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The CEO's illness is still keeping him from talking in public.
, Google CEO Larry Page did not speak at Google's Q2 earnings call today. Speaking for Google today at the Q2 2012 earnings call were chief financial officer Patrick Pichette, chief business officer Nikesh Arora, and SVP of advertising Susan Wojcicki. Google's earnings release did include statements attributed to Page.
Google said in on June 21st that Page had missed his company's annual shareholders' meeting due to the loss of his voice but provided no other details. On June 27 at the Google IO conference, Google co-founder Sergey Brin would not answer questions about Page's absence, other than noting that Page was a very effective CEO when he was restricted to communicating through email and other text forms. On July 12, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said but he had returned to the office.
Responding to a question about Page on the earnings call from Ben Schachter from the Macquarie Group, Nikesh Arora said that, "There is no new news." He said that Page can't do public speaking, but continues to run the company and is involved in all strategic business decisions.
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