Google CEO Larry Page is slowly getting
his voice back.
"Larry is doing much better. He was in the office on Monday," Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt said Thursday in Sun Valley, Idaho, in comments published in the US media Friday.
"Larry ran the meeting. He is talking, but talking softly."
Google co-founder Page, 39, has skipped several public events lately due to his voice problems, about which few details are known.
He missed Google's annual meeting last month, and he is also not expected to take part in a teleconference next week at which the internet giant will announce its latest earnings figures.
Schmidt stressed, however, that Page has nothing serious.
The secrecy surrounding Page's condition has concerned many market specialists. For some, the situation is reminiscent of circumstances surrounding the late Apple founder Steve Jobs, who died last year after a long battle with cancer. In Jobs's case, very little was revealed about the nature of his health troubles.
And, like Jobs, Page has played an integral role in the success of the company he helped found.
Source: Copyright 2012 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH