The Future Is Mobile, and Other Thoughts From Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s Speech at ASNE

Yes, he got the inevitable “shouldn’t you pay content providers?” question from an audience member. And, yes, he gave the inevitable “most news organizations actually want the traffic we provide” answer. But for the most part, though it tread familiar territory, Google (GOOG) CEO Eric Schmidt’s speech last night–delivered to a packed half-ballroom at the American Society of News Editors conference in DC–was an impressive feat of rhetorical tight-rope-walking.

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