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Larry Page's Interview With Charlie Rose

|Includes: Alphabet Inc. (GOOG)

See here for the interview.

Larry Page, CEO of Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), made some interesting comments:

1. On the Motorola (NYSE:MMI) acquisition -- the first thing he mentioned was MMI's patent portfolio, sounds like that element drove the acquisition.

2. Said Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) unbelievable growth has surprised him more than anything in the tech world.

3. Said that Google's "Don't be evil" is so important because people trust Google with all of their info, so they, "can't be evil". Also said that security and privacy are two sides of the same coin.

4. Said he understands why the government keeps a close eye on Google. (Though admittedly he might have said that to keep the government happy)

5. Google X -- LP said most companies have research wings, but they function more like a traditional university, Google X functions more like a standard company, just working on really ambitious (read over the top) projects.

6. Said his basic philosophy of human resources is to treat employees like family. Told the story about how his grandfather had to make his own weapons to protect himself from his employer during strikes when he worked as an auto worker.

Those are the main things I learned from the interview. It was a long interview -- 40 minutes -- and he pretty much covered a lot more about Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), the changes he has made as CEO, etc.

Overall, not a bad interview.

Disclosure: I am long GOOG.