Google 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 reclaims the top job from Eric Schmidt, who had been brought in as CEO a decade ago.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
[AP] - Google co-founder Larry Page is taking over as CEO of the Internet search leader in April. He will over the job from Eric Schmidt, who has been CEO for the past decade. When the change is made Schmidt will become executive chairman.
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In a surprise shakeup of its top management, Google said that Eric Schmidt, the chief executive over the past decade, will step aside in April for co-founder Larry Page.Google said the company's other co-founder, Sergey Brin, who along with Page and Schmidt has led the "triumvirate" at the helm of the Internet search titan, would be responsible for strategic projects and new products.The management changes, which overshadowed the Mountain View, California-based company's announcement of strong fourth quarter earnings, are due to take effect on April 4.