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At Google, Larry Page Finds His Right-Hand Man

By Amir Efrati · Jun 23, 2014 8:22 AM PDT · 1 comment

If Larry Page stopped being Google’s CEO today, Sundar Pichai would undoubtedly be his replacement.

When Mr. Page tried in vain to convince WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum not to sell the messaging startup to Facebook for $19 billion two months ago, it was Mr. Pichai who accompanied Mr. Page to the high-stakes talks rather than Vic Gundotra, who was in charge of Google’s social products and would have ...