Google Co-Founder Larry Page. Picture courtesy of Niall Kennedy.
The father of Google Search, the giant beast that feeds Google, is going to step aside from the company’s future financial reporting calls. The announcement made its way to social media networks earlier today. Despite the strange nature of such announcement from the CEO of one of the largest companies in the world, tech enthusiasts know that such announcement is not one of its kind.
Steve Jobs used to step down from Apple’s matters due to health issues.
In this case, Larry Page hasn’t announced any reason for him to step aside from company’s matters. However, a Google+ post by Page posted on May 14th, 2013, clearly suggests problems with his vocal cord. He’s been suffering from throat problems for over a decade now and is unlikely to speak for longer durations.
Once again things didn’t fully improve, so I went in for a check-up and was told that my second vocal cord now had limited movement as well.
wrote Page in his post. This announcement raised questions over Google’s future and its stance in the global market. Many asked would Google suffer the same fate as Apple did after losing its driving force, Steve Jobs? This question was soon answered when Google’s shares hit an all-time high of $1,000.
Most of you are wondering why? When Jobs died, Apple’s stocks flushed. I know why; Google never focused on a personality like Apple did. They made their way using their products and services, not because of the showmanship of one man. This is the reason why stepping down of not only a CEO but also a visionary who actually wrote PageRank, the revolutionary mathematical algorithm that was used in Google to calculate search relevance, hasn’t affected Google’s market standing in any way.