Google Is Transforming Into Alphabet

No, that’s not a typo. Since Google was founded in 1998 its become something indescribably big. So big that when you want to look something up you don’t say “go to the library.” You say “Google it.” Now Google is becoming something even more. In a statement on Google’s official blog CEO Larry Page announced that Alphabet is coming and Sergey Brin will be its President. So what is Alphabet? Well, Google gave us a hint by saying “G is for Google” which can only mean that the remaining 25 letters will be companies that together make something insane… maybe like Voltron.

V is for Voltron

V is for Voltron

Page goes on to describe Alphabet.

What is Alphabet? Alphabet is mostly a collection of companies. The largest of which, of course, is Google. This newer Google is a bit slimmed down, with the companies that are pretty far afield of our main internet products contained in Alphabet instead. What do we mean by far afield? Good examples are our health efforts: Life Sciences (that works on the glucose-sensing contact lens), and Calico(focused on longevity). Fundamentally, we believe this allows us more management scale, as we can run things independently that aren’t very related.

You read it, people! Google is taking over the world one corner at a time. Things that have no relation to one another are going to fall under the Google, er… Alphabet, umbrella. The Google X labs will also become part of the new company and Alphabet Inc. will replace Google inc. as the publicly traded stock. But don’t worry; all those with shares of Google will “automatically convert into the same number of shares of Alphabet, with all of the same rights.” in addition to that “Google will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alphabet. They will also “continue to trade on Nasdaq as GOOGL and GOOG.” If you’re not familiar with the X labs they’re responsible for new projects like Google Wing.

So Google is about to have whole new operating structure and things are about to get weird. This is certainly going to be an interesting period in time. Who knows; maybe Google is slowly becoming Skynet. Wouldn’t be too farfetched now, would it?

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