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Google Android VP departs amidsts reports of soap opera-like drama

  • Hugo Barra, Google's (GOOG) Android product development VP and a staple at the I/O conference, has left Google to become a VP at fast-growing Chinese Android phone vendor Xiaomi, which is fresh off raising funding at a $10B valuation.
  • Barra's departure comes amidst news co-founder/Google X chief Sergey Brin has separated from his wife, Anne Wojcicki, and amidst reports Brin is now in a relationship with a Google employee who was previously seeing Barra. Sources tell AllThingsD Barra tendered his resignation before this situation unfolded.
  • Regardless of Barra's motivations, he's now the second senior exec to leave the Android team this year. Andy Rubin, who led the Android division during its meteoric rise, was reassigned in March. His job was handed to Sundar Pichai, who's also in charge of Chrome and Apps.
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  • jpintoctr
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    Personal issues in the office space can be very destructive, not only to the persons involved but the organization as a whole.
    29 Aug 2013, 10:30 AM Reply Like
  • Yesterdays_news
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    Apparently Brin did not see "The Internship" or follows company rules. He likes the red paddle...

     

    http://bit.ly/172hgui
    29 Aug 2013, 03:40 PM Reply Like
  • okellyfrank
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    Sounds like a great soap opera
    29 Aug 2013, 11:26 AM Reply Like
  • Yesterdays_news
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    Sounds like a lawyerfest
    29 Aug 2013, 03:43 PM Reply Like
  • financeminister
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    Focus focus focus!...aint nobody got time for this!
    29 Aug 2013, 11:26 AM Reply Like
  • rungrandpa
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    It looks like a lack of leadership.
    29 Aug 2013, 11:39 AM Reply Like
  • Yesterdays_news
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    "It looks like a lack of leadership"...from the wrong head.
    29 Aug 2013, 04:00 PM Reply Like
  • kickshark
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    Office romance is self-destructive.
    29 Aug 2013, 12:47 PM Reply Like
  • Yesterdays_news
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    He needs to follow some basic rules of life...

     

    http://bit.ly/12QhktH

     

    Hope he has a prenup and a fleet of lawyers or it will be time to sell my stock before she unloads billion$ in shares.
    29 Aug 2013, 03:54 PM Reply Like
  • belgium
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    Keep an eye on Xiaomi, they are / will become a severe competitor in the smartphone market!!
    29 Aug 2013, 02:22 PM Reply Like
  • hyperion15
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    Forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest.
    29 Aug 2013, 02:39 PM Reply Like
  • Yesterdays_news
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    ...for lawyers
    29 Aug 2013, 03:58 PM Reply Like
  • Deja Vu
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    wait for the lawsuit and or creepy video from the glass headset brin wears.
    29 Aug 2013, 02:39 PM Reply Like
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