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. "This new business will bring together product, engineering, marketing and sales and allow us to operate in a much more integrated, coordinated fashion," said Google CEO Sundar Pichai in a blog post. As part of the re-organization, Google has agreed to acquire a company called bebop, which offers an enterprise app development platform. Greene is the founder of bebop and will join Google once the acquisition closes. Google believes the new structure will help its cloud businesses run more efficiently. Earlier this year, Google became one of many companies under Alphabet, an umbrella organization which is headed by Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergei Brin.
Nest Returns to Roost with Google's Hardware Team
Alphabet today said it is putting its Nest and Google hardware teams together under a single roof. Since August 2015, Nest and Google have existed as separate entities under the Alphabet parent company.
Google Rebrands 'Android Wear' as 'Wear OS by Google'
Google today said it is getting rid of the Android Wear brand that has been a part of its smartwatch strategy for years. Moving forward, Google's platform for wearable devices will be called Wear OS by Google.
Google Maps to Host Ads In the Form of 'Promoted Pins'
Google today said it plans to place advertisements in Google Maps on mobile devices. The change is meant to help Google's business customers promote their own businesses to people who search through Google Maps.
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.