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Concerns grow over Google boss Page’s health

Google CEO Larry Page  

Concerns grew about the health of Google head Larry Page after it was announced that he would be missing some key corporate events in the coming weeks.

Mr. Page, 39, missed Google’s annual general meeting earlier this week, because, according to the company, he had lost his voice.

However, the announcement that Mr. Page would also miss a crucial Google developers’ conference next week as well as its second quarter earnings call set for next month prompted speculation that his health problems may be more serious.

The case also prompted comparisons with Apple’s handling of Steve Jobs’ health problems, in which it gave out only the barest details of the medical conditions that eventually caused his death last year.

“Google indicated that he had lost his voice and was unable to speak at the meeting, and also that he would not be speaking at next week’s Google I/O developer conference or the company’s 2Q earnings call.”

The analyst continued, “We have no specific reason to think there is anything more to Larry’s condition, but we find it odd that the company would already rule him out of the 2Q call, which is likely still a few weeks away. We think this could raise some questions among investors. We note that Mr. Larry does not appear to have posted on Google+ since May 25.”

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