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Larry Page Does the Google Management Shuffle

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Larry Page has been CEO of Google for just one week but the newly-minted chief executive is already making some big changes.

Larry Page has done some reshuffling in the management ranks over at Google, promoting Android manager Andy Rubin along with others from the YouTube and Chrome divisions. The LA Times reports that Page has promoted seven of the company’s executives to run various divisions within the search giant and goes on to cite analysts that say the move was made in an effort to “restore the sense of urgency and innovation that drove Google's prior successes.”

The changes will see Andy Rubin, the father of Android; Salar Kamangar, who runs YouTube and video; Sundar Pichai, head of the Chrome Web browser and operating system; and Vic Gundotra, who is focused on Google's social networking strategy, promoted to Senior VP roles.

Not to be left out of the round of promotions, some current senior VPs will also be moved around. the Times reports "Susan Wojcicki, who leads advertising, will take charge of ads," while Alan Eustace will take over Web search. Engineering executive Jeff Huber will run local and commerce.

Page has spent the last 10 years occupying the role of “president of products” at Google but is no stranger to the role of CEO of Google; the co-founder was CEO for three years before Schmidt was brought on -- a decision prompted by investors’ demands for a more mature leader.

Read the full story about Page’s executive shuffle here.

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    The_Prophecy , April 12, 2011 3:02 AM
    That didn't take long...
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    GenericUser , April 12, 2011 3:15 AM
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    Susan Wojcicki, who leads advertising, will take charge of ads


    Is that not the same thing?
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    nellyspageli , April 12, 2011 3:27 AM
    @genericuser it is a direct quote from the latimes article actually, yet Jane didn't bother quoting.

    @tomshardware, you are a tech news site, that means that when you are quoting a normal news site for tech news, you really lost it. this was last weeks news
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    JMcEntegart , April 12, 2011 3:45 AM
    nellyspageli@genericuser it is a direct quote from the latimes article actually, yet Jane didn't bother quoting.


    LA Times is listed as the source of this news at least twice throughout the article. I've added quotation marks to make it more clear that this is information obtained from the LA Times. Sorry for that confusion.

    nellyspageli@tomshardware, you are a tech news site, that means that when you are quoting a normal news site for tech news, you really lost it. this was last weeks news


    We are a tech news site and yes, in this instance, we are quoting a "normal news site." However, the LA Times is actually the source of this news item and with Google refusing to comment on the specifics of the reorganisation, we must use the LA Times information regarding who's been moved to what position. Wired also cites the LA Times as the source for this information.

    As for tech sites being behind "normal news sites," it is not uncommon for sites that are not exclusively technology related to scoop exclusively tech sites. The AP often gets to tech stories before the tech blogs and the Wall Street Journal is routinely first with information on Apple or Apple products. Just last week the Dallas Morning News beat everyone to the news that GameStop was considering a game streaming service and their own-brand tablets. This was because Dallas Morning News was the only publication in attendance at GameStop's Investor's Day meeting.

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    sudeshc , April 12, 2011 5:20 AM
    Come do whatever you want Google all we care about is more an more innovation and tech growth of society.
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    back_by_demand , April 12, 2011 7:41 AM
    JMcEntegartLA Times is listed as the source of this news at least twice throughout the article. I've added quotation marks to make it more clear that this is information obtained from the LA Times. Sorry for that confusion.We are a tech news site and yes, in this instance, we are quoting a "normal news site." However, the LA Times is actually the source of this news item and with Google refusing to comment on the specifics of the reorganisation, we must use the LA Times information regarding who's been moved to what position. Wired also cites the LA Times as the source for this information. As for tech sites being behind "normal news sites," it is not uncommon for sites that are not exclusively technology related to scoop exclusively tech sites. The AP often gets to tech stories before the tech blogs and the Wall Street Journal is routinely first with information on Apple or Apple products. Just last week the Dallas Morning News beat everyone to the news that GameStop was considering a game streaming service and their own-brand tablets. This was because Dallas Morning News was the only publication in attendance at GameStop's Investor's Day meeting.

    So be told!
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    virtualban , April 12, 2011 10:24 AM
    I wish google was not looking this hard into the social part. From what I am observing so far, their "open" ways look like "our way or the high way". Right now the highway is having a lot of traffic elsewhere (facebook) and google wants it.
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    Tedders , April 12, 2011 12:39 PM
    Vic G, you are on the hot seat buddy!
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    scuba dave , April 12, 2011 5:54 PM
    nellyspageli@genericuser it is a direct quote from the latimes article actually, yet Jane didn't bother quoting.@tomshardware, you are a tech news site, that means that when you are quoting a normal news site for tech news, you really lost it. this was last weeks news


    Yeah! I wouldn't tempt death by attacking Jane. She does, as we should all know by now, know how to shoot a gun! Trolls beware! :p 

    @Jane: I didn't know about this yet, however, it's good to know why Tom's can sometimes be "behind" other news venues. :D  Oh, and thanks for the article aaannd don't shoot me! :p 
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    jgutz2006 , April 12, 2011 8:21 PM
    so really nothing changes except they get a lower salary and obnoxious amounts of stock options.....