End of an era as Google founders step down from parent company

The Guardian | Dec 4, 2019 at 6:16 PM
  • Page and Brin’s decision to hand over control of Google, and its parent company Alphabet, to long-standing lieutenant Sundar Pichai is the end of an era for the search engine giant.
  • The board has since opened an investigation into how executives handle claims of sexual misconduct.
  • The pair’s reference to becoming “proud parents” is a knowing nod to the “parental supervision” they brought to the company when they appointed the Silicon Valley veteran Eric Schmidt as Google’s chief executive in 2001, when Page and Brin were still in their 20s and the company was growing rapidly.