Google CEO responds to Texas antitrust concerns

Schmidt also addressed Google's growing rivalries with Apple and Facebook but declined to mention Microsoft. He said the increasing number of news stories about conflicts between Google and other companies or the government is an indication the firm is succeeding.

"This is winning,” he said. “If we were losing, we would not have these problems.”

Despite the Justice Department's inquiry into Google's proposed acquisition of ITA Software, which powers many popular airfare search engines, Schmidt said he expects the deal to be approved. He said many of Google's other recent acquisitions were aimed more at nabbing top technical talent than acquiring products to be released under Google's brand.