Alphabet’s Larry Page has largely checked out, report says

Alphabet CEO Larry Page has largely checked out from work at the internet giant and is instead spending more time on his private Caribbean island, a report by Bloomberg Businessweek says.

Page’s absence was widely noted last week when a seat set for a Google executive at a congressional hearing remained empty, while Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey addressed lawmakers about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. But Page’s withdrawal was felt among employees and Google’s sister companies much earlier, the report says.

Google has been increasingly dragged into the public eye in recent months, as a central player in the…

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