Eric Schmidt talks real-time and evolution of the Web

October 29, 2009 at 1:09 pm Leave a comment

When the CEO of Google speaks, the rest of the Web tends to listen so when Eric Schmidt gave a recent interview at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Orlando 2009 it is fair to say he raised some interesting points for anyone in the industry.

The entire forty five interview can been seen below, which Schmidt touches upon a number of topics from the forthcoming Chrome OS to the future of super-fast broadband, but our interest was piqued by the discussion on the Real-time search and social media.

Schmidt discusses the value of real-time information sources, which is more than just Twitter and Facebook, with the big challenge not being a question of indexing this data but how to rank and sort it. As we see such a huge increase in social media content it changes the way people consume information and Schmidt believes that “the great challenge of the age” is learning how to rank it all.

Do you think Google is up to the challenge or have Bing stolen a march on the Mountain View giant here?

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