Google parent Alphabet Inc. says Eric Schmidt is stepping down as executive chairman, though he isn't leaving the company completely.
Here's a look at Schmidt's 17 years with Google and Alphabet.
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MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Google's one-time "adult supervisor" is getting closer to retirement. Eric Schmidt, who took over as CEO in 2001 three years after investors demanded more mature leadership for the fast-growing tech giant, is stepping down as executive chairman of Google parent Alphabet in January.