Google third era: what’s next now that Sundar Pichai is CEO of Alphabet

The Verge | Dec 4, 2019 at 12:00 PM
  • Yesterday’s news that Sundar Pichai is taking on the new role of CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet was not exactly a “knock you over with a feather” kind of announcement.
  • Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the founders of the company, are stepping back from running things and any time the founders change jobs, it means something.
  • Alphabet was formed in 2015 as a weird holding company for Google, designed in part to distance Page and Brin’s various pet projects from Google’s core business.