Mike Becky

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Tim Cook and Eric Schmidt Invest in Nebia Shower Head Startup ➝

The shower head technology looks really cool, I just wish they explained more about how it worked. Although, I suppose they wouldn’t want to hand that information to more established companies that have decades-worth of experience in manufacturing and distribution. But if they were able to convince the likes of Tim Cook and Eric Schmidt to invest, I’d venture to guess Nebia’s no slouch.

Eric Schmidt Steps Down as Google CEO ➝

Eric Schmidt:

Larry will now lead product development and technology strategy, his greatest strengths, and starting from April 4 he will take charge of our day-to-day operations as Google’s Chief Executive Officer. In this new role I know he will merge Google’s technology and business vision brilliantly. I am enormously proud of my last decade as CEO, and I am certain that the next 10 years under Larry will be even better! Larry, in my clear opinion, is ready to lead.

I’m hoping Larry Page will make the changes necessary to keep Google from following in Microsoft’s footsteps.

Chrome OS Coming in ‘the Next Few Months’ ➝

Devin Coldewey reporting from the Web 2.0 conference earlier this week:

Schmidt outed Gingerbread and the Nexus S as being forthcoming within the next few weeks, which suggests we’ll have a solid date soon. […] As for Chrome OS, well, it’s not the news we wanted to hear. November was supposed to be the big debut, but that’s looking mighty unlikely, as Schmidt put the release at sometime in “the next few months.” No holiday release then, I suppose.

I’m not really sure why Google is still actively developing Chrome OS. It was a dumb idea to begin with — developing and promoting two competing mobile operating systems — but that didn’t stop them from announcing it and doesn’t seem to be stopping them from releasing it either. I just wish they’d realize that a browser-based operating system isn’t what everyone wants anymore, it’s all about native apps now.