Eric Schmidt, Alphabet Chairman, to Take Advisory Role
Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt this week said he plans to step down from his leadership role on the company's board and will instead serve as a technical advisor to the company. "Larry, Sergey, Sundar and I all believe that the time is right in Alphabet’s evolution for this transition. The Alphabet structure is working well, and Google and the Other Bets are thriving," said Schmidt. "In recent years, I’ve been spending a lot of my time on science and technology issues, and philanthropy, and I plan to expand that work." Alphabet is the umbrella organization that serves as parent to Google and other divisions. Google founders Larry Page, now CEO of Alphabet, and Sergei Brin will remain in their respective roles, as will Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google. The change will go into effect in January 2018. Google didn't say who might replace Schmidt. He served as Google's CEO from 2001 to 2011.
Sundar Pichai to Be CEO of Google as Brin and Page Reorganize
Google today announced sweeping changes to the structure of the company that sees Google Inc. becoming part of a larger company called Alphabet.
Google Puts Its Cloud Businesses Under One Roof
Google today made an organizational change with respect to its cloud-based products. Moving forward, Google for Work, Cloud Platform, and Google Apps will all fall under the purview of Diane Greene where they can be managed together.
Ingress Leaving Google Family
As part of its recently-announced corporate restructuring, Google will be parting ways with Niantic Labs, creators of the Ingress and Field Trip apps. Google will now be part of the larger Alphabet parent company.
Google Brings Back Motorola's Osterloh to Head Hardware Unit
Rick Osterloh, former CEO of Motorola, is returning to Google in order to run the company's new hardware division, which includes Nexus and Chromecast. Osterloh left Lenovo last month.
Google and Microsoft Make Nice, Drop Regulatory Complaints
Microsoft and Alphabet, parent company of Google, have agreed to cease all ongoing regulatory fights between them. Microsoft has complained to US and European Union antitrust regulators often and loudly with respect to Google's search practices and other behaviors.
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