Battelle “Grilled” Schmidt On Google Video, Google Docs & More

PC Magazine has an excellent write up on John Battelle’s interview with Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google at the Web 2.0 conference named Google’s Schmidt Grilled At Conference . John Battelle (which PC Mag spelled wrong), sat with Eric Schmidt for 30 minutes and asked him tough questions on YouTube, Google Docs & Spreadsheets and more. For example, Battelle asked, “So why did you buy YouTube? Was Google Video not doing well?” Battelle then noted that Google Docs and Spreadsheets were a Microsoft Office replacement, in which Schmidt replied, “We don’t see it as a replacement of Office. The focus we have is not the focus they have.” Battelle’s response to that is the focus is that it is free. I wonder what the audience reaction was to this interview?

Postscript: Danny has coverage on the Web 2.0 conference from earlier this week here.

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