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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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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