Sundar Pichai becomes CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet. Twitter reactions inside

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Sundar Pichai was announced Alphabet’s CEO after co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepped down

Good news surfaced for all the Indians as India’s Sundar Pichai was declared as the CEO of Alphabet. Alphabet co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepped down from their top roles to make way for Sundar Pichai who is CEO of Google since 2015. Alphabet is the parent company of Google. Now, Pichai (47) will manage both Google and Alphabet. Brin and Page will remain members of the company’s board.

Brin and Page announced in a letter to the company employees, which also included a statement from Pichai. This move is being considered as a significant shakeup in the technology-giant company. Both the founders said that Alphabet is well-established & Google and ‘other bets’ are operating effectively as independent companies. They said that it is the right time to simplify our management structure.

Excited with the new role, Google CEO talked about his long term focus on tackling big challenges through technology.  He tweeted “I’m excited about Alphabet’s long term focus on tackling big challenges through technology. Thanks to Larry & Sergey, we have a timeless mission, enduring values and a culture of collaboration & exploration – a strong foundation we’ll continue to build on”.

Mr Pichai is an IIT Kharagpur graduate and has spent 15 years at Google. He rose to fame while leading the development of Google’s Chrome Browser. He later led product engineering and development across all of Google’s services for a year.

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As the news spread, Indians across the world congratulated him on social media. A lot of them talked about how he made India proud and showed the upcoming generation how to dream big and achieve it. He started trending on Twitter and dominated other Social Media platforms too.

Here are some of the twitter reactions:

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