Google co-founder 'pretty happy' in stealth role

October 19, 2011 - 7:08 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google co-founder Sergey Brin has taken a break from his work on the Internet search leader's secret projects to make a surprise appearance at a technology conference.

Although he shared few specifics, Brin told the audience at the Web 2.0 Summit on Wednesday that he remains as busy as he was during a decade-long stint as the company's president of technology.

He switched to a stealth role earlier this year as part of a shake-up that ushered in his longtime partner, Larry Page, as Google's CEO. Brin has kept a low profile since the changes.

Brin applauded Page's performance as CEO and said he is "pretty happy" in his new job, which includes overseeing Google's work on driverless cars. He declined to describe the other projects.