Google's Vic Gundotra Departing Immediately
Google executive Vic Gundotra today announced his departure from the company after working there for more than eight years. Gundotra played a major role in developing some of Google's mobile applications and helped conceive and build Google+, Google's social network. In a blog post on Google+, Gundotra said, "I'm forever in debt to the Google+ team. This is a group of people who built social at Google against the skepticism of so many. They are invincible dreamers." Gundotra also publicly thanked Google CEO Larry Page. Gundotra said he is moving on to new things, but didn't reveal them. Gundotra's successor at the head of Google+ has not yet been named. Google didn't announce any changes to the staffing in its Android and Chrome units, which are led by Sundar Pichai.
Sundar Pichai to Be CEO of Google as Brin and Page Reorganize
Google today announced sweeping changes to the structure of the company that sees Google Inc. becoming part of a larger company called Alphabet.
Android Founder Andy Rubin Leaving Google
Andy Rubin, who helped launch Google's Android business, is leaving the company. Rubin co-founded the Android operating system, which Google acquired in 2005.
Photos to Be Separated from Google+ Under New Boss
Google has appointed Bradley Horowitz as head of Google’s Photos and Streams products. Google is splitting the Photos product from the main Google+ social network, which is being recognized by Google under the new "Streams" name.
Google Puts Its Cloud Businesses Under One Roof
Google today made an organizational change with respect to its cloud-based products. Moving forward, Google for Work, Cloud Platform, and Google Apps will all fall under the purview of Diane Greene where they can be managed together.