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Larry Page ‘you’ll have a Google in your pocket’

Google CEO Larry Page spoke at the Google Zeitgeist conference yesterday in Paradise Valley, Ariz. He was outspoken about many things and when asked what may lie ahead for the companies next 13 years he said “You’ll have a Google in your pocket.”

The quietly spoken Page might not have the stage presence of Steve Jobs, but he always seems to speak directly when asked the important questions. He said that he felt that the biggest threat to Google’ success was “Google”.

He added “One of the interesting things that we’ve noticed is that companies correlate on decision-making and speed of decision making. There are basically no companies that have good slow decisions. There are only companies that have good fast decisions. So I think that’s also a natural thing as companies get bigger, they tend to slow down decision-making. And that’s pretty tragic.”

Page said that Google have doubled their workforce after the $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility, but not their market capitalisation.

Eric Schmidt, Google’s chairman joined Page on stage and said that Yahoo should “sort our their leadership issues.” They both proceeded to answer questions from the audience, even talking about cars with onboard computer systems which can drive themselves.

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