Eric Schmidt Has an Interest. Is It a Conflict? by STEVE LOHR


By STEVE LOHR

Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, was appointed last month to a commission advising New York State on how to invest $2 billion it plans to spend on technology in schools. Google does a brisk business marketing its software to schools. Consumer Watchdog, an advocacy group, has filed an ethics complaint with a state agency, claiming a conflict of interest.

Published: May 13, 2014 at 12:00AM

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