Google’s new Alphabet structure means that its companies no longer have to be friends – Jillian D’Onfro

It’s been nearly a month since Google announced the massive corporate overhaul splitting it into different pieces all existing separately under a new parent company called Alphabet.

The restructuring won’t officially happen until later this year, and there’s plenty we don’t know, like whether we’ll see many spin-offs, who exactly will directly report to new Google CEO Sundar Pichai, or if the whole thing will turn out to be a complete disaster.

But one under-looked aspect to ponder is how the new structure frees Alphabet’s new subsidiaries from having to play nice together.

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