Eric Schmidt Named Cannes' Media Person of the Year

Google exec will be honored June 22

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Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has been named Media Person of the Year by the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and will be honored June 22 in the Palais des Festivals.

Each year, the festival awards a prominent personality who is an influential figure in the development of the current media landscape. In selecting Schmidt, Cannes organizers cited his success in helping to grow Google from a Silicon Valley startup to a global technology giant.

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