Oct 092013

In this episode of the Wait Wait… We use Google to search for just about everything, so we’ve invited Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt to play a game called “Try Googling that, Bigshot.” We’ll ask him three questions about things that cannot be found.

Schmidt, who served as Google CEO for 10 years, is the co-author of the new book The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business.

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PETER SAGAL, HOST: And now the game where very important people answer questions about very unimportant things. It’s called Not My Job. Speaking of important, Google, one of the most valuable companies in the world, is how we search for things in the internet or use email, talk on the phone, find our way to places, shop for things, watch videos online, basically everything we do. So let’s be sure not to annoy Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google. Eric, welcome to WAIT WAIT…DON’T TELL ME!

ERIC SCHMIDT: Thank you very much.


SAGAL: It’s great to have you. So I mean, I use Google for everything, I use Google Chrome, I use Gmail, you know, everything. How much do you guys know about us?

SCHMIDT: Well, as much as you’ll let us know. We keep information about your searches for 12 to 18 months, and then we forget everything.

SAGAL: Really?

SCHMIDT: Yes, really.



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