(NPR) — Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page are leaving their leadership roles — ending an era at the company. CEO Sundar Pichai will take over as chief executive of Google and its parent company, Alphabet.
Ending an era at the Internet's biggest search company, Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page end their leadership roles. Sundar Pichai will become CEO of Google and its parent, Alphabet.
Page is stepping down as CEO of Alphabet, while Brin is resigning as its president. They will remain board members of Alphabet, a company that oversees not just Google but also research into artificial intelligence and self-driving cars.
Page and Brin founded Google in 1998 when they were Stanford students. They made Google into one of the world's largest, most profitable companies, dominating online search, digital advertising and video.