The Next Tech Guru?

By Summers, Nick | Newsweek, October 10, 2011 | Go to article overview

The Next Tech Guru?


Summers, Nick, Newsweek


Byline: Nick Summers

They say he was one of a kind. But someone has to fill Jobs's sneakers.

LARRY PAGE Google

A computational genius--Google's crucial "PageRank" technology is named after his graduate work at Stanford--Page and partner Sergey Brin built their company into an Internet juggernaut, and kept pace with Apple into the mobile revolution. Unlike Jobs, Page is considered by some to be unconcerned with details and not averse to releasing unfinished products.

JACK DORSEY Square

Having created both Twitter (a social network) and Square (a revolutionary payment system), Dorsey, perhaps more than any other entrepreneur, has shown vision across multiple fields. But Twitter is struggling as a business, and Dorsey must prove that he is as adept as the Apple CEO at dazzling Wall Street.

JEFF BEZOS Amazon

In the months after the iPad's release, it seemed like every computer company on earth released a competing gadget. …

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