ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Google's CEO says mobile smartphones are transforming the Internet, and defended his company's growing dominance over information on the Web.
Eric Schmidt told an Arab media conference Wednesday he has been "struck by the explosion of mobile computing" and says the devices are "clearly going to win" the battle with traditional computers.
He also defended his company's growing influence against complaints it is becoming too powerful, saying that Google's "competitors have an incentive for us not to be successful."
Schmidt was speaking at a media summit in the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi. The Arab world is one of the fastest growing Internet markets in the world.