Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the founders of Google, will no longer be the CEO of Alphabet, the company that controls Google and its products. Page and Brin announced it on the official Google blog. The two will remain on Google's board of directors but will have no other executive roles. In the blog post, Page and Brin justified their decision by explaining that they wanted to simplify the structure of Alphabet, and that for this reason the new CEO will be Sundar Pichai, the current head of Google. The Verge he writes that the news "is not surprising those who have followed the careers of Page and Brin since 2015. The two rarely appeared in public, and just as rarely spoke with investors or attended the launch of the company's products".