Following the Google’s controversial announcement of a planned stock split this April, the company’s shareholders have voted to approve the measure. The vote was largely ceremonial given that co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin collectively control about 56% of of the voting power at Google. As a result a new class of non-voting Class C will be created while the value of Class A shares will be cut in half. The move allows the co-founders to issue new equity without diluting their personal voting power. This is not an unheard of move, and mirrors the steps taken by Facebook prior to its IPO, but in both cases shareholder rights advocates have been less than enthused. [Source Mashable]