Eric Schmidt Steps Down As Google CEOBy Chris Weiss
- Larry Page
We don’t cover many corporate personnel changes here at GadgetCrave. And that’s because they’re about as boring of news as has ever been reported on. Really, who cares–give me working gadgets, make them affordable, support them when I need help and I really don’t give two donkey sh@ts who’s running your company. But when your company is as huge as Google and when your CEO as off-the-wall as Eric Schmidt has been lately, I have enough interest to throw you a headline.
Schmidt will be replaced by co-founder Larry Page on April 4. Schmidt explained the move via Twitter as essentially a coming of age of Google’s founders who know longer needed his “day-to-day adult supervision,” but some of Schmidt’s wack-job sound bites of late couldn’t have helped his cause.
Page served as Google’s original CEO before Schmidt took over in 2001. Schmidt will remain on as an executive chairman and will advise Page and Sergey Brin, Google’s other co-founder. [via NY Times]