Google Gets New CEO, Will Be Part of New Company Called ‘Alphabet’


google1Google co-founder and now-former CEO, Larry Page announced on Monday that he and fellow co-founder Sergey Brin are forming a new parent company called Alphabet.

Sundar Pichai will take over as Google’s new CEO, whereas Page and Brin will serve as Alphabet’s CEO and President, respectively. Along with Google X and Calico, Google will continue as one of the new organization’s three primary business extensions.

As Page notes, the new model “allows us more management scale, as we can run things independently that aren’t very related.” Page and Brin’s new “model is to have a strong CEO who runs each business” while they oversee things and provide assistance as needed.

That’s all well and good, but like any major newsworthy or viral happening, the Internet reaction machine launched all its cylinders as soon as news of the major corporate shuffle broke. As you’d expect, everyone was keen to deliver their takes on the company’s new name.

Of course, it’s always about who’s first these days. Hence why Alex Balk‘s comment is the truest one out there:

[h/t Vox]
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