(Ex)-CEO Eric Schmidt apparently was the target of an internal coup, and after a series of conversations, decided to gracefully bow out. But I doubt this is the last of the Google high management shakeup, as the company is still faced with numerous investigations and problems, such as series of recent spats with the US federal government in attempts to obtain a contract in a bid for secured email servers for the U.S. Federal Government. (Google claimed that the U.S. Federal Government was biased in favor of Microsoft).
Pointedly, Eric Schmidt’s new job at Google involves him trying to make nice relationship with the governments, and hopefully winning a few more government contracts.
I would say, stay tuned, the fight is just starting.