Google, since its creation in 1998, has always been known as Google. As the goliath grew and began to absorb other companies or branch out into other fields, Google still remained Google.
Google is now referring to internet services (chrome, android, the search engine) and Alphabet is now the parent company.
Larry Page, former CEO of Google, and now CEO of Alphabet, has appointed Sundar Pichai CEO of Google. Pichai, at only 43 years old, has some of the highest praises from Page himself in the blog post addressing the company changes.
Sundar has been saying the things I would have said (and sometimes better!) for quite some time now, and I’ve been tremendously enjoying our work together. He has really stepped up since October of last year, when he took on product and engineering responsibility for our Internet businesses. Sergey and I have been super excited about his progress and dedication to the company. And it is clear to us and our board that it is time for Sundar to be CEO of Google.
In the blog post, Page reassures that Alphabet is still moving forward in the way that Google would of – just with a different name. Being an unconventional company – as they call themselves – Alphabet is looking to push the industry forward, and continue contributing to health, sciences, and tech in the way they always have.