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+ - Eric Schmidt Out, Larry Page In As Google CEO->

Submitted by jfruhlinger
jfruhlinger (470035) writes "Google surprised just about everybody at its earnings call by announcing that Eric Schmidt, who had served as company CEO for more than a decade, would be stepping down and that cofounder Larry Page would take over. Schmidt will stay on as chairman and provide "technology thought leadership," whatever that is. When Schmidt, an old Sun hand, joined Google in 2001, it was seen as a move to turn the scrappy upstart into a mature company; now on his Twitter feed Schmidt proclaims that his "adult supervision" is no longer needed."
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+ - Google sends Schmidt upstairs, names Page as CEO->

Submitted by alphadogg
alphadogg (971356) writes "Big news from Google today: Co-founder Larry Page will take over as CEO starting April 4. Current CEO Eric Schmidt, who has led the company for nearly a decade, will remain at Google but in the new role of Executive Chairman. Co-founder Sergey Brin will also take on a new role, but the incredibly successful triumvirate will all stay at Google.

A Google press release, http://investor.google.com/earnings/2010/Q4_google_earnings.html which also announced fourth quarter and fiscal 2010 earnings, says the following:

"Google has also announced plans to streamline decision making and create clearer lines of responsibility and accountability at the top of the company.

        * Starting from April 4, Larry Page, Google Co-Founder, will take charge of Google's day-to-day operations as Chief Executive Officer.
        * Sergey Brin, Google Co-Founder, will devote his energy to strategic projects, in particular working on new products.
        * 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 advisor to Larry and Sergey.

Schmidt also wrote a blog post http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/update-from-chairman.html in which he said "as our results today show, the outlook is bright. But as Google has grown, managing the business has become more complicated. So Larry, Sergey and I have been talking for a long time about how best to simplify our management structure and speed up decision making — and over the holidays we decided now was the right moment to make some changes to the way we are structured.""

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+ - Larry Page to replace Eric Schmidt as Google CEO-> 1

Submitted by D H NG
D H NG (779318) writes "While announcing its Q4 financial results, Google had also announced some changes in leadership. Starting April 4, Google co-founder Larry Page will replace Eric Schmidt as CEO. Sergey Brin will retain the title Co-Founder and Eric Schmidt becomes the Executive Chairman and retains his position as Chairman of the Board of Directors."
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Survey Shows That Fox News Makes You Less Informed 1352

Posted by samzenpus
from the fair-balanced-and-simple dept.
A survey of American voters by World Public Opinion shows that Fox News viewers are significantly more misinformed than consumers of news from other sources. One of the most interesting questions was about President Obama's birthplace. 63 percent of Fox viewers believe Obama was not born in the US (or that it is unclear). In 2003 a similar study about the Iraq war showed that Fox viewers were once again less knowledgeable on the subject than average. Let the flame war begin!
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Real Reason Why the White iPhone 4 Is Delayed 182

Posted by samzenpus
from the no-phone-for-you dept.
tekgoblin writes "There have been numerous reasons why the White iPhone 4 may be delayed with one reason being the color mismatch between the home button and the body. Well this time there is another reason. A source has told CultofMac that the reason for the delay is a light leakage issue caused by the case being clear. Light from the case leaks into pictures taken by the back and front camera on the white iPhone 4, causing distorted pictures. This problem is non-existent on the black iPhone 4, because of its already black case, so Apple has been looking for a solution to this problem, thus the delay of the White iPhone 4 till spring of next year."
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The Push For Colbert's "Restoring Truthiness" Rally 703

Posted by samzenpus
from the giving-truth-the-bump dept.
jamie writes "A grassroots campaign has begun to get Stephen Colbert to hold a rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to counter Glenn Beck's recent 'Restoring Honor' event. The would-be rally has been dubbed 'Restoring Truthiness' and was inspired by a recent post on Reddit, where a young woman wondered if the only way to point out the absurdity of the Tea Party's rally would be if Colbert mirrored it with his own Colbert Nation.'"
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Websites That Don't Need to Be Made Anymore 161

Posted by samzenpus
from the do-not-want dept.
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but there is a finite number of social networking or selling websites that the world needs. Here is a collection of the eight kinds of websites that absolutely don't need to be made anymore. I'd add dating sites and anybody who uses pop-up ads myself, but I think that would eliminate half the Web.

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