There will be management changes at Google. Beginning April 4, Larry Page will take
charge of Google's day-to-day operations as Chief Executive
Officer. Sergey Brin will devote his energy to strategic
projects, particularly working on new products. Brin and Page started the company in 2001. What we found interesting is that the official Google refers to the executives by first name.
The news release states "Eric Schmidt will assume the role of Executive Chairman, focusing
externally on deals, partnerships, customers and broader
business relationships, government outreach and technology
thought leadership--all of which are increasingly important given Google's global reach. Internally, he will continue to act as an
adviser to Larry and Sergey."
Google reported revenues of $8.44 billion for the quarter ending December
31, 2010, an increase of 26% as compared to the fourth quarter
of 2009. During the conference call, not much was revealed about Google and mobile.
300,000 Android devices are activated each day. Mobile searches
increased 10 times year over year. Mobile commerce and local business
searches represent a major mobile opportunity.
On a worldwide basis, Google employed 24,400 full-time employees as of December 31, 2010, up from 23,331 full-time employees as
of September 30, 2010.