This is an interesting turn of events. Google CEO Larry Page has extended Sundar Pichai’s control over the company, which already encompassed Android and Chrome. Page has in fact, paged (or sent a memo, rather) to all employees of the company, stating that Pichai will lead nearly all of the company’s major product division. This includes search, Maps, Google+, commerce, research, plus ads and infrastructure.
Senior executives that would cover those fields and report to Page will now report to Pichai. It’s a funny situation, if anything.
So, what does Page do now? Apparently, he will continue to manage Google’s business and operations, while also focusing on “the bigger picture” for the company.
And now, Pichai is one of the most powerful men in Mountian View.