Tuesday , August 22 2017

Vic Gundotra leaving Google

Vic Gundotra
Vic Gundrotra, the man behind many prominent Google features like Google+ as well as their developer focused event which is coming up to its 7th year – Google I/O, is leaving Google.

Vic has written a heart wrenching post on Google+ titled ‘And Then’ outlining why he’s leaving Google, but he has yet to advise where he will be going next.


Larry Page, also posted on Google+ acknowledging the effect that Vic has had during his time at Google. From his work on the mobile app eco-system, as well as the profound effect he has had on their developer community with the introduction of Google I/O. And of course, his efforts with Google+ :

While he had a hand in a number of products at Google, it was with Google+ that Vic spent the last few years at Google developing, building and pushing the platform. Google has advised re/code that Vic will now hand the reigns over to a Google+ VP of Engineering – David Besbris.

We’ll obviously find out where Vic is going to find his next ‘and then’ soon enough, until then we wish him well.

 
Source: Vic Gundotra Google+, and re/code.

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12 Comments on "Vic Gundotra leaving Google"

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Notafan
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Notafan

When he leaves could he please take G+ with him and make sure it never returns again.
Thanks muchly

Phil_A_Shio
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Phil_A_Shio

Lol oh I see because you don’t like something, it should be taken away from others that enjoy it. Super logic.

Notafan
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Notafan

Its not just me that despises it and you’d know that unless you live under a rock. Its a digital cancer.

Phil_A_Shio
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Phil_A_Shio

Its you and a minority of people that actually despise it, but please keep thinking you represent everyone 😉

Notafan
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Notafan

Think again buddy.
It’ll be gone soon enough.

No facebook for me. I value my privacy or whats left of it

Phil_A_Shio
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Phil_A_Shio

Haha nope.

Notafan
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Notafan

Haha watch

Notafan
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Notafan

Me use facebook? Are you kidding me?
I value my privacy, or whats left of it.

Its people with views like you who are the hilarious ones. Stop kissing corporate arse and wake up and smell the cookies. sic’

Strand
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Strand

And then? NO AND THEN.

vijay alapati
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vijay alapati

I use google+ a bit (as i no longer have facebook) and would love to see what’s next on G+

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Matt

I wanted to hear Vic say just one more time at Google I/O – “.. and that’s a plus!”.

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