Shake up in Google

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  1. pc747

    pc747 DF Administrator Staff Member Rescue Squad

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    Larry page will be the new CEO for google.

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    Google Inc. co-founder Larry Page is taking over as CEO in an unexpected shake-up that upstaged the Internet search leader's fourth-quarter earnings. Page, 37, is reclaiming the top job from Eric Schmidt, who had been brought in as CEO a decade ago because Google's investors believed the company needed a more mature leader. Schmidt, 55, will remain an adviser to Page and Google's other co-founder, Sergey Brin, as Google's executive chairman. The changes will be effective April 4.

    "In my clear opinion, Larry is ready to lead and I'm excited about working with both him and Sergey for a long time to come," Schmidt said.

    Continue Reading: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/01/20/state/n130650S98.DTL#ixzz1BcI6BMjx
     
  2. danDroid

    danDroid DF Administrator Staff Member

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    Wow, this is huge news. It's nice to see one of the co-founder back in control.
     
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    You would think someone with that much money would be more attractive. Yikes.
     
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    Good for Larry! :)
     
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    WOW, I wonder what happened for this change up.
     
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    Hmmm interesting. Although I'm not sure that a new CEO is going to do too much. I mean google is a search engine.... there isn't too much to change. haha
     
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    They are much more than just a search engine.

    Sent from somewhere...
     
  8. pc747

    pc747 DF Administrator Staff Member Rescue Squad

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    google phone, google tv, google chrome, chrome notebook. And to think I laughed a few years ago when someone told me google was gonna make a phone.... I thought man this thing will never compete with the iphone.
     
  9. jroc

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    Had to quote that. lol

    I'm sure quite a few other ppl thought the same thing. Just like ppl thought that about the iPhone. I remember seeing a quote recently that Steve Ballmer, Mr. Nutcase himself, said basically the same thing about the iPhone.

    Its kinda eerie the similarities with Android and the iPhone. Both grabbed a ton of market share from established phones in a very short amount of time.
     
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    You mean like Mark Zuckerburg? Oh, wait..

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    jet airliner cruising altitude <-----(the joke)


    :icon_eek: <----- (your head)