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Where Will Larry Page Lead Google?


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Larry Page, Google co-f0under

Google co-founder Larry Page has taken over as the company's chief executive.

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In the 10 years since the last time Larry Page was Google's chief executive, the company has changed a bit. It has gone from an ambitious startup to a publicly listed giant of the Internet which generates cash and has 24,000 employees (and will probably have 30,000 by the end of the year); it has a stake in the fast-growing smartphone market, which barely existed; and it has also begun facing up to the changes inherent in being so large, one of which—the risks of bureaucracy—are well-known to most chief executives; the other—the threat of antitrust action in Europe and the U.S.—are not.

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