The New/Old Google CEO made some important moves in his first week.
Co-Founder Larry Page took back the helm of Google(GOOG) a week ago and has made some bold moves over the past week. Let's take a look at what has transpired and what's likely to come.
Within 24 hours of taking control, Google announced it was seeking to buy up Nortel patents, which would put it on more equal footing in the Wireless space. Google's Android OS has outgrown the company's patent portfolio and the other industry titans are now taking aim at Google in the courtroom. Google's opening offer was $900 million (and by putting that out there, Google gets a reward if it is outbid). More
With a new CEO and a departing Products VP, there is some room for interest.
Google (GOOG) announced today that their First Quater 2011 Financial Results conference call will take place on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time).
This will be the first earnings call under Larry Page who has a reputation for the unorthodox. Also, Google earnings calls are usually hosted by Product VP Jonathan MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 5, 2011 10:30 AM ET
Today's the day that co-founder and inventor of the PageRank algorithm takes back the reigns of Google, replacing Eric Schmidt who reigned over a successful decade of expansion.
In a surprise announcement at January's earnings call, Google (GOOG) announced that CEO Eric Schmidt would be stepping down and Larry Page would be replacing him.
Today's the day.
Although, Eric Schmidt's role as "Adult Supervisor" has been joked about, the stability he brought to the MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 4, 2011 11:53 AM ET
So much for "another decade at Google."
Bloomberg this evening is reporting that the Obama administration is considering the soon to be departing CEO of Google (GOOG) for Commerce Secretary. The role will be vacated by Gary Locke who is being appointed U.S. Ambassador to China
Pfizer (PFE) Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Kindler and Ron Kirk, the U.S. trade representative, are also said to be in consideration for the role.
"The president will consider a MORESeth Weintraub - Mar 9, 2011 10:49 PM ET
... Chrome vs. Android, and where's Larry (Page, CEO)?
As Google's (GOOG) outgoing CEO Eric Schmidt's talks usually are, today's at Moble World Congress was candid, informative and full of "with your permissions". He spoke on a number of topics but the most interesting I'll break down below.
On the recent Nokia- Microsoft Deal:
"We would've loved if they chose Android. They chose Windows. The offer to adopt later is still open. We MORESeth Weintraub - Feb 15, 2011 5:40 PM ET
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