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Eric Schmidt steps down as chairman of Alphabet

One of Google’s longest-running executives is stepping away from the tech giant’s parent company Alphabet. 
Eric Schmidt, who joined Google in 2001 as its CEO and chairman, is stepping away from his current role as executive chairman of Alphabet. Schmidt became executive chairman of Google’s board in 2010 and maintained the position when the company restructured in 2015 to become Alphabet. 
He will stay involved as a technical advisor, the company announced on Thursday. 
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CNBC was first to report the news. 
“Larry, Sergey, Sundar and I all believe that the time is right in Alphabet’s evolution for this transition. The Alphabet structure is working well, and Google and the Other Bets are thriving. In recent years, I’ve been spending a lot of my time on science and technology issues, and philanthropy, and I plan to expand that work,” Schmidt said in a statement. Read more…More about Google, Alphabet, Eric Schmidt, Tech, and Silicon Valley

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