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Google professor David Cheriton warns over US economy

28 June 2011 Last updated at 03:53 BST

The professor who helped Google's founders get the company off the ground has warned that President Obama is leading the United States on a "crash course" towards economic disaster.

David Cheriton, who taught Sergey Brin and Larry Page at Stanford University in California and became a billionaire as Google grew, said that America's innovators and investors were being driven overseas in search of opportunity.

The BBC's Matt Frei spoke with Prof Cheriton on the Stanford campus.

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