Friday, December 22nd 2017

Eric Schmidt Steps Down as Alphabet's Exec Chairman

Eric Schmidt late Thursday surprised the tech industry with an announcement to step down as executive chairman of Alphabet, the all-encompassing conglomerate that owns Google's various divisions, including Google Inc., which handles Google's search, web, and online advertising businesses, led by Sundar Pichai. Schmidt did not name a successor.

Eric Schmidt, who served the Internet giant from 2001, is credited with overseeing its 2015 reorganization from the monolithic Google with its various brands, divisions, and subsidiaries, to Alphabet, a conglomerate that owns its various businesses transcending Internet-based services. We are awaiting more details on Schmidt's future plans, and what his exit means for Alphabet.
Source: BusinessInsider
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#1
notb
Well... apart from not being able to continue working (illness) and maybe moving to politics (not his favourite party at the helm right now, but maybe next election?) , there aren't that many companies that could fill ambitions of an ex-ruler of Google (and afford the salary, if he still wants it ;-)).
Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Facebook?
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#2
Steevo
Misconduct possibly striking again? known "womanizer" whatever that means, other than he probably jerked his gherkin the wrong way to some feminazi.
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OSdevr
notb said:
Apple, Microsoft
I would think both of those would be unlikely given how they are direct competitors of Google.

Steevo said:
Misconduct possibly striking again? known "womanizer" whatever that means, other than he probably jerked his gherkin the wrong way to some feminazi.
If true that would be very ironic for someone as hostile to the idea of privacy as he is. That said it's sad that all it takes for a guy to get fired is for a woman to say he did something without any evidence (this almost happened to a family member of mine too).
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notb
OSdevr said:
I would think both of those would be unlikely given how they are direct competitors of Google.
Why?
Have you missed how lately a certain top-level manager moved from one chip manufacturer to another? :)
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OSdevr
notb said:
Have you missed how lately a certain top-level manager moved from one chip manufacturer to another? :)
Good point.
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