Here’s one more startup coming? or he is going to join some other company? Vic Gundotra, Google’s Executive and Creator of Google+ is leaving the company. He joined Google almost eight years ago after a long career at Microsoft.
In a post on Google+, Gundotra says he wants to try new things. “Now is the time for a new journey,” he wrote. “A continuation.” He was careful not to mention any specifics about what lies ahead, other than stating that he’s “excited about what’s next.”
Google’s Larry Paige chimed in on Vic’s going away post, saying:
“Vic- thank you for a tremendous almost eight years at Google. You cut your teeth on our mobile apps and developer relations, turning our disparate efforts into something great. When I first used turn-by-turn navigation, it blew me away. And, walking onto the stage at I/O last year, it was amazing to see developers so excited about Google. These were vintage Vic projects.
Then you built Google+ from nothing. There are few people with the courage and ability to start something like that and I am very grateful for all your hard work and passion. I really enjoy using Google+ on a daily basis, especially the auto awesome movies which I really love sharing with my family and friends.
Good luck with your next project after Google. In the meantime we’ll continue working hard to build great new experiences for the ever increasing number of Google+ fans.”
The departure of Gundotra will have wider repercussions on what’s next for Google+ and also marks an interesting moment for leadership at the company.
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