April 5, 2012

Google Under Page: More Social & Evil?

Geoff Duncan, Digital Trends

It's been a year since Larry Page took the reins as CEO of Google. Has the last year - and its focus on social media - helped refine Google, or taken the company further away from its "Don't be evil" mantra?

One year ago today, Larry Page took over for Eric Schmidt as CEO of Google. Page co-founded Google along with Sergey Brin back in 1998 and served as CEO through 2001. While Page has always been in the thick of Google’s product development and strategic direction, much of Google’s next decade was characterized by an odd triumvirate: Seasoned exec Eric Schmidt (formerly of Novell and Sun) acted as the titular CEO and the “adult” in the room, while Brin and Page had more-or-less equal weight in corporate decisions. With...

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