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Execs at Google Shuffle As Ad Chief Leaves

Execs at Google Shuffle As Ad Chief Leaves

Google advertising chief Sridhar Ramaswamy, who oversees the search giant's $110B+ ads and commerce business, is joining Greylock Partners. In his new role, Ramaswamy will focus on earlier-stage entrepreneurial projects. He will work with companies focused on big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and analytics. During his time at Google, he helped the ad platform business grow from $1.5 billion to $100 billion over 15 years. He will be replaced by Prabhakar Raghavan, formerly a VP of Engineering for Google's Cloud apps, with a strong background in AI research. He joined Google in 2012, after a seven-year stint as EVP and head of Yahoo Labs, which he founded. Like Ramaswamy before him, Raghavan will focus on products. Before Yahoo, Raghavan was the Chief Technology Officer at Verity and worked at IBM Research. He is also the author of two computer science textbooks. “Google's ads business remains strong and I am happy to transition this world-class product and engineering organization to a leader of Prabhakar’s caliber,” Ramaswamy said in a statement. More here.

Cory Booker Goes Hollywood

Cory Booker Goes Hollywood

FCC’s Ajit Pai Aims to Free Up Space on the Airwaves 

FCC’s Ajit Pai Aims to Free Up Space on the Airwaves