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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.
Page, 37, is reclaiming the top job from Eric Schmidt, who had been brought in as CEO a decade ago because Google's investors believed the company needed a more mature leader.
Schmidt, 55, will remain an adviser to Page and Google's other co-founder, Sergey Brin, as Google's executive chairman.
The changes will be effective April 4.
"In my clear opinion, Larry is ready to lead and I'm excited about working with both him and Sergey for a long time to come," Schmidt said.
Page praised Schmidt, too. "There is no other CEO in the world that could have kept such headstrong founders so deeply involved and still run the business so brilliantly," Page said.
Google is hoping for more creativity and innovation under Page.
ok now that the scary guy is not directly behind the wheel anymore....will goog get less evil? Or will page hold the course straight into the fiery pits!Good question.
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4. His wife has a connection to the Bush family
In 2007 Page married fellow Stanford alum Lucinda "Lucy" Southworth in a lavish affair on a private Caribbean island owned by Richard Branson. Lucy's sister Carrie is married to Coddy Johnson, who was the national field director for George W. Bush's 2004 campaign. [aolnews.com...]