Google Chairman & CEO Eric Schmidt explains what his company knows and doesn’t know about people like Kathleen Parker and the rest of us.
“Don’t like Google Street View taking pictures of your house? “Just move,” joked Eric Schmidt, in a CNN interview on Friday. A controversial joke, no doubt — one made even more controversial for later seeming to disappear from the interview. Don’t blame Google, the company says. It didn’t ask for the quote to be pulled. And by the way, anyone can remove pictures of their home from Google, no need to move required.”
John Letzing of MarketWatch, reported this said in part:
“Street View, we drive exactly once,” Schmidt said, referring to the vehicles mounted with cameras sent out to take photos for the service. “So, you can just move, right?” After a brief, subsequent exchange with co-host Kathleen Parker, Schmidt laughed, making it unclear whether the remark was made in jest.
The interview is available in the edited form (as it was aired) on the Parker Spitzer web, with a transcript, and you can also watch it below:
John Paczkowski at All Things D has found the missing bits in CNN’s video area (embedded below):
More Info: Full Transcript