Mountain View, Calif. – Larry Page, the Google (NASD: GOOG) co-founder
who has stepped up this week to replace Eric Schmidt as CEO, has instituted a
management shake-up at the company that will see six executives promoted to lead
new initiatives, the Los Angeles Times reports. The moves also come days after
top Google executive Jonathan Rosenberg, vice president of products, announced
his resignation.

Google will reportedly now focus chiefly on six
areas: Search; Ads; YouTube; Mobile; Chrome; and Social.

Executives who have
been promoted to lead the groups include Andy Rubin (SVP of Mobile); Salar
Kamangar (SVP of YouTube and Video); Vic Gundotra (SVP of Social); Sundar
Pichai (SVP of Chrome); Alan Eustace (SVP of Search); and Susan Wojcicki (SVP
of Ads).

Google told the Times the changes will allow these executives to act
more autonomously.

"The idea is to empower people, let them take risks and
give them more authority over decisions," a person familiar with the
situation told the Times.



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