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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It’s one of the dirty secrets of economics: technology progress does grow the economy and create wealth, but there is no economic law that says everyone will benefit.

— Erik Brynjolfsson, a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, who theorizes that advances in computer technology, like advanced robotics, are behind the post-2000 employment slowdown, and that technology is destroying jobs faster than it can create them