Eric Schmidt replaced by Larry Page as Google CEO

Tweets: "Day-to-day adult supervision no longer needed!"

But was his cheeky tweet in reference to a 2001 interview?

Eric Schmidt has stepped down as CEO of Google, moving to Executive Chairman as of April 4th, at which point co-founder Larry Page (the one that isn’t Sergei Brin) will become CEO of one of the world’s most successful companies.

Schmidt joined Google in 2001, to help out the two co-founders and bring some business acumen to the table when they were still relatively fresh out of university. At the time, Brin was quoted in an interview as saying that Schmidt was being brought in for “Parental supervision,” which is something the soon to be ex-CEO referenced with a parting tweet.

Explaining his career change to the Twitterverse, Schmidt posted the very tongue-in-cheek: “Day-to-day adult supervision no longer needed!” Whether that’s true or not, Larry Page will soon have the task of running one of the world’s tech superpowers. Lets hope he knows what he’s letting himself in for…

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