Tech news tagged ‘barra’

Google’s Android Open Source Project leader departs for Yahoo!

A bad sign for Android, for people who care about open source? The Register reports that Jean-Baptiste Quéru (“JBQ”), formerly head of Google’s Android Open Source Project (AOSP) has departed to Yahoo! shores.

It’s another leading Android departee from Google, after the recent exits of Android…

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Android vice president Hugo Barra leaves Google for Xiaomi

Hugo Barra, formerly Android vice president, has left Google to join Xiaomi in China (a company sometimes dubbed “the Chinese Apple”).

Barra confirmed the surprise departure himself on his Google+ account:
After nearly 5½ years at Google and almost 3 years as a member of the Android team — the most…

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New Waze for Android?

Was anyone else surprised by how much Google paid for Waze, the social mapping app/platform?

It wasn’t just the amount ($1bn), but also that they felt the need to acquire the technology. I remember – as long ago as back in December 2009 – a Google event where Hugo Barra…

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