Google, in its quarterly finance announcement:
Starting from April 4, Larry Page, Google Co-Founder, will take
charge of Google’s day-to-day operations as Chief Executive
Sergey Brin, Google Co-Founder, will devote his energy to
strategic projects, in particular working on new products.
Eric Schmidt will assume the role of Executive Chairman,
focusing externally on deals, partnerships, customers and
broader business relationships, government outreach and
technology thought leadership — all of which are increasingly
important given Google’s global reach. Internally, he will
continue to act as an advisor to Larry and Sergey.
Does this signal a change in direction, or was it in the works all along? (My guess: a change in direction.)
Update: Blog post by Eric Schmidt announcing the change. What is “technology thought leadership”?
★ Thursday, 20 January 2011