David Besbris To Replace Vic Gundotra On Google+, Says Report

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As previously reported, Vic Gundotra, the top dog at Google+, announced that he is leaving Google. But who will replace him?

According to a report from Re/code, it will be VP of Engineering Dave Besbris. They cite unnamed sources. No official announcement has been made on Gundotra's replacement.

CEO Larry Page had this to say after Gundotra made his announcement:

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.

Besbris has not made any comments about the situation on Google+ so far, though he is at least an active poster.

He's been with Google for about six years, following a stint at AOL. Gundotra has only been at Google for a year longer.

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