Written by Isobel Asher Hamilton.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who founded Google in a garage in 1998, announced they were stepping down from Google’s parent company, Alphabet.
Their successor is Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO of four years. Pichai will retain his role at Google while becoming CEO of Alphabet.
Pichai circulated an email to employees after Page and Brin put up a blog post announcing their departure on Tuesday, outlining what the change would mean for the company.
In the email Pichai says that Google is a company of “continuous evolution” but that his accession won’t affect Alphabet’s structure or the day-to-day work of Googlers.
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