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Google shake-up: Bold move or no big deal?

Original post made on Jan 24, 2011

With more businesses than ever targeting its customers, Google is aiming to get back some of the spark with co-founder Larry Page now taking the helm as CEO. The company's 10-year CEO, 55-year-old Eric Schmidt, will step down and take the job of executive chairman.

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Posted by sensationalism
a resident of College Terrace
on Jan 24, 2011 at 9:23 am

It is hardly a "shake-up" if the same 3 guys that have been running the company for over a decade are still in charge.

Their track record has been mixed lately. Their Facebook-killer fizzled. The Yelp-killer is probably going to meet the same fate. The Groupon-killer may gain some traction or maybe not. They definitely need some bolder leadership who is willing to push these new ventures harder. Maybe this reorg will help.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 24, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

This new Google advertising thing looks like a winner.