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How Google exec's affair with co-founder Sergey Brin
ruined his friendship with CEO Larry Page after 'alarming' emails were
found by Brin's wife
Google CEO Larry Page stopped talking to co-founder and long-time friend Sergey Brin after his affair with Google Glass marketer Amanda Rosenberg emerged, friends have revealed.
Brin, 40, split with his wife and mother of his two children, Anne Wojcicki, last year after she found 'alarming' emails between Brin and 27-year-old Rosenberg. The pair then began dating.
this did not sit well with Page, his co-founder and a friend since
college who had witnessed Brin's blossoming romance with Wojcicki when
the couple met in 1998.
'Insanely upset': Larry Page, left, did not speak to fellow Google co-founder Sergey Brin, right, after it
emerged he was having an affair with a 27-year-old Google Glass employee
'Larry is so ethically
strict... I heard Larry was insanely upset by this whole situation
and wasn't talking to Sergey' for a time.
Brin and Wojcicki,
who had been married for six years before they split 10 months ago,
began drifting apart after the launch of Google Glass, the article
In its early days, Rosenberg, a marketer on the project, had spent time with Wojcicki, a prominent Biotech analyst and businesswoman, to understand how to target mothers with the gadget.
The two women became friends at the end of 2012 - close enough that
Wojcicki bought Rosenberg a Christmas present - and Brin and Wojcicki
went out to dinners with Rosenberg and her then boyfriend, Hugo Barra, a
high-ranking executive for Google's Android team, Vanity Fair reported.
Other woman: Amanda Rosenberg works as a marketer for Google Glass, where she met Brin
Model employee: Rosenberg, pictured wearing Google Glass, was friends with Brin's wife before the split
But around the same
time, Wojcicki came across emails that 'caused her alarm', a source
said, and she approached Rosenberg about it.
April 2013, Brin moved out of their $7 million Los Altos home to
another property they owned nearby but they kept the split quiet until
At the time,
Rosenberg continued to date Barra, an M.I.T graduate and prized member
of the creative product team, while also seeing Brin, the article noted.
Barra, then unaware
of the affair, was planning to move to Hong Kong with Rosenberg after
being offered a job by a Chinese mobile phone company, sources said.
in May, Rosenberg broke up with him without giving him a reason, and
after the Brin relationship publicly emerged a few months later, he
announced he was moving to Hong Kong alone.
Together: Brin is pictured in September 2012
with his wife, businesswoman Anne Wojcicki, months before they split.
The couple were married for six years and have two children together
Linked: Before her relationship with Brin, Rosenberg dated Hugo Barra, who worked for Google Android
Brin and Wojcicki, who shared a $30 billion wealth and have two children under the age of six, are not divorced and have no plans to seek one, according to Vanity Fair.
article also notes that it was not the only affair at Google, which
does not explicitly ban inter-office relationships. Page and Yahoo! CEO
Marissa Mayer also had a relationship, it claims.
Rosenberg joined Google after graduating with a communications degree from Leeds University in England.
She had previously been educated at £31,000-a-year Marlborough school, where Kate Middleton had previously been a pupil.
Pippa Middleton was two years ahead of Rosenberg.
In an internet profile Miss
Rosenberg wrote of herself: ‘I’m part of the master race that is the
Chinese Jew or Chew, if you will.
'Born in Hong Kong but bred in the UK. A
misanthrope who’s bad at maths, so I got the worst of both worlds.’
she declared that her motto is: ‘He who hesitates is a damned fool.’
Miss Rosenberg is understood to have an English father and a Hong Kong
Chinese mother who worked as an investment banker.
Long-time friends: Page and Brin, pictured in 2003, met while at Stanford University in the mid 1990s
initially worked for the internet giant in London before last year
moving to San Francisco to work at its Silicon Valley nerve center.
soon won a role promoting Google Glass, the glasses which enable users
to film and broadcast over the internet everything they see non-stop,
worrying privacy campaigners.She also came up with the idea to say 'OK, Glass' to switch it on.