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Google Has not Really Changed Its Name to Alphabet but Only Become a Subsidiary of Alphabet: Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade



As the news on Google’s change of name to Alphabet is making headlines and going viral on the internet, Taiwo Kola Ogunlade, the Communication and Public Affairs Manager of Google for Anglophone West Africa has explained what happened in an interview with Vanguard.

While answering his interviewer’s question on how the change of name will affect the spread of Google in Nigeria in particular and Anglophone West-Africa in general the areas under his authority, Kola-Ogunlade said that Google did not change its name but has only become a full subsidiary of Alphabet.

According to him, the company would continue to provide opportunities for Nigerians and Africa to make good use of the internet. He referred to the change of name as an imperative restructuring which would allow them to focus on helping the Anglophone West Africa to benefit on the extraordinary opportunities available inside of Google.

He said that Google Inc will now operate under the management of Sundar Pichai who was recently named the Chief Executive Officer of Google. He explained that the new CEO of Google who joined the company in 2004 has worked closely with the co-founders of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin for more than 10 years. He said that his responsibilities as the CEO of Google were to lead the overall product development and innovation efforts and to manage the daily operations of the company.