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Era ends for Google as founders step aside from a pillar of tech

The move confirms the ascendancy of Pichai, 47, as one of tech's most powerful people

Sundar Pichai | Google | Larry Page

Jack Nicas & Daisuke Wakabayashi | NYT  |  San Francisco 

Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the Stanford graduate students who founded Google over two decades ago, are stepping down from executive roles at Google’s parent company, Alphabet, they announced on Tuesday. Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive, will become the chief of both Google and Alphabet. The move is an end of an era for Google. Page and Brin have personified the company since its founding and have been two of the technology industry’s most influential figures, on a par with the founders of Apple and Microsoft, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. Their early work ...

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First Published: Thu, December 05 2019. 01:07 IST