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Google founders step back from top roles

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Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are stepping down from top roles at parent company Alphabet.

Page is exiting his position as Alphabet's CEO, while Brin will no longer serve as the parent company's president. Both will remain on the board.

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, will take on the chief executive role for Alphabet, as well.

A joint letter said Page and Brin would remain "actively involved as board members, shareholders and co-founders," but it was the "natural time to simplify our management structure."

Read more from BBC News.


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