About the recent news
Google founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, recently stepped down from their position of Alphabet Inc. ( Google’s Parent Company) CEO and President respectively and handed over the task to Sundar Pichai. Now Sundar Pichai will lead both the companies Google and Alphabet Inc. However, the founders will continue to hold 51% of the Alphabet’s voting shares and will remain part of Alphabet’s board of directors.
Nurturing Google as the World’s Most Innovative company…
The founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin launched Google in 1998 and made it world no.1 most innovative company. 90% of internet search in the world is now handled by Google. The android operating system developed by Google used by around 85-87% of the world’s smartphone devices. Google launched the Moonshot Factory – X to provide a platform for inventors and entrepreneurs to invent and launch technologies that help society.
This shows that Google is driven by continuous innovation and the reason behind this innovative culture is its founders. Both the founders being computer scientists are more interested in technology evolution rather than in managing the day to day affairs of the company.
What’s the future plan?
Mr. Page invested in California based flying car makers Zee Aero, Kitty Hawk, and Opener. Flying cars are electric aviation cars which can be used for transportation both by road as well as air. European aerospace giant Airbus SE, Amazon, Uber are some of the key players engaged in developing flying car technologies. Flying cars provide environment-friendly transportation. Hence, an important technology for future transportation. Mr. Page is also supporting certain healthcare initiatives
Mr. Sergey Brin invested in a DNA research company 23andme founded by his wife( now separated). He also invested in Tesla Motors and was one of the first customers to get Tesla’s all-electric sport utility vehicle
So, from developing Google to flying cars to healthcare initiatives, these founders are really working on building future technology ventures