• http://www.highrankings.com/seoservicestwitter Jill Whalen

    Was it something he said? :D

  • http://www.mindshareworld.com Ciarán Norris

    So, they’re simplifying the structure, and as part of that one of them looks after product development, and the other new products. I kind of get it, but even so, ummmm…

  • http://docsheldon.com Doc Sheldon

    Great piece, Danny! Should be interesting to see how this all pans out. Conjecture always runs wild at times like this. I suspect that Eric will remain, long-term, though.

    NOW! I can’t WAIT to hear more about Marissa’s next gambit!

  • http://www.sharperoo.com Economist

    My sense is that this is a move to improve their ever-diminishing reputation. Between privacy concerns, creepy statements by the CEO, more and more blog posts about Google’s search failures, their reputation has taken a serious hit at least in the tech community. If they are going to begin a reputation overhaul, sticking a new face up front is the first step.

    Side note: Danny, your site crashed on me 2 times when I was registering/integrating with Twitter (which ended up failing), and the captcha is entirely too hard. The wordpress.org akismet works so well!

  • http://www.L-I-N-K-E-D.com SeekGeek

    I found Google’s choice of photo in the Official Chairman blog post very interesting and symbolic: http://www.l-i-n-k-e-d.com/larry-page-in-the-driving-seat/

  • http://mauricewalshe mauricewalshe

    have my suspicions that Eric was hired mainly as Not “John Sculley” and less as “Adult Supervision”

    Its very telling that Matt C was sent off to washington to do the dog and pony show instead of a board member.

    And as an Ex BT employee its staggering how much bureaucracy they have in ten years when compared to a 100+ year old civil service derived monster that is BT hire a few less MBA’s and try to get Alan Mulally as a mentor would be my advice to Larry