Internet Marketing News – Google CEO Eric Schmidt to Step Down in April

From Left: Larry Page, Eric Schmidt, Sergey Brin

The New Google CEO

It was announced yesterday by Google CEO Eric Schmidt via this blog post that he will be stepping aside as CEO of the famous search engine giant and leaving it in the hands of co-founder Larry Page. Schmidt will be assuming a new role in the company dealing “externally, on the deals, partnerships, customers and broader business relationships, government outreach and technology thought leadership.” This came as a surprise yesterday to many.

Rumors have begun to circulate that Schmidt is being pushed out by co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin after the Goolge China decisions he made in mid 2010.

Click here for more information about the Google CEO change.

UPDATE:

Google Offers a New Service

Google Announced earlier today that they are about to unleash Google Offers, a Groupon like offers program that will help them increase their local advertising market. Google tried to buy Groupon in late 2010 for $6 Billion, but the offer was rejected by Groupon. Google Offers will give users impressive discounts at particular venues only after enough interest has been generated for that offer.

Here is more information about Google Offers.

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Heather Lutze

Author: Heather Lutze

Heather is the widely acclaimed speaker, trainer, and consultant who literally wrote the book on search engine marketing. Two books, in fact—The Findability Formula: The Easy, Non-Technical Approach to Search Engine Marketing and the brand new Thumbonomics: The Essential Business Roadmap for Social Media & Mobile Marketing. Her writing and in-demand keynotes and workshops are delivered with the same witty, “no-geek-speak” style that has managed to demystify internet marketing for countless business owners.

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