Google CEO Larry Page has not conducted speaking engagements in quite some time. Why? Page revealed that he has been suffering with vocal cord paralysis. Page posted details of his medical condition on his Google+ page.
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This week Google reported their Q4 revenues. They hit around $14.42 billion in revenue for the fourth quarter of 2012, which is up 36% from the previous year. This means that Google has had their first $50 billion year. ”Not a bad achievement in just a decade and a half,” stated Google CEO Larry Page. “In today’s multi-screen world we face tremendous opportunities as a technology company focused on user benefit. It’s an incredibly exciting time to be at Google.”
Google CEO Larry Page was recently interviewed in Wired. Larry Page said that Google is not focused on incremental improvements on their products. Page had some harsh words for his competition, which makes the interview a great read. Page is very confident in his company.
Google’s shares dropped on Thursday after reporting quarterly earnings. Google reported revenues of $14.1 billion during the third quarter, which is up 45% compared to the same period last year. Net income fell to $2.18 billion, which is a decline of 20%. The company’s operating costs had rose substantially.
Google CEO Larry Page has been really low key lately because of a medical condition that affected his voice. Mr. Page appeared at the Google Zeitgeist Americas conference in Arizona. You will notice that Page’s voice is deeper and measured tones in the videos below:
Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Larry Page has been discussing the patent war over the last week or two. The two were hoping to settle some of their differences over their mobile and tablet operating systems and are planning to meet at some point. Apple is in a legal battle against companies that ship devices using Android and Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility is suing Apple. [Reuters]
In August 2011 Google agreed to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.4 billion. Earlier this week in a regulatory filing, Google said that $5.5 billion of the $12.4 billion price tag was attributed to the patents and technology. When Google bought Motorola, Google CEO Larry Page indicated that the acquisition would strengthen their patent portfolio and “supercharge Android.” Google’s acquisition closed in May.
Eric Schmidt, the Executive Chairman at Google, said earlier this week that Google CEO Larry Page is recovering from an illness that has affected his voice. He has been working at the office this week according to Schmidt. Schmidt was asked about Page while attending the Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley. He said that Page did not attend because he would have been required to speak too frequently. “Larry is doing much better…he seems fine,” said Schmidt. He added Page ran a meeting at Google’s headquarters on Monday and was able to speak softly. Page was unable to attend the Google I/O developer conference or the recent quarterly earnings call as a result of his voice loss.