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Vic Gundotra, head of Google+, abruptly leaves company

After eight years working at Google, senior vice president and head of Google+ Vic Gundotra revealed that he is departing the company. In a post on (where else) Google+, Gundotra wrote that “now is the time for a new journey. A continuation.” While Gundotra didn’t reveal what his next step is, he wrote that he’s “excited about what’s next.”

Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page further confirmed Gundotra’s departure, thanking him for the eight years Gundotra spent at Google and wishing him luck in his future endeavors. Reported by Recode and confirmed by Google, Google+ vice president of engineering Dave Besbris will fill the void left by Gundotra. No word on when exactly the transition will take place.

Interestingly enough, someone anonymously posted on Secret that Gundotra was interviewing for a position elsewhere. The post did not reveal what exact position Gundotra was reportedly interviewing for, so take it with a grain of salt. If it turns out to be true, we should hear an announcement from Gundotra himself in the near future.

 

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