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.
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.
Google Folds Google Wallet and Android Pay Into Google Pay
Google today took steps to simplify its mobile and online payment products by combining them into a single service called Google Pay. Moving forward, Google Pay will encompass the features of Google Wallet and Android Pay.
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.
Google Duplicating Google+ Photos in Google Drive
Google today said it is giving people more options for organizing their photos and videos online. Moving forward, all the photos and videos users have stored in Google+ will be accessible from Google Drive.
Eric Schmidt, Alphabet Chairman, to Take Advisory Role
Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt this week said he plans to step down from his leadership role on the company's board and will instead serve as a technical advisor to the company. "Larry, Sergey, Sundar and I all believe that the time is right in Alphabet’s evolution for this transition.