Yes, It’s official — Google is now “Alphabet.”
Internet Search engine giant Google has officially has converted into new parent company Alphabet Inc. after US markets closed on 2 October 2015. Company had made legal filing for officially establishing the new parent structure of Alphabet without any changes in their day-to-day operations. After closing of US markets, shares of Google stock (both Class C and A) were convert into shares of Alphabet stock.
In this exchange the tickers will remain unchanged as GOOG and GOOGL respectively. With this Google’s core flagship business entities encompassing search, YouTube Android will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alphabet.
Google’s smaller units like the hardware maker Nest, moonshot factory Google X will now set up their own companies under Alphabet Inc.
In August 2015, Google had announced to blow up its corporate structure by forming a new parent company called Alphabet.
It wanted to allow its different businesses to operate independently and move faster with each division having its own CEO.
- Larry Page as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
- Sergey Brin as the President
- Eric E. Schmidt as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors
- Sundar Pichai as the CEO of Google
- Larry Page’s Alphabet
- Sundar Pichai’s Google
- Calico (life-extension biotech research)
- Nest (smart home products)
- Fiber (high-speed Internet service)
- Ventures (early-stage investing)
- Capital (growth-stage investing)