Eric Schmidt: EC and FTC should make a decision on Google lawsuit

Antitrust regulators at the European Commission and the US Federal Trade Commission should either sue Google or drop their cases against the search giant, its executive chairman Eric Schmidt suggests.He also says that the company’s relationship with Apple – which has booted Google’s Maps and YouTube app off the newest version of its iPhone software released in September – is less like teenagers with guns, and “more like a country – they have disputes, but they’ve actually been able to have huge trade with each other.” see:Google’s Eric Schmidt Compares Apple-Google Dealings To International Relations
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal published last night, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt shared some interesting perspective on the various legal threats facing his company, as well as the relationship between Apple and Google. He offered that the picture often painted in the media of immature squabbling is off-base, suggesting instead that the two companies are more like independent nation states trying to manage a trade relationship than fighting teenagers.”The press would like to write the sort of teenage model of competition, which is, ‘I have a gun, you have a gun, who shoots first?’,” Schmidt said in the interview with the Wall Street Journal’s Jessica E. Lessin. “The adult way to run a business is to run it more like a country. They have disputes, yet they’ve actually been able to have huge trade with each other. They’re not sending bombs at each other.”’s Explainer-in-Chief Can’t Explain Apple
As Google Inc. battles rivals ranging from Apple Inc. to Internet companies that allege it fixes its search results, Eric Schmidt has become the search giant’s peacemaker and explainer-in-chief.

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