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Google boss Page is CEO of the year

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By Noel Young, Correspondent

January 4, 2012 | 2 min read

It's all go for Larry Page of Google. He has just been named the CEO of the Year by Investors Business Daily in the US .

Larry Page: all smiles

Page got the accolade for his success in reorganising the company's management and for leading the buy-out of Motorola Mobility Holdings.

During the year Page also led Google into the social network arena with the launch of Google+ challenging Facebook. He also took on Groupon with Google Offers.

Moves like this have seen Google revenue zoom by 32% and 33% respectively in the past two quarters.

Technorati.com however points out that the decision to give Page the gong "is not without a degree of controversy.

"Firstly, he has only been in the job since April so has not enjoyed a full year in post."

Also, "The results achieved at Google are also no more extraordinary than fellow tech giants Intel or Apple."

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