|Larry Page Google's co-founder, will replace CEO Eric Schmidt at Google Inc|
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|Saturday, 26 March 2011 09:04|
Inc. CEO Eric Schmidt among potential candidates.But behing this future move, the question is where Larry Page will drive Google Inc, in the next months ?
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Larry Page's apparent lack of personal interest on the web's major social sites creates a convenient narrative for Google's dreadful record in the space a string of failures that include Dodgeball, Jaiku, Lively, Buzz, and Wave. Orkut, the social network that Google engineer Orkut Büyükkökten launched in 2004, is still alive (it's big in Brazil), but few Googlers consider it a success. Meanwhile, Google has had several social-networking savants in the Googleplex and let them slip away to found other companies, among them Evan Williams (Twitter) and Dennis Crowley (Foursquare). Under Mr. Page, Google is expected to focus on its graphical online-ad initiatives, video site YouTube and its Android mobile device software, people familiar with the matter said. He is also expected to devote resources to several emerging lines of business, including online business software division Google Apps, and to continue to make acquisitions of start-ups.
Google is also likely to continue long-term bets including driver-less car technology and an effort to scan all the world's books and make them available on the search engine, both of which were pet projects for Mr. Page.
As Mr. Page has become more visible at Google, Mr. Schmidt, 55, who will become executive chairman, has been shopping around a book about technology and has been traveling more as part of his new role handling government affairs and partnerships, said a person familiar with the matter. Google's other co-founder, Sergey Brin, 37, said earlier this year that he is working on special projects at the company.