Here is that article if interestedhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jan/21/google-eric-schmidt-larry-page?INTCMP=SRCH
Page now has a couple of urgent tasks. Search needs attention (and has received it since criticisms grew louder over Christmas). Android needs a strong negotiator on Google's side who will insist that handset makers and mobile networks do not hold up software updates to customers – many of whom are frustrated at not getting the latest versions of Android on phones which can run it.
Compare the iPhone, where statistics show around 90% of users are on the latest version of its operating system, and Android, where about 58% are on the widely used 2.2 version (and developers complain that "fragmentation", where different versions proliferate, is putting them off developing for it.)
By contrast, Microsoft has indicated that it will push through software updates for its new Windows Phone 7 handset.
Page now has a tough task of slowing and reversing a tendency for Google's teams to act too independently, and create coherent products that fit with the rest of its strategy. Last night it emerged that Google is going to develop its own clone of Groupon, the wildly successful discount voucher company that Google tried to buy last year; called Google Offers, its launch date is unclear but the company is trying to recruit local companies that will take part.
It could be a huge success. But it will need all of Google's considerable heft to make it work well. Groupon's success is down to its focus on its task. Google has grown so big it is missing some of that. Page and Brin can make it happen. But it's not going to be easy.