Google’s chief executive Larry Page said that the company needs a new statement about its corporate ambitions but denies that he has joined the dark side.
He thinks Google is in uncharted territory and ‘trying to figure it out’ a new mission statement for the next 100 years.
Google’s chief executive Larry Page has admitted that the company has outgrown its mission statement to “organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful” from the launch of the company in 1998, but has said he does not yet know how to redefine it.
However, Page thinks that in getting bigger, Google does not need to dump the altruistic principles that it was founded on in 1998. He and co-founder Sergey Brin were aiming big with “societal goals” to “organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”
Over the years, Google has been accused of doing evil by wielding too much influence over the internet.
It has faced anti-monopoly probes by the European commission and most recently pressure from Europe over the “right to be forgotten” forced to remove search listings to information deemed to be outdated and not in the public interest which saw Britons request over 60,000 links be deleted by October.