Google's Wojcicki Discusses How Mobile Solves Local, Skirts Questions About Groupon (Video)

Google’s Susan Wojcicki was the 18th employee at Google, and now oversees all existing and upcoming advertising opportunities for the company.

At D: Dive Into Mobile, she discusses what gets her excited about products in the pipeline. We’ve heard one example for years–where a consumer is offered a discounted latte while walking past a Starbucks. “The good thing is they are going to become real. This is the year where it will become possible,” she said.

Watch below as Wojcicki dodges questions about Google’s now-failed bid for Groupon, privacy concerns and more.


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Correction: October 22, 2011
An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated the premise of ‘Angry Birds,’ a popular iPhone game. In the game, slingshots are used to launch birds to destroy pigs and their fortresses, not to shoot down the birds.

— The New York Times sets the record straight