Just a few short months ago it seemed as if Google was bulletproof, and shares of the search giant soared above $700. Fast-forward to the present, and new concerns seem to be popping up daily. The latest: Whether Sheryl Sandberg's move to Facebook is a harbinger of future high-level depatures and/or a sign that Google is having trouble retaining top talent.
The stock's recent swoon has put many Google employees' options underwater, creating a new set of challenges for the company and likely leading to higher compensation costs going forward.
If nothing else, Google's heralded management team is now facing its first major set of challenges after a prolonged period where they seemingly could do no wrong.Yahoo tech ticker