Google has had extraordinary success. The king of search, created a mobile market out of thin air, spins off interesting new technologies as naturally as breathing, and generally are thought of as the apex of geek-success culture.
After ten years at the helm, Eric Schmidt is stepping aside, with co-founder Larry Page moving into the CEO seat. This will prove and interesting time for Google, no doubt.
Also interesting is Google’s current intellectual property death-match with Oracle over Android/Java issues. Feel free to read about this elsewhere.
This leads naturally to what Google really needs to do next.