Silicon Valley-based companies backed Obama by a better than 5 to 1 ratio.

A CNBC report has some startling figures on the top companies in Silicon Valley. President Obama out performed John McCain to the tune of $1,437,719 to $267,041 in fundraising from employees at Silicon Valley companies. … Google was Obama’s single largest corporate donor, racking up $485,961 in donations compared to only $20,600 for McCain. … Yahoo also had a large gap in its support, its workers gave $100,276 to the Obama campaign, but only $4,050 to McCain.

Google Public Policy Blog:

Barack Obama added another “first” to his already notable list yesterday: he became the first U.S. presidential candidate — and, I’m guessing, the first high-level elected official in any country — to have a ready answer to a standard Google engineering interview question. Asked by Eric Schmidt about “the most efficient way to sort a million 32-bit integers,” Sen. Obama replied that “the bubble sort would be the wrong way to go.” Though some might view this as shameless pandering to the bucket-sorting community, others will see a bold pragmatism.

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Comments
  1. Vernon Malcolm says:

    Now that the anti-science, superstition-based intiative presidency is coming to an end, we need several Manhattan projects to make us great again. First we must provide free advertising-based wireless internet to everyone. Then we must criss-cross the land with high speed rail. These two major public works projects will boost us out of the Grotesque Depression. We must develop microorganisms that may be freely distributed and become commonplace to improve our future. Because bovine flatulence is the major source of greenhouse gases, we must develop microorganisms which can be grow in the home that will provide all of our nutrition. Then we must create microorganisms which turn our sewage and waste into fuel. Since paranoid schizophrenia is the cause of racism, bigotry, homelessness, terrorism, ignorance, exploitation and criminality, we must provide put the appropriate medications, like lithium, in the water supply. We must also allow dangerous individuals who refuse free mental health care to be required to be implanted with drug release devices and microorganisms to improve their mindsets. We should encourage international organizations to do likewise. In order to fund this we must nationalize the entire financial, electrical and transportation system and abolish the silly notion that each industry should be regulated by its peers. Furthermore, as feudalism is the threat to progress everywhere, we must abolish large land holdings by farmers, foresters or religions and instead make all such large landholding part of the forest service so our trees may diminish greenhouse gases. We must abolish executive pay and make sure all employees in a company are all paid equally. We must abolish this exploitative idea of trade and make every home self sufficient through the microorganisms we invent.

  2. ignoranceisntbliss says:

    Um, wow. Is that all cynical satire or something?

    “we need several Manhattan projects to make us great again”

    It’s funny you should say that. Check out the links at the top of the page. It turns out that Obama’s friends at Google are working lock-step with the military establishment in developing god-like artificial intelligence, a ‘Manhattan Project’ or sorts. Let me guess, you support handing over our species to their god-like system… because it might help fight ‘global warming’?

    “Since paranoid schizophrenia is the cause of racism, bigotry, homelessness, terrorism, ignorance, exploitation and criminality, we must provide put the appropriate medications, like lithium, in the water supply.”

    Do you have evidence that the entire population is schizo? Are you aware of the side-effects of Lithium or its ilk? Do you not mind the government, which is controlled by the power elite central banksters and multi-national corporations, do you mind them using drugs without consent in order to mind control the masses even further into sheeple-dom? Wait, I think you’ve already answered that question.

    “Furthermore, as feudalism is the threat to progress everywhere, we must abolish large land holdings by farmers, foresters or religions and instead make all such large landholding part of the forest service so our trees may diminish greenhouse gases.”

    Where’s all the food to feed the world going to come from? Check out my “Neocommunism” post, over in the right panel there. The privately owned Federal Reserve, which Obama is a puppet to, is what is driving the nation and the world into neofeudalism. Anyways, those are extreme measures there for “Global Warming”. Did you know that there isn’t actually a scientific consensus that humans are CAUSING it? Furthermore, that CO2 levels are what are helping better crop yields to feed the human race?

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