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CEO Eric Schmidt: Is Google’s Schmidt Heading to North Korea?

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Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, Google FoundersCEO Eric Schmidt: With so much political unrest, it is uncommon for outsiders to travel to North Korea. However, this is exactly what Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) executive chairman Eric Schmidt plans on doing.

ABC News broke this news story moments ago by saying:

Eric Schmidt will be traveling to North Korea on a private, humanitarian mission led by former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson that could take place as early as this month, sources told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The sources, two people familiar with the group’s plans, asked not to be named because the visit had not been made public.

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is “as big as they come” in the world of the internet. On the opposite side of the spectrum is North Korea, a country that is notorious for its strict internet policies.

Despite the fact that leader Kim Jong Un is calling for a “modern day industrial revolution” with hopes of pushing the country’s technology landscape to new heights, there are not many within the country who are able to freely access the internet.

The report explains this in greater depth:

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