01 Jun '11, 5am

Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt says his biggest 'screw up' was not doing enough to challenge Facebook's rise

Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt says his biggest 'screw up' was not doing enough to challenge Facebook's rise

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt regards his inaction on the competitive threat posed by Facebook as his biggest mistake during the decade he was running the Internet search leader. --PHOTO: AP RANCHO PALOS VERDES (California) - FORMER Google CEO Eric Schmidt regards his inaction on the competitive threat posed by Facebook as his biggest mistake during the decade he was running the Internet search leader. In a late Tuesday appearance at the D: All Things Digital conference, Mr Schmidt said he started writing memos four years ago to emphasise the need for Google to develop more ways to connect friends and family online the way Facebook does on its online social network. But Mr Schmidt said he and other managers didn't do enough to challenge Facebook. 'I screwed up,' Mr Schmidt said. Google co-founder Larry Page replaced Mr Schmidt as CEO April 4. Since then, Mr Page has made ...

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