Google Plus CEO Vic Gundotra Resigned. Is Google+ Heading Nowhere ?
Vic Gundotra, the brain behind and the CEO of Google+ resigned from his post. Gundotra was the person who designed the blueprint for the Google’s social networking venture Google+ and made what it’s today.
His true efforts and technical wit helped Google+ to join the social network competition with Facebook and Twitter. Google has confirmed the news of his departure from the company. In his resignation letter to the company, Gundotra writes:
“Today I’m announcing my departure from Google after almost 8 years,” said Gundotra in a post on Google+, the service he has been managing. “I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the amazing people of Google. I don’t believe there is a more talented and passionate collection of people anywhere else.”
India born Gundotra had been working with the company since 2007 as the VP of social networking. Despite huge user base, Google+ is still far behind its traditional competitors Facebook and Twitter in popularity.
His many accomplishments are well taken by the Google. Larry Page, CEO Google writes in his praise:
“You cut your teeth on our mobile apps and developer relations, turning our disparate efforts into something great,” said Page in a comment on Gundotra’s post, praising him for making developers excited to work with Google technology. “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.”
Though Google refused to comment about his successor, speculations are brewing that VP of engineering David Besbris will fill the vacuum.