When his fellow Google cofounder Larry Page was made CEO earlier this year, Sergey Brin got a new job too.Until now, that new job has been described to us as “head of special projects.”
But yesterday, a source close to Google told us Brin’s actual new role is “Head of Google X.”
Much cooler, sounding, right?
These “special projects” are top secret. The only one anybody knows about is Google’s self-driving cars.
We first heard about Google X when we had Google expert Steven Levy in for an extended interview last week. Later, a source close to Google helped us put two and two together.
We reached out to Google for this story, and they haven’t gotten back to us.
Below, Dan Frommer and I perform what very well COULD be Google X secret-handshakes (that is, until Sergey sees this post and has to change them up…)
The classic X-fingers:
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