1. 5 Things We Learned About Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg Last Night It was a night of kings of comedy and tech. Stephen Colbert moderated a discussion with Google execs Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg on September 23 in front of a packed house. The conversation ranged from Google’s upcoming products, national security, and Schmidt and Rosenberg’s new book, How Google Works. Here are 5 things we learned about the Google guys.
To get a job at Google, you have to be interviewed by “no more, no less” than five people. Schmidt and Rosenberg found that out the hard way after a candidate was interviewed 18 times before being rejected. They then created the five interview rule.
Google has a dress code, but it’s a simple one. “You have to wear, something,” Schmidt said, noting that Google once had a “pants problem.”
Google has developed a contact lens for people with diabetes. Schmidt says the company will release the product soon, which will notify the wearer of his insulin levels.
What’s the most ambitious thing Google is working on (that they could tell us about)? Super-fast Internet for every house. “A gigabit is like taking drugs,” Schmidt said of the connection speed Google is poised to deliver.
Porn helped make Google better. In efforts to figure out how to filter pornographic results out of searches, Rosenberg said Google developers discovered how to make searches more accurate.
(And one bonus!) Schmidt throws shade at Apple. “That looks like the Samsung phone of last year,” Schmidt said when Colbert pulled out his iPhone 6.

    5 Things We Learned About Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg Last Night

    It was a night of kings of comedy and tech. Stephen Colbert moderated a discussion with Google execs Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg on September 23 in front of a packed house. The conversation ranged from Google’s upcoming products, national security, and Schmidt and Rosenberg’s new book, How Google Works. Here are 5 things we learned about the Google guys.

    1. To get a job at Google, you have to be interviewed by “no more, no less” than five people. Schmidt and Rosenberg found that out the hard way after a candidate was interviewed 18 times before being rejected. They then created the five interview rule.
    2. Google has a dress code, but it’s a simple one. “You have to wear, something,” Schmidt said, noting that Google once had a “pants problem.”
    3. Google has developed a contact lens for people with diabetes. Schmidt says the company will release the product soon, which will notify the wearer of his insulin levels.
    4. What’s the most ambitious thing Google is working on (that they could tell us about)? Super-fast Internet for every house. “A gigabit is like taking drugs,” Schmidt said of the connection speed Google is poised to deliver.
    5. Porn helped make Google better. In efforts to figure out how to filter pornographic results out of searches, Rosenberg said Google developers discovered how to make searches more accurate.
    6. (And one bonus!) Schmidt throws shade at Apple. “That looks like the Samsung phone of last year,” Schmidt said when Colbert pulled out his iPhone 6.

  2. What would you ask Google’s Eric Schmidt? He’s here tonight, along with Jonathan Rosenberg, and both will be interviewed by Stephen Colbert. Submit your questions and we’ll pass them along during the Q&A. 
What would YOU ask the executive chairman of Google?

    What would you ask Google’s Eric Schmidt? He’s here tonight, along with Jonathan Rosenberg, and both will be interviewed by Stephen Colbert. Submit your questions and we’ll pass them along during the Q&A.

    What would YOU ask the executive chairman of Google?

  3. If you’re looking for a way to help hurricane victims and also celebrate laughter and resilience, come to this very special evening at 92nd Street Y.
"Joy Behar’s Comics with Benefits" will feature a rare stand-up routine from Behar herself, as well as comedy from her friends including Andy Borowitz, winner of the first National Press Club award for humor, Emmy-Award winning actress Judy Gold, Darrell Hammond, Susie Essman, Mario Cantone, John Fugelsang, Wendy Williams, Rosie Perez, Sherri Shepherd and Dee Snider in addition to other notable names in the worlds of TV, film, theater and music. Current co-founder Vice President Al Gore and actress and singer Liza Minnelli; Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert and others will appear in special videotaped segments during the event.
100% of the proceeds will benefit two local charities, which are providing hurricane Sandy relief: UJA-Federation of New York, which cares for people in need, and Rebuilding Together, which repairs and renovates damaged homes.

    If you’re looking for a way to help hurricane victims and also celebrate laughter and resilience, come to this very special evening at 92nd Street Y.

    "Joy Behar’s Comics with Benefits" will feature a rare stand-up routine from Behar herself, as well as comedy from her friends including Andy Borowitz, winner of the first National Press Club award for humor, Emmy-Award winning actress Judy Gold, Darrell Hammond, Susie Essman, Mario Cantone, John Fugelsang, Wendy Williams, Rosie Perez, Sherri Shepherd and Dee Snider in addition to other notable names in the worlds of TV, film, theater and music. Current co-founder Vice President Al Gore and actress and singer Liza Minnelli; Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert and others will appear in special videotaped segments during the event.

    100% of the proceeds will benefit two local charities, which are providing hurricane Sandy relief: UJA-Federation of New York, which cares for people in need, and Rebuilding Together, which repairs and renovates damaged homes.

  4. comedycentral:

An Evening with Stephen Colbert - 92nd Street Y

In celebration of the launch of Stephen Colbert’s America Again: Re-Becoming The Greatness We Never Weren’t, join the #1 New York Times best selling author and acclaimed talk show host as he explains why America is perfect and how we can fix it.
Book signing to follow.

You should go to this. Unless, of course, you don’t not hate America.
Click the image for ticket information.

His talk sold out the last time he was here in 2007. It’s a safe bet that will happen again. Act fast!

    comedycentral:

    An Evening with Stephen Colbert - 92nd Street Y

    In celebration of the launch of Stephen Colbert’s America Again: Re-Becoming The Greatness We Never Weren’t, join the #1 New York Times best selling author and acclaimed talk show host as he explains why America is perfect and how we can fix it.

    Book signing to follow.

    You should go to this. Unless, of course, you don’t not hate America.

    Click the image for ticket information.

    His talk sold out the last time he was here in 2007. It’s a safe bet that will happen again. Act fast!

  5. If you don’t get the print version of the New York Times, here’s a view of the front page of today’s Arts section with a story on literary lions, many who are appearing at 92Y this fall, including Michael Chabon, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, Tom Wolfe, Junot Diaz, Barbara Kingsolver, Bob Woodward and Jeffrey Toobin.

    And if you turn a couple pages, you’ll see a full-page ad announcing our new season of talks, readings and concerts. Big names like Geoffrey Rush (tonight!), Stephen Colbert, Jack Black, Alicia Keys, Diane von Furstenberg, Cyndi Lauper, Wyclef Jean, Lang Lang, András Schiff and much more. Many events have discounted pricing for anyone 35 and under.

    (Source: 92Y.org)