Eric Schmidt sure was in charge:
One day Larry and Sergey bought Android, and I didn’t even notice. Think about the strategic opportunities that has created. Sergey found Google Earth one day while he was surfing on the Web. And then he walked into my office and told me he bought them. “And I said, “for how much,” Sergey?” And it turned out to be a few million.
Sounds like Schmidt’s tweet on the day of the announcement, “Day-to-day adult supervision no longer needed!” was more true than we realized. He was like the British Monarchy, just a figurehead. Remember, that’s all he was brought on as – the VCs didn’t trust Larry and Sergey to run the company through the IPO. (via Daring Fireball)