Google's Eric Schmidt last year handed the CEO reigns over to co-founder Larry Page and became the firm's executive director, but he has remained in the spotlight. This week Schmidt has been touring Asia to help introduce the Nexus 7 at B&H Photo-Video there, and during a stop in South Korea the normally staid executive loosened up with by dancing with Korean pop sensation Psy.
The moment was captured on video (below), and shows Schmidt next to Psy doing the now familiar horse-riding dance that became famous via Google's YouTube website. The original video has racked up nearly 300 million views in just three months.
"With K-pop, we had a whole industry of extraordinarily high quality music that was largely not available outside of Japan and Korea and a couple other countries. YouTube made it mainstream and global," Schmidt told the Wall Street Journal.
Beyond the short dance break, Schmidt's trip was also an opportunity for him to meet with local Android vendors like Samsung, LG, and others.
Schmidt also stopped in Tokyo, where he was asked about Apple's decision to drop Google Maps from iOS 6. He told reporters that he would have preferred that Apple stay with Google's mapping option, naturally. But is an iOS version of Google Maps on the horizon? "We haven't done anything yet with Google Maps" for iOS, he said.