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Another Google Sales Guy Gone: Doubleclick Veteran Rutledge Lands at PubMatic

Another Google sales exec has left the building: Andrew Rutledge, who has been running publisher sales for Google’s DoubleClick unit for the last year, has taken the same job at PubMatic, an ad-optimization start-up.

Also joining the company is Josh Wetzel, former head of biz dev for Ebay’s (EBAY) Shopping.com unit.

No surprise to see a Google (GOOG) ad sales veteran leave, as there has been a lot of churn as the company reorgs that group in the wake of sales boss Tim Armstrong’s departure to run Time Warner’s (TWX) AOL. And Rutledge’s old boss, former DoubleClick CEO David Rosenblatt, left Google in April; Rutledge’s LinkedIn page says he left his old company in May.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work