Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin step down

Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are stepping down from their roles within parent company Alphabet.

Mr Page and Mr Brin will remain directors of the firm, but have given up their CEO and president titles, respectively.

Sundar Pichai, who has been leading Google as CEO for more than four years, will stay in his role and also become CEO of Alphabet.

Google: File pic
Image:Alphabet, which also owns several other businesses, emerged in 2015 as part of a restructuring of Google

Mr Page and Mr Brin, who started the search giant in 1998 in Silicon Valley, made the announcement in a Google blog post on Tuesday evening, saying the company has “evolved and matured” since it began.

“Today, in 2019, if the company was a person, it would be a young adult of 21 and it would be time to leave the roost,” they said.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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