Larry Page just made Sundar Pichai the head of most Google products

Larry Page just made Sundar Pichai the head of most Google products
Big changes are afoot at Google with a major reorganization of power and a continuation of the meteoric rise of Sundar Pichai within the company. CEO Larry Page has appointed Pichai as the head of core Google products. This essentially means that Pichai is in charge of all Google products except for YouTube, which is run by CEO Susan Wojcicki who still reports directly to Page.

This is a huge step up for Pichai, who is keeping his role as head of Android, Chrome, and Google Apps, but is also now in charge of research, Search, Maps, Google+, commerce, and ads and infrastructure. The move means that now the current 6 executives in charge of the new product areas under Pichai will report to Pichai rather than Larry Page. Pichai has been with Google since 2004, but risen very quickly over the past 2 years in which he started as a manager of the Chrome team, became the head of Chrome and Google Apps, added being head of Android to that list, was rumored to be in the running for the CEO position at Microsoft, and is now head of almost every Google product. 

Larry Page says that this will create less of a bottleneck in the management structure of Google, but the real aim here is to hand off some of Page's own duties., who has been doing quite a lot. Page had not only been the direct supervisor to the 7 product execs (including Pichai), but in charge of business and operations, access and energy, Nest, Calico, Google X, corporate development, legal, finance, and business. Now with Pichai taking over most Google products, Page will have more time to focus on the business side of running Google as well as bigger picture ideas and "moonshots". 

source: Re/code



1. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Everytime I see his pic I can't help but hear the phrase Number johnny 5, you've been vandalized all over yourself...

7. engineer-1701d unregistered

nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo​ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo why him of all Indian people him

2. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Things are looking good at Google :D

3. goojman

Posts: 56; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Thank you come again.

4. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Should have put Elop

14. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1260; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Definitely Elop (Flop) will be the best choice to kill Google, but since Google is NOT in suicide mode like Nokia, Sundar got the chance...

5. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Was it his idea to shape the Nexus 9 like a box? 4:3 screen ratio sucks!

6. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Talk to HTC about that, they are the ones who designed the Nexus 9.

8. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Yeah, and like why does 4:3's suck?

9. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

It is well known that 4:3 makes the tablet harder to hold in one hand and worse for most movies/videos. The upside is that with 4:3, most web pages and documents are easier to read and games and other apps will be easier to port from the iPad to the Nexus 9.

19. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 914; Member since: May 07, 2014

I have nothing against Nexus 9 but Nexus 6 sucks big time

13. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

What's wrong with it? Its the best part of nexus 9 IMO, 4:3 Display is one of the main things I liked about iPads, its refreshing to see android tablets coming with them. Aside from videos, 16:9/10 displays have no advantage. And 4:3 is not that bad at videos, and you can always rescale your videos to adapt to the aspect. Now the nexus 9 is great at gaming, productivity, web browsing and apps(in portrait) all thanks to the 4:3 display.

10. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Two things Sundar Pichai will be known for -- making Google products homogeneous and locking Android down.

15. iGeek

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Apple much?

11. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Visually 4:3 works better. At least for me. I think there's a good reason why most Android tab makers don't go with 4:3

12. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I'd love to be able to purchase a Nexus with the Tegra chip 3 gigs of ram & quad HD resolution

16. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

He has a very tempting potential to be very well known.

17. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

No !!! Now we are stuck with the laggy hangouts :-(

18. rowdysheeter

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 10, 2014


20. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Oh no! An Indian ruling Google! Indians and Chinese conquering the world! Beware!

21. Aniket8593

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 27, 2013

Indian are every where can't ignore ...but not a harm to anyone njoy ...

22. lead2xl unregistered

Congratulations to him. I hope he is successful in the role. I also hope he wakes up to the fact that a lot of customers want SD card slots. Not that you can't manage without them if you use Google's online storage offerings. It is just the lack of choice i don't like - it's what they call the "manufacturing mindset" - we will decide what is good for our customers, take it or leave it, as opposed to tailoring offerings to what customers really want.

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