There’s a new boss at Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s Google+ division as the web giant’s social network splits into two primary components: Streams and Photos.
The news was shared by Bradley Horowitz, Google product vice president, in a Google+ post today.
“Just wanted to confirm that the rumors are true — I’m excited to be running Google’s Photos and Streams products! It’s important to me that these changes are properly understood to be positive improvements to both our products and how they reach users,” Horowitz said.
It should be noted that this is the first time an executive from Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has differentiated and gave distinct names for the the Streams and Photos components of Google+. Both these elements plus the site’s social layer essentially make up the whole Google+ experience.
The announcement of the distinction between the Streams and Photos components of Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s social network indicates that the internet juggernaut may be planning to either shutter or meaningfully change one of these components.
However, it should be noted that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has not made any new announcements to this effect.
Horowitz supplants David Besbris was the former head of Google+, a post he assumed when Vic Gundotra left early in the second quarter of last year after eight years with Google. Before Google, Gundotra spent 16 years at Microsoft.
Horowitz is a technology industry veteran who because director of media search at Yahoo in 2004 before joining Google in 2008. Horowitz is credited for beginning Yahoo’s Hack Days program.
Andreas Halvorsen’s Viking Global owned 742,461 Class A Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) shares by the end of the December quarter.
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