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Meet Google’s New Android Boss, Sundar Pichai (Video)

Moments ago, Google CEO Larry Page announced in a blog post that Android head Andy Rubin is moving on to other projects, and that Sundar Pichai is taking over.

So, who is Sundar Pichai? Well, as Pichai himself described his job at last year’s D: All Things Digital conference, he is senior vice president of Google Chrome and Apps, which includes the Chrome browser and operating system, Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Drive, etc. Now add Android to the full list!

You can get a sense of who Pichai is from this video interview below, featuring him and Susan Wojcicki, Google’s senior vice president in charge of ads.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald