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1998:— Jon Erlichman (@JonErlichman) December 3, 2019
Larry Page and Sergey Brin launch Google in a Menlo Park garage.
They try to sell Google for $750,000 but are turned down.
They step down from their roles at Google’s parent company Alphabet.
Their combined stake in the company is worth $123.3 billion. pic.twitter.com/4aehSq59ml
That all said, I'm unsure Sundar is the executive Google needs to continue to grow for the next 20 years. He's always felt like a bit of a Tim Cook: steady, even-keeled, and unflappable. The perfect-on-paper CEO.— David Ruddock (@RDRv3) December 3, 2019
but one that basically never expresses a compelling vision.
This letter doesn’t do a better job of explaining why Alphabet needs to exist as a separate company— Dieter Bohn (@backlon) December 3, 2019
one curiosity from me. Due to an odd SEC loophole, Google doesn’t have to disclose YouTube financials since Alphabet CEO (supposedly) doesn’t track them. Does this mean Sundar will stop following YouTube’s financials now? Or will they disclose more? https://t.co/Y1YBscDRVa https://t.co/sLhiyGs3XA pic.twitter.com/HlAt4rCvs0— Jason Kint (@jason_kint) December 4, 2019
The business press will frame this as two titans of industry riding off into the sunset. But this is a political story.— Luther Lowe (@lutherlowe) December 3, 2019
It is about two guys who founded a legally shady monopoly (& have never publicly answered for it) sprinting toward escape hatches as law enforcement closes in.
Hot take: Larry never liked the hot seat of tech founder land - and it's only getting hotter. (Zuck seems to willfully ignore it). Sundar doesn't have founder's control, essentially shielding Larry. But.. would Larry and Sergey ever give up voting control? Methinks not.— John Battelle (@johnbattelle) December 3, 2019
"Your mess now, Sundar"— Jason Del Rey (@DelRey) December 3, 2019
I’m excited about Alphabet’s long term focus on tackling big challenges through technology. Thanks to Larry & Sergey, we have a timeless mission, enduring values and a culture of collaboration & exploration - a strong foundation we’ll continue to build on https://t.co/tSVsaj4FsR— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) December 4, 2019
From learning alphabets in Jawahar Vidyalaya to leading "#Alphabet", one of the most valued tech companies. 😇— #MiFan Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) December 4, 2019
Congratulations @sundarpichai. You are an inspiration to all.
Wishing u all the best! Special mention to #LarryPage & #SergeyBrin for this gracious decision.🙏 #Google https://t.co/GcK9gAxJKd
Nothing in the Page/Brin announcement says anything about a divestiture or relinquishing of the voting control. The fact remains: Larry Page and Sergey Brin are the most powerful and least accountable humans on the planet.— Luther Lowe (@lutherlowe) December 3, 2019
reminder: Larry and Sergey still control the company. Sundar's move into top spot will be tested if/when he decides to pull back spending on moonshot projects— Edmund Lee (@edmundlee) December 3, 2019
2. Larry and Sergey have essentially gone AWOL anyway as their myriad of other interests have diverged from running the business that allowed them to have a myriad of interests.— Kara Swisher (@karaswisher) December 3, 2019
Notable to me that in their farewell letter, Larry and Sergey say zero about what they're going to do with their time/money beyond "talking with Sundar regularly."— Teddy Schleifer (@teddyschleifer) December 3, 2019
These are two of the wealthiest people in the country. They are very private people, but scrutiny will find them.
Actually not as big a deal as it seems. 1. @sundarpichai has had purview over the big dogs of the company @Google and @YouTube for a while 2. Larry and Sergey have been AWOL for a while 3. The pair still control it all via dual class stock. So same same, though congrats to Sundar https://t.co/v39SGnJnhU— Kara Swisher (@karaswisher) December 3, 2019
I'm glad to see Sundar and Google committing to these values. "[C]ulture of collaboration & exploration" is exactly what we were doing looking at documents and calendars that were shared with all employees at the company. https://t.co/wBO71HcKye— I'm Laurence and I'm glad you are here with me (@laurenceb) December 4, 2019
Today’s newsletter is also on the website and it’s all about what’s next for Google now that Sundar Pichai is also the CEO of Alphabet.— Dieter Bohn (@backlon) December 4, 2019
(There is a handy subscribe box in the link below if you’d like to get my daily newsletter ...every day.) https://t.co/HJ5vTpkSmE pic.twitter.com/cazMkFIizS
Not a coincidence that this announcement comes after trump threatening a trade war with Europe to defend the tech giants. Look for Google to become a GOP propaganda arm now— Sith Lord Bitmoji (@KenobiCheated) December 4, 2019
Google third era: what’s next now that Sundar Pichai is CEO of Alphabet https://t.co/i1lXNBAXJX via @Verge
#Google co-founders #LarryPage and #SergeyBrin relinquish control of #Alphabet to #CEO #SundarPichai https://t.co/9WIg5ihx7S via @verge #Strategy #Leadership@alvinfoo @TopCyberNews @chboursin @mvollmer1 @NevilleGaunt @DrJDrooghaag @Julez_Norton @Fabriziobustama @ArkangelScrap pic.twitter.com/BM7kYMUnd7— Franco Ronconi (@FrRonconi) December 4, 2019
Hey, I found it : ) ABC— Donna (@mona_cajun) December 3, 2019
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- Bank of HI bldg (HI Kingdom's gold vaults, Missile Target)
Edward Snowden's first interview as fake fugitive, June 6, 2013
D-day Nazi disclosure.https://t.co/eJnTOwWQIJ pic.twitter.com/5a5tZekf9I
I read in the book "Thinking Fast and Slow" that 1 yr. after Brin & Page started Google they were willing to sell if for $1M but, the buyer said that price was too high. Twenty years later instead of splitting $1M each both have a net worth of $53B https://t.co/AAPHHfPHgr— Notfor Publicview VA is 4 Lo❤️ers (@z9bill) December 3, 2019
Google's founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have announced they’re stepping down as CEO and president, respectively, from the company they built in a blogpost Tuesday.— Tron (@TronYori2) December 3, 2019
Sundar Pichai will be Alphabet Inc's new CEO, the statement added.https://t.co/29iPKAPBMV#Qanon#WWG1WGA
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#Google co-founders #LarryPage and #SergeyBrin relinquish control of Alphabet to #CEO #SundarPichai@FrRonconi @TopCyberNews @verge @alvinfoo @chboursin @mvollmer1 @NevilleGaunt @DrJDrooghaag @Julez_Norton @Fabriziobustama @ArkangelScrap https://t.co/o1Bqg56CGU— 2Base Technologies (@2basetech) December 4, 2019
Google co-founder Larry Page has stepped down as CEO of the company he founded 21 years ago. He's handing the reins of Google parent company Alphabet to Sundar Pichai, who is already the CEO of Google. Sergey Brin is also stepping down as president. https://t.co/ycTu3sswrT— Salil Kallianpur (@salilkallianpur) December 4, 2019
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