Google+ chief Vic Gundotra to step down

Follow the link to read Gundotra’s blog post about leaving.

Here’s what Larry Page posted in the comments:

Vic — thank you for a tremendous almost eight years at Google. You cut your teeth on our mobile apps and developer relations, turning our disparate efforts into something great. When I first used turn-by-turn navigation, it blew me away. And, walking onto the stage at I/O last year, it was amazing to see developers so excited about Google. These were vintage Vic projects. Then you built Google+ from nothing. There are few people with the courage and ability to start something like that and I am very grateful for all your hard work and passion. I really enjoy using Google+ on a daily basis, especially the auto awesome movies which I really love sharing with my family and friends. Good luck with your next project after Google. In the meantime we’ll continue working hard to build great new experiences for the ever increasing number of Google+ fans.

  • One Man One Company One Device

    Good riddance! The guy was a creep. Ex-Microsoft, evangelist, sleaze-bag who drove Google into a stupid holy war against Facebook to try and control/index all information online, at the cost of their users’ privacy.

  • Moeskido

    “I think what we’ll miss the most about Vic is his almost Orwellian ability to rally our fan base of emotionally-stunted open-source enthusiasts by painting some of Google’s worst excesses as the competition’s failures. Brilliant and preemptive.

    “That was some great trash-talk, Vic. We’ll miss you, bro.”

  • CJ

    “And then I read on Secret that you were interviewing for a different job and so I had to force you to resign before you had everything lined up. You ungrateful cretin. But sure, we’ll keep working on Google+ to make it better. Certainly can’t make it worse.”

  • tylernol

    the “secret” app apparent scoop on this is quite interesting.