Google CEO Larry Page has published a ‘2012 Update’ that should be required reading for anyone working with the company, including music rightsholders. It’s a good nutshell-summary of how he sees Google growing. “I’ve pushed hard to increase our velocity, improve our execution, and focus on the big bets that will make a difference in the world,” he writes, before addressing Google’s move into social networking, the evolution of its search engine, and its Android mobile business. There are also a few stats – 800m monthly users for YouTube, with partner ad revenues more than doubling for the fourth year in a row, for example. “At the heart of our business model has always been the belief that we’re better off if we can create a larger pie for our partners,” writes Page. You can imagine a number of music rightsholders scoffing at this statement, but one hopes they’ll read the full thing too, with the intention of being fully up to speed with Google’s priorities in 2012.

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