Speaking at a Tel Aviv conference, Schmidt praises Israel's engineers and development centers and discusses the role of technology in the region's political upheaval.
Google chairman Eric Schmidt said on Monday that the company's development centers in Israel are among the company's most efficient and that Google is constantly expanding them.
Speaking at a Tel Aviv conference called "Big Tent," Schmidt said that the quality of Israel's engineers is very high, not least due to the country's universities and the training acquired in the army. He also praised local salespeople as among the best in the world, saying they continue to contribute to the company's profits.
"We love Israel," Schmidt said, drawing applause from the crowd.