Colbert Interviews Google’s Eric Schmidt

Directions: Play the video above, then answer the questions below (Be patient — the video may take a few minutes to load).

1. What search engine did Stephen Colbert use to find information about Mr. Schmidt?

2. Who is Eric Schmidt?

3. According to Eric Schmidt, is it true that Google can “see” searches an individual makes on their computers?

4. What is the little “joke” Colbert makes about the word data?

5. Colbert asks Schmidt, “Now you guys pulled out of China. Why’d you do that?” What does the expression “pull-out” mean?

6. According to Schmidt, what was the basic principle on which Google was founded?


Transcript courtesy: Danny Sullivan

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