Schmidt Encourages North Korea to Get Online

Eric E. Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, returned from a four-day visit to North Korea with a message for the reclusive nation’s young new leader: embrace the Web or else. Mr. Schmidt, part of a private delegation led by former Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico that also sought to press North Korea on humanitarian and diplomatic issues, said North Korea risked falling further behind if it did not provide more access to cellphone service and the Internet.