Google Exec to Briefly Be the Second-Most Powerful Chairman in North Korea

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Kim Jong-un orders rocket launch This image captured from the Rodong Shinmun, a daily of North Korea's Workers Party, on Dec. 14, 2012, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watching the North's long-range rocket enter orbit at the Sohae Space Center in Cholsan, North Korea, on Dec. 12. Kim arrived at the center about one hour before the liftoff of the rocket. Photo: Yonhap News/Newscom

The search giant's executive chairman Eric Schmidt is tagging along with former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson on an imminent trip to North Korea, the Associated Press reports, although the "business or pleasure" specifics are vague. Maybe when supreme boy-king and military chairman Kim Jong-un cited his secretive country's "industrial revolution" in a New Year's address, he meant he was pursuing a custom Google Doodle.