Earlier this evening, Google CEO Eric Schmidt took the stage at Atmosphere, a special event where Google and an array of speakers presented new cloud technologies to CIOs. Quentin Hardy, National Editor of Forbes Media, conducted a one on one interview with Schmidt, which was followed by audience questions.
The discussion covered a range of topics, including the security threat from China, Chrome OS, and Google's future. Some key takeaways: Schmidt says that while many people associate Google with search, it's fundamentally an information company, which is why it has undertaken initiatives in the enterprise, the browser, and mobile. He also says that despite the growing number of incoming information streams, there's no such thing as communication overload (just look at an 18 year old, he says).