Google executives reflect on year at annual meeting from CNet News reports on yesterday’s shareholder meeting at Google. At the meeting was Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt, co-founder Larry Page, VP of products Susan Wojcicki, VP of user experience Marissa Mayer, general counsel Kent Walker and others.
I wanted to sum up the key takeaways as reported at CNet News:
- Display advertising is Google’s “next huge business,” said Schmidt.
- Google will support Adobe’s Flash, likely in the next version of Android.
- Google won’t answer phone calls from their shareholders.
- Google continues to talk about openness when presented with questions about Facebook.
- Supposedly, there are rumors that Google would pay AdMob $700 million even if the FTC blocks the deal. Schmidt was asked about it at the meeting, but did not give an answer if those rumors were true or false.