Sundar Pichai, new Alphabet CEO, just got Silicon Valley's worst job

Sundar Pichai will be the new CEO of Alphabet with CEO Larry Page and President Sergey Brin stepping aside — and he's in an impossible situation in charge of a focus-free smattering of money-losing "Other Bets" while growth in Google’s core digital advertising business is slowing. There are no signs that the “next Google” will grow out of an Other Bet. Google faces crisis after crisis, ranging from employee protests to antitrust investigations that threaten to break up the company. Plus Page and Brin are still lurking – they have controlling stakes in the company and said they’d remain “active” looking Pichai's shoulder.


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